Wiser Upped At WGN
January 26, 2010 at 4:22 AM (PT)
TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO has upped morning show producer JIM "BUD" WISER to Executive Producer, reports VOCALO.ORG's ROBERT FEDER. WISER served as JONATHON BRANDMEIER's producer at crosstown WLUP before going to television at FOX O&O WFLD-TV (FOX CHICAGO); he returned to radio at WGN in 2002 as SPIKE O'DELL's producer. The move comes in the wake of last week's layoffs at the station, which saw six full-time positions cut, including BOB SIROTT's midday hosting slot.
FEDER also reports that "informed insiders" say that the previously rumored possibility of BRANDMEIER joining the station is "unlikely now" due to economic considerations.