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  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: The Memories of "Excellence In Broadcasting" And More

    02/20/2021 8:40:49 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/20/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    "In 1989 I took Rush Limbaugh's radio show off the air in St. Louis..." Jeff Long had his first "encounter" with Rush way back in the early days of his syndicated radio show. But there was more to come. Jeff would end up working in Rush's home town of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He would meet Rush in person but there's more. And at the link below what Paul Harvey used to call on the radio "the rest of the story"... So many memories of Rush that for me include memories of the music that Rush loved. He would play songs...
  • ‘Cousin Brucie’ Morrow Comes Full Circle, With Saturday’s Return To WABC.

    09/03/2020 7:19:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Inside Radio ^ | 8/31/20
    American radio icon “Cousin Brucie” Morrow, who catapulted to national fame playing rock n’ roll hits for teenagers on New York’s “Music Radio 77” WABC (770) from 1961 to 1974 during AM top 40’s heyday, is ready for another turn at the venerable station — and he’s eager to recapture the magic of a bygone era. The 84-year-old Morrow — born Bruce Meyerowitz in Brooklyn — will debut “Cousin Brucie’s Saturday Night Rock & Roll Party” on Saturday, Sept. 5. Although 46 years have passed since Morrow left WABC, and many of his listeners are now retired, he tells Inside Radio his mission...
  • Cumulus Sells WABC New York For $12.5 Million.

    06/27/2019 9:06:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Inside Radio ^ | Jun 27, 2019
    Continuing to sell off stations to reduce debt, Cumulus Media has inked a deal to hand over talk WABC New York (770) to Red Apple Media for $12.5 million in cash. Red Apple is headed by chairman John Catsimatidis, who hosts the syndicated “Cats Roundtable Radio Show.” Calling the purchase the “next step in building a new broadcasting business,” Catsimatidis says he plans to “retain the excellent staff and talent working at the station now.” The sale leaves Cumulus with only one station in the New York market—“Radio 103.9” WNBM, an urban AC licensed to Bronxville, NY. Cumulus earlier sold...
  • Outrage in Queens over fliers calling on residents to report undocumented immigrants

    10/08/2018 10:48:32 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    WABC Eyewitness News ^ | 10/9/2018 | Staff
    There is outrage over some anti-immigrant fliers that were found posted in Queens. The signs urge people to report undocumented immigrants to the government, calling it "civic duty". The posters are turning up in Sunnyside Queens, an ethnically rich neighborhood in a city full of immigrants. "We are the home to so many immigrants from so many different countries, speaking so many different languages," said New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer. "That's what makes Queens so unique and so special." But it seems someone doesn't quite agree. While out on a jog this weekend, Van Bramer says he was...
  • Question: Anyone know Vintage Frank's (from Queens) website or shortwave program info?

    09/07/2002 6:03:59 PM PDT · by attagirl · 18 replies · 255+ views
    If anyone can help locate Vintage Frank from Queens, I am more than interested. Thank you! (His signature sign off when calling the Bob Grant Show.)
  • WABC 770 New York adds Chris Plante late mornings

    03/28/2018 2:36:08 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 3/28/18 | Lance Venta
    Cumulus Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has announced that the station will pick up Chris Plante’s syndicated talker starting Monday, April 2. Plante will move into the 10am-12pm slot that becomes open with Bernard McGuirk and Sid Rosenberg’s move to mornings to replace Don Imus. Plante’s show originates at Cumulus’ WMAL Washington DC. He spent 17 years as a reporter and correspondent for CNN and then joined WMAL as a weekend host in 2005 and moved to the 9am-12pm slot in 2008. His show entered syndication in 2016.
  • Exclusive: WABC bosses out after ‘reverse racism’ scandal

    02/23/2018 4:29:20 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies ^ | 02/23/2018 | Francesca Bacardi
    <p>WABC/Channel 7 bosses Dave Davis and Camille Edwards are out amid two discrimination lawsuits from employees.</p> <p>Last fall, WABC sports reporter Laura Behnke filed a discrimination lawsuit against Davis and Edwards, claiming she wasn’t promoted to the main sports reporter position because she is a white woman. Behnke later left WABC in New York when her contract expired.</p>
  • Ditka calls Obama 'the worst president we've ever had'

    03/04/2016 7:40:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 4, 2016 | Chris De Luca
    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka, who has repeatedly voiced his support for Donald Trump to the Chicago Sun-Times, blasted President Obama during a radio appearance Thursday."Obama is the worst president we've ever had," Ditka told hosts Sid Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk during an appearance on their morning show on WABC-AM in New York.Ditka, who guided the 1985 Bears to a Super Bowl victory, questioned Obama’s skills as a leader. "Barack Obama's a fine man. I mean, he's pleasant," Ditka said. "He would be great to play golf with. He's not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It...

    11/30/2015 8:00:04 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 102 replies
    WND ^ | 11/30/2015 | JOE KOVACS
    Geraldo Rivera, the longtime broadcaster whose face is seen these days on the Fox News Channel, has just lost his talk-radio show at New York City broadcasting giant WABC. Rivera made the news public on Facebook, where he said officials at Cumulus Media "do not intend to honor the handshake deal I made with the ousted company chief John Dickey, an agreement to extend my current contract for a year." "The decision to renege on our deal on the eve of Thanksgiving is especially upsetting coming in the wake of my emotionally charged and highly rated coverage of the Paris...
  • Geraldo fumes, says studio locked him out after contract dispute

    12/01/2015 6:26:09 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 30, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    Geraldo Rivera is in a war of words with Cumulus Media and its new CEO Mary Berner — which he says will spill over into a lawsuit. Rivera claims he’s been locked out of his studio at Cumulus’ WABC-AM after the company reneged on a contract extension he says he negotiated with a previous regime. Berner took over embattled Cumulus — the nation’s No. 2 radio broadcaster, with 454 stations in 90 markets — in September, after running Reader’s Digest. Modal Trigger Mary BernerPhoto: Getty Images But sources close to Cumulus counter that new management at the radio broadcaster did...
  • Ousted WABC Reporter: I Was ‘Fired for Telling the Truth’

    09/02/2015 1:47:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Emily Smith
    SNIP She will also claim in soon-to-be-filed papers that she was axed after reporting on what she believes was a wrongful conviction. Archie Cosey was sentenced to 25 years to life in New York for conspiracy and murder in 1998 after pleading guilty. He later said his guilty plea “resulted from threats from one or more co-defendants,” but a judge denied his bid to withdraw the plea. Wallace believes she was unfairly treated by her boss Camille Edwards, who is so tough she was nicknamed “Camevil” by newsroom staff. SNIP “She was fired for telling the truth. Sarah uncovered information...
  • Ted Nugent: Jimmy Kimmel Should 'Get a Damn Life'

    08/02/2015 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Aug 2015 01:37 PM | Greg Richter
    ...The dentist, Walter Palmer, has been in hiding since word of the kill was reported in the media last week. Nugent, appearing Sunday on "The Rita Cosby Show" on WABC in New York, said he is dubious of media reports that the lion was lured out of a sanctuary because of the number of untrue statements the media has made about him in the past. If he could talk to Palmer, Nugent said, "I would say I'm sorry that our society has become so dumbed down and so soul-less, as to threaten you and your family's lives, because you killed...
  • Kathleen Willey: 'Hillary is the war on women'

    02/17/2014 6:54:24 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/17/2014 | Joe Kovacs
    Kathleen Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s, is now sounding the alarm about the potential danger of Hillary Clinton becoming president. “Hillary Clinton is the war on women, and that’s what needs to be exposed here,” Willey said Sunday night on Aaron Klein’s WABC Radio show. “The point is what this woman is capable of doing to other women while she’s running a campaign basically on women’s issues. It just doesn’t make any sense. She singlehandedly orchestrated every one of the investigations of all these women...
  • Talk Radio on WABC Shifts Focus to the Local (Curtis & Kuby take Rush slot)

    01/02/2014 4:22:36 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 103 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/2/14 | Ben Sisario
    Weekday programming at WABC will include the return of Curtis Sliwa’s and Ron Kuby’s show, “Curtis and Kuby,” from noon to 3 p.m., after an absence of more than six years, and, starting Monday, a one-hour program at 5 p.m. with Pat Kiernan, the NY1 television anchor. Geraldo Rivera, who joined WABC in early 2012, will turn his focus to New York news in a two-hour live show at 10 a.m., as Cumulus announced in November. Michael Savage’s syndicated program, which has been heard in the evenings, will now run from 3 to 5 p.m. “Imus in the Morning,” with...
  • WOR ends an era in New York radio and officially kicks off the new coming war with rival WABC

    12/11/2013 5:09:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 9, 2013
    WOR announced its 2014 lineup Monday, a near-total makeover that moves Joan Hamburg to weekends and instead is built on afternoon institutions Rush Limbaugh, noon-3 p.m., and Sean Hannity, 3-6 p.m.
  • Hannity's Right: Cumulus Managing Its Radio Stations Into the Dirt

    08/19/2013 4:55:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 19, 2013
    NewsBusters reported Friday that counter to claims by the liberal media, conservative talk radio host Sean Hannity fired the Cumulus network due to his concerns about how the owners are managing their stations. Data obtained by NewsBusters show that Hannity is actually right, and that in the key demographic of people aged 25 to 54, Cumulus has lost roughly 50 percent of its listeners since buying the stations in September 2011. Here are the numbers: New York WABC down 45.3 percent Los Angeles KABC down 61.9 percent
  • Why Rush Limbaugh's Radio Network May Want Him Off The Air

    05/09/2013 9:12:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/09/2013 | Jim Edwards
    Rush Limbaugh is engaged in a very public war with Cumulus Media, the radio network that runs his show on 40 stations, including WABC in New York. Limbaugh and Cumulus must renegotiate their contract terms by the end of the year, so it's not surprising that they're jockeying for leverage. But a source tells us that Cumulus has less to lose in this battle than most people think, and may even gain financially from Limbaugh's departure. First, the back story: Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey recently told investors that the ad boycott of Limbaugh's show — after Rush called a Georgetown...
  • Who are the Dickey brothers and why do they hate Rush Limbaugh.

    05/06/2013 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Til I am the last man standing · 33 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 4/2/12 | Jeffrey Lord
    RINO Radio? Republican In Name Only Radio? Taking on… Rush Limbaugh???????? And demeaning the audience of one’s would-be customers… this is a business proposition? Seriously? There’s two parts of this discussion: talk radio and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Don’t blame me for WABC’s declining ad sales

    05/05/2013 9:33:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/5/13 | David Hinckley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Rush Limbaugh people are saying it’s not El Rushbo’s fault that ad sales have fallen at his flagship WABC — and he made it clear this weekend if the network’s boss keeps declaring it is, he just may pack up his megadittoes and leave. In New York, that would very likely take him to WOR, which would create the biggest shakeup in city talk radio since WOR scooped up Bob Grant after WABC fired him in 1995. Limbaugh’s contract with WABC expires at the end of the year. Lew Dickey, the CEO of WABC parent company Cumulus, has said Limbaugh’s...
  • WABC News Talk Radio buries the embassy attacks (vanity)

    09/12/2012 7:26:14 AM PDT · by hecht · 6 replies
    last night I was listening to Levin and Batchelor. At the 9 PM news break, the lead story was not the embassy attacks ,but rather some nonsense about Omega 3 supplements not working as well as real fish. The second story was about some contaminated dairy products. They did not mention at all the attacks. of course that was what Levin and Batchelor was talking about. As a consolation, they didn't have the out of breath orgasmic Ann Compton give yet another panegyric to the One.