Dahl-Meier Reunion Almost Happened
October 31, 2007 at 5:40 AM (PT)
It's tough to know exactly how close CHICAGO came to a reteaming of the groundbreaking radio duo of STEVE DAHL and GARRY MEIER mornings on CBS Adult Hits WJMK (JACK-FM), but that once-improbable reunion is still very much a possibility, writes PHIL ROSENTHAL in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE. Sources at CBS said the company remains hopeful it can get the two back together but acknowledged that if it is going to happen, it will take time.
On TUESDAY, the day after CBS RADIO axed every WCKG show but DAHL's, including MEIER's 6-month-old mid-morning program (NET NEWS 10/29), clearing the way for a format overhaul next month, DAHL indicated on the air that an olive branch of some sort had been extended to the one-time broadcast partner with whom he made radio history from 1979 until a bitter breakup in 1993.
"I wasn't opposed to having him join us in mornings, but that's not something that he wants to do right now," DAHL said of MEIER on WCKG, where he will close out the week before moving MONDAY to the 5:30-10a shift on sister station WJMK.
"That would have been spectacular," said BUZZ KILMAN, once DAHL and MEIER's newsman and now DAHL's on-air partner, who is headed with the rest of DAHL's team to JACK-FM.
"Yeah, but I think we'll do fine on our own," DAHL said. "We have been doing fine on our own."
MEIER couldn't be reached for comment TUESDAY, so it is impossible to truly know how he feels about rejoining DAHL and KILMAN.