Chicago Radio Veteran Eddie Volkman Has Left WCKG
September 19, 2016 at 1:32 PM (PT)
Chicago radio veteran EDDIE VOLKMAN is leaving his summer gig at ARTHNUR DUBIEL News/Talk WCKG (AM 1530), according to local media columnist ROBERT FEDER.
VOLKMAN has been hosting a slot at the station from 4 to 7p (CT) since early JUNE on the daytime talk station while teaching classes at ILLINOIS MEDIA SCHOOL. His final show aired last FRIDAY.
“Now that the AM signal is off earlier each day, I felt it was too long of a commute to do a show which will shrink to about 21 minutes by DECEMBER on the actual airwaves,” explained VOLKMAN. “I feel I attained some very valuable experience working as a solo host, writer, producer and guest-booker in these few months, but now I’m ready to pursue an opportunity back on the big CHICAGO stage. Tell the radio bosses I’m ready to roll!”
Best known as one-half of the iconic duo of EDDIE & JOBO (with former partner JOE COLBORN), VOLKMAN went solo hosting a weekly podcast for the RADIO MISFITS PODCAST NETWORK before joining WCKG.
His guests on the afternoon show included an array of local celebrities, including former ILLINOIS GOVERNOR PAT QUINN, musician JIM PETERIK, and broadcasters RICH KING, STEVE KONROYD and RYAN CHIAVERINI, among others.
Added station manager MATT DUBIEL: “One thing is clear: EDDIE VOLKMAN deserves to be on the air somewhere in CHICAGO. He can carry a show solo, without JOBO . . . and without music.”