Don Imus, RFD Part Ways
Move Pays Could Pave Way For Disc Jockey To Join Fox Business Network
Marisa Guthrie (Broadcasting & Cable) 8/26/2009 4:57:31 PM EDT
Don Imus will part ways with RFD-TV. The news, while not unexpected, clears the way for the radio star to proceed with a deal to have his Citadel radio show simulcast on Fox Business Network.
Imus' radio show is produced out of flagship station WABC in New York and syndicated to more than 65 affiliates nationally. He would bring a measure of star power to FBN, which launched two years ago as an alternative to business news leader CNBC.
Imus' final show on RFD will be Aug. 28. He has been on the agricultural-oriented network since December 2007, shortly after returning to the airwaves in the wake of incendiary comments he made about the Rutgers women's basketball team.