Doug Banks returns to Chicago

A Chicago radio icon in coming home – well, at least on the air. Chicago radio veteran Doug Banks is back on the airwaves thanks to a deal with Urban Adult Contemporary WVAZ-FM (V103), which will see it become the first station to carry his new syndicated radio show, which is being distributed by ABC Radio Networks (which is actually […]

Presenting the Spring 2007 Arbitron book

For Chicago and Milwaukee. Random thoughts: -WGCI-FM, WVAZ, and WPWX all are down from last book. The Howard McGee debacle at WGCI certainly won’t help them as they might not see No.1 for a very long time. – WBBM-FM got pummeled by WKSC-FM (Kiss), falling out of the top 10 and recording their worst numbers since 1982. Time for some […]

She’s worked…. there?

Hard to believe that a fine-looking woman like Rocsi Diaz – who’s now on 106th & Park on BET -once worked for Power 92 (WPWX-FM) in that dumpy neighborhood in Hammond (The station’s studios is right off Calumet Ave. – the only notable building on the entire street. I often pass it on my way to get ripped off at […]

Power 92 jock arrested

Power 92’s Miguel Garcia, a.k.a. Donnie Devoe a.k.a “The Freakin’ Puerto Rican’” was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct on Wednesday after he became violent at a restaurant in south suburban Calumet City. The DJ, who works at urban contemporary WPWX-FM in nearby Hammond, Ind. reportedly threatened customers at the restaurant, and left the premises before police arrived. However, they […]

Management shakeup at WVAZ, WGCI

In a move that been universally panned by the blogging and message board community (except this blog, which thinks this is a good idea – Wait a minute. Hold up. Am I praising something Clear Channel is doing? I must be high…), Clear Channel has decided to split the management at top-rated Urban Contemporary outlet WGCI-FM, and successful Urban AC […]