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The Apple’s Curtis Sliwa Drops Saturday Morning Shift

Curtis Sliwa, a workaholic to be sure, is giving up his Saturday morning show on 970 The Apple/WNYM, effective immediately.  

Sliwa is the station’s local linchpin, hosting four hours each morning and co-hosting a couple more hours in the drive home.

The opinionated Sliwa, though, is not looking to just lounge in bed. He told his listeners this morning that due to the rise of crime in New York City, he and his fellow Guardian Angels will don the world famous uniform to patrol the streets.

“He’s been so busy,” WNYM program director Peter Thiele tells FishbowlNY. “Something had to give.”

Thiele says ”maybe in the future” he’ll air taped “Best of” Sliwa segments in the 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday slot.

Thiele says Jeffrey Lichtman, a former attorney for John Gotti Jr., has been been removed from his 10 a.m. to noon show. But Thiele hopes to find a better time for the program.

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