• Cumulus News-Talk 77 WABC/New York announces the powerhouse pairing of two well known New York media personalities — Curtis Sliwa and Rita Cosby are the new hosts of (wait for it…) Curtis + Cosby, which debuts Tuesday, February 6, from 12-3pm. Sliwa, the founder of the famed Guardian Angels, enters his fourth year hosting middays on WABC. Cosby, the award-winning TV/radio host and best-selling author continues as WABC’s Political Editor.
Chad Lopez, VP/Market Manager of 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.” WABC PD Craig Schwalb commented, “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.”
Cosby said, “I’m 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.” Eagerly returning Cosby’s love-volley, Sliwa 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.”