Will CBS 2 say: ‘Back to you, Robin Robinson’?

Robin Robinson

Robin Robinson

It’s been seven months since Robin Robinson signed off at Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32, ending a 27-year run as top news anchor. Now she may be getting ready for a comeback.

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

No columnists, critics among Sun-Times buyout volunteers

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

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

Energetic reporter Julie Wernau ends ‘wild ride’ at Tribune

Julie Wernau

Julie Wernau

Julie Wernau, a star business reporter for the Chicago Tribune who made a name for herself covering energy and green technology, is leaving to join The Wall Street Journal.

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

WLS drops DuMont’s ‘Beltway’ show

Bruce DuMont

Bruce DuMont

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.)

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New midday co-host Jason Goff knows The Score

Jason Goff

Jason Goff

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