Former US99 personality Drew Walker heads to Free Country

Alpha Media lures him away from Audacy – despite ongoing layoffs across the company¬† As first reported by Radio Insight, Alpha Media announced Friday it was flipping its Hot AC WXLC-FM (102.3 FM) to Country and simulcasting the signal of WCCQ-FM (98.3 FM), based in southwest suburban Crest Hill and Joliet, now branded as “Free Country Radio”. The new Country […]

Scott Childers out at Alpha Media

Longtime Chicago radio vet’s position was eliminated Scott Childers, an on-air voice and engineer at three suburban-based Alpha Media radio stations, has exited the company after two decades. Announced Monday morning, Childers’ position, or positions were eliminated in yet another round of cuts at the cluster. Childers was Chief Engineer and on-air voice for three Alpha stations: Joilet’s WSSR-FM (Star […]

Swinging on a star: Alpha Media consolidates suburban stations, rebrands

Takes on 101.9 Mix in the suburbs In order to effectively take on Hubbard Hot Adult Contemporary powerhouse 101.9 The Mix (WTMX), Alpha Media is consolidating their competing similarly-formatted radio stations in three suburbs, including the same morning and afternoon shows under the moniker “Star Suburban Superstation”.¬† As first reported by Radio Insight, Waukegan’s WXLC (102.3 FM) is rebranding as […]