Another Weigel winner? Who, when, where, what's next?
Those clever folks who brought us "The U," "Me TV," "Me-Too," and "This" are about to unveil their next Chicago television enterprise. Weigel Broadcasting Co., the Chicago-based owner of WCIU-Channel 26 and assorted other stations and digital programming services, is expected to announce a new addition to its local format lineup today. "If it's Tuesday, there must be another channel," quipped Neal Sabin, executive vice president of Weigel and the programming genius behind all those other pronoun-nicknamed successes.‚ Sabin declined to elaborate, but said the new format would not affect "Me TV" or Me-Too," the popular digital-tier outlets for reruns of vintage comedy and drama series, respectively. A clue to Weigel's plans may have turned up last week when the Federal Communications Commission approved the company's petition to change the call letters of one of its low-power analog stations from WMEU-CA to WCUU-CA.