WOR To Add Elliot In The Morning Plus Rush, Hannity As New 2014 Lineup Unveiled
December 9, 2013 at 6:47 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK has announced its complete lineup for 2014 after the previously reported move of PREMIERE's RUSH LIMBAUGH and SEAN HANNITY from crosstown CUMULUS Talk WABC-A on JANUARY 1st.
Besides LIMBAUGH and HANNITY in their accustomed noon-3p and 3-6p slots, respectively, the station will pick up sister Alternative WWDC (DC101)/WASHINGTON and Alternative WRXL (XL102)/RICHMOND morning show "ELLIOT IN THE MORNING: with ELLIOT SEGAL for 6-10a starting JANUARY 13th, filling the gap left by the retirement of JOHN GAMBLING. Local host MARK SIMONE will continue 10a-noon, PREMIERE's ANDY DEAN will continue 6-9p, and the syndicated DAVE RAMSEY show will air 9p-midnight, moving from 2-4p.
Longtime midday host JOAN HAMBURG will move to SATURDAYs and SUNDAYs 10a-noon. Afternoon host RITA COSBY and the partial-simulcast of sister KFI-A/LOS ANGELES hosts JOHN AND KEN will exit the schedule.
Pres./Major Markers TOM SCHURR said, "RUSH and SEAN have provided us a great opportunity to bring this unbeatable, one-two combination to WOR as the heart of our lineup in NEW YORK. Talk format listeners are extremely loyal and dedicated to their favorite personalities; this new lineup enables us to both give them what they've told us they want to hear and to invest in a format we are deeply committed to."
SEGAL said, "I'm excited to be coming back to NEW YORK, to a station with such a legendary history. We have built something very special in WASHINGTON, D.C. and RICHMOND and I'm beyond thrilled that the show will continue airing on DC101 and XL102. Now, WOR will be home to ELLIOT IN THE MORNING and I couldn't be more anxious to get going."
Pres./Market Manager JOE PUGLIESE added, "This is an incredibly exciting time for WOR. Bringing AMERICA's top-two talk show hosts to our lineup, the entertaining ELLIOT SEGAL and his team to the mornings and becoming the flagship station for the METS will allow us to create unprecedented marketing opportunities for our partners and unbeatable programming for our listeners."