Friday, January 27, 2017

NYC Radio: WABC Resigns Longtime Talker John Batchelor

                                             Chad Lopez, VP/MM Cumulus Media-New York, and John Batchelor

Cumulus Media has announced that talk radio host John Batchelor has signed a multi-year contract renewal, taking “The John Batchelor Show” to over 15 years on New York City’s WABC 770 AM.

The show airs weekdays from 9PM-1AM on flagship station 77 WABC and in markets across the U.S. through syndicator Westwood One. Batchelor’s podcasts are popular worldwide, with annual downloads in the millions.

On September 12, 2001, the day after the fall of the Twin Towers, 77 WABC recruited John Batchelor to go on the air until Osama bin Laden was either killed or captured. Batchelor has been on 77 WABC ever since, offering insightful commentary on such issues as the war on terrorism, the presidency, and the national and global economies.

“The John Batchelor Show” has since become appointment listening for incisive, thought-provoking discussion of the fight to preserve Western Civilization from military and political attacks by its enemies. Batchelor's themes cover every detail - from military battles, presidential campaigns, planetary exploration, and Hollywood politicos to his own international travel. John has broadcast from many corners of the world and in his program he calls out to all points, including New York, Jerusalem, Des Moines, Kazakhstan, Orlando, Manchester, Morocco, Boston, Taipei, Washington, and Baghdad.

Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New York, said: “The John Batchelor Show is a New York institution and the show has never sounded better.”

Craig Schwalb, 77 WABC Radio Program Director said: “John's show is instantly recognizable and insanely addictive. It is an honor to continue to work with him at WABC."

Batchelor said: "It's a joy and privilege to join again with WABC and Westwood One to carry on reporting to extremely well-informed listeners.  I run as fast as I can to keep up on the radio and the podcast with all the can't-make-this-up news events rushing around the planet each day."

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