Chicago radio veteran Ramonski Luv, once the city’s No. 1 nighttime host, is out after six months on WSRB FM 106.3, the Crawford Broadcasting urban adult-contemporary station.
It’s the second time in less than a year Luv has been dismissed for undisclosed personal reasons. Last July he was forced out after 14 years at iHeartMedia urban adult-contemporary WVAZ FM 102.7, where he hosted the top-rated evening show with Joe Soto.
Crawford Broadcasting sources confirmed Wednesday that Luv has exited Soul 106.3, where he was heard from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday since December. No word yet on a replacement for him.
Luv, 52, whose real name is Ramon Wade, did not respond to requests for comment.
A Chicago native and 30-year veteran of urban radio here, Luv is a graduate of Hyde Park Academy High School and Columbia College. He began his career as morning show producer for Doug Banks, who first dubbed him Ramonski Luv.
In the latest Nielsen Audio survey, evenings on Soul 106.3 tied for 30th place with a 0.8 percent share and cumulative weekly audience of 84,000.