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Sid Rosenberg: ‘I Have Basically Put WOR Out of the Game’

“The hard part is to beat a local show in your own market. And what we do to these guys is so humiliating.”

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77 WABC has seen a renaissance under the ownership of billionaire John Catsimatidis. Part of that rebirth has happened in mornings with Sid Rosenberg leading the daypart to unprecedented success. Rosenberg celebrated that success Tuesday morning.

During Sid and Friends in the Morning, Sid Rosenberg shared his recent ratings success, and compared his ratings to those of Len Berman and Michael Reidel, who host mornings at competitor 710 WOR.

“We do okay throughout the day here at WABC. But you have to understand there’s only one show that goes up against another local show. Most of our shows go up against syndicated programming, and that’s easy,” said Rosenberg. “The hard part is to beat a local show in your own market. And what we do to these guys is humiliating. Average quarter hour — without giving up the numbers because Nielsen gets all bent out of shape — we tripled them WOR. That’s never happened here. Tripled them.

“Those guys make a decent amount of money, especially Len Berman. I think Len makes more than I do, which is an absolute crime,” Rosenberg continued. “Not that I’m pissed about it, but I am because I destroy these guys. I destroy them. I have basically put WOR out of the game. They had a run there when they had (Mark) Simone, Rush Limbaugh, God rest his soul, Sean Hannity, and the Mets. And they did very well. They killed WABC. And it wasn’t until I started murdering the morning show — and I murdered them — that we won other day parts throughout the day. I am the one that actually buried WOR.”

Later in the show, Sid Rosenberg returned to the topic of New York radio ratings, and revealed that when he decided to return to the Big Apple in 2010, he attempted to speak with 710 WOR Program Director Tom Cuddy, but never really got the chance.

“If you’re Tom Cuddy, you’ve got to feel like the biggest moron today,” said Rosenberg. “I told Tom Cuddy years ago ‘I want to come back and work, and host your morning show.’ He didn’t even take me seriously. And how did that go for him? Every salesperson he’s got would hang themselves by their testicles to get me to come to that station.”

However, Rosenberg said he can’t call anyone a “prick” or an “ass munch” if he worked for iHeartMedia, so he’s in the correct place for him.

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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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Civic Media Admits Earl Ingram Interview with President Biden Was Edited At White House’s Request

“Civic Media unequivocally stands by Earl Ingram and his team.”

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After the controversy surrounding WURD hosts admitting they were fed questions by the team for President Biden, Civic Media in Milwaukee has admitted a recent interview with the commander-in-chief and Earl Ingram was edited.

The Milwaukee radio host interviewed President Biden on Wednesday, July 3rd before airing it on his morning show the following day.

However, on Monday morning, the company was notified that after the interview, someone affiliated with the Biden campaign asked for edits to the interview, which Ingrahm and his producers enacted.

“Immediately after the phone interview was recorded, the Biden campaign called and asked for two edits to the recording before it aired. Civic Media management immediately undertook an investigation and determined that the production team at the time viewed the edits as non-substantive and broadcast and published the interview with two short segments removed,” the station said in a statement.

The station says that the portions that were edited out of the published interview included Biden’s statement that he has “more Blacks in my administration than any other president, all other presidents combined,” and another that referenced former President Donald Trump called for the hanging of the Central Park Five in the last 1980s.

“With a high-profile interview comes a listener expectation that journalistic interview standards will be applied, even for non-news programming.  We did not meet those expectations. Civic Media disagrees with the team’s judgments in the moment, both with respect to the handling of the interview questions and the decision to edit the interview audio,” the statement from the company continued.

“Civic Media unequivocally stands by Earl Ingram and his team. Earl is an invaluable voice for Milwaukee and Wisconsin, and remains a crucial member of the Civic Media organization. The decision to make the requested edits to the interview was made in good faith. While we disagree with the decision, we stand by our team. This has been a learning experience and we will do better moving forward.”

The admission that the interview was edited comes on the heels of Earl Ingram admitting to ABC News that he — like WURD host Andrea Lawful-Sanders — accepted questions from the Biden White House in exchange for the interview.

After the controversies were uncovered, the Biden campaign and White House has claimed it will no longer suggest questions to potential interviewers.

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The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, Sean Hannity, Jesse Kelly All to Host On-Location for Republican National Convention

Additionally, The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show will broadcast from 1130 WISN on Friday, July 19th after the Republican National Convention has concluded.

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With the Republican National Convention taking place in Milwaukee next week, it is sure to be the center of the political world. That’s why shows like The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show, The Sean Hannity Show, and The Jesse Kelly Show will be in the Wisconsin city for the event.

The Premiere Networks programs hosted by Travis and Sexton, as well as Kelly, will originate from the convention center in Milwaukee, while both Hannity’s radio show and Fox News program will also be hosted live from the Wisconsin city.

Additionally, The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show will broadcast from 1130 WISN on Friday, July 19th after the Republican National Convention has concluded.

While The Glenn Beck Program will not be hosted from Milwaukee during the convention, the program will still offer extensive coverage. Blaze Media correspondent Chris Bedford will be on location to offer insight and analysis for the show.

Nationally syndicated weekend host Ben Ferguson will also be at the convention and will be collecting coverage for his radio show, The Ben Ferguson Podcast, and the series he hosts alongside Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Verdict.

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