Former Tribune exec Randy Michaels back in the Chicago radio game

June 22, 2011

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WKQX is one of the stations being purchased by a new group involving former Chicago Tribune Executive Randy Michaels.

Those in Chicago should be prepared for some changes to local radio in the coming months. Former Tribune Company executive Randy Michaels is part of a new group that is buying both WLUP and WKQX, also known as The Loop and Q101, respectively.

Michaels has a long history in the radio business. But he may be most familiar to Chicagoans for his recent, rather controversial run with the Tribune. His often scandalous behavior and wild antics were widely reported.

To learn what’s in store for Michaels’ new employees and the future of Chicago’s media landscape, Eight Forty-Eight turned to Tom Taylor. He watches the radio industry as news editor for Radio-Info.com.

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