Dec. 3 For Imus Return?
October 9, 2007 at 5:23 AM (PT)
The rumors are settling on a return to the radio at the beginning of DECEMBER for DON IMUS, with NEWSDAY's NEIL BEST reporting sources saying that IMUS' debut at CITADEL Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK will occur DECEMBER 3rd, while others, including the WASHINGTON POST and today's NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, are picking DECEMBER 1st for the debut -- although the 1st lands on a SATURDAY.
LOS ANGELES TV station KTLA reported on its 10p news broadcast last night that IMUS will resurface on CITADEL Talk KABC-A.
Asked about the possible return, Rev. AL SHARPTON told the DAILY NEWS that he wants to know if "there are any safeguards in his contract against his past behavior. If there are not, then we may approach advertisers and say, 'How can they support this?'"
NABJ Wants Imus Talks Ended
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS is urging CITADEL BROADCASTING CEO FARID SULEMAN and FOX NEWS Chairman ROGER AILES to halt negotiations to return former radio personality DON IMUS to the radio and television broadcast airwaves.
"NABJ remains outraged after the racially inflammatory insults made by DON IMUS last spring. He used his free speech to broadcast hate speech. To put him back on the air now makes light of his serious and offensive racial remarks that are still ringing in the ears of people all over this country," said NABJ Pres. BARBARA CIARA.