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WABC Owner Says He May Run For Mayor Of NYC Again

“Catsimatidis also said the news talker plans to break from the “stress and negativity” of politics by playing music on the weekends.”

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John Catsimatidis, the owner of 77 WABC, said that he’s considering another run for mayor of the Big Apple. He was defeated by Joseph J. Lhota in 2013. Lhota then went on to lose to Democrat Bill de Blasio.  

“If I decide to run for mayor next year, I will try to do it on the ‘fusion’ ticket and not necessarily on any party line,” he told TALKERS

Catsimatidis’ media group Red Apple Media purchased 77 WABC radio in a $12.5 million cash deal in 2019 from Cumulus, who was emerging from its 2017 Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Catsimatidis also said the news talker plans to break from the “stress and negativity” of politics by playing music on the weekends. 

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Former KCBS Host Narsai David Dies

David joined the station in the 1980s and hosted his show until July 4th, 2022 when he stepped away from the long-running weekend program.

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Longtime KCBS food and wine editor and host Narsai David has died. According to the Audacy-owned station, his health had deteriorated from a fall at his home last year. He was 87.

David joined the station in the 1980s and hosted his show until July 4th, 2022 when he stepped away from the long-running weekend program.

Before working at the news radio station, David operated a restaurant — named after himself — in the Bay Area. The eatery opened in 1970, and was frequented by celebrities like The Rolling Stones and the British Royal Family.

“Narsai had it all. He could deal with the upper echelons of society and he could deal with doofuses like me,” former KCBS anchor and reporter Mike Sugerman said. “We became fast friends. We really respected each other. And I enjoyed his cooking more than anything.”

According to the station, he is survived by his wife, Venus, and his son Daniel.

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Clay Travis: I’m Still Banned From CNN After 2017 Viral Interview

“And I still believe in the First Amendment and boobs.”

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CNN is at the forefront of the media conversation for a multitude of reasons. OutKick founder and nationally syndicated radio host Clay Travis says he won’t be appearing on the network anytime soon.

On Monday, CNN host Kasie Hunt ended an interview with former President Donald Trump’s national press secretary Karoline Leavitt after she continually denigrated Jake Tapper, who is set to moderate the first presidential debate alongside Dana Bash Thursday. The clip went viral, similar to a 2017 interaction Travis had on the network.

While speaking with Brooke Baldwin in a 2017 appearance on the cable network, Travis famously quipped “I’m a First Amendment absolutist. I believe in only two things completely: the First Amendment and boobs … two things that have never let me down in this entire country’s history.”

Baldwin subsequently ended that interview, and Travis claimed he has been barred from appearing on the network ever since.

“I got cut off like Karoline Leavitt and I am still banned from appearing on CNN, seven years later,” he said during The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. “I’m banned from CNN and ESPN. I don’t think anyone else has that duo. And I still believe in the First Amendment and boobs.”

Travis was also critical of the network for its conduct Monday morning. In a post to X, Travis defended Leavitt’s criticism of Tapper.

“Why shouldn’t that be mentioned and discussed on air? It’s super relevant,” he wrote. (Hunt) made this a far bigger mess for your network by behaving like a petulant brat. Congrats.”

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News Media Reacts to CNN Host Kasie Hunt Ending Karoline Leavitt Interview After Trashing Jake Tapper

Several shared their belief that what Leavitt said was true, while others argued it was just a precursor to what we’ll see during Thursday’s first presidential debate.

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On Monday morning, CNN This Morning host Kasie Hunt ended an interview with national press secretary for former President Donald Trump Karoline Leavitt after the guest turned questions about Thursday’s debate into attacks on CNN moderator Jake Tapper.

“Ma’am, we’re going to stop this interview if you’re going to keep attacking my colleagues,” Hunt said as the pair talked over one another.

After Leavitt said that she was “stating facts” by mentioning that CNN has been biased in its coverage of Trump, especially from Tapper, Hunt ended the interview.

“I’m sorry … Karoline, thanks very much for your time. You are welcome to come back at any point,” said Hunt.

The clip quickly went viral, with many news radio hosts commenting about the interaction. Several shared their belief that what Leavitt said was true, while others argued it was just a precursor to what we’ll see during Thursday’s first presidential debate.

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