Multi-media personality Michael Riedel will join Emmy-winning broadcaster Len Berman as the co-host of the 710 WOR/New York morning show, effective Monday, March 5. Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning will broadcast weekdays, 6-10 a.m. The four-hour variety show, will showcase the most important stories of the day to New Yorkers, including local news, entertainment, humor, political stories, and interviews with newsmakers and celebrities. Riedel has been the theater columnist for the New York Post since 1998. He co-hosted the PBS-TV show Theater Talk for 24 years, and is the author of The New York Times bestseller Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway.
“After a four-month search, we are super fortunate to have a triple-triple threat like Michael joining WOR,” said Tom Cuddy, Program Director for WOR. “He has been a successful newspaper writer for decades, he co-hosted a TV show for over 20 years, and now he’s joining us in a full-time capacity to pursue a lifelong passion for radio.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to have Michael as my new co-host,” said Berman. “I loved working with him when he was guest hosting. We come from two different worlds: Michael from newspaper and Broadway, me from TV and sports. Factor in that we don’t see eye to eye politically and I’m convinced it all adds up to entertaining morning radio.”