Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Christmas, Elvis Presley, George Strait, Imus, Johnny Cash, Kenney Cheseny, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry, Raul Malo, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson on December 20, 2008|
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Imus Christmas Memories?
Years ago, before MesSNBC and the FAN Christmas meant “that tree” at Rockefeller Center would finally come down. Imus would get his parking space back and we wouldn’t have to hear about “that tree” for another year!
Happy Holidays! Here’s a Christmas YouTube Playlist I’ve been working on. This playlist features Christmas Videos from some of Imus’s favorite country artists from Brooks & Dunn to Wille Nelson. Even Elvis snuck in here with a Martina McBride Duet!
Imus Country Christmas Click|Here
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Posted in Imus News, Race Discussion, tagged Alexis Glick, Bob Gelb, Carol Foster, Condé Nast, Dick Gregory, Imus, Imus Sponsors, James Carville, Jeff Bercovici, Karith Foster, Mary Maitlin, RFD, Tony Powell, WABC on December 3, 2008|
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Imus Still Going One Year After the ‘Blacklash’
Jeff Bercovici reporting for Condé Nast on Imus’ Anniversary Show
Talking about the milestone this morning with Karith Foster and Tony Powell — two African-American comedians he brought on to insulate himself from charges of racism — the I-man fell prey to a wee Freudian slip, asking them if they had encountered any “blacklash” after throwing their lots in with him. (He quickly corrected himself.)
Bercovici also reported;
- The Anniversary Show featured 1/2 hour sponsorships including appearances. (Explains that Audi Guy on-air, Imus seemed to be in love with his voice.)
- There was an invitation only viewing party for the Imus family of advertisers at the Rainbow Studio. (Explains the references to Imus’ “corpulent sales staff”. Is anyone buying genius salesman Bob Gelb as being big boned?)
- Imus is now on 50 Stations which is more then the 47 he was on with WFAN. (Thought Imus crossed this threshold long ago.)
- Morning Time slot is driving greater revenue then Curtis and Kuby had. (No surprise) Read|More
Imus’ guest selection for the Anniversary Show (all power rotation guests) was superior. Guests included Alexis Glick who is an Anchor and Vice President of Business News at I-Sponsor FOX. Political Pundit Mary Matalin who along with her husband James Carville were Imus stalwarts during the bad days. Rounding out the guests on the big anniversary show was Comedian and Social Commentator Dick Gregory, who has become an I-Fav over the past year.
Imus read a touching email to the entire cast from Carol Foster congratulating the Imus program on the one year anniversary. Carol is Karith’s mother and a member of the NABJ . K-Mom noted how surprised she was by the number of her friends who listen to and commented on the program to her.
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