Jewish Puerto-Rican radio host and Hispanic immigration activist Geraldo Rivera told his audience today he will be leaving syndication January 1st. He is currently syndicated by Cumulus Media who also owns the former ABC Radio stations including WABC-AM in New York City.
Geraldo instead will be doing a local show in New York from 10 AM to noon – Don Imus does his show from 6-10 AM.
January 1st is a big day for WABC – Rush Limbaugh moves to WOR-AM, now owned by Clear Channel. Presumably WABC will pick up Mike Huckabee from Noon-3PM. Sean Hannity is also leaving Cumulus and WABC. I think he is also headed to WOR, but I’m not sure of that unless they buy out the contracts of the existing WOR hosts. Hannity will be replaced on WABC by Michael Savage at the pinnacle of his career.
Typically syndicators are required to give 30 days notice when they pull the plug on a show, which is why this was announced this week.