77 WABC brings Larry Mendte to Sunday nights

By on Jul, 23 2014 with Comments 0

wabcCumulus’ 77 WABC NYC announced the addition of The Larry Mendte Show to Sunday nights, 7 pm to 9 pm, starting this weekend. Mendte is a familiar voice to the New York metro area, having most recently been a contributor to WPIX-TV’s nightly newscast, producing commentaries that showcased Mendte’s strong opinions on a wide range of topics. Returning to New York on 77 WABC allows Mendte to expand upon these commentaries, talk about New York’s biggest stories, and speak to Tri-State listeners with warmth, wit, and honesty that New York listeners have come to expect from Mendte and 77 WABC.

Mendte’s commentaries at WPIX-TV are credited with helping to pass the 9/11 First Responder’s Health and Compensation Bill. As one of the nation’s most honored broadcasters, Mendte won four New York Emmy awards for his PIX commentaries, giving him a total of 90 regional Emmy awards for his 30 years in broadcasting. He also has 6 Edward R. Murrow Awards and a National Sigma Delta Chi Award.

Said 77 WABC PD Craig Schwalb: “The addition of Larry Mendte to our roster of trusted New York personalities makes Sunday nights on 77 WABC an appealing and exciting destination for our listeners.”

Added Mendte: “77 WABC is an iconic radio station with some of the biggest names in talk radio.  I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Previously, Mendte hosted a successful morning radio talk show on WWIQ-FM in 2012, and was the 6 and 11 PM anchor at KYW, the CBS television station in Philadelphia. Mendte earned 40 of his regional Emmy Awards in Philly, a record four of them in the “Best Anchor” category.

Mendte also hosts a television news and public affairs show for Me TV in Philadelphia. The show will soon air in New York on Me TV.

The Larry Mendte Show will air Sundays each week and is streamed live on wabcradio.com.

About The Author: Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.

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