Red Apple Media talk WABC New York (770) launches special programming on the coronavirus pandemic this week, featuring Steve Bannon’s “War Room: Pandemic” from 5-6pm and a number of special guests, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Bill O’Reilly and Brian Kilmeade, from 3-5pm.
Giuliani, who served as mayor of New York from 1994-2001 and currently serves as a personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, joined co-host Tony Carbonetti from 4-5pm on Monday, March 23. An earlier release from WABC said Giuliani would be hosting daily from 4-5pm. The special programming schedule has since been revised.
WABC says it will air additional special programming related to the coronavirus crisis this week with rotating guest hosts from 3-4pm. Attorney Arthur Aidala hosted Tuesday afternoon (March 24.) Bill O’Reilly followed with a customized hour of talk for WABC.
On Wednesday, March 25, “Curtis & Juliet” will extend their program until 4pm, followed by Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade from 4-5pm. Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will host 3-5pm Thursday, March 26 and on Friday former New York Governor George Pataki will guest host from 3-5pm.
Bannon’s “War Room: Pandemic” will follow from 5-6pm. Bannon, who served as White House Chief Strategist in the first seven months of the Trump administration, launched a daily podcast on the crisis Jan. 25, when news of the virus was just beginning to leak out of China. Since then, Bannon and co-hosts have brought listeners exclusive analysis and breaking updates from top medical, public health, economic, and geopolitical experts. Bannon is the former Executive Chairman of far-right news and opinion website Breitbart.
“We look forward to bringing [these] critical perspectives on a topic of paramount importance to our valued listeners,” WABC Radio President Chad Lopez added. He continued saying the “exclusive special programming will take a deep dive into the effect the virus has and will continue to have on New York City and the surrounding area.”
The special programming will replace Ben Shapiro’s combined one-hour podcast and two-hour live program, which is regularly scheduled from 3-6pm.