Despite promises that Clear Channel Chicago would launch a local morning show on its newly branded 93.9 MY FM, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Paul “Cubby” Bryant, who hosts mornings on Clear Channel’s WKTU-FM in New York and also is heard on WMIA-FM in Miami, is expected to add WLIT 93.9 FM to his syndication lineup, sources said Sunday.
When Clear Channel unveiled the rebranding of Lite FM and revamping of its adult contemporary format on June 17, the station said: “93.9 MY FM will announce a stellar programming line-up with local on-air personalities at the end of June.” Up to now, the only local personality hired by the station has been Brooke Hunter, who hosts middays. Afternoons remain vacant and evenings are hosted from Los Angeles by the syndicated Mario Lopez.
Although Bryant’s hiring has not yet been announced by the station, his Twitter profile already identifies him as “Morning Radio Personality for 103.5 KTU New York City, 93.9 MYfm Chicago and 93.9 MIA in Miami.”
Bryant previously was heard as co-host and sidekick to Whoopi Goldberg when she briefly hosted a syndicated morning show carried on the former Lite FM.
For weeks now, Chicago radio veterans Eddie Volkman and Joe “Jobo” Colborn were rumored to be headed for mornings on 93.9 MY FM. On July 10, Volkman posted a photo on his Facebook page of the duo taken at Clear Channel studios. “Today’s meeting could NOT have gone better!” he wrote. “Watch out, Chicago! Damn, I’m stoked.”