Rudy Ruderman

A Blue Chip Scribe

Rudy Ruderman

WNEW 1953-1958
Continuity writer and traffic reporter.

Producer, Bill Harrington/Roy Ross daily noon live musical hour.
Saturday’s taped Klavan and Finch show.
Sunday “Mitch Miller’s Money Record” & Art Ford’s “Recording Session.”
Weekly tapings of “Collins on a Cloud” and “The Purple Grotto.”
Dick Buckley and John Jaeger  (George Brooks) create Metropolitan Broadcasting Company, and acquire WHK Cleveland; name me first program director.
Return to N.Y. for start of new news operation when city newspapers went on strike. As the only news staffer with an AFTRA card, I was the only outside reporter for several months. I was also assigned to recruit prominent stock analysts to provide daily market reports. (after a couple years Lee Hanna said ‘Rudy, you now know as much as those guys and have a better voice so from now on the Wall Street Story is yours.)
News Editor; succeeded Marlene Sanders as Ass’t News Director for Public Affairs, producing several award-winning Sunday News Closeups; Financial Editor.
Theater Reviewer, for a couple of seasons. News Director till April Fool’s Day 1974.
My successor, Dick Stapleton, hired me as a part time newscaster later that same year. Stapleton was fired on April Fool’s Day 1975! I joined NBC Radio News in 1976. A year later I joined the Wall Street Journal, helped create the WSJ Radio Network, and then was drafted by Business Week as Broadcast Editor in 1981

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