John Williams To Exit WGN, Continues On WCCO
October 23, 2012 at 1:44 PM (PT)
TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO midday host JOHN WILLIAMS will leave the station at the end of the year to move to MINNEAPOLIS, where he will continue with his afternoon show on CBS RADIO Talk WCCO-A, a show he has remotely hosted since 2010.
“JOHN is a great broadcaster and has been a valued member of the WGN RADIO family,” said WGN PD BILL WHITE. “While we are sad to see him go, we are happy for JOHN and his family that they are able to return to MINNEAPOLIS, where they lived before moving to CHICAGO. We wish him all the best and know that he will continue to shine in his role at WCCO.”
In a note to WGN staff, WILLIAMS said, “After a great deal of thought, after the 1st of JANUARY, BRENDA and I have decided to move to MINNEAPOLIS and my time here will come to an end. I decided some time ago to do just one show -- as well as I can -- and that one will be at WCCO. Both stations and staffs deserve as much.... We’ve had a lot of Bright Sides here. I never got to be King, but you’ve always made me feel like royalty.”