A memo was immediately sent out to the rest of the station's staff following the release of Teinowitz. As provided to CRM, that memo said:
"At 6pm this evening Harry Teinowitz signed off air for the last time at ESPN Chicago. Throughout the many years that Harry has been with us, he has served in many different roles and has helped to establish the ESPN brand in
Harry’s contributions will be felt for years to come in every department at ESPN Chicago. We wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors."
In confirming the news to CRM, ESPN 1000 Program Director Adam Delevitt echoed that sentiment, stating "We all wish him the best, and appreciate all his contributions to the station."
WMVP-AM's afternoon show ratings have been a big disappointment for the station, as ratings have crept downward rather consistently.
In the most recent Arbitron radio ratings for the January period, WMVP-AM's ratings were tied for 26th place with only a 1.5 share in the all ages numbers. In comparison, the station's competitor, WSCR-AM was #12 with a 3.1 share. Most importantly, in the station's target demographic of Men 25-54, WMVP-AM was down to #17 with a 2.6 share, while WSCR-AM was #1 with a 6.5 share. A change to the afternoon line-up was inevitable.