Radio Host Don Imus Battling Prostate Cancer

Radio host Don Imus made light of some serious news on Monday: He has stage two prostate cancer.

“I’ll be fine. If I’m not fine, then I won’t be fine. And it’s not a big deal,” Imus, 68, said during his WABC radio show Monday morning.

“I have great confidence in my doctors,” he told listeners. “The prognosis couldn’t be better.”

Imus said he was diagnosed last Wednesday.

Don Imus Faces New Controversy

He’s been back on the air less than a year – but radio host Don Imus is already in hot water following comments he made Monday about footballer Adam Jones.

Discussing the suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback’s six arrests, Imus asked, “What color is he?” Told that the player (formerly nicknamed “Pacman”) is African American, Imus responded: “There you go. Now we know.”

Rev. Al Sharpton said he found the comment “disturbing because it plays into stereotypes.”

Don Imus Set to Return to Radio

Don Imus, who was fired by CBS Radio in April for making disparaging remarks about the Rutgers women’s basketball team, will return to the air Dec. 3 with New York’s WABC Radio, the station’s owner confirmed Thursday.

“We are ecstatic to bring Don Imus back to morning radio,” said Steve Borneman, president and general manager of 77 WABC, according to the Associated Press.

Rutgers Basketball Player Sues Don Imus

Don Imus is being sued for libel, slander and defamation by a member of the Rutgers Women’s Basketball team for the derogatory remarks that ended up costing the shock jock his job in April, ABC News reports.

The suit, filed by the team’s star center, Kia Vaughn, 20, seeks unspecified financial damages. Named as defendants are Imus, along with MSNBC, NBC Universal, CBS Radio, CBS Corp., Viacom Inc., Westwood One Radio and Imus producer Bernard McGuirk.

Don Imus Settles with CBS

Don Imus has settled his outstanding multimillion-dollar contract with CBS after being fired by the network in April.

Imus, 66, and CBS radio reached a settlement, though the terms were undisclosed. However, the deal preempts the outspoken host from going forward with his possible $120 million breach-of-contract lawsuit. Before his dismissal, Imus had signed a five-year, $40 million contract with CBS.

Rutgers Basketball Players Accept Imus's Apology

A day after Don Imus met with members of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, their coach, C. Vivian Stringer, said the team had accepted his apology.

“We, the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights basketball team, accept – accept – Mr. Imus’s apology, and we are in the process of forgiving,” Stringer read from a team statement Friday.

That morning, Imus’s wife, Deirdre Imus, who was also at the meeting with the team members, called the young women “courageous and beautiful.”

Don Imus Fired By CBS Radio

Syndicated radio host Don Imus was fired Thursday by CBS Radio for insulting comments he made on his show about the Rutgers University’s women’s basketball team.

“From the outset, I believe all of us have been deeply upset and revulsed by the statements that were made on our air about the young women who represented Rutgers University in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship with such class, energy and talent,” CBS President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves said in a statement.

Don Imus's Show Permanently Dropped by MSNBC

Don Imus’s radio show has been dropped permanently from MSNBC, the network announced Wednesday.

“Effective immediately, MSNBC will no longer simulcast the Imus in the Morning radio program,” said a statement from NBC news.

“This decision comes as a result of an ongoing review process, which initially included the announcement of a suspension. It also takes into account many conversations with our own employees.”

Al Roker Says Imus Should Resign

A day after Don Imus’s radio show was suspended by MSNBC for two weeks because of his “racist, abhorrent comments,” Al Roker called for the shock jock to resign.

The Today show weatherman wrote in his blog on Tuesday: “It is time for [Imus] to go. I, for one, am really tired of the diatribes, the ‘humor’ at others’ expense, the cruelty that passes for ‘funny.’ Don Imus isn’t the only one doing this, but today he’s the one in the hot seat.”

Imus Loses Boston

Don Imus got the boot in Bean Town. Boston radio station WEEI-AM is dropping “Imus in the Morning” on Aug. 24, saying the broadcast veteran has lost his edge. “He used to be very fast-paced and energetic. He was very passionate, and the audience was captured by it,” station program director Jason Wolfe told AP. The show (weekdays from 6-10 a.m.) had been No. 1 in the Boston market in 1996, but has since dropped from a 10 share to a 4.7 share. “It’s not entertaining anymore,” said Wolfe.