Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fox Biz, WABC/Cumulus Resign Don Imus

FOX Business Network (FBN) re-signed radio personality Don Imus to a multi-year deal in which his Imus in the Morning program will continue to be simulcast on the channel, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President of the network. The show will remain syndicated on the radio by Cumulus Media.

In making the announcement, Magee said, "Imus has been a great addition to the FBN team bringing a business savvy program that informs and entertains our pre-market audience. We look forward to continuing our success in the years to come."

Imus in the Morning debuted on FBN in 2009 and has consistently been one of the top rated programs on the network. The show offers a mix of current affairs, politics, business news, entertainment and sports as discussed among Imus, FBN co-host Connell McShane, and a revolving cast of characters including: Bernard McGuirk, Rob Bartlett, Lou Rufino, Tony Powell, and Warner Wolf. FBN's Dagen McDowell provides business news reports throughout the program.
Earlier Tuesday a new deal between Imus and Cumulus was announced.

Cumulus has extended its relationship with Don Imus and “Imus in the Morning” will continue to anchor 77 WABC’s line-up through 2015. “Imus In The Morning” is syndicated to all 50 states via Cumulus Media Networks and can be heard on WABC from 6am to 10am.

“I am delighted that our listeners and advertisers have the certainty of knowing Don and his amazing team at ‘Imus In The Morning’ will remain on 77 WABC for at least three more years. Don is a radio legend and is an important part of our team,” said John Dickey, Co-COO of Cumulus.

A four-time recipient of the Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Imus is a member of both the NAB and Broadcasting and Cable Halls of Fame.

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