Starting at 6:25 p.m., “The CSO Concert for Chicago” will air live from Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion. The free concert, conducted by music director Riccardo Muti, is part of the opening weekend of the CSO’s 125th anniversary season. Continue reading
As first reported here, Sullivan was dropped after five years on the CBS 2 anchor desk alongside Rob Johnson. Replacing her at 5, 6 and 10 p.m., starting October 19, will be Irika Sargent, who’s been anchoring at CBS-owned WFOR-TV in Miami. Continue reading
Chicago radio legend Orion Samuelson is out of intensive care and recovering from heart-valve replacement surgery, his wife said Wednesday.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice and opera aficionado Ruth Bader Ginsburg will appear as a guest host Monday on WFMT FM 98.7, Chicago’s classical music station.
Starting at 10 a.m. Monday, Ginsburg will join midday host Lisa Flynn live on the air to share some of her favorite music. At 11 a.m. Ginsburg and Flynn will present “Opera and the Law,” during which singers from Lyric Opera of Chicago will perform operatic excerpts with legal themes. Continue reading
Chicago Public Media WBEZ FM 91.5 has pulled the plug on three locally produced podcasts — covering the food culture, craft beers and artists “on the edge of creativity.”
Ceasing production at the station are “Chewing the Fat,” the food show with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu, “Strange Brews,” the beer show with Andrew Gill and Alison Cuddy, and “General Admission,” the art show with Tyler Greene and Don Hall. Continue reading
You read it here first: Irika Sargent, a Miami news anchor and Cornell-educated lawyer, has been hired to replace Kate Sullivan alongside Rob Johnson on the Monday-through-Friday anchor desk at CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2.
Sargent, 35, most recently has been 5 and 11 p.m. anchor at CBS-owned WFOR-TV in Miami. Starting October 19, she’ll co-anchor the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts here with Johnson. Continue reading
Robservations on the media beat:
Are Kate Sullivan’s days numbered at WBBM-Channel 2? With ratings at an all-time low, the CBS-owned station is believed to be shopping for a new co-anchor to team with Rob Johnson. Adding to speculation is word out of Miami that Irika Sargent, 5 and 11 p.m. news anchor at WFOR-TV, the CBS-owned there, recently met with CBS 2 bosses in Chicago. Sargent, 35, a graduate of the University of Missouri and Cornell Law School, practiced law for four years in New York City before anchoring in Miami and Houston. Sullivan, 39, who still identifies herself as an “East Coaster” on her Twitter profile, has made little impact in the five years since she came from WCBS-TV in New York, where she anchored morning and noon newscasts. In August, CBS 2 barely registered at 10 p.m. with a 0.7 rating among viewers between 25 and 54. Continue reading
The widely promoted season premiere of “In The Loop” on public television station WYCC-Channel 20 was abruptly canceled Thursday hours before it was to have aired a show focusing on problems with Chicago Public Schools.
On the eve of his 55th year on the air at WGN AM 720, Radio Hall of Famer Orion Samuelson announced he will undergo heart surgery next week.
Samuelson, 81, legendary agriculture-business reporter for the Tribune Media news/talk station, said he’ll have surgery Monday at the University of Chicago Medical Center to repair or replace a leaky heart valve. Continue reading
Veteran news anchor Sherman Kaplan, one of the most familiar voices on Chicago radio, is retiring after more than 46 years at CBS Radio all-news WBBM AM 780/WCFS FM 105.9.
His last day on the air will be September 22, according to Ron Gleason, director of news and programming at WBBM Newsradio, who announced the retirement Wednesday. Continue reading