Phil Rosenthal in the Trib today explores Steve Dahl’s return to the morning airwaves for the first time in 11 years, and it’s not much different than it was the last time he left. Well, aside from WGCI not having a local radio morning show anymore, and Mancow being put out to pasture. Rosenthal also interviews individuals who explain how […]
WCKG holds Chicago hostage: Day 13 Garry Meier, Opie & Anthony out as of today Garry Meier announced on his morning show that today was his and everyone else’s last day at WCKG except for Steve Dahl. The moves also mean that the syndicated Opie & Anthony Show will have to find a new home in Chicago (which is not […]
WCKG holds Chicago hostage: Day 11 Phil Rosenthal is reporting in tomorrow’s edition of the Chicago Tribune that WCKG and CBS Radio officials have confirmation of Steve Dahl moving to WJMK (Jack FM) beginning on November 5. Rumors have surfaced over the last few weeks over the fate of WCKG and the following moves pretty much confirms that there will […]
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Chicago Bulls will announce this coming week a deal with ESPN-owned WMVP-AM to air games starting with the season opener on October 31. WMVP, or ESPN Radio 1000, was the home for Bulls basketball during the franchise’s glory years in the nineties. In 2006, the Bulls took their radio broadcasts in-house and bought […]
The Sun-Times Robert Feder is reporting (and this is a tidbit that will make message boards explode over the weekend) that Steve Dahl, who hosts his successful afternoon show on WCKG-FM, is expected to land as morning jock at sister station WJMK-FM, or Jack FM. This comes as an impending format change will likely hit WCKG in the next two […]
BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! A message board posting states that WCKG.com is no longer operable. Uh-oh… (it’s actually back up and running.) Keep it here for complete “team” coverage of this breaking, important, life-shaking news story! We now return you to Judge David Young already in progress.
Bulls looking for new radio home The Chicago Tribune’s Ed Sherman is reporting that the Chicago Bulls are looking for a new radio home after speculation has surfaced that CBS Radio’s WCKG-FM may flip from a FM Talk format to a Spanish-language one – perhaps as soon as the next couple of days. The Spanish-language format is one of the […]
After a number of format flips of CBS FM Talk stations around the country, it looks like low-rated WCKG-FM could be next. An long-overdue makeover is reportedly in the works. The only question is what to do with Steve Dahl, who has a long-term contract with the station. Gentlemen, start your speculation engines.
Free FM is almost officially done with the next-to-last Fraud FM station, WKRK-FM in Detroit flipping to sports and simulcasting WXYT-AM. This means that the Opie and Anthony Morning Show is gone from that station, too. Meanwhile, CBS’ Pittsburgh FM Talk outlet is toast as well. The last Free FM station remaining is KLSX-FM, Los Angeles.
Current WCKG hosts and radio legends Steve Dahl and Garry Meier (both have separate shows at the station) appeared together on WGN-TV’s morning news today, promoting a charitable event they are co-hosting with the Sun-Times Susanna Hoffman and Gilda’s Club Chicago on Friday called “A Night of a Thousand Noogies” at the Park West (it’s located at 322 W. Armitage.)
Plus other demo ratings news of note Spanish-language broadcaster WLEY-FM is charging that the station’s numbers -as well as those of other Hispanic broadcasters – are down become Arbitron did not send out enough diaries to Spanish-speaking households in the Chicago area. “I question the statistical reliability of this survey,” he said. “They did not have a sufficient number of […]
Despite the fact that Opie & Anthony made cruel sex references to Condi Rice, Queen Elizabeth, and First Lady Laura Bush on the XM-only portion of their radio show, CBS Radio has decided not to suspend the duo since the comments didn’t air on that portion of the program. Opie & Anthony airs weekdays from 5 to 8 a.m. on […]
It’s official : Garry Meier joins WCKG-FM as an on-air host, beginning on Monday. His new show will air from 8 to 11 am weekdays. This puts him on the same station as his former partner, Steve Dahl. Dahl hosts afternoons from 2 to 7 pm. Dahl and Meier were on-air partners from 1979 to 1993, until a nasty breakup […]