Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NYC Radio: WABC Adds Frank Morano To Talk Line-Up

Frank Morano
Talkradio 77 WABC and Red Apple Media have announced Frank Morano is the latest radio talk talent to join the radio station as part of its ever-growing commitment to quality live and local talk. Morano will host The Frank Morano Program every Sunday evening from 7-9 PM ET starting this Sunday, July 12 and will begin anchoring Morano in the Morning every M-F from 1-5 AM ET, beginning in August.

His program will feature newsmakers, insightful commentary, expert guests, lively exchanges with callers and a healthy dose of satire. In addition, Morano presently is hosting M-F 10 AM -12 Noon ET on WLIR-FM, the Long Island station recently purchased by Red Apple Media.

“Frank is one of the most entertaining young voices in talk radio today,” said Chad Lopez, President of Red Apple Media and WABC. “We’re thrilled to add Frank to our ranks as we continue to cement our place as New York’s premiere news and talk station. Now more than ever, it’s more important that we make sure New Yorkers know where to go for news and information.”

Morano boasts a long career in talk radio, having spent the last decade at AM 970 The Answer, where he produced The Joe Piscopo Show, The John Gambling Show and The Curtis Sliwa Show, in addition to being a key on-air part of all three programs. Additionally, he’s hosted “Morano in the Morning” on a weekly basis since 2011 and repeatedly served as a substitute host on the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show. Morano will continue to serve as a producer and on-air contributor to The Cats Roundtable, which is heard every Sunday morning from 8:30-10:00 AM ET and is hosted by John Catsimatidis, the owner of Red Apple Media. Before joining AM 970, Morano produced Curtis & Kuby, as well as a variety of other programs on 77WABC, where he was probably best-known for his on-air coverage of the four trials of John A. (Junior) Gotti.

“Joining the regular on-air lineup at 77WABC is the culmination of everything I’ve worked for since I was eight years old. I’m thrilled to work with some of the best talk talents in the country and for a radio station dedicated to quality live and local talk, at a time when it often seems in short supply,” said Morano. “I’m committed to working as hard as I possibly can to deliver to New Yorkers the information they need to get through their day, along with insights and commentary representing every point of view. This will be a talking point free show, which I hope will be entertaining and unpredictable.”

“Frank has already contributed a great deal towards furthering civic discourse in New York. To have him back on WABC is a major coup for us and we know he’ll be an essential building block in making radio fun again”, added Dave LaBrozzi, Senior Vice President of Programming for WABC. “We are incredibly honored that he is joining our team and look forward to working with him.”

A Producer of the Netflix original documentary “Get Me Roger Stone,” Morano has also been a leader in several minor parties in New York State and served as a senior aide to NYC Council Minority Whip, Joseph Borreli. A populist, who frequently criticizes both parties, Morano also served as the Managing Editor and co-host of Liquid Lunch, which formerly aired on NewsmaxTV. His opinion pieces have appeared in numerous publications including Crain’s New York and City and State.

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