Today was the last day on the air for Jason Pullman and Katie Bright after 10 months as morning co-hosts on Entercom country WUSN 99.5-FM.
Rachel Williamson, senior vice president and market manager of Entercom Chicago, said the move was prompted by Bright’s decision to resign to focus on her personal life. Coinciding with her departure, the station released Pullman.
A nationwide search for their replacement will be led by Todd Cavanah, vice president of programming for Entercom Chicago, and Marci Braun, interim program director. In the meantime, Cavanah said, midday host Drew Walker will be filling in from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.
Pullman and Bright had never worked together before they were paired in August 2019 to replace the morning team of Doug Stylz and Justin Roman at US99.
Pullman had spent 10 years in his native Atlanta as morning host at WUBL. Bright, a west suburban native who earlier worked in radio in Nashville and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was national director of promotion at Warner Music Nashville.
Scotty Kay, a third member of the morning show who previously shifted to afternoons, is now hosting from 3 to 8 p.m.
US99 has been without a full-time program director since Entercom cut Kenny Jay in a wave of layoffs in April.
In the latest Nielsen Audio survey US99 ranked 18th in mornings with a 1.9 percent audience share. Overall the station ranked 16th with a 2.4 share.