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Limbaugh Threatens to Bolt Network Over Ad Slump

He doesn't like being blamed for falling sales

(Newser) - Was the advertiser boycott over Rush Limbaugh's "slut" comment last year behind a slump in ad sales at the broadcaster that carries his show? The host is so outraged by the mere suggestion that he's threatening to leave flagship station WABC and its parent company Cumulus Media,... More »

NYC Viewers Get ABC Back as Oscars Begin

Disney-Cablevision dispute caused 3.1M to lose telecast

(Newser) - The TV signal was switched back on for Cablevision's 3.1 million subscribers in the New York area shortly after tonight's Academy Awards telecast got under way. Channel 7, the local ABC affiliate, returned at 8:43 pm, 13 minutes into the show. A Cablevision spokesman said a deal was... More »

Another NYC Anchor Swears On-Air

Bernie Kerik, once a 'top cop,' gets a more anatomical name

(Newser) - After one anchor's angry F-bomb and another's strange chicken-copulation metaphor, a third New York local newscaster accidentally slipped in some off-color language last night. WABC anchor Bill Ritter referred to Bernie Kerik, ex-head of the NYPD and briefly nominated to run the Homeland Security Department, as "former New York... More »

Imus in Talks With Fox Business

(Newser) - Don Imus is negotiating with Fox Business to broadcast a video simulcast of his morning talk show, the Los Angeles Times reports. Imus had a simulcast deal with MSNBC when his radio show was on CBS, before he referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.... More »

Imus Will Return to Airwaves

Shock jock reinstated six months after 'nappy-headed hos' comment

(Newser) - Don Imus, the radio host taken off the air in April after referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos," will be back on the air Dec. 3 on a New York radio station. The New York Post reports Imus has signed a five-year deal that... More »

The I-Man Cometh

He's baaaaack—new deal could have Don Imus back on the airwaves by December

(Newser) - Don Imus is on the comeback trail. Six months after a racially insensitive quip got him fired, Imus is close to a deal that would give him a nationally syndicated radio show on major New York station WABC, the Washington Post reports. Barring a last-minute snag, Citadel Broadcasting, owner of... More »

Imus Gets $20M, Maybe a Comeback

DJ settles with network after getting hose for 'hos'

(Newser) - Shock Jock Don Imus may be returning to the airwaves, after a short vacation precipitated by a bit too much shock. Imus is reportedly in talks with WABC in what looks like a an embryonic attempt to launch a comeback, only four months after CBS fired him for calling the... More »

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