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Pat Kiernan to Host WABC Radio Show

Pat KiernanPat Kiernan, on our shortlist of Best New Yorkers Ever (also included: Action Bronson, Jerry Seinfeld), is getting a radio show.

The New York Times reports that WABC is shifting its programming to include local coverage, and Kiernan is accompanying the move:

Mr. Kiernan, who is on NY1 each weekday morning, said his show, which will include a co-host who has not been named, would be a recap of the major news and pop culture events of the day. He also emphasized the importance of local programming on the radio, as stations compete not only against one another but also against an ocean of media online.

Kiernan’s show — which debuts next Monday and will air each weekday at 5 pm — doesn’t have a name as of yet. We humbly suggest “Kiernan’s Corner.”

Our creative genius knows no bounds.

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Kara Swisher, Walt Mossberg Team With NBC for Re/code (TVNewser)
Following their split with Dow Jones, digital dynamos Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg and their team are partnering with the NBCUniversal News Group for their new venture called Revere Digital. Swisher and Mossberg are the co-CEOs of the new, technology-focused media company which will publish under the name Re/code. Windsor Media will also join Revere as an investing partner. NYT The business will closely resemble AllThingsD, the website and conference brand that Mossberg and Swisher — both prominent technology industry journalists — ran as part of News Corporation. Ties to the media giant were cut last year. PRNewser The AllThingsD name will be no more. Its former URL redirects to “Digits,” the WSJ‘s behind-the-paywall source for news on things that buzz and transmit data. Re/code Why have we chosen Re/code as the name for our new creation? Simply put: Because everything in tech and media is constantly being refreshed, renewed and reimagined. And this is the reinvention of ourselves. Reuters Re/code is just one of several new arrivals in the crowded tech media arena. Last year, Jessica Lessin, another Wall Street Journal reporter, also defected to launch The Information, a premium, subscription-based tech news site. Yahoo! is also preparing a consumer tech site with David Pogue, the former New York Times gadget reviewer. Poynter / MediaWire The Re/code Twitter account has about 9,000 followers as of 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, while @WSJD — previously @WSJtech, which seems to have been an automated feed — has 86,000. The transfer of power seems to have been peaceful, with the AllThingsD account referring followers to Recode.net. AllThingsD.com now redirects to WSJD.

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Bill Evans and Wife Charged with Assault and Disorderly Conduct

Bill Evans and his wife — Dana Evans — are both being charged with assault and disorderly conduct. Patch reports that the charges stem from an argument the couple had on May 4. Mrs. Evans sought out counseling, and it was suggested that she report the incident to local police. Their investigation led to the charges.

The couple are both expected to appear in Stamford, Connecticut court tomorrow, June 18.

“Connecticut law requires that the Police refer all reports of domestic arguments, no matter how minor, to the Superior Court, and the Greenwich Police actions Thursday were required by law,” read a statement issued by Mr. Evans’ lawyer. “We expect that Bill will be exonerated and this case will be quickly forgotten.”

Mrs. Evans’ lawyer explained, “Obviously divorces can get emotional and we expect Dana to be cleared of these charges in due time. The safety, privacy and welfare of her family continue to be her primary concern.”

Evans is the meteorologist for Channel 7′s morning show. He’s been with WABC for 23 years. The station had no comment.

NYC One-Ups LA Media with Latest Hockey Blunder

Well, it looks like Los Angeles isn’t the only media market that’s having trouble with the NHL playoffs.

According to WABC in New York City, the Los Angeles Kings are playing the New York Islanders — not the New Jersey Devils — in the Stanley Cup Final.

Feel better, CBS2, NBC4 and Fox 11?

[H/T Deadspin]

WABC Dancing Again to Number One in Weekly Ratings

Unlike in past seasons, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars has found a way to edge rival American Idol in the New York-based weekly prime time ratings.

Last week’s Dancing results show had the best result of them all–number one. The show generated an estimated 1.35 million WABC viewers with a 6.9 rating, according to Nielsen.

The previous night’s competition had a second-place finish with 1.3 million viewers and 6.6 rating. Dancing also notched an eighth-place finish (857,000/4.4).

Fox’s Idol suffered a “disappointing” number three showing for the one-hour elimination (1.25 million/6.4) and the other episode ranked fourth (1.2 million/6.1).

As for NBC’s singing show, The Voice, it dropped to a 12th-place tie (721,000/3.7).

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WABC/Channel 7 Wins February Sweeps in All Time Slots

The February sweeps came and went, but the results are the same for WABC/Channel 7. The station was tops among total viewers for the sweeps period that concluded Wednesday.

Starting before dawn, WABC maintained its success with Eyewitness News This Morning. Led by anchors Lori Stokes and Ken Rosato, and meteorologist Bill Evans, the broadcast was the city’s number one at 4:30 in Households rating and among Adults 25 to 54. In the 5 a.m. hour, the trio was tops once again in the Households.

WABC crushed the competition (WNBC and WCBS) at noon with a 52 percent lead over its closest rival in Households. Additionally, the Stokes, Rosato, and Evans newscast kept its strong advantage in the Adults 25 to 54 and Women 25 to 54 demographics.

At 4 p.m., WABC tied for the top spot in the pivotal Adults 25 to 54 race. The newscast, which debuted last summer, was second in the Households to Judge Judy on WCBS.

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Phil Boyce, Former 77 WABC Programmer, Joins Salem Communications

Phil Boyce, who enjoyed a long run as 77 WABC program director, has been named VP of Salem Communications Spoken Word Format.

One of those stations under his jurisdiction is New York’s The Apple/970 WNYM. The talk station’s morning and afternoon host, the only local weekday presence, is Curtis Sliwa.

That means Boyce will once again be connected to Sliwa. It was Boyce, who teamed Sliwa and Ron Kuby for morning drive at WABC in 1996.

Boyce, who also ran the ABC Radio and Citadel News/Talk division, according to All Access, starts in the new position today.

WCBS/Channel 2 Cuts Ties with Veteran Reporter Magee Hickey

Perhaps you missed it last week–Magee Hickey, the longtime WCBS/Channel 2 reporter did not have her contract renewed. Hickey, a New York mainstay for three decades, was in her second stint at WCBS.

Hickey, who refused FishbowlNY an interview, told the Daily News last week, “I wanted to stay there, but it was a choice others made about me.”

Hickey had stops at WNEW/Channel 5 (pre-WNYW days), WNBC, and WABC.

She also worked at WCBS from 1994 to 1996, when she was fired along with six other on-air colleagues. The “massacre” as it became known, was orchestrated by then-news director (now WPIX news director) Bill Carey.

Hickey, though, returned to Channel 2 in 2003.

Hickey tells the Daily News that she’s exploring other oppportunities.

New York Stations Carry Mayor Bloomberg Snow Response

From the “Here We Go Again Department,” several more than 10 inches of snow fell in Central Park through the overnight.

As familiar as the snow falling has been this season, so are the reporters gathered throughout the tri-state to assess the situation.

Another mainstay of the winter weather has been Mayor Bloomberg. Once again, New York’s TV stations were ready to take the mayor’s storm update live at 10 a.m. 

As our sister site TVSpy reports, WABC, WCBS, and WNYW stayed with expanded snow coverage following Bloomberg’s status report.

Jets Playoff Stunner Tops Weekly Ratings

As the New York Jets held on Sunday night for a riveting victory against their long-standing rival Patriots, fans flocked to WCBS in tremendous numbers.

As expected, the game was number one for the week, according to the Nielsen Company, with an estimated 3.7 million and 18.5 rating.

Viewers stuck around for the 15-minute post-show. It pulled in 3 million with a 15.2 rating and good enough for second place.

Following the Jets coverage, 60 Minutes aired at 8 p.m., an hour later than usual. No matter, the newsmagazine was 4th with 1.6 million and an 8.3 rating.

Back to football, though.

Fox (WNYW) got into the act with their Saturday prime time matchup between the Packers and Falcons. The game took 5th place (1.5 million/7.5), while the 30-minute wrap-up was number 6 (1.3 million/6.8).

Sunday night’s Golden Globes on NBC scored high in New York with a third-place showing (1.7 million/8.7).

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