This was an effort by the left to dictate what content can go out over talk radio. It was successful. Like Imus or not, it is not about him. Recently the left wingers in the Democratic Party have gone after Limbaugh. It will be interesting to see if Imus comes back a gelding.
BY NEIL BEST NewsDay
10:25 PM EDT, October 2, 2007
Imus fans: Your wait is almost over!
Citadel Broadcasting is close to finalizing a contract with Don Imus that would bring the controversial radio host back to the airwaves, a person familiar with the discussions said Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear from where Imus would be heard, but Citadel owns WABC in New York, making its morning slot a logical destination. It also owns WPLJ-FM.
Currently the ABC spot is occupied by Ron Kuby and Curtis Sliwa.
Citadel and its chief executive, Farid Suleman, have been rumored to be interested in Imus for months, and WABC long has been considered a logical platform for him to launch a comeback.
He would bring along his longtime newsman, Charles McCord, who last appeared on WFAN Aug. 31. Less clear is what role, if any, a more controversial member of Imus' old crew, Bernard McGuirk, would play. One possibility is a nonspeaking role as a producer/writer.
Imus was fired by CBS Radio and removed from WFAN April 12, eight days after making comments that many regarded as sexist and/or racist directed at the Rutgers women's basketball team . His show also had been simulcast on MSNBC.