Eddie & Jobo are a no-go at WLS FM

Ed Volkman and Joe Colborn (Photo: Chuck Berman)

Ed Volkman and Joe Colborn (Photo: Chuck Berman)

An apparent rift between Ed Volkman and Joe Colborn has dashed hopes for another comeback by the long-running Chicago radio duo known as Eddie & Jobo.

“Well, that’s all, folks,” Volkman declared on Facebook and Twitter Saturday. “There will be no Eddie & Jobo anymore. The offer was there, but only one of us wanted it. Hope he finds happiness.” For the first time in more than 25 years, Volkman is seeking work solo. Continue reading

Losing Gamble: Publisher quits in shakeup at Chicago magazine

Beth Fenner and Rich Gamble

Beth Fenner and Rich Gamble

It’s over and out for Rich Gamble after five years as publisher and general manager of Chicago magazine following a long-simmering power struggle with his hand-picked editor.

Gamble announced Thursday that he’s leaving the monthly publication at the end of July to become senior vice president of operations at the Chicago Zoological Society, which runs Brookfield Zoo. Continue reading

Feder flashback: When WGN Radio turned 60

(Photo: Aaron Altounian)

(Photo: Aaron Altounian)

The formal dedication of the WGN Radio Walk of Fame Friday will coincide with the 90th anniversary celebration of Tribune Broadcasting news/talk flagship WGN AM 720.

Honored with plaques embedded in the pavement outside Tribune Tower will be the inaugural group of station legends: Quin Ryan, Jack Brickhouse, Wally Phillips, Orion Samuelson, Roy Leonard, Milt Rosenberg, Bob Collins, Kathy O’Malley, Judy Markey and Spike O’Dell. Continue reading

Tribune expansion is matter of opinion

Bruce Dold

Bruce Dold

The addition of pages and personnel both in print and online this week underscored what the Chicago Tribune calls its “commitment to opinion leadership.”

In a message to readers Monday, editor Gerry Kern announced the addition of a Perspective page on Monday and Tuesday, bringing the total number of opinion pages to three each day Monday through Friday and five on Sunday. Also being expanded are the Tribune’s digital opinion pages, including editorials, commentary, columns, cartoons, videos and letters from readers.

The moves come at a time when other newspapers are going in the opposite direction. Continue reading