ABCRN moving Talk from McConnell to Boyce; Imus syndication coming soon


Citadel CEO Farid Suleman is making more moves: ABC Radio Networks is officially moving most of its Talk responsibilities (Hannity and Levin) from SVP John McConnell to Citadel Broadcasting VP of News/Talk Programming Phil Boyce (not including Bob Brinker and Rick Edelmann). McConnell will probably be put in charge of music programming and other items, but we couldn’t confirm that. ABCRN, under the new President, Affiliate Relations Dave Van Dyke, also offered to some of their affiliate staff to move to Dallas and let some go. We got no official confirmation from ABCRN, however, reliable sources did corroborate.
Boyce will report to Mitch Dolan, who runs the former ABC Radio Stations for Citadel. Remember, both Levin and Hannity were hatched out of WABC under their leadership.

Also remember Don Imus will likely be syndicated over ABCRN if the WABC show is a success. Our very well-placed source also said it may not take long to syndicate Imus…the proving ground will be short – like in January at the earliest.