Robinson turned up Tuesday night on CBS Radio all-news WBBM AM 780/WCFS FM 105.9 as a guest analyst during coverage of Chicago’s mayoral election. More significantly, she served as one of three panelists on the February 10 mayoral debate that aired on CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2. The debate was co-sponsored by CBS 2, Midway Broadcasting news/talk WVON AM 1690, the Chicago Urban League and the Business Leadership Council. Continue reading
In a big loss for readers of the Sun-Times and discerning viewers of television, Lori Rackl is stepping down as the newspaper’s last TV critic.
No columnists or critics were among Sun-Times staffers who have applied for voluntary buyouts at the financially troubled newspaper, sources said Monday.
A total of 14 newsroom employees are believed to have accepted management’s offer to resign in exchange for up to 20 weeks of severance pay. Drastic staff cuts have been ordered to reduce a budget deficit caused by declining revenue and dwindling circulation. Continue reading
What does Chicago magazine have against the media?
Once again the editors of the esteemed monthly have issued their list of the 100 most powerful people in Chicago. And once again they’ve given short shrift to their media colleagues. It’s the worst showing by the media in the four years the magazine has been ranking the city’s movers and shakers. Continue reading
Based in New York for the Journal, Wernau, 33, will be reporting on soft commodities, including what she calls “the soft vices — coffee, sugar, cocoa and the main ingredient in screw drivers.” Continue reading
Sunday night’s broadcast of “Beyond the Beltway” will mark the final airing of the political talk show on WLS AM 890 — and perhaps the end of its 35-year run on Chicago radio.
Host Bruce DuMont said he was notified that after this weekend the Cumulus Media news/talk station no longer will carry the show, which airs live from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays. WLS will shift to paid programming in the time period.
(Tuesday afternoon update: “Beyond the Beltway” has landed a new local radio outlet on WCGO AM 1590, the north suburban news/talk station owned by Kovas Communications. Starting this weekend, the show will air live from 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays.)
Wednesday’s deadline passed without action from management on buyouts or layoffs of editorial employees at the Sun-Times.
Newsroom staffers represented by the Chicago Newspaper Guild had been given until Wednesday to apply for voluntary buyouts, which would provide up to 20 weeks of severance pay to the most experienced employees. Continue reading
Veteran business reporter and columnist Greg Burns, who worked for two Chicago newspapers and Business Week magazine, is stepping down as a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board.
Listeners to WSCR AM 670 once knew him as “Jason from Evanston,” a frequent caller to the CBS Radio sports/talk station. Now Jason Goff is about to become a Monday-through-Friday midday personality on the Score.
Matt Spiegel announced on the air Wednesday that Goff will be joining him as co-host of the show, which airs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. “The Spiegel and Goff Show” starts Monday. Continue reading