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Not Quite, WABC & Citadel VP Phil Boyce Backs Imus 


WABC and Citadel Broadcasting Corp. Vice President Phil Boyce said Imus would be explaining his comments on his Tuesday morning show and it was unlikely the broadcasters would take disciplinary action against him.

Boyce said Imus had explained his words in a private conversation Monday afternoon and the explanation was satisfactory.

“I think some people may be misunderstanding what he meant,” said Boyce

Guys from ESPN do some real reporting, they go to WABC Radio for management reaction. Novel Idea!

Couple of differences between now and April ’07:

  • Talk radio now knows how to defend itself against these type of attacks.
  • Management stepped in immediately and defended Imus.
  • Dick Gregory appears on the show and defends Imus.
  • Imus is not on going on the Sharpton apology tour.
  • Pacman Jones is not an innocent bystander.
  • Then there is that pesky I-Nation thing.

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Since the debut of the new Imus in the Morning program on the radio all around the country and on RFD-TV (just one more cow, baby), there have been countless comparisons made by some who feel the show has been taken to a drastically different place, some who claim they are loyal listeners, and some who will simply be called the newcomers.

There has been a vocal discussion by some members of the online community about the new format, centering on the additions and modifications to the cast, and the lack of some old characters returning, such as “Senator Kennedy” and “Cardinal Egan”, to name a few. The claim has been made that Imus is no longer the Imus they used to watch before April of last year – the Imus who couldn’t finish a sentence with disparaging someone or something is gone. Others feel content with having their favorite morning show back on the air, in whatever form it may come. (more…)

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