Morning radio upheaval: B96 drops Gabe and Nina morning show; Eric Ferguson off WTMX (for now)

Low ratings cited as factor; Eric Ferguson off the air until end of month Get ready for changes at two local radio stations in morning drive, and one of them involves Chicago’s highest-paid radio personality.  For starters, there are big changes in store for Audacy’s WBBM-FM/B96 in the morning.  The incumbent show on the contemporary-hit radio station is expected to […]

DreX “X’d” out at B96

Co-hosts Gabe Ramirez and Nina Hajian take over as of Monday After ten months, DreX is out at B96. As first reported by Robert Feder Friday, Entercom-owned WBBM-FM pulled the plug on the low-rated morning program. However, two of DreX’s co-hosts remain: Gabe Ramirez and Nina Hajian take over the morning slot effective on Monday. Ramirez was a holdover from […]

The Radio Firing Squad: The Sequel

Eddie & JoBo, Glenn Cosby, Effie Rolfe join ranks of radio’s unemployed For the second time this year, one-day mass layoffs have rocked the radio industry (and just like before, the layoffs happened… on a Thursday.) And similar to last March when they laid off more than 70 employees, Clear Channel was front and center of these mass layoffs: an estimated […]

T Dog’s Grab Bag: Julian Nieh exits B96

Another all-local edition of the Grab Bag… including an item on a possible sale of some downstate TV stations: – Julian Nieh, one half of the duo of B96’s (WBBM-FM’s) The JNiice & Julian Morning Show, exited the station on Wednesday to pursue other interests. The seven-year veteran of the contemporary-hit station was paired with Jamar “JNiice” McNeil in January […]

J Niice and Julian named new B96 morning hosts

Contemporary-hit music outlet WBBM-FM (B96) has named Jamar “J-Niice” McNeil and Julian Nieh as the station’s new morning hosts, replacing Eddie Volkman and Joe Bohannon, who were let go from the CBS-owned radio station on Novemeber 21. McNeil had previously been the station’s midday jock, while Nieh was working on the evening shift. Both men are alums of WIHT-FM in […]