11 Mar 2010
"Coast to Coast," which begins April 5 and will be heard five nights a week, from 1 to 5 a.m., replaces the long-running Joey Reynolds show on WOR.
"C2C" is best known for its exploration of paranormal phenomena, though Noory says it has focused more in recent years on social, medical, personal and political issues.
It has the second highest number of stations for any syndicated show in the country, trailing only Rush Limbaugh. Noory said that after the show was dropped by WABC, he received "thousands" of e-mails from New York area listeners who could no longer hear it.
Reynolds, who has been a radio host for almost half a century, will remain on WOR through April 2 and says he bears no ill will. "I've been able to do a lot of great things on this show over the years," he says. "I don't think of this as being fired. It's an economic thing — which everyone has to do these days."
Reynolds also said he doesn't expect to be absent from late-night media for long, because he is in discussions about a live nightly show that would be seen on television and carried on the Internet.
"I'd hoped it would also be simulcast on WOR," he says. "So now I'll have to see if another station is interested."
"Joey has done a remarkable job for WOR over a long period of time," said WOR program director Scott Lakefield. "But the time has come for a change by bringing one of the country's most popular shows to WOR."