WABC, WNBM Team For Historic New York Radio Summit Simulcast
January 13, 2015 at 12:25 PM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA News/Talk WABC-A (77 WABC RADIO)/NEW YORK will partner with sister Urban AC WNBM (RADIO 103.9)/NEW YORK for a historic radio summit and simulcast covering some of the most pressing issues of our time. Both stations will produce a 60-minute, commercial-free discussion focused on the NEW YORK CITY community in light of the FERGUSON controversy, the ERIC GARNER decision, related protests and ongoing discussions with MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO and the NYPD.
This broadcast will include heartfelt dialogue discussing the issues facing the city, recounting events and proposing proactive solutions on how the city and its people can move forward.
Taking part in the discussion will be 77 WABC’s CURTIS SLIWA and RON KUBY, RADIO 103.9 host DL HUGHLEY and MINISTER KIRSTEN JOHN FOY, Northeast Regional Dir. of the NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK.
The conversation will be aired live on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14th at 12p (ET) as a joint broadcast on both stations and their respective websites: radio1039NY.com and wabcradio.com. This live simulcast will incorporate the diverse viewpoints of the stations’ hosts.
“We are happy to be a part of this extremely timely dialogue,” said RADIO 103.9 PD KEN JOHNSON. “If we can set an example for a civil discussion and spark discourse nationally, then we have accomplished our mission.
“Ultimately, our stations are here to serve the community and this historic simulcast demonstrates our commitment to our audiences in an honest, compelling way,” said WABC PD CRAIG SCHWALB.
The entire program will be available on-demand as a podcast that will be posted online following the broadcast.