For Milne, this marks an end of a 36-year career at WXRT, who is owned by Audacy. Milne moved into the morning position two years ago after management shifted Lin Brehmer to middays and released morning news anchor Mary Dixon, who is now at WBEZ. The move was not well-received by fans, but WXRT still ranks in the top ten in morning drive in the latest PPM report. Milne hinted in a e-mail to staffers he might return in a lesser capacity.
A replacement is expected to be named in the coming weeks.
Here’s a note Milne posted on Facebook posted a month ago, explaining a previous absence: