Joe Piscopo Joins AM 970 The Answer/New York For Mornings
February 26, 2014 at 3:56 AM (PT)
Comedian/actor JOE PISCOPO has been named morning host at SALEM Talk WNYM-A (AM 970 THE ANSWER)/NEW YORK. PISCOPO, best known for his 1980-84 stint on NBC's "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE," is joined by producer FRANK MORANO and news anchor AL GATULLO for the show, which fills the gap left by CURTIS SLIWA's exit to rejoin crosstown CUMULUS Talk WABC-A.
SALEM VP Dir./Spoken Word Format PHIL BOYCE said, "One of the best things I get to do in this job is find talented people who have accomplished something on one stage and are ready to take on another one. JOE is extremely talented on the radio, bringing a level of entertainment to mix with the information that you seldom get to hear. This is a very connected morning show in the nation's top market."
PISCOPO said, "I have my college degree in Broadcasting. I remain a dedicated student of the most intimate medium, radio. And with legendary broadcast giants like GM JERRY CROWLEY and current day guru of all radio personalities past and present, PHIL BOYCE, this is the positively perfect storm of Ralk radio. I honestly believe that this is not only the reinvention, renaissance and revitalization of AM radio, (not to mention a totally new and exciting journey of my career) but the best thing to happen to NEW YORK radio since DAVID SARNOFF."
VP/GM JERRY CROWLEY said, "We have had a huge positive reaction to JOE, both from listeners and advertisers, since he joined us. This is going to be a true home run."