Big John Howell Joins WLS-A For Mornings
January 12, 2015 at 8:13 AM (PT)
HOWELL recently exited mornings at crosstown SALEM News-Talk WIND-A (AM 560 THE ANSWER) after eight years there and hosted afternoons and mornings at CBS RADIO Country WUSN (US 99) and mornings at Classic Rock WCKG. HOWELL replaces BRUCE WOLF and the recently-exited DAN PROFT.
CUMULUS EVP/Content and Programming JOHN DICKEY said, "JOHN's the perfect choice to anchor mornings on WLS-AM. He's a naturally gifted communicator that possesses an intellectual curiosity that will take his listeners on a daily journey that will leave them more informed and certainly more entertained.”
PD/OM PETER BOLGER said, “JOHN HOWELL brings it. He's informed, entertaining and inclusive. And has tons of passion for ‘THE BIG 89.’ We’re so pleased to have him join ‘CHICAGO’s Talk Leader.’”
HOWELL said, "I'm looking forward to joining WLS-A. It has been a longtime professional, as well as personal, goal. Growing up in WEST MICHIGAN and listening to WLS influenced my initial decision to give the radio business a try. Now, all these years later, and on the heels of many WLS broadcast legends, including LARRY LUJACK and DON WADE, it is truly an honor and a privilege. I'm also looking forward to sharing the WLS airwaves with STEVE DAHL, who taught all of us to ignore management and hate disco."