WUSN/Chicago Morning Team, Evening Host Depart
August 3, 2016 at 8:04 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Country WUSN (US99.5)/CHICAGO underwent a major shake-up in its morning and evening on-air lineup TODAY (8/3). COUNTRY RADIO HALL OF FAME Class of 2016 (NET NEWS 6/23) inductee LISA DENT has departed the station after 14 years; reach her here. Also leaving is recently-hired morning show producer, KATHERINE KELLY. Meanwhile, DENT's co-host, "RAMBLIN'" RAY STEVENS, will reunite with his former US99.5 co-host to handle mornings at CUMULUS News-Talk WLS-A/CHICAGO (NET NEWS 8/3).
WUSN Dir./Marketing, Branding and Promotions MEGAN D. JONES shared the following statement regarding TODAY's (8/3) changes: “US99.5 wishes 'RAMBLIN’ RAY' STEVENS and LISA DENT all the best. There are exciting plans in the works that will keep CHICAGO waking up every day with the most popular Country music station in the market. US99.5 looks forward to sharing its plans with all of CHICAGOLAND in the coming weeks.”
Also leaving the station today is evening personality JOEL LISINSKI, known on-air as JAX. LISINSKI joined WUSN for nights in 2013 (NET NEWS 10/15/2013). "I'm proud of the work I've done at WUSN," LISINSKI told ALL ACCESS. "I'm leaving with strong ratings, and I'm looking forward to what comes next." A CHICAGO native, his radio career includes stints with NEXTMEDIA Hot AC WXLC/WAUKEGAN, IL; ENTERCOM Hot AC WMYX/MILWAUKEE; and most recently, its Top 40 clustermate, WXSS/MILWAUKEE. Reach LISINSKI here.