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  • Brandmeier mired in the radio ratings

     
    Media blogger Robert Feder at TimeOut Chicago looks at the numbers: One year ago this week, Jonathon Brandmeier joined news/talk WGN-AM (720), inheriting the morning mantle of the late Radio Hall of Famers Wally Phillips and Bob Collins... On the...
  • Radio rewind: My magazine profile of new WGN-AM morning host Jonathon Brandmeier

     
    In light of today's news that veteran radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier (left) is taking over morning drive at WGN AM 720, I am republishing the following extensive profile that came out almost exactly 25 years ago in the Tribune's Sunday...

    Dinking around on the radio, or words to that effect

     
    Yesterday, I heard WGN-AM host John Williams refer on the air to banks "dicking" people around and was one of several listeners who sent him a note to the effect that Wally Phillips was rotating in his grave. He and...

    Meet Steve and Johnnie

    "The Steve and Johnnie Show" is an overnight kaleidoscope of people, places and things ranging from breaking local, national and international news stories, to celebrity interviews, to creative sculpture (with Spam), to in-studio "jams" with visiting rock...

    Mary Van De Velde

    Mary Van De Velde
    Mary Van De Velde has been reporting traffic on WGN since 1997. These days, she reports in the mornings. She has a B.S. degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana where she worked as a news anchor at college station...