iHeartMedia New York announced that 710 WOR, The Voice of New York, will mark the 100th anniversary of its first broadcast on February 22, 2022. The radio station will convey on-air and online historical points from WOR’s history to celebrate the anniversary.
“For over 100 years, 710 WOR continues to remain one of the most trusted New York media brands and has kept generations of listeners informed with the latest stories and breaking news,” Bernie Weiss, President iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group – New York, said.
On February 22, “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning” will kick off the homage by interviewing on-air broadcasters from WOR’s history to share memories of their time at the station.
Furthermore, WOR will also air audio of historical moments and ask its audience to call in with their favorite memories.
“A station broadcasting for over a century is truly incredible,” Tom Cuddy, Program Director of 710 WOR, said.
“710 WOR has a strong connection with the communities we serve, and as the media landscape continues to evolve, it’s exciting to see our reach has continued to grow as WOR listeners adopt streaming on smart devices and the iHeartRadio app.”
Also, on February 23, the Empire State Building will pay homage to the radio station as it will light up in the colors of its logo beginning at 5:40 p.m.
Sean Hannity: Being a Debate Moderator ‘Harder Than You Think’
“It is harder than you think, the amount of work, research, fact-checking that goes on behind the scenes.”
Last week, Fox News host Sean Hannity moderated a made-for-TV debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA). He took to his radio show to discuss the fallout from the event.
On The Sean Hannity Show Friday, the longtime syndicated radio host said the role of debate moderator wasn’t as easy as critics believe.
“It is harder than you think,” Hannity said, “the amount of work, research, fact-checking that goes on behind the scenes. I’ve been working hard on this for a couple of weeks. We got every single fact right as a basis to every question.”
Some pundits questioned Hannity’s political bias against Newsom during the debate. However, the Fox News host was unconcerned with the reaction to his performance.
“As far as the noise that is going on as far as people complaining? I don’t really care because I know the truth and I have evidence of the truth if need be. The funny thing was Gavin Newsom was fine with it,” claimed Hannity. “Here’s the challenge if you’re a moderator: if you put out a question and the candidate does not want to answer that question, they’re not going to.”
Hannity was insistent he did the best he could to stay out of the way and let the two governors debate each other rather than converse with and argue against the moderator.
Daily Wire Co-CEO on Ben Shapiro, Candace Owens Spat: We Won’t Always Agree
“We employ people [and] give them a platform to give their opinion.”
The Daily Wire co-founder Ben Shapiro and one of the platform’s big names, Candace Owens, were recently in a public feud.
It all began when Shapiro called Owens’ stance on the state of Israel “disgraceful” and “disreputable,” adding that she was attempting a “faux-sophistication” on the subject.
Co-CEO Jeremy Boreing, who wasn’t in the United States during the entire situation, appeared on The Megyn Kelly Show and was asked about the dispute.
“Yeah, I’ve been handling it by making a movie in Hungary for the last six months, which has been a great way for me personally to handle it,” Boreing jokingly said before taking a more serious tone. “We employ people [and] give them a platform to give their opinion. We’re not always going to agree with the opinions that they give.
“We empower them to be passionate with those opinions, and sometimes those passions are going to get turned in the wrong direction. And I think that in this particular case, you have two very articulate and passionate people in, Ben and Candace, whose conflict of visions on this issue spilled out into the public square, which is going to happen from time to time.
“I wish it hadn’t happened the way that it did, but it’s going to happen from time to time. And I think it just is sort of the territory when you decide to start a media company and give people broad freedom.”
WFNC Morning Host Jeff ‘Goldy’ Goldberg Retires
Jeff “Goldy” Goldberg has been a staple in the Fayetteville, NC market. However, after 18 years of hosting mornings at WFNC, Goldberg is calling it a career.
Goldberg signed off from Good Morning Fayetteville Friday morning.
“Since I announced my retirement a few weeks ago, the outpouring of love and the good wishes from not only my listeners here in Fayetteville, but my listeners in Washington D.C., has been overwhelming,” Goldberg told Fayetteville’s City View. “It has been a privilege and a joy to live out my dream for these last 45 years, and to have a second chapter like the one I’ve had here in Fayetteville exceeded my wildest dreams.”
Goldberg worked in both television and radio in Washington, D.C. before moving to the Cumulus-owned station in 2005.
“I am 80% excited and 20% nervous,” he surmised about his retirement.