A station renowned for its storytelling, WCBS Newsradio 880AM will present “Celebrating 50 Years of News: A Night of New York Stories” on Tuesday, August 8 at the PlayStation Theater in NYC’s Times Square. Hosted by 880AM’s Wayne Cabot and Alex Silverman, the event will celebrate the station’s 50th anniversary by bringing together some of NYC’s most notable names in news, politics, sports and entertainment. The evening will close with a special interview and song performance by the legendary Tony Bennett.
“Newsradio 880 is a trusted New York City news outlet with a rich history and legacy of delivering up-to-the-minute news,” said Marc Rayfield, Senior Vice President/Market Manager CBS RADIO New York. “We are proud to be a part of the fabric of New York and will continue to tell the stories of the people, places and happenings from all around this great city. This special night is a chance to gather with listeners, station personalities and prominent figures to celebrate what the station has meant for the past 50 years and will continue to mean well into the future.”
Throughout the evening, WCBS 880AM will welcome a range of memorable personalities who will share stories that have shaped New York City over the last 50 years. Station personalities including Craig Allen, Joe Connolly, Pat Farnack, Brad Heller, Tom Kaminski, Paul Murnane, Steve Scott and Michael Wallace will take part in the program. Among the special guests sharing their New York stories on stage will be Jeff Fager and Lesley Stahl (60 Minutes), former New York Giants Co-Captain George Martin, Late Show with David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer, and former New York Mets Manager Bobby Valentine.
Doors open at 6:30 PM; the program begins at 8:00 PM. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, June 23 at 10:00 AM, ET, via www.axs.com. Ticket prices range from $55 to $150. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Exploring the Arts Foundation, Tony Bennett’s charity organization dedicated to transforming the lives of young people through arts education.
CBS Sports Radio’s popular shows, “Tiki and Tierney” and “The DA Show,” will move to new weekday timeslots, effective Monday, April 17, as part of new multi-year agreements with their respective hosts, Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney and Damon Amendolara. Additionally, “Tiki and Tierney” will be simulcast live on CBS Sports Network, a first for the program. The addition of “Tiki and Tierney” on CBS Sports Network adds to the network’s robust lineup of programming which also includes the simulcast of “Boomer & Carton” every weekday morning.
“Tiki and Tierney” will move from weekday mornings, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, to afternoon drive, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, replacing “The Doug Gottlieb Show” which will have its final broadcast on Friday, April 14. “The DA Show” will move from its current timeslot of weekday evenings, 6:00 – 10:00 PM, to mornings, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. A new evening show and host will be named soon.
“We’re thrilled that our listeners will be able to enjoy Tiki, Brandon and DA for years to come,” said Eric Spitz, Director, Programming, CBS Sports Radio. “Airing in new dayparts, these already popular shows will be introduced to scores of new listeners while undoubtedly continuing to serve their current audiences. The addition of a live simulcast of ‘Tiki and Tierney’ solidifies their popularity and relevance in today’s competitive sports arena.
“Doug Gottlieb has been a trusted and sought-after voice on CBS Sports Radio since our 2013 launch and we wish him nothing but the very best in all his future pursuits.”
Beginning Monday, April 17, the new CBS Sports Radio weekday line-up* will be as follows:
“Gio and Jones” with Gregg Giannotti and Brian Jones 6:00 – 9:00 AM
“The DA Show” 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
“The Jim Rome Show” 12:00 – 3:00 PM
“Tiki and Tierney” 3:00 – 6:00 PM
TO BE ANNOUNCED 6:00 – 10:00 PM
“Ferrall on the Bench” with Scott Ferrall 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
“After Hours with Amy Lawrence” 2:00 – 6:00 AM
*All times are Eastern. Schedule is subject to change.