Where Will Imus Land?
According to several sources, radio industry analyst Brian Maloney says that embattled radio personality Don Imus may likely land on WOR-AM in New York City as a replacement for Donna Hanover, the ex-wife of presidential hopeful Rudy Guiliani. From there, he could be syndicated nationally once again.
Hanover is co-host on a morning drive show that currently ranks a distant third in the New York market that Imus dominated for years. Frequent rumors had Imus joining WABC-AM, but those rumors have been denied by WABC management. Maloney believes that WABC and Citadel Radio will not dump its successful team of Curtis and Kuby who own the current #1 morning slot in New York.
Any return to radio is unlikely to include Imus’ former sidekick Bernard McGuirk, the one who started the questionable exchange that led to Imus’ termination by CBS Radio.
Maloney did not specify if he thought that the lawsuit filed by Rutgers’ basketball star Kia Vaughn against Imus and CBS Radio would have an impact on Imus being hired prior to the start of the Fall Arbitron ratings cycle that begins after Labor Day.
According to its website, Buckley Radio, the parent company of WOR in New York, owns and operates twenty radio stations in seven markets. In addition, the WOR Radio Network is operated as an independent syndicated programming provider with affiliates in over 400 markets.
Once again, I’d like to send along my thanks and regards to CatCleoPatrick and all the Imus fans on the MSNBC “Imus Friends” message board. So many Imus fans are anxious to get Don back on the radio because they know that America desperately needs his honesty, candor, intelligence and wit now more than ever. Remember, ANY form of censorship is intolerable in the United States, especially when it is used to silence humorists who give us the cleanest take on politics-as-usual..
The issue of Hillaryland crowning “Billary” as the first Empress of the United States is a matter for the American electorate. It is not something to be purchased in back rooms with a less-than-forthcoming respect for the people of this great country. Especially when people like Media Matters for America and Al Sharpton are trying to silence Billary’s critics through racial extortion and media blackmail.
Imus’ Return Continues to Unfold August 26, 2007
Where Will Imus Land?