The clock is about to strike midnight on 2013. That means it’s time go down memory lane for the Best Moments of the Year. Good or bad, there were several standout moments representing the media landscape in New York.
- Rob Morrison was under media scrutiny for allegedly choking his wife, Ashley, in February. Within days of the incident, Rob was officially gone from his morning anchoring duties at WCBS-TV.
- Greg Kelly, however, was welcomed back to mornings, as co-anchor of WNYW’s Good Day New York. Kelly spent six short months as the station’s lead anchor at night. The failed experiment caused a “do-over” in January, re-teaming the popular Kelly with Rosanna Scotto.
- WPIX made some waves by hiring sportscaster Scott Stanford as a news anchor.
- No need for a news anchor at WWOR. The Fox affiliate pulled the plug on the Ten O’Clock News and any semblance of a news department.
Radio also made an impact in 2013.
- After a drought of many years, a full-time Country format was programmed in NYC. Cumulus’ NASH-FM debuted in January.
- John Gambling last week ended his family’s long association with WOR. The veteran morning show retired from the Clear Channel News/Talk station.
- WFAN had been the home of only one baseball team since the sports station turned on the mic in 1987. But CBS Radio and the Mets ended their relationship after this season, opting to move the Yankees from WCBS 880. The Mets are headed to WOR for their radio home next year.
What’s your choice for the biggest media moment of the past 12 months? You can vote from a list below, or write-in your selection. Voting will remain open for one week, until 1 p.m. on December 30. We’ll explore your top picks at the start of 2014.