Dave Fogel, who hosted afternoons in Chicago for more than seven years, is returning to become morning personality at "True Oldies" WLS-FM (94.7). Starting March 1, he'll replace Brant Miller, who signed off from the Citadel Broadcasting station Jan. 5.
Handling news, traffic and weather duties on Fogel's show (airing from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays) will be Maura Myles, who'll segue from news/talk sister station WLS-AM (890). Myles is currently on maternity leave.
Fogel, who most recently has been hosting mornings at KCKC-FM in Kansas City, was a mainstay of Bonneville International hot adult-contemporary WTMX-FM (101.9) from 1997 to 2004. Before that, he briefly worked at classic rock WLUP-FM (97.9), then under Bonneville ownership.
In confirming Fogel's appointment Monday, Michael LaCrosse, operations director of WLS-FM, said:
"I think he's the right guy for this. He's got a great personality, he's a solid air talent, and I think he's really going to be able to make a connection with the listeners."
At WLS-FM, Fogel joins a lineup that includes Scott Shannon in middays, Greg Brown in afternoons, and Dick Biondi in evenings. "I'm looking forward to returning home to help Chicago wake up with lots of music each and every morning," Fogel said in a statement. "It's going to be a lot of fun, and I can't wait to get started."
The latest Arbitron survey shows WLS-FM tied for 11th‚ place in mornings with a 2.8 percent audience share.