Former WGCI-FM afternoon personality Sam Sylk is headed back to Chicago to fill the same capacity at WPWX-FM (Power 92).
Sylk kept WGCI at or near the top of the ratings during his tenure there, but left in 2006 to join WUSL-FM in Philadelphia to become the morning personality. Subpar ratings forced him out, and wound up at Cleveland’s WENZ-FM, where he started his career.
Despite leaving Chicago, Sylk continued his TV show on Chicago Cable Channel 25, a half-hour weekly series featuring music videos and interviews with those connected with the urban music scene.
Sylk replaces Donnie Devoe, who was dropped by Power 92 on June 29th.
With Sylk coming to Power 92 and Soul 106.3’s (WSRB) acqusition of The Tom Joyner Show, owner Crawford Broadcasting has made an agressive bid to compete with Clear Channel’s urban duo of WGCI and WVAZ. In recent PPM surveys, Power 92 has inched closer to WGCI (though in the last survey, Power suffered a major ratings drop.)