Spike O’Dell out at WGN – three years from now

Times may change, but many things stay the same in Chicago year after year – Daley in City Hall, Democrats controlling Cook County, WLS-TV topping in the Nielsens and WGN-AM ruling the roost in morning drive.

But a change in morning drive at WGN is coming – three years from now. Spike O’Dell told the Trib’s Phil Rosenthal that he’s retiring in 2010 from his top-rated morning show at WGN-AM.

Mr. O’Dell succeeded Bob Collins, who died in a plane crash in 2000. Mr. Collins was No. 1 in the Chicago ratings for 14 years. He, in turn succeeded Wally Phillips. He was No. 1 since sometime during the Nixon Administration.