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Local 237 President Greg Floyd Announces New Radio Home For Long-Running Public Affairs Talk Show Moving To Am 970 The Answer & Continuing On NYC & Long Island Cable TV

For Immediate Release:
February 3, 2014



Contact:  Jay Strell
Sunshine Sachs

"Reaching Out with Gregory Floyd," joins the talk show lineup at AM 970 beginning Saturday, February 8th. Show's first guest to NY City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

NEW YORK—Teamsters Local 237 President Greg Floyd announced today that his long-running public affairs talk show, "Reaching Out with Gregory Floyd," will move to a new home on the radio dial joining the line up at AM 970 The Answer, beginning on Saturday, February 8th at 8:00 AM EST. The show will air on the first and second Saturdays of each month.

"Reaching Out with Gregory Floyd," began airing on WWRL 1600 AM in 2010 and will continue to address the key issues confronting working New Yorkers during this time of increasing income inequality.

The first guest at the new home of the show is City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

Previous broadcasts included a Who's Who of New York City elected and government officials, union leaders and city workers, including the current Mayor Bill DeBlasio NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Senators Kristen Gillibrand & Charles Schumer; Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, many members from the US Congressional delegation, state legislature and City Council and labor leaders including Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelson, NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento, NYC Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez and International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa.

"We're very proud to bring Greg's show to AM 970," said Jerry Crowley, AM 970 VP and General Manager. "We believe it fits right in with our new weekend talk show programming which we have recently revamped."

"I am excited and pleased that the show has found a home at AM 970. I appreciate the opportunity to continue to address and explore issues facing working families and individuals in the city," said Floyd. "I look forward to bringing together public officials, opinion leaders and experts to have a thoughtful discussion about everything from public housing to the city's budget issues and beyond."

The half-hour conversations with Floyd are videotaped, and will continue to air on all NYC and Long Island cable television systems. Highlights are made available at and Local 237's YouTube channel.

Local 237 is the largest local union in the Teamsters international union, with membership that reflects the diversity of New York. Local 237 represents more than 24,000 members working at the New York City Housing Authority and New York City agencies including the Department of Education, Police Department, City University of New York, and municipalities and schools throughout Long Island.



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