It's Officially Official, Again: Johnny B. Returns To "The Loop"
October 24, 2005 at 3:52 PM (PT)
Ad previously reported (NET NEWS 10/10), EMMIS Classic Rocker WLUP (THE LOOP)/CHICAGO has made it official and announced that JONATHON BRANDMEIER will return to station for morning duties sometime “within two weeks,” with a newly assembled morning team, and be heard MONDAY through FRIDAY 6a-10a. BRANDMEIER, a veteran of WLUP from 1983-1997, most recently handled wakeups at KCBS-F/LOS ANGELES until the station adopted the present JACK-FM format back in MARCH.
Said WLUP VP/GM MARV NYREN commented, “When EMMIS assumed ownership of WLUP late last year, job one was to recruit a morning show that would return THE LOOP to prominence. After considering well over 500 personalities from across the country, we went the route LOOP listeners led us to in the first place and brought JOHNNY B. back.”
WLUP PD TIM DUKES added, “’THE LOOP’ hasn’t been ‘THE LOOP’ since JOHNNY left. He is the single most important CHICAGO air personality in the last 20 years and we’re ecstatic to have him back home again.”