Imus returns to Boston's Greater Media


Don Imus and his "Imus in the Morning" radio show will return next month to Greater Media radio station 96.9 FM Talk in Boston after having been yanked as part of his firing by CBS Radio this year.

The deal, unveiled Friday, marks one of the first big syndication arrangements for "Imus in the Morning" since a recent deal with Citadel Broadcasting. Under the deal, Imus broadcasts his show out of WABC New York, with ABC Radio Network syndicating it.

Imus, who was dumped by CBS after controversial on-air remarks, will return Dec. 3 to his former Boston station, which also is known as WTKK. His show will air in morning drive time.

"We welcome Don Imus back to WTKK and look forward to his high-profile interviews and incisive political commentary as we enter a very competitive election year," said Greater Media vp and market manager Phil Redo. "We have talked to Don about what happened last April, and we know that he is truly sorry for what he said."

Redo also predicted that the new show will be "an open and inclusive forum for discussion of issues that are important to the communities in which he broadcasts."

Greater Media owns 20 AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Detroit, New Jersey and Philadelphia markets.

Also last week, the RFD-TV cable network, available in 30 million households, unveiled a deal that allows it to simulcast the Imus show for five years. It also will make the program available as a VOD offering.