New York's oldest radio station, WOR (710 AM) bought by monolithic Clear Channel [View all]
Fears that syndicated hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity could displace mainstay John Gambling, WOR (710 AM), New York’s oldest radio station and one of its last remaining independents, will be purchased by radio goliath Clear Channel.
The news jolted the local radio community, leading to a blizzard of speculation on whether the new owners might at some point bring their syndicated hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity over from WABC.
It also caused concern among radio fans and listeners about the fate of morning host John Gambling, whose family has been on New York radio since 1925.
In announcing the deal Monday morning, Clear Channel CEO John Hogan gave no indication of personnel or format plans.