The Media Notepad: Fox 32, NewsNation rearrange anchor lineups

Also: a WBIG sale; CBS 2 to launch NextGen signal Fox-owned WFLD or Fox 32, announced anchor lineup changes last week for AM news show Good Day Chicago as they are bringing in a fresh face to the fold with Chicago native Brian Jackson coming in from at sister station KCPQ Seattle, co-anchoring the 7-10 a.m. block with Natalie Bomke. […]

Q101 returns home to WKQX

Iconic branding to front alternative station once again The Q101 branding in coming back to terrestrial radio. Atlanta-based Cumulus, who is now owner of Alternative WKQX-FM, is bring back the brand after striking a deal with Broadcast Barter Radio Networks to reacquire the rights and intellectual property to the Q101 name.  The branding should return sometime later this year.  Owned […]

T Dog’s Grab Bag: Alternative rock returns to 101.1

It’s official: the alternative rock format, which vanished from the 101.1 frequency in 2011 after Merlin Media took over, returned Friday morning at 9 a.m. prompt, simulcasting sister station WKQX/87.7 FM for a period of 30-45 days.  The move came a week after Cumulus announced it was taking over operations of three Merlin Media stations in Chicago. According to Radio […]

Matt DuBiel heads to "The River"

Matt DuBiel has resigned as programming director and afternoon personality of the Nine-FM triplecast (WKIE,WDEK,WRZA-FMs) to become operations manager at NextMedia’s WERV-FM (95.9), or “The River” in west suburban Aurora. DuBeli will also have an airshift to be determined later. He will join the classic rock station on Sept. 10. For more on Nine-FM, check out the T Dog Media […]