Nov 25, 2013

Geraldo Radio News

He is one of the few, if not only, radio hosts that can give his opinion and let others talk about both sides of the issue without yelling and anger. He does not intimidate the caller and that is very refreshing in talk radio today. Often callers voice their ideas as if they are old friends, agree or disagree. Not to mention he has all of the big politicians who seem happy to talk about their current issue. Repub or Dem, it is one of the best shows on radio today to be informed on both sides of the fence and Geraldo is a gifted talker. Listening to the radio every morning--the San Diego morning experience was getting far too nauseating at a rapid pace--that has ended and now we have Merrill and Linda on KOGO who are talented and enjoyable. KOGO--2 hours in San Diego and Geraldo 2 hours in New York--interesting, informative and a good combo.

copied from politico*

Geraldo Rivera loses national syndication

Geraldo Rivera is pictured. | AP Photo
Rivera's radio show will launch Jan. 1, 2014. | AP Photo
Geraldo Rivera’s radio show will no longer be nationally syndicated in 2014 and will be heard only on the airwaves in New York City.
Rivera’s radio show has been nationally syndicated since August 2012, but Cumulus Media announced on Monday that the host will now have a live program “exclusively” on New York City’s 77 WABC starting next year. The radio show — focused on New York City, Rivera’s hometown — will launch Jan. 1, 2014, and air weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon EST on 77 WABC and online.

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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.
The new “Geraldo,” billed as a local radio show for the NYC market, will “focus on the most talked about topics involving the nation’s largest city — everything from social issues to politics,” Cumulus announced in a press release. “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.”
Rivera said in a statement that the move will allow him to take an in-depth look at the issues facing New York City.
“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,” Rivera said. “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.”
Cumulus co-COO and executive vice president John Dickey added that “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.”
When Rivera’s nationally syndicated show was announced in June 2012, Dickey stated that “we had a hunch there’d be national substantial listener interest in his incisive and insightful style, and now we’re thrilled that with Geraldo such a success in those two markets the show will now be available across the country.”
In 2014, ”Geraldo” will be on 77 WABC and also streamed online.

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