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    Mark Simone is #1 Again.

    January 2022 Ratings

    The longest running, number one, talk show host in New York City, Mark Simone continues to have the number one show on the dial from 10am to Noon every weekday,, beating all other 85 stations on the dial, and also one of the most listened to podcasts in the nation

    (Source: Nielson ratings, New York metro, Mon-Fri, 10am-noon, average quarter hour share estimates, P6+)

     

     

    Mark's Appearance on 'Celebrity Tastemakers'

    Mark was last week's guest on 'Celebrity Tastemakers'. In case you missed it, here's the video: Mark on 'Celebrity TasteMakers'

    Master Class On Sinatra

    Hofstra University is hosting a symposium on Frank Sinatra, with Sinatra experts and scholars from all over the world. Mark will be teaching a master class on Frank Sinatra at Hofstra University.

    Listen To Mark's Appearance On The Carson Podcast

    If you loved Johnny Carson, you'll love The Carson Podcast. 100's of great episodes.

    Listen To Mark Here: https://carsonpodcast.com/

    Listen To Mark Simone Discuss His Career On the Talkers Magazine Podcast

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  • About Mark

     

    President Donald Trump called him “one of the very best, a truly great talker, a special guyLiz Smith wrote that he was “wonderfully entertaining and intelligent.”

     

    Mark Simone – New York’s Longest Running Talk Show Host

     

     

    In 2022, Mark Simone’s daily 10am- Noon WOR talk show show ranked number one in total audience in its time period, beating every other station in the NYC Nielsen ratings, the only talk show to do that in this century and the first talk show to do it since Rush Limbaugh did it in 1992. His streaming numbers and the daily podcast tell a similar story.

     

    Before his many years on WOR, he spent 18 years as part of the powerful lineup on WABC, along with Rush, Hannity, Imus and Levin.

    Besides his own show, which often hit number one in NYC in the Nielsen ratings, Mark also became known as the “Super Sub”, becoming the regular fill in for Hannity, Imus and Levin. With all of that combined, in the average month Mark was heard by over 23 million listeners.

     

    Also WABC in addition to his talk shows, Mark has always been one of the county’s leading musicologists, Mark did a very popular Saturday night Sinatra show for two years and Saturday Night Oldies was a huge ratings success for 7 years. Mark has hosted over 200 PBS specials on music and the arts. He has also taught Master Classes at universities on music.

     

     

    Before WABC, he cohosted the Late, Late Radio Show with Tom Snyder on The CBS Radio Network.

     

    In the 1980’’s he was Steve Allen’s co-host for 2 ½ years on The NBC Radio Network on a daily 3 hour comedy show that had as its regular guests Jay Leno, Mel Brooks, Bill Maher and just about every major name in the comedy world.

     

    For years he was the host of a 4 hour afternoon show on the legendary WNEW AM which was both a music and talk show. WNEW AM was for decades the most prestigious, blue chip radio station in the world. It was the first station ever to play records, do an hourly newscast, introduced personality radio to the world and through the years had hosts that weren’t just legends, but were institutions – William B. Williams, Ted Brown, Gene Klavan, Jonathan Schwartz.

    Mark Simone’s popular afternoon show from 3-7pm, played the classiest music from Sinatra to Buble, with appearances from every A-list guest you can name, a live audience on some days, many days there were live in studio performances by Ella Fiutzgerald, Mel Torme, Tony Bennett and all the great performers of standards. An audience of regular listeners that included Frank Sinatra, Jackie Onassis, and --. It was that kind of station. In a 1992 NY Times profile, the great literary figure Wilfred Sheed wrote: “Mark Simone’s witty afternoon show has become the place to be heard these days, at least to judge from the celebrities (anyone from Ivana Trump to the presidential candidates to God knows what next) who all seem to phone Simone and his listeners the minute they reach their hotels.”

     

     

    Before WNEW, Mark was the youngest talk show host in New York.

     

    It all started, when the day after graduating Emerson College, Mark was hired to host a nightly show on WPIX-FM, then a hot FM music station in NYC, known for its cutting edge playlist that first introduced to the world the Police, Blondie, Madonna, Elvis Costello. Mark’s show was much more than just the music, it was talk, comedy, phone call, interviews with music’s biggest artists. It started becoming more talk than music. The great critics of the day started writing rave reviews and the biggest talk radio station in America, at the time, WMCA called.

     

    WMCA was not just America’s most listened to talk radio station, it was the Hall of Fame of talk radio, with talk radio legends like Barry Gray, Barry Farber, Bob Grant, Larry King, Long John Nebel. In his early 20’s Mark was the youngest host ever on a major talk station in New York. His daily show from 6-8pm became an instant hit.

     

    In addition to radio, Mark has been all over television for years- with a weekly show on NY1 TV, NYC’s all news station, for 18 years.

    He is a regular contributor on The FOX Business Network, before that CNBC, MSNBC and CNN.

    He has hosted over 200 PBS specials on the arts.

    He is a regular guest on Sean Hannity and Buck Sexton’s shows, among others.

     

    He has been NYC’s most popular MC for years - Mark Simone’s quick wit has been honed on a thousand celebrity filled daises. He’s appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Broadway theatres, The Kennedy Center, The White House.

     

    “…on the most star-studded daises, in the grandest ballrooms, you’ll often find Mark Simone at the microphone. Nobody’s quicker or smoother in front of those discerning audiences.”     - Liz Smith

     

    “An outstanding Master of Ceremonies……he handles those affairs with the greatest skill and wonderful wit and humor” - Larry King

     

    "A terrific master of ceremonies, who keeps everything moving at a great pace and has the audience entertained and amused throughout" - Donald Trump

     

    “His fast wit and entertaining insight have had audiences laughing and thinking for years” - COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE

     

    Here's an interview with Mark in Newsmax Magazine: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/mark-simone-radio-host-q-a/2017/01/16/id/768828/

     

    Television

     

    Mark Simone is all over television, seen regularly on FOX, MSNBC and CNN. For many years a CNBC contributor, a regular for years on CNN American Morning and Lou Dobbs Tonight. On MSNBC, he has made 100's appearances with Joe Scarborough, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews.

     

    For years one of the countries top musicologists and entertainment historian, Mark has hosted over 250 PBS entertainment specials on music, travel, television and culture. His show for ten years on the legendary station WNEW was a graduate course in music and the arts with an amazing guest list of the greatest entertainers, actors, authors, comedians and composers ever.

     

    Mark Simone and columnist Linda Stasi co-hosted their much talked about “What a Week” segments for over 18 years on New York 1 TV, NYC's, all news channel.. Seen by over 4 million people 12 times a week.

    On Stage

    One of New York’s most popular M.C.s and toastmasters, Mark Simone’s quick wit has been honed on a thousand celebrity filled daises. He’s appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Broadway theatres, The Kennedy Center, The White House.

     

    “…on the most star-studded daises, in the grandest ballrooms, you’ll often find Mark Simone at the microphone. Nobody’s quicker or smoother in front of those discerning audiences.”     - Liz Smith

     

    “An outstanding Master of Ceremonies……he handles those affairs with the greatest skill and wonderful wit and humor” - Larry King

     

    "A terrific master of ceremonies, who keeps everything moving at a great pace and has the audience entertained and amused throughout" - Donald Trump

  • Radio 

     

    One of the longest running, most entertaining voices on the crowded New York radio dial Mark Simone’s broadcasts are filled with lively debate, savvy insight into current events, and an insiders look at the rich, powerful  and famous.  One of the most experienced interviewers on the planet, his past guest list is staggering and his long history with those famous names often makes for some intimate and forthcoming interviews.

     

     

    WOR Radio 710

    10am - Noon Weekdays

    Mark Simone is heard daily from 10am - Noon on the biggest talk radio station in America , New York's WOR 710, the station that invented talk radio 100 years ago. It's consistently the number one rated show on the dial in its time period. The coolest show and the hottest talk on the New York radio dial, a fast, fun daily look at what’s going on in the world, with the best insight and the inside story on politics, the city, entertainment, tech, gossip, food, nightlife, my life, your life and whatever else is important to you. With the smartest voices on earth as the regular guests. Both Mike Wallace and Larry King called Mark one of the best interviewers on earth and his past guest list includes just about every famous name ever.

    Daily on WOR 710 AM from 10am-Noon

    Hear Mark weekdays from 10am to noon on WOR 710 AM in NY or nationally on iHeart Radio

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    Mark Simone, the longest running and the number one, highest rated host on the dial in New York

    Listen to Mark Simone nationally on iHeart Radio. You can also listen on your smart speaker, all podcast sites or on the iHeart radio app on your phone or tablet

  • Television

    With over 7,000 TV appearances over 25 years, Mark is all over Television a regular guest on many talk shows talking about everything from Trump to Sinatra

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    Mark on Tucker Carlson Tonight

    Mark Simone, show business and music historian, has hosted over 250 PBS specials on the arts, entertainment, Sinatra, rock and roll, TV history, comedy, Broadway, travel and many more topics.

    A long time CNBC contributor and occasional guest host

    Mark on Kudlow on The FOX Business Network

    Host of What a Week on NY1

    Mark Simone and New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi co-hosted “What a Week” on New York 1 TV, the highly watched all news channel in NYC. Seen by over 4 million people, a week.

     

    “Their long running show is a never-miss for New York’s movers and shakers and political insiders….both are bottomless pits of insider knowledge….two of television’s most entertaining pundits.”

    - NY Times

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