Showing posts with label WABC RADIO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WABC RADIO. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 06, 2018


Curtis Sliwa And Rita Cosby

NEW YORK, NY - February 6, 2018  – 77 WABC Radio announces the powerhouse pairing of quintessential New York host Curtis Sliwa and acclaimed Emmy-winning journalist Rita Cosby for the dynamic new talk show “Curtis + Cosby”, debuting Tuesday, February 6, from 12-3pm on 77 WABC Radio in New York City.

The “Curtis + Cosby” show brings together two renowned New York natives and experienced broadcasters for the first time: Curtis Sliwa, the iconic founder of the Guardian Angels and Rita Cosby, the award-winning TV/Radio host and best-selling author. Sliwa enters his fourth year hosting Middays on 77 WABC. Cosby continues as 77 WABC Political Editor, expanding upon her role since 2014 hosting the Gracie Award-winning “Election Central” and “The Rita Cosby Show”.

Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Media-New York, said, “Curtis and Rita are larger than life personalities and exceptional hosts who really understand what makes New York tick. Our listeners, our advertisers, and our staff are excited about the show.”

Craig Schwalb, WABC Program Director, said, “This is basically a New York dream team. Two veteran New York broadcasters and celebrated New York personalities that our listeners simply adore. It’s an incredible combination.”

Rita Cosby, WABC Host and Political Editor, said, “I am thrilled to co-host the brand new ‘Curtis + Cosby’ show with my longtime friend, radio superstar Curtis Sliwa. With such an unprecedented barrage of endless news topics, now is the perfect time for us to join forces and engage our listeners in a way you will hear nowhere else.”

Curtis Sliwa, Co-Host of “Curtis + Cosby”, said: “This is an actual first in a large radio market. Two Polish Americans who are teamed together. Rita has reported from throughout the world and has made solid contacts with newsmakers and cultural figures that she has brought to the microphones of 77 WABC. And in this age of "ME TOO", she brings a female voice to our talk radio industry that has been sorely missed.”

About Cumulus Media

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (PINK: CMLSQ) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 446 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit

Photo Courtesy Of: WABC / Cumulus Media

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Rita Cosby

Tomaczek Bednarek With Paul Ferguson, Rita Cosby,
Dominic Chianese And Kelly Wright

WABC Radio's Political Editor Rita Cosby hosted a blockbuster evening this month featuring top political guests and entertainers.

Ann Coulter & Rita Cosby
The sold-out crowd packed Delmonico's Kitchen in New York City and were treated to Cosby's dynamic personality and great political insight as well as a surprise interview from then GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson, who told the captivated audience some big news... why he was about to leave the race. Political firebrand Ann Coulter stirred up the crowd when she discussed her controversial views on Donald Trump and immigration, even taking questions from both sides of the political aisle. The fabulous evening also included great singing by Sopranos' star Dominic Chianese, Fox News Host Kelly Wright and Tomaczek Bednarek, as well as an amazing guitar rendition of "Purple Rain" by Paul "Sequence" Ferguson. Ferguson and Cosby also spoke about supporting veterans and remembering the cost of freedom for America and the world. Attendees raved about the powerful, patriotic evening from beginning to end.

Friday, June 06, 2014


Rita Cosby Has Historic
Conversation With The Pope

Rita Cosby's Conversation With Pope Francis

Rita Cosby With Pope Francis

TV journalist and WABC Radio host Rita Cosby was granted a rare audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican in Rome on June 4, 2014, becoming one of the first American journalists to talk with the new Pontiff.

Among topics discussed, she asked him about his possible role as Mideast peacemaker. Her conversation comes on the verge of a monumental meeting set to take place this Sunday at the Pope's Vatican apartment with both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, both of whom Cosby has also met.

The surprise invitation to both presidents for a prayer summit this weekend was extended during the Pope's recent three day visit to the Middle East. which included celebrating Mass in Bethlehem’s Manger Square.

Although she has interviewed more than 20 world leaders, including five US Presidents, Cosby called the opportunity to speak to Pope Francis "One of the greatest moments of my life." She said, "He was extremely engaging and approachable. It is clear he cares deeply about peace in the Mideast and would like to do anything he can to assist this very difficult process."

Cosby was live from Rome last night and talked about her conversation on 77 WABC Radio New York on her 5pm show which she co-hosts with NY1's Pat Kiernan. Cosby had previously met with Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II.

Photos Courtesy Of:  L'Osservatore Romano

Sunday, May 25, 2014


Rosanna Scotto With Rita Cosby And Greg Kelly

Emmy-Winning TV Host Rita Cosby had a full court press on her first day on WABC Radio.

Fox 5 New York's morning team of Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto announced the big launch and touted her many exclusive interviews, which include twenty world leaders and countless A-list celebrities.

The legendary newsgal has joined NY1's Pat Kiernan in the key 5-6pm afternoon drivetime slot on WABC, the most listened to radio station in the country.

Cosby's new move was profiled in all the top papers and major online sites, and is getting rave reviews.