Greg Jarrett Joins WGN For Mornings
June 15, 2009 at 1:01 PM (PT)
Veteran news correspondent and former KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO afternoon host GREG JARRETT is joining TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO to take over the morning show starting JUNE 22nd. Current morning host JOHN WILLIAMS will move to 9a-noon into the slot formerly occupied by KATHY O'MALLEY and JUDY MARKEY.
"This is an exciting time in the evolution of WGN. GREG brings his incredible knowledge of current events and a unique style that plays well with the strengths of our already familiar and successful morning show," said VP/GM TOM LANGMYER. "We’re also pleased to name JOHN WILLIAMS as host from 9am to 12 noon. JOHN is a versatile broadcaster who has done a tremendous job at WGN in several roles. We’re excited for his return to long-form talk, where he can share his perspectives, strengths and in-depth interview skills."
"I became acquainted with and grew to admire JOHN WILLIAMS' work years ago when I programmed a competing TWIN CITIES radio station. I became acquainted with and grew to admire GREG JARRETT's work years ago when I programmed a competing SAN FRANCISCO radio station. I am delighted now we can all admire their work on CHICAGO's WGN Radio,"said PD KEVIN METHENY.
"The most fun I’ve had at WGN was working middays and I’m anxious to get back to that time slot," said WILLIAMS.
"I have always wanted to work in CHICAGO. When I first started in radio at age 17 we would sit around late at night and listen to WGN. It was the ideal, the place to work. WGN Radio connects Chicagoans to each other and the rest of the world. It is an honor to now be part of that process," said JARRETT.