The headline on Tom Taylor's end-of-the-year piece for Radio-Info.com said it all: "2010 has to be better, right?" All in all, it would be hard to imagine a year worse than the one of firings, frauds, flameouts and funerals we've just endured.
Personally, I'd consider the next 12 months a success if I came away feeling less insulted by the irrelevant drivel of television news and less assaulted by the angry ranting of talk radio. But even that might be too much to ask for. Here are 10 previews and predictions of Chicago media stories to watch for in the coming year:
Eddie and Jobo
- Look for Ed Volkman and Joe Bohannon to make yet another Chicago radio comeback (though for decidedly less than the combined $3 million a year they'd been earning). Until they were bounced in November 2008, Eddie & Jobo hosted mornings on CBS Radio rhythmic Top 40 WBBM-FM (96.3) during two stints over a 20-year run.