Don Imus Returning to Radio
To the surprise of perhaps no one but Matt Drudge, Don Imus is getting another shot at talk radio.
In a dramatic and dazzling career rebound, controversial radio host Don Imus has secured a deal returning him to the airwaves on December 3 — this time on the nation’s most listened to talk station, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned!
“Imus In The Morning” will make a high-impact resurrection on WABC in New York City, top sources reveal. “We’ll have him on a standard 40-second delay,” a studio source explains. “Don is rested, humbled, and ready for war!”
Specific terms of the deal will not be released, but the host, who was fired by CBS and MSNBC after making disparaging comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team, has inked a eight-figure, multiyear contract with WABC parent company, CITADEL BROADCASTING.
But who will his GUESTS be? Will senators come on? Presidential candidates? Tim Russert? Anna Quindlen? Who’s the guest now? WILL THE ELITES TURN THEIR BACK ON HIM?
My guess is that, while they’ll be timid at first, THE ELITES WILL BE BACK. People who liked Imus before the Rutgers incident will CONTINUE TO LIKE HIM, which means he’ll have a HUGE AUDIENCE again. Politicians aren’t going to turn down an opportunity to talk to millions of the most politically active voters over a comedy bit gone wrong.