The Long Tail: Is Jack FM the Long Tail of radio? – 104.3 is The Jack in Chicago. Jonna got me listening to it over the weekend and I have to say, I like the ‘no format’ format.
With the departure of Howard Stern, WCKG identifies his replacement. Unlike New York, Chicago did not pick David Lee Roth, but some guy named Rover. In other news, Jonathon Brandmeier returns to The Loop (WLUP-FM) starting on October 31 – assuming his studio is installed in time.
Brandmeier first joined the Loop in 1983 and served as morning man there until 1997. Joining Brandmeier in his new role will be Bruce Wolf, broadcasting remotely from Channel 32 studios, where he is still morning
Welcome back Johnny.
The article insinuates that Dahl was making light of the deaths in the New Orleans area.
Dahls response to Feder (middle of page) was published on Friday, asking Feder to clarify that he was actually referring to the corpses from the above-ground graveyards and not the hurricane victims.
Dahl then ends, in standard Dahl fashion, with the following statement:
I intend to commemorate the plight of the victims with ‘Looter Lasagna’.
Robert Feder reports that Paul Harvey’s radio show had to be killed and later refed to affilliates on Wednesday when, meaning to talk about Pat Robertsons call to assasinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, he referred to Jerry Falwell instead. Ooops!
The August 2 Feder column reports that Mancow Muller could be replacing Howard Stern on WCKG FM once Stern moves to Sirius Satellite Radio. He also reports possible talks in the works that could put Jonathan Brandmeier back on The Loop (WLUP), in the morning slot he once ruled back in the 80’s and early 90’s.
I’ve never been a big Mancow fan (can’t stand listening to him), but the first part of this stint might be something I would want to listen to.
According to the article, no agreements have been made with either party. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
One might wonder, could the new studio at WCKG for the Dahl crew be in preparation for this move?
For those of you who have seen the latest Kevin Trudeau infomercial where he claims to have a cure for cancer, Chicago Radio personality Steve Dahl has posted his analysis of how Kevin can be out selling products on TV again, despite the FTC ban against him.
For those of you who don’t remember Kevin, he was the Mega-Memory guy on TV back in the 90’s.
All I know is I bought the book back then, read it, and still have to ‘do the math’ to figure out how old I am.