Karen Mateo, a spokeswoman for CBS Radio, which owns WFAN in New York, the flagship for both “Imus” and “Mike and the Mad Dog,” said yesterday that “Mr. McCord’s status with the station is unchanged.” In other words, Mr. McCord was scheduled to be back again this morning, as Mr. Francesa and Mr. Russo continue to pinch-hit for at least the next two weeks.
For more than three decades, Mr. McCord read the news alongside Mr. Imus, often at the top of the hour, and engaged in a running back-and-forth with him throughout his broadcast. The two men often spoke on the air of having spent hours on the phone the previous evening, talking about whatever might be going on in the news or their personal lives, at least partly as grist for the show. Mr. McCord also wrote a fair amount of comedy for the show, including satiric monologues performed by others imitating the voices of the Rev. Jerry Falwell and Jack Nicholson.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
IMUS SIDEKICK SOLDIERS ON
Charles McCord, a former Ozarker, did not get the same to-the-curb kicking as Don Imus. The newsreader continues at WFAN. As The New York Times reports:
Shirley without Laverne, Louise without Thelma.