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Mornings With Bob Marrone Aired Last Show on WFAS, As Station Switches To All Sports Format

Could This Be The Beginning Of The Death Of Westchester County Talk Radio

WFASHartsdale – The weekly talk radio show, Mornings With Bob Marrone aired for the last time on Westchester County talk radio station AM 1230 WFAS, Monday. While an official announcement has yet to be made to the press, the Cumulus Media owned station, located at 365 Secor Road, has changed to an all sports syndicated format and Morning host Bob Marrone has been let go, a reliable source informed BW. WFAS covers Central Westchester, parts of the Bronx and Rockland County and up till now delivered news, traffic, weather and talk.

Westchester residents often started their day listening to Bob, who is as comfortable talking with the White House correspondent as he is the local mayor, and can discuss issues ranging from the Middle East to Mamaroneck, all with warmth and humor.

“It was a good run, and the show was very successful,” Bob tells Black Westchester. “We went places most shows fear to tread, and we were inclusive. I expect to make an announcement in the near future on where I will be moving.”

The Mornings With Bob Marrone radio show was a success on WFAS, but it was the only success left on the station. Especially with the other major show host, Lisa Wexler, host of The Lisa Wexler Show moving her show to Greenwich-based WGCH 1490 AM, in June 2015.

Marrone in the mornings and Wexler in the 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. slot was a winning combination fro WFAS. Wexler’s leaving was a major lost to the Westchester station, that has seen many administrative changes over the past year.

BW’s AJ Woodson and Damon K. Jones were weekly guests on both Mornings With Bob Marrone and The Lisa Wexler Show. Woodson appeared weekly Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and Jones weekly Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., with random appearances on Friday mornings as well. Other regulars included, Talk of The Sound’s Bob Cox, Yonkers Tribune’s Hezi Aris, New Rochelle Councilman Al Tarantino, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas, who appeared Thursday mornings at 7:00 a.m. going back to when he was a Councilman. other regular guests included national security expert Harlan Ulman, authors such as Mary Higgens ClarK and David Balducci, Professor and Presidential historian Jeanne Zaino, Seantor David Carlucci.

Jones and Woodson have also appeared other WFAS shows such as “Live with Noel” radio show with Yonkers native Noel D’Allacco. AJ Woodson joined Bob Marrone for WFAS-AM Radio Election Day Coverage Panel. Consisting of politicians and journalists including New Rochelle Councilman Al Tarantino, Mount Vernon Councilman Richard Thomas, Yonkers Tribune Publisher Hezi Aris, Assemblyman Steve Otis and a few others, to cover the 2014 Mid-Term Election and to talk about the local and national elections, track and report the results as they came in and share their thoughts on everything from Term Limits to Prop 1.

Brooklyn born Bob Marrone came to WFAS with a strong and diverse background in broadcasting, writing, business and communications. Most people know him for his award-winning work as the morning man and news director at WVOX radio for six years, where he built a large following he hopes to take with him to News Talk 1230 WFAS.  Prior to that he did night and weekend shows for WVOX, WVIP and The Talk Radio Network where he was host of the Baby Boomer Radio Magazine.  His radio work also includes hosting news and election specials as well as guest appearances to discuss finance and other topics in which he has extensive knowledge and experience.  He began his broadcasting/news career stringing for Time Warner Cable as a producer, writer and field reporter.

While it’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday and know we won’t be able to tune in and hear Bob Marrone on WFAS tomorrow, with his love for talk radio and extensive experience and following, BW expects Marrone, who is also President of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, to surface at another station shortly.

 

 

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