Q101/Chicago Names New Morning Team
August 30, 2006 at 5:13 PM (PT)
EMMIS Alternative WKQX (Q101)/CHICAGO has announced that its new morning show --which fills the void left by MANCOW's departure on 7/14 -- will combine "news, entertainment, opinion and humor, with a uniquely CHICAGO flavor." The show will launch on SEPTEMBER 18.
The program, airing weekdays 5:30a-10a, will be hosted by ALAN COX (WLUP/CHICAGO, WXDX/PITTSBURGH) and feature co-anchors JAMES ENGEL (PREMIERE, FOX TV's "Stacked") and GINGER JORDAN (WXSS/MILWAUKEE), as well as news correspondent STEVE TINGLE (KKFR/PHOENIX), "Man on the Street" DAVID ANTHONY BALL (THE SECOND CITY improv group). Behind the scenes members consist of producer NED SPINDLE (8-year Q101 veteran), executive producer JIM LYNAM (10-year MANCOW'S MORNING MADHOUSE vet), head writer MICHAEL McCARTHY (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE SECOND CITY) and writer AEMELIA SCOTT.
Our show will be completely unconventional, and each member of the ensemble has distinct talents to contribute
"We are really excited about the team we have assembled for the show," said PD MIKE STERN. "We've crossed the nation to bring together an extraordinarily talented mix of individuals with ties to some of the most respected comedy institutions in the world. The group is really gelling, and we're looking forward to a great launch on SEPTEMBER 18. Our show will be completely unconventional, and each member of the ensemble has distinct talents to contribute."
"CHICAGO should prepare itself for something completely fresh and new," added EMMIS/CHICAGO VP & GM MARV NYREN. "This is the morning show for a new generation, mixing news, comedy and commentary. It's timely, topical, and is being tailor-made specifically to suit CHICAGO's sensibility."