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Don Imus returns to radio

Shock jock set for Dec. 3 on WABC-AM

Don Imus will return to Gotham’s airwaves Dec. 3.

Citadel Broadcasting-owned WABC-AM New York said Thursday that Imus’ new show on the station will air in the prime drive-time weekday 6 a.m.-10 a.m. slot, the same time period he occupied on CBS’ WFAN-FM and in national syndication and on MSNBC until he was dumped in April for making racist remarks on-air about the Rutgers U. women’s basketball team.

Imus’ WABC show will feature some of his same retinue from the WFAN show, including news anchor Charles McCord.

“He is rested, fired up and ready to do great radio,” WABC prexy and g.m. Steve Borneman said in announcing the premiere date.

Citadel said Imus’ show would be syndicated through its ABC Radio Network, but it was unclear whether any other affils have signed on for the show. Big question remains as to whether Imus, a Gotham radio fixture for more than 30 years, will be able to attract the same caliber of politicos and celebs post-controversy as he did in his WFAN heyday.

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