"Bob & Tom" head to WGN America

Indianapolis’ popular radio duo – Bob & Tom – are headed to WGN America. The pair (which are heard locally on WRXQ-FM in southwest suburban Joliet) signed a cable deal with the network for a daily one-hour late-night show beginning in November. The late night show features highlights from its syndicated The Bob & Tom Show, which is syndicated by […]

Superstation WGN changes name to WGN America

Kids’ WB changes name to CW 4 Kids on same day While were you sleeping in…. With little fanfare on Saturday, Superstation WGN changed its name to WGN America, while Kids WB’ officially became CW 4 Kids. However, no programming changes took place at either network – at least not yet (WGN America’s new logo resembles the old Movie Channel […]

Superstation WGN in for makeover

The national version of WGN seen on cable systems and satellite (except in Chicago, where Superstation WGN is seen only on satellite), is in for a major Extreme Makeover-type overhaul. Specifics weren’t mentioned, but Superstation WGN is scheduled to be re-launched in May, but the changes may only involve imaging, and not programming. WGN went national in 1978, linking national […]

WWE Smackdown to… WGN ?

Yes, that’s one of two options the WWE under consideration with the other outlet being My Network TV. If the WWE goes with with WGN Superstation, most Chicagoans would not have access to the show, since the cable version of WGN is only carried on satellite (Direct TV and Dish Network) and not on any cable systems, unless the WWE […]

WCIU grabs "Scrubs"

Good news for local fans of the TV series Scrubs: WCIU-TV has acquired the second cycle of the hit NBC comedy from Disney/ABC Domestic Television beginning in the fall of 2009. The move means the program will stay in broadcast syndication and not head for an exclusive deal on cable, which many off-network sitcoms have recently done (i.e. Home Improvement, […]