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77 WABC and NY Observer Announce Partnership

77 WABC Radio and The New York Observer are teaming up to share content. As part of the deal, Observer staffers will appear on WABC’s programs and highlight WABC reports in print, while WABC will tease upcoming Observer issues and features.

“As a lifelong talk-radio addict, I am thrilled we’re joining with New York’s leading news-talk station,” said the Observer’s editor, Ken Kurson, in a statement. “The Observer and 77 WABC share a passion for this great city and this partnership will help us both tell the city’s stories.”

WABC listeners can hear Observer previews on “The Ride Home with Pat Kiernan and Rita Cosby” and Observer features on “The News Hour with Noam Laden.”

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Pat Kiernan Finds His Radio Co-Host

RitaCosbyHeadshotAfter launching The Ride Home in January, Pat Kiernan says he and his 77 WABC Radio producers had many discussions about the right person to bring on as co-host. Today, that person has been officially declared.

Brooklyn native and Emmy winner Rita Cosby will join the 5-6 p.m. weekday program beginning this Wednesday. From today’s announcement:

“I am so delighted to join my friend and NY1 icon Pat Kiernan along with the rest of the 77 WABC family,” said Cosby. “While I’ve been fortunate to cover the biggest national and international stories for years, there’s nothing better than covering stories that touch the very cornerstone of my own neighborhood and place of birth, New York City.”

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Torch-Passing, TVNewser Style

stelter_times_061207.jpgFor a couple hours, the back room at Michael’s was transformed into a television news executive bender, a happy hour in honor of our outgoing TVNewser, Brian Stelter [right], and incoming TVNewser, er, ‘Newsers: Chris Ariens, Diane Clehane, Alissa Kinsky and Philadelphia Inquirer TV columnist and Katie Couric nemesis Gail Shister.

Some of those who showed to fete Stelter and co.: Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, NBC News president Steve Capus, Joe Scarborough, MSNBC anchors Contessa Brewer (ED NOTE: Brewer has yet to visit Dan Abrams‘ party house in the Hamptons) and Amy Robach, Rita Cosby, Gil “Stanley Bing” Schwartz, CBS’ Jeff Greenfield, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and business correspondent Ali Velshi, MSNBC producer Tammy Haddad, NY1′s Pat Kiernan, former CBS honcho Andrew Heyward, BusinessWeek columnist (and husband to our multimillionaire boss) Jon Fine, Jeff Jarvis, CNN anchor John Roberts, Page Six‘s Corynne Steindler, well-rested Observer columnist Michael Calderone, CNBC senior VP Jonathan Wald, Inside Edition‘s Sarah Rubenstein, Radar‘s Jeff Bercovici, HuffPo’s Rachel Sklar (whose date for the evening was 19-year-old CBS News intern Eric Kuhn), Broadcasting & Cable‘s Max Robins and Caroline Palmer (who, Robins says, is leaving B&C to become Vogue‘s Web editor), CNBC VP Josh Howard, Good Day New York host Ron Corning, Freud Communications’ Lisa Dallos, Marketwatch’s Jon Friedman and the omnipresent Julia Allison, who said she had been up since 5:00AM talking about Lindsay Lohan. Her take: “She should just kill herself already, before she kills someone else.”

Notable no-shows: Abrams, Katie, Charlie, Greta Van Susteren, Jon Stewart and Stelter supporter and former CNNer Aaron Brown.

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