Mancow to return to Chicago radio

Feder called it.

Erich “Mancow” Mueller, who left alternative rock WKQX-FM in 2006, is returning to Chicago radio.

Beginning Monday, Mancow will front a new morning talk show running from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Citadel’s WLS-AM. For the first week, he’ll be paired with WBBM-AM alum Pat Cassidy.

Mueller replaces Jerry Agar, who has been dropped from the station’s weekday lineup.

Mueller is expected to continue to do his syndicated radio show, which won’t air on WLS.

As you recall, Mueller was dropped from WKQX (Q101) in July 2006 after a eight-year run, when station management decided he was no longer a good fit with the station’s music format – not to mention Mancow was not advertiser-friendly to Q101, or so they say.

Since then, Mueller has continued to do commentary on Fox News Channel and for WTTW’s Chicago Tonight.

In Robert Feder’s final column for the Sun-Times last Friday, he boldly predicted that Mueller would soon return to Chicago radio and to WLS.

Mueller is not the only familiar face to return to Chicago’s media scene after a prolonged absence. On Monday, Clear Channel’s Adult Contemporary WLIT-FM announced the return of Delilah’s syndicated show to evenings after a year off the air.