Curtiss Johnson Leaving WDRV/Chicago
January 5, 2016 at 10:09 AM (PT)
CURTISS JOHNSON is leaving his post as PD of HUBBARD Classic Rock Hits WDRV (THE DRIVE)/CHICAGO. JOHNSON announced this in an internal memo to the WDRV staff.
JOHNSON's memo said, "After many long conversations with GREG (SVP/Programming GREG SOLK) regarding the future of THE DRIVE, the decision has been made to part company. I've enjoyed my year-and-a-half here at THE DRIVE. I’ve never worked with a nicer and more genuinely talented group of people. I will come away from the experience with many true friends, not just friends in the business. It has a been a pleasure. Thank you."
JOHNSON replaced 13-year PD PATTY MARTIN in JUNE 2014 (NET NEWS 6/17/14) and his radio resume includes being the Format Captain for ENTERCOM Rock and Classic Rock, 15 years as PD/Station Manager of ENTERCOM’s cluster in SACRAMENTO and PD of KUKQ and KUPD/PHOENIX.
JOHNSON will remain the day-to-day program director in the near term while a search is conducted for both his replacement and his next career opportunity.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.