Imus Will Return to Airwaves

Shock jock reinstated six months after 'nappy-headed hos' comment
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2007 5:23 PM CDT
Don Imus, left, and Rev. Al Sharpton appear face-to-face on Rev. Sharpton's radio show, in New York Monday April 9, 2007. Sharpton, who urged the Imus' firing, wouldn't object if the radio personality...   (Associated Press)
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(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 will net him as much as $8 million annually.

Imus will start out on WABC-AM (770), and sources say he likely will eventually be syndicated across WABC's 22 affiliates. "We are ecstatic to bring Don Imus back to morning radio," the station's president said. "Don's … humor, knowledge of the issues and ability to attract big-name guests is unparalleled. He is rested, fired up and ready to do great radio." (Read more Don Imus stories.)