Rita Cosby To Weekends, Doug McIntyre In For 5-6p Weekdays At WABC
March 2, 2015 at 9:45 AM (PT)
CUMULUS News-Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK is moving afternoon “THE RIDE HOME” host RITA COSBY to SUNDAYS, starting MARCH 8th. COSBY’s tenure in weekday afternoons ended after FRIDAY’s show (2/27).
And LARADIO.COM is reporting that WABC will fill the 5-6p (ET) hour with an hour hosted by sister News-Talk KABC-A/LOS ANGELES morning host DOUG MCINTYRE, who previously hosted a local early morning hour on WABC in 2009. "RIGHT NOW WITH DOUG MCINTYRE" will launch WEDNESDAY at 5p (ET) and will be broadcast from MCINTYRE's home studio in CALABASAS, CA. "This is a real homecoming for me and I am genuinely thrilled to be returning to 77 WABC,” said MCINTYRE in a release. “There is no more dynamic and insane city on the planet than NEW YORK. The tri-state area is like a nation unto itself, with its own politics, its own culture and its own sense of humor and I look forward to highlighting the city’s unique stories again.”
On COSBY, PD CRAIG SCHWALB said, "RITA has been a phenomenal asset to afternoon drive on WABC over the last year. RITA has decided that her TV commitments and international speaking engagements require her to spend more time away from her daily show. But thankfully, she wants to continue to be a part of the WABC family. We are thrilled that RITA will continue to be a great asset to WABC as she hosts her new weekend talk show, ‘THE RITA COSBY SHOW.’” COSBY continued solo in afternoons after former co-host and NY1 anchor PAT KIERNAN’s recent exit from the radio station.