WOR Names Len Berman, Todd Schnitt For Mornings
January 20, 2015 at 6:09 AM (PT)
iHEARTMEDIA News-Talk WOR-A/NEW YORK has finally settled on a new morning show, with market veteran sportscaster LEN BERMAN and syndicated talker TODD SCHNITT pairing for a new local program, starting JANUARY 26th. "LEN BERMAN AND TODD SCHNITT IN THE MORNING" will air 6-10a (ET) weekdays. SCHNITT will continue to host his COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS syndicated show in afternoons.
SCHNITT said, "LEN BERMAN is the perfect co-host, he is a well-known New Yorker and brings a ton of wit, wisdom and street smarts to the microphone. Together we are very excited to construct a new local, engaging and entertaining morning show for NEW YORK."
BERMAN, known for his many years anchoring sports on NBC O&O WNBC-TV, said, "I've been fortunate to broadcast for some historic stations and am thrilled to add the iconic WOR to that list. TODD SCHNITT has made his mark as a fresh creative voice in many markets and I'm confident he'll do the same in NEW YORK."
Market Pres. JOE PUGLIESE said, "LEN is a well-known sports reporter and this opportunity will also showcase his other skills and personality. Listeners will immediately engage with TODD's quick wit and creative take on the things that impact New Yorkers."
SVP/Programming THEA MITCHEM added, "This is the entertaining, informative and locally focused morning show that New Yorkers have been waiting for. We are confident the show will quickly become an essential part of New Yorkers' mornings."
And addressing the continuation of his national show, SCHNITT said, “Locating our show in the heart of NEW YORK CITY will be a huge benefit to our national listeners and help drive ratings for our affiliates. I look forward to continuing to work with COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS, our affiliates and sponsors.”