A brief history of the station
77WABC's 50,000 watt clear-channel signal covers the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and can be heard in 38 states and Canada at night! Two years after its debut, WABC-AM - then known as WJZ - moved from a small studio in New Jersey to New York City in May of 1923. In 1953 the flagship station of the American Broadcasting Company, operating on 50,000 watts of power, changed its call letters to WABC. A decade later, the station introduced an exciting and innovative format called "The Sound of New York," commonly referred to as "Top40." Growth continued for WABC, and by 1976 it boasted a weekly audience of more that 5 million listeners.
Times change, and WABC changed with them. In May of 1982, the station switched to a talk format By the early 1990's, WABC had carved a niche for itself as a personality-driven talk radio station. In February of 1996, ABC merged with The Walt Disney Company, which only strengthened WABC committment to radio excellence. With two of the world's leading entertainment and media companies joining forces, the combined conglomerate is a dynamic force reaching audiences worldwide and providing them with unparalleled news, information and entertainment both inside and outside the home.
From it's heyday as the pioneer of "Top 40" radio, to its success as the most-listened-to talk radio station in the country, WABC continues to reflect the spirit, energy, and excitement that is New York! Today WABC and its sister station, 95.5 PLJ are run by the Cumulus Media.
77 WABC is now not only heard on terrestrial radio, but can be streamed worldwide on-line. It is the number one streamed radio station in America!
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If you would like to contact someone at 77WABC, please refer to the following, or use the form below:
STUDIO CALL-IN NUMBERS (to go on air and speak with show hosts during their program)
Geraldo Rivera: 1-800-848-WABC
Rush Limbaugh: 1-800-282-2882
Sean Hannity: 1-800-941-SEAN (7326)
Mark Levin: 1-877-381-3811
Red Eye Radio: 1-866-90-REDEYE
Larry Kudlow: 1-888-KUDLOW-2
77 WABC Weekend Programming: 1-800-848-WABC
77 WABC Contest Line: 212-268-WABC
Main Phone Number: 1-212-613-3800
Advertising Inquiries: 1-212-613-3836
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WABC, Breaking News & Stimulating Talk: from it's heyday as the pioneer of "Top 40" radio, to its success as the most-listened-to talk radio station in the country, WABC continues to reflect the spirit, energy, and excitement that is New York!
New York's exclusive 77WABC is heard in 38 states and Canada, drawing in listeners between the ages of twenty-five and sixty-four! With coverage like this your business has the opportunity to reach a broad affluent future consumer. So what is the delay; let your message be heard!
WABC's Most Listened To Hosts:
Don Imus- Named by Time Magazine as one of the "Top 25 most influential" people. Along with four Marconi awards to back his success.
Rush Limbaugh- Remains America's most listened-to radio talk show host, with a devoted audience of millions!
Mark Levin- his top rated show on WABC has made him one of America's preeminent conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers.
Sean Hannity- is heard by roughly 13.5 million loyal listeners a week making him the second most listened to talk show host in America, according to Talkers Magazine. Hannity has received two Marconi Awards and is a three-time repeated winner of the Radio & Records National Talk Show Host of The Year Award ('03, '04, '05).