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77 WABC Wins 8 NYSBA Excellence in Broadcasting Awards

“I am proud of our talent and all station personnel that has worked hard to make 77WABC the station it once was.”

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On Wednesday, 77 WABC Radio announced that it earned eight Excellence in Broadcasting Awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA).

Since acquiring the station, John Catsimatidis has introduced numerous enhancements and made significant investments in digital technology.

“I am proud of our talent and all station personnel that has worked hard to make 77WABC the station it once was,” Catsimatidis said. “Our talent and staff are leaders in their field; our on-air personalities include the biggest names in New York. We’re just getting started. There is always more to come from the iconic 77WABC.”

The New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA) recognized 77WABC with eight Excellence in Broadcasting awards in various categories:

  • Best Public Affairs Program – “Back the Blue”: An all-day tribute to the NYPD, highlighting their dedication.
  • Best Feature – “Cindy Adams Interviews Former Gov. Cuomo”: A high-quality interview conducted by Cindy Adams.
  • Top Morning Show – Sid & Friends in the Morning: Sid Rosenberg and his team delivered exceptional entertainment.
  • Best Live On Scene – “Columbus Day Parade”: Capturing the spirit of the parade with outstanding coverage.
  • Election Coverage – Rita Cosby, Dominic Carter, and Noam Laden contributed to this award-winning coverage.
  • Best Use of Digital – “Radio Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighter Timothy Klein”: Showcasing the power of radio’s digital platforms in paying tribute.
  • Best Personality, Social Media – “Curtis Sliwa: Closing of Lenny’s Pizza”: Curtis Sliwa’s coverage of the closing of Lenny’s Pizza was recognized.
  • Top Podcast – “Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano & guest William Shatner”: This episode featuring William Shatner captivated listeners on the Other Side of Midnight.

Chad Lopez, Red Apple Media President, showed appreciation for the recognition given to the station. He highlighted the hard work and commitment demonstrated by the WABC Radio team, both on and off the air.

“Everyone at WABC Radio, both on-air and off, is passionate about what we’re doing and gives 100% every day. I am honored to work with John Catsimatidis and lead this team through his vision, restoring our heritage call letters to their iconic glory and bringing radio back to what it used to be and should be,” he said.

“John and Chad have made tremendous strides across all facets of radio, on-air, on-site, and online, plus video!” added Dave Donovan, Executive Director of NYSBA. We’re proud of all our member stations for making New York Radio the best in the country.”

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Mark Kaye Launching New Podcast and Video Simulcast

Mark Kaye Saves the Republic will launch from the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee.

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Former nationally syndicated radio host Mark Kaye has announced a new podcast and video simulcast project that is set to debut on Monday, July 15th.

Mark Kaye Saves the Republic will launch from the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee.

It is the first project from the former radio host since he departed Cox Media Group as a nationally syndicated host in the 12-3 PM ET timeslot as the company’s replacement for Rush Limbaugh. His program originated from 104.5 WOKV in Jacksonville before he exited the post in February of this year. He was replaced on most stations by The Erick Erickson Show, which originates from sister station 95.5 WSB in Atlanta.

In addition to an audio podcast, the program will also feature a video simulcast on YouTube. Currently, Kaye has more than 33,000 subscribers on his channel.

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Megyn Kelly, David Webb Hosting SiriusXM Shows From Milwaukee During Republican National Convention

The Megyn Kelly Show — which airs on SiriusXM’s Triumph channel — will be live from Fiserv Forum on both Wednesday and Thursday next week for the convention.

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SiriusXM has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming Republican National Convention, which includes Megyn Kelly and David Webb being on-location in Milwaukee.

The Megyn Kelly Show — which airs on SiriusXM’s Triumph channel — will be live from Fiserv Forum on both Wednesday and Thursday next week for the convention.

Meanwhile, David Webb will take his program — heard on SiriusXM Patriot — to Milwaukee for the duration of the Republican National Convention. He has already secured interviews with former President Trump’s son Eric, and Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS).

Additionally, Stacy Washington will anchor evening broadcasts for SiriusXM Patriot from the convention floor in Milwaukee.

Julie Mason will lead evening coverage for P.O.T.U.S. for the satellite broadcaster. She’ll host a special program at 8 PM ET on Monday with live interviews from Media Row. Steve Scully will provide coverage for the channel from its Washington D.C. studios.

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710 KNUS Host Randy Corporan Exits

He added that since announcing his exit, he has been contacted by “truly conservative outlets” to continue his program, but said he won’t begin a new show until after the 2024 election.

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After more than a decade, 710 KNUS weekend host Randy Corporan has hosted his last show for the Denver news/talk station.

According to the host, Salem Media Group informed him it would not be renewing his contract late last month.

Corporan told CompleteColorado.com that after the death of his wife in June of last year, he considered ending the show. However, he persisted, commuting an hour and a half one way to continue the show.

He added that since announcing his exit, he has been contacted by “truly conservative outlets” to continue his program, but said he won’t begin a new show until after the 2024 election.

“I want to get the start of my new life going and sort myself out,” he said. “And I want to take care of some personal problems that need to be dealt with.”

Randy Corporan is listed as one of the defendants — along with Salem Media Group, parent company to 710 KNUS — in a defamation lawsuit brought forth by Dominion Voting Systems over what the election machine company calls “false claims of fraud in the 2020 election.”

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