This just in: Jonathon Brandmeier, one of the last of Chicago radio's million-dollar superstars, is signing off at the Loop. After four years this time around as morning personality at classic rock WLUP-FM (97.9), Brandmeier is expected to part company with the Emmis Communications station.
With a tip of the hat to legendary broadcaster and all-around great guy Roy Leonard, whose Turkey of the Year Awards were a Thanksgiving Day tradition for decades, we hereby bestow our Chicago media Turkeys to a cornucopia of worthy recipients:Warner Saunders, just three months shy
Anyone who's ever attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University is familiar with something called "The Medill F." Designed to drive home the importance of accuracy, it refers to the automatic failure given to a student who makes a factual error on a story.
When the longest-running program in Chicago television history gets canceled, that's a shame. But when the show that replaces it is a worthless piece of crap, that's a crime.Earlier this year, WMAQ-Channel 5 pulled the plug on "City Desk," the Sunday morning newsmaker interview show.
When Pat Cassidy abruptly quit as morning news anchor at WBBM-AM (780) last year, bosses of the CBS-owned all-news station reached out to John Hultman, who'd retired from the job a decade earlier.The idea was for Hultman to fill in on a free-lance basis -- through the end of the year at the most -