Tag Archives: WLS-AM

2017: A look ahead

With 2016 officially in the books, let’s look ahead on what to expect in the media business in 2017: 1. The FCC under a Trump administration. With a [..]

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Bob Sirottt, Marianne Murciano head to WLS-AM

It’s a homecoming for Sirott, who was at the Big 89 in the ’70’s Chicago radio and TV personalities Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano are on the move [..]

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T Dog Media’s Notepad: Brandmeier bows out early

Also: CBS/Viacom merger dead;  Hairspray Live! earns decent reviews and ratings; Alan Thicke dies Remember the message Jonathon Brandmeier put up on his website back two months ago when [..]

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Brandmeier’s syndicated radio show to end

Cumulus pulls plug Sometimes, you can’t relieve your former glory. Ask Arsenio Hall, who saw his late-night revival effort go down in flames after a year on the [..]

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White Sox changes stadium name to Guarantee Rate Field

The new name for the second coming of Comiskey is a guaranteed flop with fans Nine alternative names for the ballpark With news like this, you’d wish Jay Leno [..]

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Ramblin’ Ray leaves US 99.5, station devoles into chaos

Stevens heads to WLS-AM to pair up with ol’ buddy Big John Howell in mornings WUSN loses its prime attraction; personnel loses their jobs For CBS-owned WUSN-FM, everything [..]

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2016: A look ahead

  With 2015 in the rearview mirror, here are the stories to look for in 2016: 1. The spectrum auction. The upcoming – and complicated – spectrum auction [..]

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Cumulus shifts radio stations to NBC Tower

It’s an end of an era at the Merchandise Mart. Cumulus Media, the owner of WLS-AM/FM and operator of WLUP-FM and WKQX-FM announced Wednesday they are consolidating their [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Clueless Cumulus

(Editor’s Note: Strong language in this piece. Reader discretion is advised. – T.H.) As you know by now, Cumulus Media made a major executive shakeup this week by [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Landecker exits WLS-FM

– Mr. Records has called it a career: John Landecker, whose middle name is really “Records”, is exiting Cumulus-owned WLS-FM today. The move coincides with the arrival of new [..]

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It’s official: White Sox, Bulls head to WLS-AM

Also: NBA adds Saturday Night games to ABC Two of Chicago’s sports franchises will have new radio homes in 2016. As first reported by Robert Feder on Thursday, [..]

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MeTVFM surges in June PPM book

On 87.7 FM, MeTV FM drastically pulls better numbers than predecessor Usually, PPM radio ratings reports are about as dull as sucking on an ice cube – hardly [..]

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Report: Chicago White Sox heads to WLS-AM

Could set up scenario for the Cubs to shift to the White Sox’s old home. As first reported by Robert Feder Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox is expected [..]

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Remembering Ty Wansley

Ty Wansley, a St. Louis native who rose through the ranks of Chicago urban radio, died Wednesday at the age of 63 due to congestive heart failure. Wansley [..]

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Mancow wins WLUP morning gig

The “contest” saw Mancow beat out three other competitors. Was the fix in?  Given this is Chicago, you knew the outcome before this was even thought of. To [..]

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