Will Imus Return to WABC’s Morning Drive Time?


Curtis Sliwa and Ron Kuby, the hosts of WABC’s popular ‘Curtis and Kuby in the Morning’ morning drive time show might want to consider alternative employment opportunities in the near future. Nothing is set in stone, but Newsday’s Neil Best reports that Citadel Broadcasting, which owns WABC — among other New York terrestrial radio properties — is inching closer to bringing Don Imus back to the airwaves. Imus hosted morning drive time for WFAN until April 12th (and, before that, WNBC). From Newsday:

”Citadel and its chief executive, Farid Suleman, have been rumored to be interested in Imus for months, and WABC long has been considered a logical platform for him to launch a comeback.

”He would bring along his longtime newsman, Charles McCord, who last appeared on WFAN Aug. 31. Less clear is what role, if any, a more controversial member of Imus’ old crew, Bernard McGuirk, would play. One possibility is a nonspeaking role as a producer/writer.”

According to the WABC radio web site, ”(Curtis and Kuby) took over mornings in May 2000 and almost immediately doubled the ratings on WABC’s morning show.”

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