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WCBS 880 Finally Makes the Move to Hudson Street

New home for WCBS 880 afternoon anchors Steve Scott (left) and Wayne Cabot (right)/Steve Scott

WCBS Newsradio 880 was the last holdout waiting to join its CBS Radio colleagues in the new TriBeCa studio complex. That wait is no more.

On Friday, after several days of training with the new equipment, WCBS-AM turned on the mic for the first time at the Hudson Square facilities.

Afternoon anchor Wayne Cabot, like most, wasn’t thrilled with leaving the Broadcast Center, where history and legendary figures met on a daily basis in the halls.

“But that melancholy evaporated the minute we walked through the glass doors and saw the elegance and class that went into every detail of our new newsroom,” Cabot tells FishbowlNY.

It was 2 p.m., a time that anchor Steve Scott typically anchors solo until station veteran Cabot pulls his chair alongside for the afternoon drive starting at 3 p.m.

For this special occasion, though, the longest-tenured anchor got preferential treatment. Cabot teamed with Scott starting at 2 p.m. to officially welcome the new locale. Cabot, who began at 880 on July 4, 1988, was given the honor of saying the first words from the new studios.

“Wayne’s a modest guy. I don’t think he really cared much, one way or the other,” Scott says. “But, for me, it was very cool to be there as his voice launched the new facility.”

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CBS Brings All-News to FM in D.C., Could NYC Be Next?

CBS Radio announces it’s launching an all-news FM station in Washington, D.C. after the new year, and it will have some New York blood. The station’s program director is Rob Sanchez, the longtime WCBS 880 Assistant Director of News and Programming.

But the question begs to be asked–would CBS consider programming an FM news station in New York, and waging a direct battle with Merlin’s FM newser 101.9/WEMP?

“We have no further announcements in regards to our all news stations at this time,” Karen Mateo, CBS Radio, SVP of Communications, tells FishbowlNY.  

Her statement could be cryptic, so FishbowlNY dug deeper.

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Exclusive: Cameron Swayze Discusses Leaving WCBS 880

After spending 22 years on the air at WCBS-AM, as we recently reported, legendary weekend morning anchor John Cameron Swayze Junior retired.

FishbowlNY made contact with Swayze (known to WCBS listeners simply as Cameron Swayze) for his exclusive comments since the retirement last month.

While it’s true that Swayze decided to walk away when his home in Westchester went on the market, he said that made it the right time in his life for a “new adventure.”

But Swayze was not cavalier with his decision.

“Radio is what I do and have done for 40 years and I have loved it with a passion.”

Once he made peace with the choice, he says doing the final broadcast was no problem.

“I tend not to look back,” Swayze says.

The veteran anchor won’t miss having to hear the alarm clock go off at 1 a.m. or “trying to survive a trip down the West Side Highway at 2 a.m navigating safely through the clutter of manic and stoned drivers.” Read more