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New York's 710 WOR Announces Debut of New Morning Show

New York, NY – January 20, 2015 – 710 WOR-AM, iHeartMedia New York’s legendary news talk station, announced today the debut of its new morning show, "Len Berman and Todd Schnitt in the Morning," which will broadcast weekdays from 6-10:00 a.m., beginning Jan. 26, 2015.

"Len Berman and Todd Schnitt in the Morning" will focus on New York and feature interactive programming, showcasing what local listeners are talking about in news, sports, entertainment and pop culture.

Len Berman and Todd Schnitt are two veteran broadcasters and native New Yorkers. Berman is an Emmy-Award winning sportscaster and New York Times Best Selling Author who has covered just about every major sports event including multiple Super Bowls, World Series and Olympics during his 40-year career in broadcasting. He was a long-time sports anchor for WNBC-TV and creator of “Spanning the World,” a monthly collection of sports bloopers, which is a long time staple on NBC’s Today Show. In addition, Berman was inducted into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Schnitt is an award-winning nationally syndicated radio talk show host heard on over 50 stations nationwide, which he'll continue to host via the show's flagship station WFLA Tampa. He previously hosted the very successful "MJ Morning Show," which ran for 18 years in Tampa on WFLZ and included affiliates in Atlanta, St. Louis, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach and Ft. Myers. In addition, Schnitt has won numerous national awards from Billboard Magazine, Radio and Records and is currently listed at No. 19 on the “Heavy 100,” a list of the most important radio talk show hosts in America by Talkers Magazine.

"Len Berman is the perfect co-host, he is a well-known New Yorker and brings a ton of wit, wisdom and street smarts to the microphone," said Schnitt. "Together we are very excited to construct a new local, engaging and entertaining morning show for New York."

"I've been fortunate to broadcast for some historic stations and am thrilled to add the iconic WOR to that list," said Berman. "Todd Schnitt has made his mark as a fresh creative voice in many markets and I'm confident he'll do the same in New York."

"Len is a well-known sports reporter and this opportunity will also showcase his other skills and personality," said Joe Puglise, Market President, iHeartMedia New York. "Listeners will immediately engage with Todd’s quick wit and creative take on the things that impact New Yorkers."

"This is the entertaining, informative and locally focused morning show that New Yorkers have been waiting for," said Thea Mitchem, Senior Vice President of Programming, iHeartMedia. "We are confident the show will quickly become an essential part of New Yorkers' mornings."

The Todd Schnitt portion of the deal was brokered by Gabe Hobbs Media, LLC of St. Petersburg, Florida.

WOR 2015 Line-up Includes:

•Len Berman and Todd Schnitt in the Morning 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
•Mark Simone 10 a.m. – Noon
•Rush Limbaugh Noon – 3 p.m.
•Sean Hannity 3p.m. – 6 p.m.
•The WOR Sports Zone with Pete McCarthy 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
•Dave Ramsey 9 p.m. – Midnight

As the flagship radio station of the New York Mets, WOR is New York's oldest radio station and one of the country's top rated talk stations. Founded in 1922, it was one of the first radio stations in America to use directional antenna to increase the scope and range of its broadcast; was the first AM radio station in New York to broadcast with HD radio technology; and is one of the best radio broadcast signals in the U.S. Fans can listen to WOR 710 AM on-air, on the station's website wor710.com, as well as on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's all-in-one digital radio service.

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About iHeartMedia New York:
iHeartMedia New York owns and operates WAXQ-FM; WHTZ-FM; WKTU-FM; WLTW-FM; WWPR-FM; WOR-AM; and is part of iHeartMedia. With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 859 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 430 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 50 million users faster than any digital music service and even faster than Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.