Report: Merlin Bringing Alternative Back To Chicago
Jim Richards To Be Named Ops. Dir. For Q87.7 And WLUP
April 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM (PT)
It looks like Alternative radio is going to return to CHICAGO, as TIME OUT CHICAGO's ROBERT FEDER reports that MERLIN MEDIA will flip WLFM-LP (87.7) -- which it just LMA'd from VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP (NET NEWS, 4/24) -- from Smooth Jazz to Alternative. Exactly when it does flip is still a mystery, but JIM RICHARDS is expected to be named Operations Dir. for the station -- and Classic Rock sister WLUP.
Reportedly, MERLIN will bring the original WKQX call letters, dubbing it "Q 87.7 -- UNDERGROUND ALTERNATIVE."