Kevin Metheny, Jim Laski Exit WGN
November 11, 2010 at 3:48 PM (PT)
TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO has fired PD KEVIN METHENY and evening host JIM LASKI. METHENY, the veteran programmer, joined WGN in DECEMBER 2008 from CLEAR CHANNEL's CLEVELAND cluster.
In a press release, VP/GM TOM LANGMYER said, "We thank KEVIN and JIM for their contributions to WGN Radio. We've solidified our daytime lineup, which now features GREG JARRETT, MIKE MCCONNELL, JOHN WILLIAMS and GARRY MEIER, and we've improved our news coverage as a result of our growing partnership with the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. The next step in the station's evolution is the development of a show from 7-10p that best complements the rest of our evening programming -- something on which we will be very focused going forward."
"Our goal is to continue developing engaging and relevant programming, while still keeping the hometown connection that Chicagoans have come to identify with WGN Radio," added LANGMYER.
Guest hosts will fill LASKI's time slot for the time being, with STEVE BERTRAND covering the shift TONIGHT (11/11).