Great news for fans of Chicago's No. 1 anchorman: Ron Magers is returning to Roe Conn's afternoon show on Citadel Broadcasting news/talk WLS-AM (890). Starting Tuesday, the principal news anchor for ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 will be back as a daily contributor during the 3 p.m. hour of Conn's show (which he now co-hosts with Cisco Cotto).
"I could not be happier to bring you that [news]," Conn told his listeners Monday.
The announcement of Magers' return comes seven weeks after he was dropped in a budget cut at the station. For almost 12 years, Magers' role as a commentator and raconteur often was the highlight of Conn's show -- and the best half-hour of conversation in all of Chicago radio.