Press Releases_WGN Radio

WGN Radio Recognizes Two Longtime Employees with Anniversary Milestones, a Combined 106 Years of Service to the Station

56th anniversary for Marlene Wells and 50th anniversary for Jim Holland CHICAGO (October 17, 2023) – WGN Radio is celebrating two of its employees, Marlene Wells and Jim Holland, who have a combined 106 years of service to the station. This year marks the 56th anniversary for promotions, sales, and merchandising coordinator Marlene Wells and the […]

Click to access "WGN Radio Recognizes Two Longtime Employees with Anniversary Milestones, a Combined 106 Years of Service to the Station"

Nexstar Media Group Enters Into Multi-Year Employment Agreement Extensions with Sean Compton, President, Networks, and Dana Zimmer, President, Distribution and Strategy

Executives Oversee Key Nexstar Growth Drivers IRVING, Texas (July 17, 2023) – Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it extended the employment agreements of Sean Compton, President, Networks, and Dana Zimmer, President, Distribution and Strategy. Mr. Compton and Ms. Zimmer will continue to report to Nexstar’s Founder, Chairman, and Chief […]

Click to access "Nexstar Media Group Enters Into Multi-Year Employment Agreement Extensions with Sean Compton, President, Networks, and Dana Zimmer, President, Distribution and Strategy"

WGN Radio Adds Steve and Johnnie to Saturday Overnight Schedule

Steve King and Johnnie Putman to host 9pm – 2am Saturdays beginning January 7 CHICAGO (December 13, 2022) – Beginning Saturday, January 7, veteran broadcasters Steve King and Johnnie Putman return to WGN Radio, hosting Saturday overnights from 9pm to 2am. “Returning to the Saturday nighttime slot is a full circle moment for us. Our first […]

Click to access "WGN Radio Adds Steve and Johnnie to Saturday Overnight Schedule"

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Click to access "WGN Radio Morning Drive Host Bob Sirott To Receive 2022 Dante Award"

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 […]

Click to access "WGN Radio Marks 100th Anniversary with Big Celebration"

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 […]

Click to access "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”"

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 […]

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

© 1998-2024, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. | All rights reserved