A New York City radio station is officially signing on with new ownership.
TALKRADIO 77 WABC has been acquired by Red Apple Media Inc., a subsidiary of Red Apple Group, Inc. which owns and operates assets in the energy, real estate, finance, insurance, and supermarket industries.
“We look forward to working with this legendary New York staple radio station with all of its employees and talent,” said John Catsimatidis, Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Apple Group. “It is exciting for our company to be stepping into the broadcasting industry with WABC as the anchor for our growing media assets.”
77 WABC originally began broadcasting in Newark, New Jersey as WJZ in 1921. Since then, 77 WABC has served the greater metropolitan area from New York City as the flagship station with hosts Mark Levin and John Batchelor; is the radio home for Bernard McGuirk, Sid Rosenberg, Curtis Sliwa and Juliet Huddy, Brian Kilmeade, The Ben Shapiro Show and Red Eye Radio.
“This is truly a great day for 77 WABC, its listeners and advertising partners. We’re thrilled that John Catsimatidis, a true New Yorker, has acquired WABC and are excited to move forward together into the bright future of talk radio in New York City,” said Chad Lopez, Vice President/Market Manager of 77 WABC. “John’s passion for radio, along with his appreciation of the rich history of the station, makes this partnership ideal as we work together to give New York City what it deserves: the best News-Talk station in the tri-state.”
77 WABC is continuing its current programming lineup. For more information, visit: www.wabcradio.com.