Rewinding media in 2023

A year dominated by labor strife, awful Chicago sports teams, and – oh yeah, Elon  If you watched the WWE, you remember Vince McMahon playing himself as an arrogant CEO and billionaire, ruling over anything and everything – the ultimate heel. It’s a real-life trend we’re seeing as we close 2023. Led by billionaire Elon Musk, CEOs – whether they’re […]

Kendra G exits WGCI

Leaves Leon Rogers as solo host going forward The future of WGCI’s morning show is in question after Kendra Gilliams, known as Kendra G on-air has become the second person to exit the iHeartMedia-owned station’s morning show in several months.  Gilliams made the announcement Monday morning on Facebook, saying she’s looking to relocate to Los Angeles. She did not say […]

Kenzie K exits B96; Kyle Santillian joins syndicated “Morning Hustle”

Radio news you can use   Kenzie Kramer, who goes by the on-air name of Kenzie K, has departed Audacy’s B96, or WBBM-FM after four years as midday personality. In addition, she is no longer providing voice services for Audacy’s other Top 40 stations.  “Kenzie K is no longer with Audacy,” said Audacy regional president Rachael Williamson in an internal memo. […]

Kyle Santillian exits WGCI

Ends eight year run as morning co-host  WGCI-FM morning co-host Kyle Santillian has exited the iHeartMedia Hip-Hop and R&B station. Santillian left two weeks ago as he hinted on Twitter, but was made official this morning. “I appreciate VP/Programming Derrick Brown who opened up my email eight years ago. It led to a great eight years in a town that […]

Newsflash: Clueless member of the media writes about media

McQueary’s piece on radio is a complete waste of time and space, as she is a member of the same political party who helped deregulate radio – leading to piped-in out-of-town voices in the first place.  Every once in a while, you have those who work in the media who write about the media, proving how completely clueless they are […]

Unbelievable! “Crazy” Howard McGee returns to Chicago radio

The “Crazy” is back after more than a decade off the airwaves It was back in July 2007 when a stunning development took place – in what would be a symbol of what was wrong with the industry at the time, a top-rated local radio personality was fired from his morning gig, replaced by a syndicated show. Now a dozen […]

WGCI launches new morning show

Kyle Santillian arrives from North Carolina WGCI is hoping someone from Mayberry can turn around its morning luck. As first reported by RobertFeder.com on Tuesday, iHeartMedia’s urban contemporary station has hired Kyle Santillian to anchor its new morning show, beginning this Thursday. Santillian arrives from Entercom-owned urban contemporary station WJMH-FM (102 Jamz) in Reidsville, N.C., which serves the Greensboro-Winston Salem-High […]