NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced today an all-new 2014 programming line-up for New York’s News/Talk station WOR 710 AM.
Iconic radio talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, the top two radio talk show hosts in the country, will be heard on WOR beginning January 1 in mid-day, with Limbaugh broadcasting from noon to 3 p.m. and Hannity from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Syndicated by Clear Channel’s Premiere Networks, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are the top-ranking Talk format radio hosts in New York with persons 12+(Source: Nielsen Audio, PPM, November 2013, P 12+.)
“Rush and Sean have provided us a great opportunity to bring this unbeatable, one-two combination to WOR as the heart of our lineup in New York,” said Tom Schurr, President of Major Markets for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “Talk format listeners are extremely loyal and dedicated to their favorite personalities; this new lineup enables us to both give them what they've told us they want to hear and to invest in a format we are deeply committed to.”
WOR listeners will also be able to enjoy the highly successful morning show “Elliot in the Morning” as part of the new line-up beginning on January 13. Elliot Segal and his team, currently heard on Washington DC’s WWDC – DC101 – and Richmond’s WRXL, will bring their entertaining morning show to WOR in the new year, discussing sports, music, culture, news and entertainment topics weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. “Elliot in the Morning” will now be broadcasted from New York City and will continue to be heard on DC101 and WRXL.
“I'm excited to be coming back to New York, to a station with such a legendary history,” said Segal. “We have built something very special in Washington, DC and Richmond and I'm beyond thrilled that the show will continue airing on DC/101 and XL-102. Now, WOR will be home to Elliot In The Morning and I couldn't be more anxious to get going.”
New WOR 2014 Line-up Includes:
· Elliot in the Morning 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
· Mark Simone 10 a.m. – Noon
· Rush Limbaugh Noon – 3 p.m.
· Sean Hannity 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
· Andy Dean 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
· Dave Ramsey 9 p.m. – Midnight
· The Joan Hamburg Show (Saturdays & Sundays) 10 a.m. - Noon
In addition, as announced last month, WOR will also become the flagship radio station of the New York Mets beginning 2014. The station will broadcast The Mets’ Spring Training, regular season and post-season games as well as the team’s pre- and post-game shows. Beyond broadcasting the games on WOR, the alliance includes Mets-related programming and promotion through all of Clear Channel's multi-platform media assets, including radio, digital, outdoor and its music/entertainment events.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for WOR,” said Joe Puglise, President and Market Manager for New York City at Clear Channel. “Bringing America’s top two talk show hosts to our lineup, the entertaining Elliot Segal and his team to the mornings and becoming the flagship station for the Mets will allow us to create unprecedented marketing opportunities for our partners and unbeatable programming for our listeners.”
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is the largest owner of News Talk stations in the country and acquired WOR in August 2012. WOR is New York’s oldest radio station and one of the country’s top rated talk stations. Founded in 1922, it was one of the first radio stations in America to use directional antenna to increase the scope and range of its broadcast; was the first AM radio station in New York to broadcast with HD radio technology; and is one of the best radio broadcast signals in the U.S. Fans can listen to WOR 710 AM on-air, on the station’s website wor710.com, as well as on iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one digital radio service.
About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment:
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 260 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.
The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at www.clearchannel.com.