77 WABC Radio announces that Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Donna Hanover, joins the on-air staff at the station. Andrew Giuliani will be a contributing friend on “Sid & Friends In the Morning,” hosted by Sid Rosenberg. In addition, Giuliani will also guest co-host the 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm “Cats At Night” show hosted by Red Apple Media CEO and WABC owner John Catsimatidis. Catsimatidis states, “I’m happy to welcome Andrew to our WABC family. After working in the White House and taking a run at the governorship of New York, Andrew brings an insider’s perspective on national, state, and local political issues to WABC Radio and its listeners.” Giuliani says, “It’s an honor to be a part of the #1 news/talk station in New York. WABC Radio is a combination of its rich history and incredible rebirth. I’m excited to get on the air and connect with the WABC Radio listeners in New York and around the world.” Giuliani was a special assistant to the president and associate director of the Office of Public Liaison during the Trump administration. In his position, he interfaced between the White House and business, nonprofit, and other groups, meeting with President Donald Trump up to four times a week. He also represented his office in White House meetings on the opioid crisis. A lifelong New Yorker, Giuliani ran for governor of New York in 2021.
Frank Morano, host of WABC, New York’s overnight show “The Other Side of Midnight” scored and delivered a superb interview with entertainment legend William Shatner last night (1/11) in which the iconic actor discusses his experience and views on the art of interviewing including poignant memories of his one-on-one encounter with Rush Limbaugh.
Morano tells TALKERS, “By way of background, I’m the world’s biggest William Shatner fan. I easily fit the fanboy category and depending on how you count, I may even fall into the groupie category. I’m a lifelong fan of everything he’s ever done from ‘Boston Legal’ to ‘TJ Hooker’ and everything in between. I’ve had the opportunity to interview Shatner a few times before and it’s always gone well, including a recent interview that [WABC owner] John Catsimatidis and I did with him about going to space. Anyway, this morning, I got to interview him about some upcoming screenings of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan that he’s hosting with an audience Q&A afterwards. I was planning on going to one of the New Jersey screenings because, like I said I’m a fan. It’s an interview that I’d been preparing my whole life for. Evidently, Shatner noticed. In the midst of the interview he actually invited me to join him on stage at the New Jersey performances (2/10-11) to help facilitate questions from the audience.” TALKERS publisher Michael Harrison describes Morano as one of “talk radio’s brightest rising young stars.” Harrison states, “Frank expands the scope of talk radio beyond just politics to include pop culture and human-interest stories that are extremely compelling and engaging. He also brings an unassuming innocence and joy of performing to the airwaves that we can all find inspirational.” WABC parent company, Red Apple Media recently launched Morano’s show into national syndication where it is now carried in Eastern Long Island, Maryland, Tennessee and Alaska. To listen to the William Shatner interview in its entirety, please click.
New York City television personality Ernie Anastos is joining Red Apple Media’s WABC-AM, New York to host the two-minute daily feature “Positively Ernie with Ernie Anastos” that will air in morning and afternoon drive, beginning today (1/9). The station says, “Focusing on a different topic every day, Anastos takes a look at the positive outcome of the stories that shape our world, including current events, social changes, new trends, life challenges, work, home, and lifestyle.” Red Apple Media CEO John Catsimatidis comments, “Everybody knows Ernie’s smiling face, friendly voice, and reputation as a top journalist in this great city. Now, Ernie is taking another look at our world and bringing us an opportunity to see the positive side of things.I’m delighted to welcome Ernie to
77 WABC where he will certainly attract many of his TV fans and radio listeners.” Anastos states, “It’s the right time. We always hear the bad and not often the good that comes out of the news. My passion has always been to inform, educate and inspire. I’m looking forward to sharing an uplifting take on the news with 77 WABC Radio listeners.” Anastos has served as a news anchor at WABC-TV, WCBS-TV, and WNYW-TV.