Thumbing his nose at critics and naysayers who predicted his demise, afternoon personality Roe Conn signed a contract extension Thursday that will keep him on Citadel Broadcasting news/talk WLS-AM (890) for the foreseeable future.
As one of the last of Chicago's million-dollar radio stars, Conn was under pressure to reduce his compensation in exchange for additional security and bonuses. His previous contract would have expired June 1, but the new agreement locks him in through the end of 2011.
During a break from his afternoon show Thursday, Conn said:
"I'm overjoyed. I couldn't be happier to be continuing at WLS. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else."