Posted by Bud on May 13, 2010 at 11:48:48:
Courtesy of Lewis Lazare at the Chicaago Sun-Times:
Is the outspoken Mancow Muller headed for a berth at Tribune Co.-owned WGN-AM (720)? Rumors swirled Thursday that Muller and WGN might be talking, but WGN general manager Tom Langmyer was not immediately available for comment. WGN could possibly be interested in Muller for the mid-morning slot now filled by John Williams, who not only does a weekday shift at WGN, but also has begun hosting (from Chicago) a mid-afternoon show for Minneapolis radio station WCCO-AM (830).
For more than a year, WGN program director Kevin Metheny has been busy making numerous programming and talent changes at the station. In so doing, he has angered a number of longtime WGN fans, many of whom have said they no longer can relate to the station. But Metheny also has been adamant about trying to woo a younger 25 to 54-year-old listener base, and he maintains much of what he has done at WGN was done with that goal in mind.
Muller was unceremoniously cut loose earlier this year from Citadel Broadcasting's news/talk WLS-AM (890), where he had been paired with Pat Cassidy, who has since returned as morning drive co-anchor at all-news WBBM-AM (780). Cisco Cotto was moved from afternoon drive, where he was briefly paired with Roe Conn, to fill the mid-morning slot vacated by Muller and Cassidy at WLS-AM. At the time of his dismissal from WLS, Muller was vocal about the raw deal he believes he had gotten from the station.
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