Cumulus Media Networks To Launch Geraldo Rivera Into Syndication
June 11, 2012 at 3:50 AM (PT)
As expected, CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS will launch GERALDO RIVERA into syndication starting AUGUST 13th. The national talk show will air weekdays 9a-noon (ET). RIVERA launched local shows on CUMULUS Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK and KABC-A/LOS ANGELES earlier this year and will merge those shows into a single national program; He will also continue his weekend TV show for FOX NEWS CHANNEL.
"Despite the nation's partisan divide, the success of the show on WABC and KABC is a clear indication that there is room in radio for someone who is not associated with a particular ideology," said RIVERA. "I'm a patriot and a pragmatic idealist, who believes both the political left and the right have contributions to make. I've also developed a comfortable enough relationship with the audience over the last four plus decades in television news for listeners in a spirited way to tell me when they think I'm full of beans. Like I say, 'I'm not always right.' I'm grateful to CUMULUS for giving me the shot at the national show, and look forward to broadcasting live from the presidential nominating conventions."
"When GERALDO agreed to host shows for CUMULUS stations in NEW YORK and L.A. we had a hunch there'd be national substantial listener interest in his incisive and insightful style, and now we're thrilled that with GERALDO such a success in those two markets the show will now be available across the country," said Co-COO JOHN DICKEY.