CBS 2 expands weekend newscasts

Jim Williams and Mai Martinez

Jim Williams and Mai Martinez

CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2 will add three hours of local news on weekends this fall, including the expansion of its 10 p.m. newscast to one hour.

Jim Williams and Mai Martinez, currently seen at 5 and 10 p.m. Saturdays and at 5:30 and 10 p.m. Sundays, will anchor the hourlong weekend newscasts at 10 p.m., starting September 13. Continue reading

Chicago radio’s top of the morning

There’s a new morning line in Chicago, according to radio ratings released Monday for the period from June 19 to July 16.

Here’s a look at Chicago’s top 10 morning shows (as measured by Nielsen Audio among all listeners age 6 and older from 6 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday), followed by average share of audience. Continue reading

Robb Rose rises on ‘Chicago’s 100.3’

Robb Rose

Robb Rose

Robb Rose, a part-time weekend host on WILV FM 100.3 from 2009 until earlier this year, is returning to the Hubbard Radio adult contemporary station as evening personality.

Rose succeeds Cara Carriveau, who was promoted to afternoons on “Chicago’s 100.3” last month. After filling in for Carriveau this week, he officially takes over from 7 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday on August 11. Continue reading