Mr. Riley’s expertise as a seasoned fair-minded journalist has led him to participate as a frequent pundit on the New York 1 Reporter’s Roundtable, discussing the complexities of the OWS movement and other noted newsworthy topics.
He is in demand for his opinions and knowledge about OWS as one of his morning radio callers shared, “It’s really wonderful to be able to wake up in the morning and tune in to your show for updates on OWS.”
Riley has been steadfastly supportive of Occupy Wall Street even early on when others in the media were highly critical. “The Mayor and Police Commissioner have seriously underestimated the resolve of Occupy Wall Street,” Riley says. “As one member of the movement told me, ‘you can arrest people, but you can't arrest an idea.’ The early Tuesday raid on Zuccotti Park didn't silence them. It's made them stronger.”
WWRL Executive Producer Jeff Haveson has worked with the OWS media committee to engage an interesting roster of guests since the movement began. Guests have included members of the movement’s various committees (sanitation, media, people of color, and others) as well as explanations from General Assembly members as to how the movement works and how decisions are made.
The Mark Riley Morning Show can be heard weekdays on www.wwrl1600.com, 6-9am EST.
Mark Riley is an award-winning journalist with 30+ years of experience hosting and directing radio programs and pioneering media strategies that attract a loyal, diverse audience.
Talkers magazine, the leading trade publication serving the talk radio industry, recently announced Mark Riley as one of the top 100 most important radio hosts in America.
In addition to being an original host on Air America Radio’s ‘Morning Sedition’, Mr. Riley is known for ground-breaking interviews with living legends such as Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali and Bill Clinton. Mr. Riley is also a bi- monthly host of BBC Radio Live 5’s Up All Night New York hour.
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is an ongoing series of demonstrations in New York City based in Zuccotti Park in the Wall Street financial district. The protests were initiated by the Canadian activist group Adbusters. They are mainly protesting social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the power and influence over government of corporations, particularly from the financial service sector, and of lobbyists.
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