Saturday, January 5, 2013

Chicago Radio: Dave Fogel Lands Mornings At WJMK

Dave Fogel, who stepped down last fall as morning host on WLS-FM (94.7), is stepping up to mornings on WJMK-FM (104.3), the CBS Radio classic hits station known as K-Hits.

According to Robert Feder at, starting Monday, he’ll succeed the duo of Ed Volkman and Joe Bohannon, forced out after 20 months because of underperforming ratings. The station has gone jockless in mornings since December 6.

A familiar voice on Chicago radio since 1996, when he was hired to replace Danny Bonaduce on classic rock WLUP-FM (97.9), Fogel also hosted afternoons for eight years on hot adult-contemporary WTMX-FM (101.9). After a stint hosting mornings in Kansas City, he returned to Chicago in 2010 to join WLS-FM.

Last September, Fogel was forced out and replaced as morning host at WLS-FM by Brant Miller, the same jock he had replaced more than two years earlier. The Cumulus Media station subsequently shifted from oldies to classic hits, becoming a direct competitor of K-Hits. Fogel has been hosting evenings on K-Hits since October.

In the latest Arbitron Portable People Meter survey, K-Hits tied for 16th place in mornings with a 2.3 percent audience share overall and a 2.7 percent share of listeners between the ages of 25 and 54.

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