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WGN Radio’s Joe Brand Continues To Host Chicago Blackhawks Radio Pre/Post Game and Weekly “Blackhawks Live” Show

Chicago Blackhawks hockey on WGN Radio starts with preseason on September 27 CHICAGO (August 25, 2022) – WGN Radio’s Joe Brand will continue as the host of Chicago Blackhawks pre-game, intermission and post-game shows as well as the weekly “Blackhawks Live” show during the upcoming 2022-23 season. Joe Brand, a native of Oak Lawn, has […]

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70 years of WGN Radio audio to be archived at Northwestern Libraries

EVANSTON, Ill. — For 100 years, WGN Radio has been a source of all-talk programming that has connected Chicagoland — and well beyond, thanks to the impressive broadcast range of the 50,000-watt station at 720 AM. Its lineup of memorable hosts, long-running cultural programming and avid local sports coverage has enshrined WGN Radio as a […]

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WGN Radio Morning Drive Host Bob Sirott To Receive 2022 Dante Award

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans to honor Sirott with award on May 26 CHICAGO (May 25, 2022) – WGN Radio morning drive host and broadcast television and radio legend Bob Sirott will receive the Dante Award from the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) at a luncheon on Thursday, May 26. Since its […]

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WGN Radio Marks 100th Anniversary with Big Celebration

Documentary Highlighting History of Radio Station to Air on WGN-TV Proclamations by State, City, and County Specialty Beer “Chicago’s Very Own” Golden Lager and Much More CHICAGO (May 18, 2022) – WGN Radio is celebrating its 100th anniversary as the 50,000-watt voice of “Chicago’s Very Own” during the entire month of May and throughout all […]

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Mary Sandberg Boyle, First Female GM in WGN Radio’s 100 Year History, Named One of Radio Ink Magazine’s “2022 Most Influential Women In Radio”

Chicago, IL May 9, 2022 – Mary Sandberg Boyle, the first female General Manager in WGN Radio’s 100-year history, has been named one of Radio Ink Magazine‘s “2022 Most Influential Women in Radio.” The announcement appears in the current issue of Radio Ink, which hits newsstands today. In 2015, Sandberg Boyle joined WGN Radio, the flagship […]

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WGN Radio Adds “Your Money Matters” with Jon Hansen to Weekday Programming Schedule

“Your Money Matters” airs Mondays – Thursdays, 6pm – 7pm beginning Feb. 7 CHICAGO (January 13, 2022) – Beginning Monday, February 7, WGN Radio will add the show “Your Money Matters” hosted by Jon Hansen to its weekday programming schedule. Airing Monday through Thursday, 6pm to 7pm, “Your Money Matters” will feature topics including the […]

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WGN Radio’s Special Holiday Programming on Christmas And New Year’s Eve Includes Steve and Johnnie; “WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari” Returns

Beginning December 12, “WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari” returns to Sunday nights, 7pm-9pm CHICAGO (December 7, 2021) – WGN Radio will broadcast special holiday programming on Christmas with 27-hours of “Christmas Radio Theatre” hosted by Carl Amari and a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza with hosts Steve and Johnnie and John Landecker. “Christmas Radio Theatre” […]

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WGN Radio Adds Host Lisa Dent, Announces New Weekday Schedule

Effective January 3, new programming schedule adds special reporting with Anna Davlantes CHICAGO (November 18, 2021) – On January 3, WGN Radio will debut a new weekday programming schedule. The station has also hired longtime radio personality Lisa Dent, who will be heard weekday afternoons. “Lisa Dent has long been a significant and well-known presence […]

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