Bomb Scare Evacuates Cumulus/New York ... Except WABC's Curtis And Kuby
March 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM (PT)
CUMULUS' NEW YORK cluster had a little bomb scare this morning, but News-Talk WABC-A's midday hosts CURTIS SLIWA and RON KUBY decided that they weren't going to abandon ship.
Producer JILL "FLIPPER" VITALE tells ALL ACCESS that a suspicious package left at the 17th floor PENN PLAZA studios of WABC, Hot AC WPLJ, Urban AC WNBM (RADIO 103.9), and Country WNSH-F (NASH FM 94.7) sent everyone in the MADISON SQUARE GARDEN-adjacent building, herself included, to the exits, but CURTIS AND KUBY and newsman KEN DUFFY weren't having any of that, deciding to stay on the air and ride the crisis out, beginning their shift by pronouncing the show "commercial-free" and with SLIWA telling the story of the incident in detail (he had gone to the lobby to make a phone call when he spotted the package and reported it, leading to the evacuation). The package, which wasn't a bomb, and the show remained on the air throughout the incident. "They'll have to bring the police to arrest me," SLIWA said.