O'Dell Plans To Retire From WGN
July 9, 2008 at 12:06 PM (PT)
Let the guessing game begin about who'll take over the biggest radio job in town, writes ROBERT FEDER in THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES. With six months to go on his deal as morning personality at TRIBUNE News/Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO, SPIKE O'DELL is getting ready to call it quits.
Although he could choose to work past DECEMBER, sources said O'DELL already has told his bosses that he plans to retire from his $1 million a year gig at the end of the year.
Among insiders at WGN, no one is considered to have a lock on the morning job, but names at the top of the list would include afternoon host STEVE COCHRAN, midday host JOHN WILLIAMS and noon show host BOB SIROTT, who doubles as a news anchor at NBC-owned WMAQ (CHANNEL 5).