WGN-AM Finally Admits To McConnell Hiring

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Posted by Bud on June 08, 2010 at 07:13:06:

The following is the official press release from Tribune-owned WGN Radio:


CHICAGO, June 7, 2010 -- WGN Radio today announced that veteran radio host Mike McConnell will join the station effective August 9. One of the most listened to radio personalities in the Midwest, McConnell is known for his quick wit and common sense approach to discussions. For the past 20 years he hosted middays on WLW-AM 700 in Cincinnati, one of the country's most respected radio stations.

"There are really just a handful of truly unique radio hosts in this country -- and Mike is one of them. He's successful based on being who he is, not by imitating others. He's straightforward, and his common sense approach to topics will be a great fit for WGN listeners," said Tom Langmyer, Vice President/General Manager of WGN Radio. "He has tremendous experience and a winning track record as a local talk host. He'll be a great addition to our growing programming line-up."

McConnell's show will feature a broad range of topics from in the news social issues to the oddities of everyday life. His timeslot on WGN will be announced in the coming months.

"Mike McConnell is arguably the most gifted of all American broadcasters at leveraging the news and events of the day into compelling radio shows. We're fortunate and delighted he is joining WGN," said WGN Radio Program Director Kevin Metheny.

"I've always enjoyed Chicago and never met anyone who's lived, worked, or visited there who has a bad word to say about the people or the city of Chicago. I can't wait to be a part of it and particularly WGN Radio," said McConnell.

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