Skip to comments.Limbaugh & Hannity may be headed to WOR as Dr. Joy Browne, Gov. David Paterson, Huckabee get the axe
Posted on 12/22/2012 1:47:56 PM PST by SMGFan
WOR (710 AM) is clearing the decks for a Rush-and-Sean landing. Long-time station mainstay Dr. Joy Browne was dismissed Thursday, along with former Gov. David Paterson and syndicated host Mike Huckabee, as WORs new management prepares to roll out a radically different prime-time lineup in 2013. In a move that had been rumored for months but didnt happen until five days before Christmas, the station also laid off a number of behind-the-scenes workers Thursday. A statement from Buckley Broadcasting, WORs outgoing owner, said: We thank our employees for their service over the years and wish them all the best. We are providing our workers with a generous severance package, and Clear Channel will absorb a number of the station staff." While nothing has been officially announced, the new Clear Channel lineup at some point in 2013 is expected to feature Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, who have dominated city talk radio as the afternoon lineup on rival WABC (770 AM) since Hannity joined the station in 1998. WOR was purchased in August by Clear Channel, the radio giant that also owns Premiere, the company that syndicates both Limbaugh and Hannity. Limbaugh and Hannity are the first- and second-most popular talk show hosts in the country, and it is widely expected Clear Channel will shift them to the companys own station.
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That’s one way to look at it.
Another way to look at it was the station gave them both the gift of time.
That would seem to be the explanation for this change. I'd say they were lucky to be kept on as long as they were. Maybe their contracts make it easier to do this at the end of the year.
Now that's funny right there.
I thought Gomer Huckleberry was supposed to clean Rush’s clock? [snicker]
Maybe Gomer winds up at WABC...Cumulus...if Rush goes to WOR etc
Well, poor old John Gambling’s head is probably on the block. Maybe he can go to Fox and replace crazy Curtis Sliwa in the morning or over to WABC and replace horrible Geraldo.
A year or so ago they dumped Steve Malzberg to go more to the middle left with Gov. Patterson. I guess that didn’t work out for them.
huckster managed to foist akin upon the Senate race and cause a forfeit to the psycho rat so it is heartwarming to see him removed.
My new favorite radio talk show is Red Eye Radio. I like them even better than Rush or Hannity. We need these two taking on the ignorant masses, they would finally understand why socialism doesn’t work.
They're available locally...I've had enough of the 'flying saucer' alternative.
Think I'll give them a try.
After Mr. Buckley passed away, his daughter took over and made the station lib, and then it went the way of all lib stations. Steve Malzberg was let go in favor of Gov. Patterson, and now that the station has been sold, I hope Clear Channel hires Steve back.
Rush has been really funny as of late and has done an excellent job of putting it all in perspective (including Newtown And Boehner’s Plan B). He had Barack-O-Claus LOL Christmas songs on Friday!
“Maybe he can go to Fox and replace crazy Curtis Sliwa”
Can’t believe I missed the fact that Curtis was on the air somewhere. I’d thought his brand of Noo Yawk ran out of gas.
Maybe interesting fact. Jean Shepherd of “A Christmas Story” was a talk show host on WOR for many years.
He’s at 970 AM in NYC - I don’t know the call letters. He’s on from about 5am to 10am. Without a co-host he’s completely out of control.
Did you know he dumped his wife (with whom he has a kid) for another woman who is having his next child???!!!
Supertalk Mississippi has replaced the 3-6 slot with Schnitt. After Schnittâs attack upon the NRA and some of his liberal spoutings, I can see he won’t be long for this market. I thought he sucked big time yesterday and deserved to be shut down here for what he was saying. His libtard rant may fly in the NE but here he is going to make some die hard enemies.
Me, too, I haven’t been back to C 2 C since I found the Red Eye Radio guys. I find my self trying to stay awake so I don’t miss something.
Meh. Don’t care. I don’t listen to s single pundit anymore anyway. Don’t trust a one. To a man/woman they have sold us out.
Rush does a great job nad has been doing so. There will be shifting, as things move in different directions. I know Rush will move with it, perhaps even staying afead, but no one, especially him, need feel in any way low due to the election results. THins would have been just about infinitely worse had he not been out there to get and keep us informed.. W
People have to step up.He’s laid a lot of groundwork.
Anyone who reads, as all are well advised to do, the Papal encyclical dated 1968, rejected by many at the time, and still, “Humanae Vitae” (’Of Human Life”) will know how informing the ppublic on common sense and vital matters can be a long, frustrating project.
Let’s remember the most powerful and appeal to Him. Rush knows who that is.
Bring back Steve Malzberg.
I listen to John Gambling & like his variety of guests. Hope he stays on the air...
This might be a bit off topic, but any FReepers who enjoy Fox News Talk on Sirius/XM (Brian Kilmeade, John Gibson, Tom Sullivan, Spencer Hughes) should be aware that Sirius/XM is threatening to drop the station come the first of the year.
If you care, call or email (warning: Sirius/XM has outsourced their “customer care”, likely to India, which will make a telephone call very frustrating).
I’ve been listening to them for a long time. They used to be “Midnight Trucking” and recently changed the name. Eric Harley and Gary McNamara are the hosts. Their facebook page is usually updated regularly with the information they put on their show, too. They defend their positions very well. I have never heard them lose an argument with a lib. https://www.facebook.com/redeyeradionetwork
I love it! You don't get more far-left than that woman.
If I were a lib, I would never call them.
Love those guys. I've been listening to them for years.
I called Sirius to complain about them dropping Fox News Talk. They said the channel is over as of Jan 1. That’s one of the few channels I listen to on Sirius.
The Red Eye Radio guys are the best on the radio, period!!
I love Red eye radio, it is on in san diego on ifmb from 12 am to 3 am, they are really interesting, and know their stuff
You're obviously waiting for the return of Jesus Christ but unfortunately nobody knows when He's coming back.
But if He does, I suspect not even He will live up to your demands and expectations...........
Just imagine someone giving out free fish and bread to the masses, I'm sure in your book that would be the first recorded history of welfare handouts........
I kinda lost interest in C2C after Art retired for good and Noory took over. He's gotten better, but it's not the same show it once was. KLIF (in the DFW market) even dumped C2C some time back.
No matter. I've been listening to Red Eye Radio for years anyway.
Yep. Eric Harley and Gary McNamara are two of the best in the business. I think they'd be a national hit if more people could hear them. They're my kind of 'take no prisoners' conservatives.
I hate it when I drift off....and that’s saying a lot because I have a full time day job! (I don’t know how I do it! It’s going to catch up with me some day.)
I told the woman at Sirius they have a lot of stupid stuff on Sirius & they should take something else off instead of Fox News Talk. I feel like cancelling, but at least they have Fox News Channel.
i’ll take either over geraldo...what about Levin in the PM??? here’s hoping WOR does not carry the uber leftist ABC news feed at the top of the hour...
I've heard him interview several interesting guests and become a little frustrated by the missed opportunity.
Meh. Dont care. I dont listen to s single pundit anymore anyway. Dont trust a one. To a man/woman they have sold us out.
I know that feeling. Most of these pundits are now pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty, Gun Control, and attack Obama Eligibility people. Most of them left conservatism a long time ago
WOR will benefit from adding Limbaugh....but with Hannity now pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty and the GOP “Hispanic Voter Myth” agenda....its like WOR replacing one liberal with another
It is a business
—In New England there are only 2 libtalk stations, one in
Brattleboro VT and one in Bangor ME owned by a certain well-known horror author..and he just took it off FM (for now it’s
AM only). This does not include NPR though.
—In Boston there was one station that aired libtalk because a guy bought time but money started drying up and the station
changed to sports anyway. Now he does a show where he pays
a Worcester station to run it—for one hour a day.
—In the Seattle area you can find libtalker Thom
Hartmann on KBCS (they displaced folk music for him).
Usually on commercial libtalk stations but they are
drying up; Seattle’s will go all sports after the new
year (CBS Sports; CBS owns the station). Portland’s libtalk
station changed to Fox Sports (KPOJ, owned by Clear
Channel, who syndicates Fox Sports). So a non-commercial
station runs Hartmann now...
NPR stations get taxpayer money...and it’s doubtful you were even hear a conservative view on them at all. When the libs
pushed for a Fairness Doctrine I said “so does that mean
conservatives get 50 per cent of the time on NPR?” (Of
Malzberg has been giving the 20/20 updates late at night on WFAN, the sports talk show station. He was on Art Rust’s sports show, probably before WFAN began 25 years ago.
Be persistent. You can get Sirius and XM for about 5 bucks a month, but you must threaten to cancel, and then be prepared to spend up to an hour or more butting heads with them. They will eventually give in. If you reach an impasse, hang up and start all over again with another rep; after several tries, you'll get connected with a real American from the US, with whom you can deal.
“Did you know he dumped his wife (with whom he has a kid) for another woman who is having his next child???!!!”
So this would be marrige noumber three? His first wife (Lisa who works as a TV reporter) dumped him years ago for lying for publicity early on in his guardian angels gig. He used to play a conservative on radio. Dumping a family for another family seems to be on the rise. I can’t even fathom it.
It’s either wife #3 or #4. I don’t really care about his weird personal life but he’s simply uncontrollable on radio without a co-host. He’s just become bad radio.