WLFM Names Rick O'Dell PD/Middays
December 7, 2009 at 5:59 PM (PT)
VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES Smooth Jazz WLFM/CHICAGO has name local radio fixture RICK O'DELL as PD/middays. O'DELL is best known for his 20 years as the midday personality for crosstown Smooth Jazz WNUA (where he also served as PD) until the station flipped to Spanish Top 40.
"Based on direction of the station and the WINDY CITY’s enthusiastic response to 87.7FM, RICK was the natural choice to take the programming reins as we continue to build out the local Smooth Jazz brand in CHICAGO, WLFM SVP/GM PAT KELLEY said. "His 20-plus years in the format, along with his passion and deep understanding of contemporary jazz music, made him the right person.
"RICK O’DELL had been a staple in middays for many years on WNUA," he continued. "I'm sure I share CHICAGO’s excitement in welcoming him back on the air at 87.7FM.” Rick is expected to begin his midday show after the first of the year.
"Formats don't often get a second chance, so I must give credit to PAT KELLEY and VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP for their faith in the future of Smooth Jazz in CHICAGO," O'DELL said. "PAT and I worked together during the heyday of WNUA, and I'm thrilled to be part of his new team at WLFM. I also look forward to reconnecting with the most loyal and passionate listeners in CHICAGO when I'm back on the midday show."