In a development that’s only slightly amusing, Guardian Angels founder / Gotti nemesis Curtis Sliwa — who famously referred to the transgendered as “transformers” — might lose his radio gig to an A-list purveyor of hate fuckery. From Newsday’s Neil Best :
Citadel Broadcasting is close to finalizing a contract with Don Imus that would bring the controversial radio host back to the airwaves, a person familiar with the discussions said Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear from where Imus would be heard, but Citadel owns WABC in New York, making its morning slot a logical destination. It also owns WPLJ-FM.
Currently the ABC spot is occupied by Ron Kuby and Curtis Sliwa (above).
Citadel and its chief executive, Farid Suleman, have been rumored to be interested in Imus for months, and WABC long has been considered a logical platform for him to launch a comeback.
He would bring along his longtime newsman, Charles McCord, who last appeared on WFAN Aug. 31. Less clear is what role, if any, a more controversial member of Imus’ old crew, Bernard McGuirk, would play. One possibility is a nonspeaking role as a producer/writer.