Thursday, May 1, 2008


Congratulations to my friend and former colleague John Gambling for landing back on the airwaves in New York radio after a short Hiatus. John will be hosting the morning show on WOR, where his grandfather started a 75-year family dynasty on the airwaves. Joe Bartlett will anchor the news and Donna Hanover will contribute to the show in a much smaller capacity.

I spent several great years anchoring the news on John's show at WABC and I can tell you in the days and weeks leading up to the Citadel layoffs, we saw the writing on the wall. But, John would always tell me how much he enjoyed working at WABC.

Keep in mind, John was fired from WOR in what appeared to be a cost cutting move, before he landed at WABC, where again he was fired in a cost-cutting move. Despite this, hats off to the management at WOR for doing what was right, not just to give a respectable broadcaster his show back, but for in one giant leap, greatly improving the line up at WOR, what I often refer to as "the little engine that could." Good luck, John.

If you'd like to see John interview on FOX 5's "Good Day New York" you can click on this link or copy and paste it to your browser.



  1. Hi George. I too look forward to the return of Gambling, and I'm particularly looking forward to the beginning of the Gambling-Imus war as the two take potshots at each other across the dial. In the evening it's fun when Levin and Savage occasionally take shots at one another.

    Levin: Unlike the other guy I don't have a nervous breakdown on the air every night.
    Savage: I'm not going to talk about that. If you want to hear that go to the screecher on the other station.

    It's going to be so much fun when Gambling and Imus start hurling nasty insults at one another.

  2. Glad John is comming back wish you were going to be with him. I miss the ols ABC line up.

  3. Oh George, the only way this could be better is if you were joining the team! I have a morning show again!


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