Friday, December 17, 2010

Clear Channel Snags Brotha Fred For Chicago

One of Charlotte’s highest-profile media personalities is heading west, according Mark Washburn of The Charlotte Observer.

Brotha Fred, who leads the morning show on WIBT-FM (96.1) and co-hosts "Fox News Edge" weeknights on WCCB (Fox Charlotte, Channel 18) with Morgan Fogarty, is moving to a Chicago top 40 station.

Brotha Fred, whose real name is Christopher Frederick, arrived in Charlotte in July 2006 from a station in Austin, Texas.

Frederick announced his new job on "Edge" Thursday night and said it would be his last appearance on the show. He will continue to be heard on WIBT-FM, where his show from Chicago will be simulcast.

In Chicago, Frederick will replace DreX at KISS-FM WKSC-FM. Like WIBT-FM, it is owned by Clear Channel Radio, which made a formal announcement of the change Friday morning.

Joining him in Chicago will be comedian David L, who has been part of the WIBT-FM "Morning Mayhem" crew. Angie Taylor, a Chicago radio personality, will be the third member of the team.

Although Frederick said it was his last TV show for WCCB, a customized edition of his Chicago show will be sent -- beginning Jan. 3 -- from Chicago to WIBT, as well as stations in Greensboro, N.C., and Chattanooga, Tenn., that now air his radio program.  A version of Brotha' Fred's program also will continue to be heard on XM Satellite's Kiss-XM channel 21.

Then, on Jan. 17, the show will go live in Chicago.

Read more here.

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