Robservations on the media beat:
- Bruce Wolf, the veteran Chicago broadcaster and erstwhile contributor to this humble blog, has been filling in on stations all over town while seeking a regular gig. Now it looks like he has one: Starting this weekend, he'll be spewing his right-wing venom -- excuse me, discussing issues -- with co-host Dan Proft from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays on Citadel Broadcasting news/talk WLS-AM (890). Also new to the station's lineup will be CNBC's Lawrence Kudlow, who replaces Bob Brinker's "Money Talk" from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturdays. (Brinker continues from 3 to 6 p.m. Sundays.) Never at a loss for words, Wolf said of his new role:
"I hope to make enough money from this weekend gig to buy the stations of my alma mater, Emmis Communications, which I recently read on Vocalo.org are for sale. This market needs‚ FM sports talk and‚ news talk. So‚ I would then do my own sports talk show on the Loop and political talk show‚ on WKQX at the same time (with some imaginative editing and staggering of commercials). Why would I do it? Because I can."