Monday, November 25, 2013

NYC Radio: Geraldo To Go Live&Local On WABC


Report: Syndication ending

Cumulus has announced award-winning journalist and iconic media personality Geraldo Rivera will launch “Geraldo” exclusively on WABC 770 AM as a live radio show focusing on his hometown beginning January 1, 2014. The program will also stream simultaneously for fans across the country and worldwide.

“Geraldo” will air weekdays from 10a-12p ET and will focus on the most talked about topics involving the nation’s largest city ­– everything from social issues to politics. Rivera will also continue his fight against unemployment by broadcasting live from upcoming “Put Americans Back to Work” job expos and events hosted by Cumulus.

“For the last four decades, in war and peace I’ve been chasing the news around the world. But there’s a universe of stories right here in my hometown. Energized and excited by this opportunity, I’m taking our show to the four corners of the five boroughs. I’ll be on the streets and in the face of lawbreakers and newsmakers, ready with a hot mike and a helping hand,” Geraldo said.

“We are excited that one of the most recognized and respected names in media will be sharing his perspectives on New York issues and supporting local causes that matter most to listeners in one of our top markets,” said John Dickey, co-COO and Executive Vice President of Cumulus.

Rivera, who is also with Fox News, first signed onto WABC radio in January 2012. A few weeks later, he also began hosting a separate live show for Los Angeles’s KABC before Cumulus Media Networks took “Geraldo” national on over 40 stations in August of that year.

Politico is reporting the syndicated show is ending. And there's not word on how KABC will fill Geraldo's currents 10a-Noon time slot.

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