Post No. 1500! Celebrate by ushering in new PDs at WLS-AM and WGN-AM

1500 posts, Yay! Alright, put away the champagne and let’s get down to business…

WGN-AM and WLS-AM both have new program directors this evening.

WGN hired Kevin Metheny, who previously ran Clear Channel’s cluster of radio stations in Cleveland (including rock outlet WMMS-FM “The Buzzard”), as their new program director. He replaces Bob Shomper, who now moves to the same capacity at WLS-AM, replacing Kipper McGee in the process.

Methany was once PD at WNBC-AM in New York City in the early 1980’s, and the boss of Don Imus and Howard Stern – the latter referring to Metheny as “Pig Virus” (now you tell me if that’s positive or negative…)

WGN is entering a new era today, as John Williams took over the morning drive from now-retired Spike O’Dell.

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2 responses to Post No. 1500! Celebrate by ushering in new PDs at WLS-AM and WGN-AM


  1. C.R.

    Was Metheny the guy in “Private Parts” that wanted Howard Stern to say W EEEENNNNN BEE SEE! on the air? That guy was cast in a really negative light in the movie, but at least he won’t have to deal with the likes of Stern and Imus at WGN.

  2. T Dog

    Stern and Metheny did not get along at all at WNBC. Their relationship was indeed a very turbulent one. Yikes!