WLS-A Host Dan Proft Mulls Run For Governor
April 30, 2013 at 6:54 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Talk WLS-A/CHICAGO morning co-host DAN PROFT is considering a run for Governor of ILLINOIS, and the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES reports that PROFT is concerned about having to come off the air due to equal time rules if he chooses to run.
PROFT, a Republican who ran for Governor in 2009 and hosts mornings on WLS with BRUCE WOLF, told the paper about the equal time issue, "That's a soul-searching question -- I understand I cannot be on the air if I were a candidate for office. That's a large part of the decision. I love my job at WLS, it's a great gig. I really enjoy it. I'm not cavalier about the great opportunity I've been able to enjoy with WLS. That requires some deep thinking and it requires that the ground is fertile for what I'm offering."