Beginning 1/2, Cumulus’ WABC-AM will begin rolling out six new hours of exclusive live and local programming with some of the Big Apple’s premier media personalities as hosts of “what will be the most localized radio programming in the New York talk radio market.” As well, Cumulus has promoted WPRO-AM Providence PD Craig Schwalb to PD at WABC.
Conservative Curtis Sliwa and Liberal Ron Kuby return with “Curtis & Kuby” airing noon-3p. The duo last hosted their popular show on the station from 2000-2007. They’ll discuss and debate the most interesting and important stories of the day.
Local cable news channel NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan joins on to co-host a fast-paced hour of information and opinion with an emphasis on the New York area. Kiernan and his co-host will deliver the latest info, insight and opinion on news, sports and pop culture.
New York native Geraldo Rivera’s “Geraldo” will turn its focus exclusively to New York area issues from 10a-noon. He’s no longer airing on KABC-AM LA.
“We’re delivering on our pledge to invest in localized content that will entertain, inform and engage listeners while also providing advertisers unique opportunities to reach their customers on a sustained basis,” said John Dickey, EVP and Co-COO of Cumulus.
Here’s a photo taken at the 77 WABC studio 1/2 of Ron Kuby, Pat Kiernan and Curtis Sliwa: