WIND Hosts 'Welcome' Jarrett To Chicago
June 19, 2009 at 12:50 PM (PT)
SALEM Talk WIND-A/CHICAGO morning team BIG JOHN HOWELL and CISCO COTTO are welcoming the new competition, TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A's new morning man GREG JARRETT, to town with a "welcome package" and a note greeting the transplant from CITADEL Talk KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO.
In the letter, HOWELL and COTTO tell JARRETT, "By now, we're sure you're aware that WGN has only had four morning show hosts in the last 44 years. That must be a lot of pressure for you. The last guy only lasted six months, but we're sure you'll be fine."
The welcome gifts include a map of CHICAGO ("remember -- the lake is always to the east"), CUBS and WHITE SOX caps ("You have to pick just one ... remember, the TRIB won't own the CUBS forever, so don't feel like you have to choose the CUBS"), a bottle of yellow mustard ("This is what you put on your hot dogs ... You know what's missing? Ketchup. We don't put that on our hot dogs"), an ice scraper ("You'll need this from VETERANS' DAY through MEMORIAL DAY ... Make sure you've also got a sturdy kitchen chair to save your parking spot"), a CTA pass and a copy of "THE BLUES BROTHERS."
The WIND team close the letter with, "We hope this will start your journey to becoming an authentic Chicagoan. If you have any questions, we would suggest that you call one of the last out-of-towners who tried to make it in morning radio in this town, but ROVER didn't leave a forwarding address."