WABC Officially Announces Johnny Donovan's Retirement
May 20, 2015 at 6:31 AM (PT)
CUMULUS News-Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK has officially announced the retirement of longtime production and voiceover wizard and former MUSICRADIO 77 DJ JOHNNY DONOVAN after 43 years at the station.
DONOVAN (RICH ULRICH) worked at WHVW/HYDE PARK, NY, WBAZ/KINGSTON, NY, WENE-A/BINGHAMTON, and WMID-A/ATLANTIC CITY before coming to NEW YORK at the old WOR-F. He joined WABC in 1972 and remained on board after the station flipped to Talk in 1982. He is known nationally as the voice of RUSH LIMBAUGH’s syndicated talk show, a role he will continue; he will also continue to operate his successful voiceover business.
CUMULUS SVP/Content and Programming MIKE MCVAY said, “JOHNNY DONOVAN was THE sound of 77 WABC. He joins the ranks of legends like DON PARDO, ED MCMAHON and ERNIE ANDERSON. His production and imaging skills are legendary. He will be missed at WABC, but more than that, he will be missed in our industry.”