The nation at large will cease to have access to Cumulus Media Networks program “Geraldo” at the beginning of 2014, but the nation’s loss with be New York’s gain, as Rivera uses 77 WABC to broadcast specifically to the Big Apple.
Rivera will hold down the 10AM-12 Noon time slot with wide-scope talk programming including discussion of politics and social issues in America’s largest media market.
In addition to his deal with Cumulus, Rivera continues to work for Fox News Network.
“For the last four decades, in war and peace I’ve been chasing the news around the world. But there’s a universe of stories right here in my hometown. Energized and excited by this opportunity, I’m taking our show to the four corners of the five boroughs. I’ll be on the streets and in the face of lawbreakers and newsmakers, ready with a hot mike and a helping hand,” Geraldo said.
“We are excited that one of the most recognized and respected names in media will be sharing his perspectives on New York issues and supporting local causes that matter most to listeners in one of our top markets,” said John Dickey, co-COO and Executive Vice President of Cumulus.