"Bob & Tom" head to WGN America

Indianapolis’ popular radio duo – Bob & Tom – are headed to WGN America. The pair (which are heard locally on WRXQ-FM in southwest suburban Joliet) signed a cable deal with the network for a daily one-hour late-night show beginning in November.

The late night show features highlights from its syndicated The Bob & Tom Show, which is syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, owned by Clear Channel Communications. WGN America’s owner (Tribune) has raided several former Clear Channel executives, thanks to former CC exec Randy Michaels, who now works for Tribune.

Because WGN America is only carried on satellite in the Chicago area, Bob & Tom could air either on the local feed of WGN-TV or CLTV, but no decision has been made.

The program is scheduled for the 11 p.m. (Central Time) time slot, and will be shot in high definition.

The moves are part of a plan to rebrand WGN America with more original fare.