Chicago’s classical music station is losing its afternoon voice.
As Chicago’s preeminent broadcast historian, Chuck Schaden brought listeners back to the golden age of radio every Saturday afternoon for four decades. Now he’s taking a nostalgic journey of his own.
On Friday Schaden will join afternoon host Milt Rosenberg as a guest from 4 to 6 p.m. on Kovas Communications news/talk WCGO AM 1590. They’ll be in the same Evanston studio and on the same frequency where Schaden started “Those Were the Days” in 1970. Continue reading
Two former Chicago radio executives were among the latest casualties of massive cutbacks sweeping across CBS Radio stations nationwide.
Harvey Wells and Dave Robbins were among five senior vice president/market managers forced out Thursday as the company continued to thin its ranks and reduce expenses. Continue reading
Tribune Publishing this week announced a content distribution deal with Penske Media Corp., owner of the 105-year-old fashion and beauty publication formerly known as Women’s Wear Daily. Continue reading
In the tug of war between baseball and news at WLS-Channel 7, baseball just won.
The second game of Wednesday’s day-night doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds will air on the ABC-owned station starting at 5 p.m., bumping the top-rated 5 and 6 p.m. local newscasts as well as “ABC World News Tonight” at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading
The epic love story of Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert and his devoted wife Chaz is coming to a Chicago stage this fall.
Nick Digilio returned to his WGN AM 720 overnight show Monday, attributing his monthlong absence to a stomach ailment worsened by alcohol and vowing: “I’m not gonna have a drink ever again.”
In an emotional broadcast his first night back on the Tribune Media news/talk station since mid-June, Digilio said the effects of drinking without eating landed him in Swedish Covenant Hospital for five days and prompted a reassessment of his life. Continue reading
Chicago author Jonathan Eig’s bestselling biography of baseball legend Lou Gehrig just moved a step closer to becoming a movie.
Robert Molloy, grandson of the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, has joined producer Armando Gutierrez to develop Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig as a feature film. Continue reading
The Chicago Reader just got a new editor to go along with a new look in print.
Jake Malooley was promoted Thursday to editor of the alternative weekly, owned by Sun-Times Media parent company Wrapports LLC. Malooley, who joined the Reader as managing editor in March 2014, had been serving as interim editor since last February, when Mara Shalhoup resigned after four years in the top job. Continue reading
But that’s not all: Chicago Bulls basketball also will air on the Cumulus Media news/talk station under a five-year deal starting in November 2016.
Both agreements were announced Thursday in a joint statement by the teams and WLS management. The deals, which run through 2021 with both teams, include regular and postseason games, select spring training and exhibition contests, pregame and postgame programming, and weekly year-round shows. Financial terms were not disclosed. Continue reading