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Don Imus

Knowledge Identifier: +Don_Imus


Don Imus

American radio host, humorist, philanthropist and writer add

Category: Literature

Born in 1940.

Countries: United States (59%), New Mexico (18%), California (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Warner Wolf, Texas, Little Richard

Linked to: Fox Business Network, Bigelow Tea Company, Radio and Television Correspondents' Association, Rutgers University




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Don Imus was born in 1940 add something


He served in the Marine Corps as a bugler from 1957 to 1960 add something


Thus he began his career as a radio disc jockey on June 28, 1968 at radio station KUTY in Palmdale, California add something


He stayed at the station until 1969 when he left for a job at KJOY, a small radio station in Stockton, California, California add something


There was a 1973 RCA Victor single, "Son of Checkers," issued by Imus add something


Imus was fired from WNBC in August 1977 along with several of the station's other personalities, in an effort to revamp the station's sound and boost ratings add something


In 1978 he returned to Cleveland radio as afternoon drive host on WHK, making the front page of the "Cleveland Plain Dealer" on his first day back in town add something


In 1979, he divorced his first wife, Harriet add something


In a surprise change of fortune Imus was rehired by WNBC in September 1979, and revived his morning drive show add something


Imus published the 1981 best-selling novel "God's Other Son" that further depicted Hargis' adventures add something


From 1982 to 1985, the station employed talk-radio host Howard Stern, and WNBC heavily promoted the pair in print and television ads, which often featured the slogan "If We Weren't So Bad, We Wouldn't Be So Good add something


Imus was the utility announcer for Geraldo Rivera's monthly TV series "Good Night, America", which aired as a recurring segment of ABC's "Wide World of Entertainment" program, and he was one of the inaugural video jockeys for the launch of the VH-1 cable network in 1985 add something


Imus battled alcoholism during his early career in New York, but in 1987 finally pursued effective treatment add something


In 1988, with his cocaine and alcohol addictions now legendary in show business, Imus reshaped his show from strictly comedy into a forum for political issues, charitable causes and news-based parodies add something


He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1989 add something


The radio show became nationally syndicated in 1993, and began simulcasting on MSNBC in 1996 add something


The novel was republished in 1994 by popular demand and spent seven weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list add something


He married his second wife, Deirdre Coleman on December 17, 1994 add something


On March 21, 1996, Imus delivered a speech at the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C., which Imus later called "The Speech From Hell" add something


Warner Wolf - Because of his work on "Imus in the Morning" and Don Imus' recommendation on the air continuously, Wolf went back to WCBS-TV as the sports anchor on February 3, 1997


Imus was sued by the wife of "Boston Herald" columnist and radio talk show host Howie Carr in 1998 after Imus made sexually explicit remarks about her and boxer Riddick Bowe add something


Howie Carr - In 1998, Don Imus said that Mrs. Carr was having an affair with boxer Riddick Bowe


In 1999, Imus and his wife founded the Imus Ranch, a working cattle ranch near Ribera, New Mexico, southeast of Santa Fe, New Mexico , for children with cancer, as well as siblings of SIDS victims add something


In 2000, Imus suffered serious injuries after a fall from a horse at his ranch, and broadcast several shows from a hospital add something


While on the air during the attacks of September 11, 2001, the "Imus in the Morning" program was among the few live American broadcasts to continue airing commercials well after the first reports of the attack add something


In 2002, "Talkers" magazine ranked Imus as one of the 25 greatest radio talk show hosts of all time add something


In 2003, the company failed and both stores closed add something


Pearson accused Imus of threatening him during a July 13, 2004 confrontation at the ranch, and Imus subsequently referred to him on air as "an arrogant fucking doctor who doesn't mind letting a child suffer" add something


Warner Wolf - He stayed there until May 2004, returning to WABC in 2006 as the sports reporter for Curtis and Kuby, and continuing, with a two-week hiatus, on the Imus in the Morning program following Don Imus's arrival at WABC


When Tucker Carlson brought up Brewer on the program in 2005, Imus hung up on him, calling him "a bowtie-wearing little pussy add something


On July 8, 2005, Dr. Howard Allen Pearson sued Imus for slander and civil assault add something


A politician notably lacking in support was Harold Ford, Jr., whom Imus had supported during Ford's losing 2006 Senate campaign add something


For two weeks in the Fall of 2006, Imus delivered ongoing 'rants' against Texas Congressman Joe Barton, describing him as "a lying fat little skunk from Texas", a "pipsqueak" and a "coward and a crybaby" add something


In the weeks before Congress recessed on September 29, 2006, Barton used his chairmanship to prevent the legislative proposal from coming to a vote in the House, rousing the ire of Imus and his wife, staunch supporters of autism research add something


On January 11, 2007, Sen. Chris Dodd , an occasional guest on "Imus in the Morning", announced his candidacy in the 2008 Presidential Election while speaking with Imus on his daily program add something


On April 11, 2007, Steve Capus of NBC News, announced that MSNBC would no longer simulcast "Imus in the Morning", effective immediately add something


On July 8, 2007, the "Drudge Report" indicated that Imus would return to the air before the 2008 presidential election add something


The same paper reported on July 27, 2007, that CBS was close to a buyout of Imus's contract add something


Vaughn dropped the lawsuit against Imus on September 11, 2007, citing her desire to concentrate on her studies and basketball training add something


Little Richard - In 2007, to help raise funds to benefit sick and dying children, as well as to debunk the notion that Don Imus was a racist, he recorded a guest track for "The Imus Ranch Record"


Ana Marie Cox - On 12 April 2007 Cox claimed on "Time" magazine's website that she agreed to appear on the Don Imus radio show despite the show's history of racially and sexually charged content because she wanted to be considered part of the media elite


In 2008, Little Richard appeared as a guest artist on "The Imus Ranch Record," to help raise funds to benefit sick and dying children, as well as to debunk the notion that Imus was racist add something


On June 23, 2008, controversy again surrounded Imus when he made the following statements regarding the suspension of Cowboys' cornerback, Adam Jones add something


In March 2009, Imus was diagnosed with stage 2 Prostate cancer add something


On March 16, 2009, Imus announced on his radio show that he had been diagnosed with stage two prostate cancer add something


Fox Business Network - In September 2009, Don Imus and FBN reached an agreement to carry his show, "Imus in the Morning", on Fox Business


Although a report stating his condition was released and a story about his condition was reported in the national media outlets, no further information has been made available or has been reported to the public as of late 2010 add something


Larry Gatlin - In the summer of 2010, Gatlin acted as substitute host for Don Imus on Imus in the Morning and "Fox Across America with Spencer Hughes" on March 16, 2011


Imus maintains three residences; an apartment in Manhattan, a ranch in Brenham, Texas, acquired in 2013, and his New Mexico ranch add something


Imus still owns a small coffee/pastry store located in the Mohegan Sun casino. The Autobody Express became Imus Ranch Foods, which offered its signature chips and salsa via online sales and in Northeastern stores, prior to the discontinuation of the Imus Ranch Foods line in 2014 add something


On his September 9, 2014, broadcast, he announced that the New Mexico ranch would be sold, due to his "health and other issues" add something


On April 28th, 2015, Imus announced that his radio show would no longer be broadcast on the Fox Business Network starting May 29th, 2015 add something


On the December 8, 2015 episode of The Howard Stern Show, Howard stated "he doesn't hate Imus" add something


On January 22, 2018, Imus announced that the show would air its final episode on March 29, 2018 add something


Imus retired in March 2018 after nearly 50 years on the air add something


Sid Rosenberg - On March 8, 2018 Rosenberg and Bernard McGuirk signed contracts to replace the retiring Don Imus of the Imus in the Morning show