Liz Wilde 'Auditions' All Week For WLUP Wakeup Gig
February 16, 2015 at 4:38 AM (PT)
CUMULUS Classic Rock WLUP (THE LOOP)/CHICAGO continues auditioning for a new morning show with a four-week stunt featuring potential wakeup hosts. Former LOOPER LIZ WILDE tells ALL ACCESS she's manning the mic all week, beginning this morning (2/16).
WILDE said, "The LIZ WILDE Show will debut for the whole week on WLUP.COM and LIZWILDEONTHELOOP.COM. Please encourage peeps to vote ... worldwide. There are many guests, including BAD COMPANY lead singer BRIAN HOWE as my cohost on THURSDAY, ANN WILSON of HEART, ALICE COOPER, comedian JAMIE KENNEDY, AL JOURGENSON of MINISTRY, REV HORTON HEAT, KINGS X and so many more."
CHICAGOLAND RADIO AND MEDIA notes, "LIZ WILDE (real name: ANNE WHITTEMORE FIRESTONE) began working in radio in the early 1980s, as a high school student interning at radio stations in her native DAYTON, OH area. She went to college in KEY WEST, FL, where she was able to gain an afternoon radio show on a station there. After a few years at two stations in KEY WEST, she moved to a MIAMI radio station (where she was given the radio name of LIZ WILDE by the station's PD) and then to WAAF/BOSTON, where WILDE had ratings success in the afternoon. In MARCH 1995, she signed a one-year deal to host evenings on CHICAGO's WLUP, which at that time was primarily a Comedy Talk format."