Mancow Joins WLUP For Mornings Beginning Monday, March 30th
March 23, 2015 at 3:01 AM (PT)
It's official! As ALL ACCESS reported early this month (NET NEWS 3/9), CUMULUS MEDIA Classic Rock WLUP (THE LOOP)/CHICAGO has named ERICH “MANCOW” MULLER as the winner of its listener-generated morning show talent search. MANCOW will return to CHICAGO airwaves with the new show, "MANCOW Morning Show on 97.9 THE LOOP." MANCOW’s new show will debut on MONDAY, MARCH 30th, and will air weekdays from 6-10a.
MANCOW will reunite his original cast members, AL ROKER, JR., LUV CHEEZE and CATHY VLAHOGIANNIS, along with CARRIE ANN DEYOUNG. The show will also feature new talent, including ABE KANAN, known for his show on SIRIUSXM.
EVP/Content and Programming JOHN DICKEY said, “MANCOW is everything that's right about radio. THE LOOP couldn't have a better lead-off hitter. Da LOOP is back with a vengeance.”
MANCOW said, “This is my final act because I don't believe I'll ever top this! CHICAGO is a tough city for commuters and our only goal with this show is to provide an escape and make our listeners laugh. There will be radio theatre. We will be three-dimensional and break out of the speaker. This show will pop like no other. We believe it will cut through the clutter and seize an audience that hasn't been served in years.”
“CUMULUS and JOHN DICKEY brought me back into radio," added MANCOW. "He is a leader I can follow into this great radio battle to victory. This guy is committed to talent and committed to winning. It doesn't matter how much you love radio (and I do); if you don't have the right people around you, you are doomed. Finally, I have my dream team cast of characters and a company that actually wants to win. Lately in radio it seems like people are listless and don't know what to do. That is not the case with THE LOOP. We have a direction and we know where we're going. This is the most exciting time ever.”