T Dog Media Blog Flashback: Randy Michaels joins Tribune

With Randy Michaels’ forced exit from Tribune as Chief Operating Officer, here’s a little background on him in this post from December 20, 2007 titled Randy Michaels Joins Tribune, which details how he saved WFLZ from extinction and how he cleverly did battle with Top 40 rival WRBQ (Q-105). Of course, he did not repeat his success in Chicago with his ill-conceived attempt to rename former Top 40 outlet WYTZ-FM (Z95) as “Hell FM” to counter-program competitor WBBM-FM (B96). Interesting to note as Michaels departed Tribune this past week –  the station he tried to save here in Chicago ceased as a Top 40 station 19 years ago this weekend.

To read the post, click here.