Saturday, September 5, 2020

Chicago Radio: Shake-Up Reported At WGN 720 AM

Veteran Chicago radio personality John Records Landecker  reportedly is joing Nexstar Media Group's WGN 720 AM as fulltime host.

To make room for Landecker, Chicago Media Watcher Robert Feder reports afternoon personality Roe Conn is out, effective Friday. He was notified after he got off the air Friday that it was his last show.

Also out is overnight personality Nick Digilio, who also was notified Friday.

John Records Landecker
Landecker, who’s been a frequent fill-in host, will fill in during afternoons until September 28 when he’ll move permanently to a new evening show — airing from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Also starting September 28, longtime WGN Radio news anchor Steve Bertrand will host “Chicago’s Afternoon News” from 4 to 7 p.m. It’s being billed as a daily newsmagazine show.

“The importance of local news and information being shared by someone who is trusted by our audience is paramount during these challenging times,” Mary Boyle, general manager of WGN, said in a statement. “Steve Bertrand has always been committed to reporting the news in a fair and thoughtful way. This afternoon news-oriented program led by Steve is a welcome addition to our WGN Radio weekday lineup.”

The early afternoon show hosted by Anna Davlantes will expand to three hours — from 1 to 4 p.m.

Conn joined WGN as afternoon host in 2015 after 25 years at Cumulus Media news/talk WLS 890-AM.

Digilio, an inductee in the WGN Radio Walk of Fame who recently marked his 35th year at the station, moved up to full-time host in 2013.

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