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Last month, Cumulus officially completed its acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting. That led to the other shoe dropping yesterday with several layoffs at New York’s Cumulus stations 77 WABC and WPLJ.
All Access reports that as many as 15 staffers combined from the two stations were let go Friday.
Among the notables, WPLJ longtime overnight DJ Dave Stewart, who not only ends an era at WPLJ (22 years), but he was one of the last remaining live overnight jocks in New York.
Stewart will now concentrate on his syndicated show Retrostars.
FishbowlNY attempted to reach Stewart for a comment.
Over at WABC, Sunday host Mancow Muller did not survive the cuts, although he still has a weekday job as morning host on the Chicago-based Talk Radio Network. Muller was hired by WABC program director Laurie Cantillo in September 2010.
Newsweek compiled its Power 50, a list of the highest-earning political figures of 2010.
The grouping, gathered by intelligence and research firm Wealth-X, includes several big name media personalities.
Rush Limbaugh is atop the list. Limbaugh’s estimated earnings are $58.7 million. He is heard weekdays on WABC Radio from noon to 3 p.m. as part of his nationally syndicated show.
Glenn Beck, whose syndicated program is heard from 9 a.m. to noon on WOR Radio, is number two. His estimated earnings are listed at $33 million. (Beck also hosts a show each day on Fox News Channel.)
Sean Hannity secured number three on the “Power” list. The WABC afternoon drive host (syndicated through Citadel Media) made $22 million in 2010.
Also syndicated with Citadel Media is Don Imus. The legendary morning man, who is number seven, pulled in $11 million.
Additionally, Mark Levin made Newsweek‘s survey. The evening show host, heard locally on WABC, tied for 13th with an estimated $5 million.
President Obama, who many of the above consistently railed against, was tied for 19th (with Bill Maher), earning $4 million in 2010.
Mattera, 27, is the youngest editor of a national periodical, Human Events. He also is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation.
“Our listeners have embraced Jason’s political acumen, mischievous style, and New York sense of humor,” WABC program director Laurie Cantillo said in a statement.
Mattera is perhaps best known for his ambush interviews of prominent Washington politicos such as Charlie Rangel; the video takedowns have gone viral and made him an internet legend.
“Growing up in New York, I can’t begin to explain what an honor it is to host a show on the great 77 WABC. I can’t wait to get started,” Mattera said.
In honor of his 40th anniversary in New York radio, Bob Grant is being honored by 77 WABC-AM on Monday.
Calling it Bob Grant Day, the station, which Grant calls home for a third time, will have a salute to the legendary talk show host.
Mark Simone hosts the two-hour on-air roast of Grant from 10 a.m. to noon.
The station also says you can expect some surprise guests from the history of New York radio.
Fans are welcome to call and share their memories of Grant.
Bob Grant Day will be streamed online at www.wabcradio.com. Additionally, WABC will produce a behind-the-scenes video of the event that will be available later Monday on their website.
Grant, 81, started the New York portion of his illustrious career on September 20, 1970 at WMCA. He had a memorable stint doing afternoons at WABC from 1984-1996, along with two gigs down the dial at WOR-AM.
Grant returned to WABC in September 2009 to host Sunday afternoons from noon to 2 p.m.
Rudy Giuliani on Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes last night:
“We still have to formally announce it and do a few more things, but this about as close as you’re going to get. … Today, we just took another step toward running for president. It’s a big step, an important one.”
How did the show get the interview? An unconfirmed but interesting tip:
To get an easy interview, Rudy Giuliani cut a secret deal with Fox News to be interviewed last night ONLY BY SEAN HANNITY. Alan Colmes sat in the studio and didn’t participate.
UPDATE: Not true, says Fox News.