Veteran broadcaster Steve Cochran just became the latest Chicago radio all-star to align himself with AccuRadio.com and its growing lineup of streaming audio formats. But unlike his music-oriented cohorts, he'll be handling the comedy side of the business.
Cochran, who recently parted company with WGN-AM (720) after 10 years at the Tribune Co.-owned news/talk station, has been hired to expand AccuRadio's comedy channels and develop new ones to "showcase the history of recorded stand-up comedy as well as give exposure to the hottest up-and-coming comedy talent in America.
" It's a great fit for Cochran, who's been active as a stand-up comic throughout his 30-year radio career, working onstage with such stars as Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Richard Lewis and even Cher. ("She was great, but sadly, she wouldn't let me keep any of her wigs," he quipped.)