MSNBC President Rick Kaplan and WFAN Vice President/General Manager Lee Davis today announced that WFAN Radio's "Imus in the Morning" program will begin broadcasting from MSNBC world headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey on Monday, February 7 at 6 a.m. (ET). "Imus in the Morning" airs on Infinity Broadcasting's WFAN (AM 660) from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. (ET) and is simulcast on MSNBC from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (ET).
Imus and his morning show newsman Charles McCord will make the move to Secaucus while executive producer Bernard McGuirk and morning show regular Sid Rosenberg will remain in WFAN's Astoria studios. MSNBC's morning anchor Amy Robach will give periodic live news updates during MSNBC's simulcast of the "Imus in the Morning" show.
MSNBC began telecasting the wildly popular radio program in September of 1996. Nationally syndicated to 90 markets nationwide, the program focuses on current events, humor and satire, and boasts a guest roster that is a veritable "who's who" of political figures, journalists and newsmakers. Known for his quick wit, sharp tongue and adroit interviewing skills, Imus has developed an extensive and loyal following over the course of his successful radio career.
"Don Imus is simply without equal in the world of radio broadcasting and we could not be more thrilled that he has decided to make the move to broadcast from MSNBC headquarters," said Kaplan. "Imus in the Morning" is a perfect blend of humor, news and information and Imus' fascination with politics and world events makes his program the smartest on the dial."
"Imus, WFAN and MSNBC have been a great team for many years and we are excited to expand this partnership," said Davis. "The quality of the radio show will be as strong as ever and now the TV broadcast will be enhanced as well."
"Imus in the Morning" began in New York in 1971 after stints in Los Angeles and Cleveland. The program is nationally syndicated by Infinity Broadcasting/Westwood One Radio.
"Imus in the Morning" is a production of WFAN Radio. Bernard McGuirk is the Executive Producer of "Imus in the Morning" on WFAN. Tom Bowman is Executive Producer of MSNBC's simulcast of "Imus in the Morning." Mark Effron is Vice President, News Daytime Programming, MSNBC and Rick Kaplan is President, MSNBC.