WCGO’s ‘Gabby Road’ morphs into ‘The Hannah and Fred Show’

Hannah Stanley and Fred Weintraub

After eight months as a Sunday morning destination on north suburban WCGO 1590-AM/95.9-FM, there’s a new name and a cast change coming to “Gabby Road with Hannah, Fred and Justin.”

Justin Kulovsek, who’s been one of three co-hosts since the show began in October, said he plans to step down after this weekend to devote more time to expanding JAK Digital, his media consulting business.

Justin Kulovsek

Kulovsek, who most recently was vice president of innovation at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, said his final appearance on “Gabby Road” will be this weekend.

Starting July 5, Hannah Stanley and Fred Weintraub will rechristen the program “The Hannah and Fred Show.” It will continue to air at the same time — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays — on the Evanston Broadcasting talk station. The show streams live at 1590wcgo.com.

It also is distributed in syndication by SmartTalk Radio Network.

Stanley was a longtime host at news/talk WGN 720-AM and ESPN Radio, and Weintraub is executive producer at Weigel Broadcasting and a globe-trotting media personality known as Chicago’s “Royal Watcher.” The two previously worked together at WGN.

“Radio continues to be an ever changing business, and while we wish Justin well, Hannah and I are thrilled to be back together as a radio duo on The SmartTalk Radio Network,” Weintraub said.

Monday’s comment of the day: Terry M. Butz: Not sure why Steve Cochran and Roe Conn want to promote such a politically biased and anti-media message. Just sucking up to an aging local rocker???