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Imus To Put New Program Director To The Test!

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Laurie Cantillo WABC Program Director

Imus and Bernie met with Laurie Cantillo, the new boss yesterday.   She informed Imus that he can take more chances because he now has station management which will back him up!  Imus’ response?  Basically told her the only two people at the company he distrusted more then her were her bosses!

That’s what Imus said but is it my imagination or did Bernie play a bigger role in the program today.  RFD had a shot of Bernie doing his producer thing, kissing the I-butt.  He had a great big smile on that irish mug, like we haven’t seen since before the troubles. 

Imus said he is going to see if  Laurie meant what she said, declaring the Cardinal returns tomorrow!

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Laurie Cantillo WABC Radio Press Release Click|Here
Laurie Cantillo Facebook Click|Here

Bejeez, Good morning and God bless

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Imus’ official website includes synopses of guest appearances written by Juile,  Blogs by Rob, Karith and Tony, Chuck’s headlines, with information on the Imus Ranch, and a contact page to reach the show.  

“www.imus.com” overall a net gain to the I-Web.

Also, note this recent addition to the I-Web.  With kudos to Ree who smartly provides a listener perspective.

“You Have To Be This Tall To Go On This Ride”  Click|Here

Imus Reverses “No More Interviews” Pledge

I-Fav Neil Cavuto had the last interview with Imus.  Unfortunately, Cavuto’s people insisted on using a photo which Imus claims makes him look like an old lesbian, result  “no more interviews” policy.   To no one’s surprise, Imus  reverses the policy and grants Sean Hannity an interview.  Here Sean  meets Imus at the IMUS RFD set where one assumes I-Producer Big Foot has production control.

FOX News Blogs » The Great American Blog

Sean Sits Down With Imus

Wednesday and Thursday nights catch Sean’s two part interview with Don Imus.

The controversial talk show host candidly opens up about politics, his home life and the controversial remarks that cost him his job. 

Source:  The Great American Blog >> Click|Here

Hannity Imus Part 1 & 2  
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RFD On The Move

Attention DirecTV Subscribers:

RFD formerly at the tail end of the DirecTV God Channels is now located at the start of the news cluster.   The new location fronts CSPAN, DTV News Mix, NBC and FOX business and news channels. 

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Consider yourself notified…

Imus has been very complimentary regarding RFD production quality lately. Could this move to the news cluster be a precursor to RFD’s anticipated entry into AG news?  Stay Tuned!

Anybody Miss Imus?

WFAN host Craig Carton's long march after losing bet with Boomer Esiason

Craig Carton dressed in a Giants’ jersey and speedos after losing an on air bet with Boomer Esiason.

Imus cheap shots continuuue .  This from some New York Daily News sports columnist who hasn’t caught on to the fact the FAN is in a pickle having lost Imus and Russo.  By the way the narrow demographic Filip marginalizes here happens to be the one that buys books, autos and  just about anything Imus is selling and breaking all time sales records at WABC.  Would the FAN like to see a little bit of that green? You Betcha..

As for Boomer being “the most pleasant listens on talk radio” myself I can’t even listen to him on the CBS NFL program much less on the radio, You Know…

Rutgers Basketball Players missing Imus? at least people are still talking about the players and don’t forget Vivian Stringer had some strong book sales in 2008!

Anybody Miss Imus? The Daily Blahg

Filip Bondy, New York Daily News Blogs

Somewhere, on some radio station that has nothing to do with sports, Don Imus and his leering crew are surely droning on about stuff. His ratings are good enough among a very narrow demographic, though nothing to brag about.

And in the world of sports, where he is no longer part of the dialogue, he is not missed at all. The absence of racist wisecracks is always a good thing. In some ways, this could not have worked out better. Imus is still doing his thing, and his fans can find him if they wish. He can raise funds for his charity work. Meanwhile, WFAN is a better station without him. Boomer Esiason is one of the most pleasant listens on talk radio.

Everybody wins. Except those Rutgers basketball players. Click|Here

David Hinckley a Daily News Columnist actually does know something about Television and Radio, this is what he has to say regarding the Iman…

Some old hands move into new jobs

David Hinckley, New York Daily News

On the air, Don Imus completed a triumphant first year as morning host at WABC – where he scored higher ratings than he had when he was fired by WFAN in 2007. WABC added “Imus News Hour,” 5-6 a.m., hosted by Charles McCord. Click|Here

Who are you going to believe, Filip the FANny Kissing sports columnist or the award winning Television/Radio critic journalist extraordinaire David Hinckley?

Imus Country Christmas

Imus Christmas

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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!

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Imus Country Christmas Click|Here

 

Imus: Blacklash?

Imus Still Going One Year After the ‘Blacklash’

IMUS RETURNS

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

ChanX CliffsNotes

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.