Geraldo Rivera Makes KABC Show Official
January 19, 2012 at 7:32 PM (PT)
As expected, CUMULUS is wasting no time putting GERALDO RIVERA on a second station, making the move to put the FOX NEWS CHANNEL personality and Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK host on sister Talk KABC-A with a second live show 10a-noon starting JANUARY 30th. The move, reported by the LOS ANGELES TIMES, reduces JOHN PHILLIPS to a single hour, 9-10a. RIVERA launched his WABC show on JANUARY 3rd.
The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER's GARY LYCAN tipped the launch date as far back as DECEMBER 28th (NET NEWS 12/28) and RIVERA's destiny with KABC back on DECEMBER 16th, but PD JACK SILVER would not confirm and released a new schedule without RIVERA at the time; LYCAN's reports proved to be correct.