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Don Imus announces date of his radio show's final episode

Don Imus announces date of his radio show's final episode”

The WABC host announced on his program today that although his contract runs through the end of 2018, he and station owner Cumulus Broadcasting had agreed to end the deal at the end of March.

"Imus in the Morning" is coming to an end.

Imus' contract was slated to end in December, but the syndicator of his show, Cumulus Media, filed for bankruptcy last year and chose to move on from Imus sooner rather than pay him millions of dollars to finish out the year, the veteran host explained.

"Imus in the Morning" has been broadcast on various stations since 1971 - most recently New York's WABC, which first began airing the show in late 2007.

IMUS, 77, has been on NY radio since joining WNBC-A/NEW YORK from WGAR-A/CLEVELAND in DECEMBER 1971, with the exception if 1977-79, when he was sacked by WNBC and worked at WHK-A/CLEVELAND. In addition to WABC, the program has called WNBC and WFAN home in the past. Earlier that year, he was sacked by WFAN Radio in NY for making racist comments about the Rutgers Women's Basketball team. Incidentally, back then MSNBC turned to a young, upcoming team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to quickly replace Imus in the morning television slot and well... thanks a lot, Imus.



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