Geraldo Rivera to be added at KABC in shakeup


The Orange County Register is reporting Cumulus Media’s KABC-AM LA will be unveiling a new programming lineup 1/3 that sources say includes moving Larry Elder (9AM-Noon) to afternoon drive (3-6 p.m.) starting 1/3 and morning man Peter Tilden (5AM-9AM) to late night. New to the schedule will be Geraldo Rivera (also set to debut at WABC-AM NY 1/3) 10 a.m. to noon weekdays.

The paper says (according to sources) the new lineup will be: Doug McIntyre and Terri-Rae Elmer, 5-9 a.m.; John Phillips, 9-10 a.m.; Geraldo, 10 a.m.-noon; Sean Hannity, noon-3 p.m.; Larry Elder, 3-6 p.m.; Mark Levin, 6-9 p.m.; Peter Tilden, 9 p.m.-midnight; “Red Eye Radio,” midnight-3 a.m.; Don Imus, 3-5 a.m.

PD Jack Silver told the paper the official new lineup announcement is coming 12/23, but the big moves are in place – Elder and Tilden. Elder should be comfortable relocating from mornings to P.M. drive, where he was for 14 years before leaving KABC in 2008. Tilden’s quick wit and interviewing style should work well in late night.