Site Lists More Hires For Merlin/Chicago
July 20, 2011 at 3:57 AM (PT)
CHICAGOLAND RADIO AND TELEVISION chips in with a detailed list of hires it says is ticketed for the MERLIN operation in CHICAGO and the new format coming to the former Alternative WKQX (Q101), presently stunting under an LMA.
The list includes former WLS-A and WLS-F personality BRANT MILLER, WGN-A newsman ROB HART, former WGCI, WKKC and WPWX host SAM SYLK, longtime WIND-A, WGN-A and WLS-A personality and TV meteorologist ED CURRAN, WVON-A News Dir. ANNETTE FLOURNOY, WGN-A newscaster VERONICA CARTER, METRO TRAFFIC reporter JOANN GENETTE, traffic reporter JILL URCHAK, WBBM-A anchor/reporter DEBRA DALE, WBBM-A reporter/writer JENNIFER O'NEILL, former WLS-A-F PD DIANA BODKINS, TRIBUNE online producer RYAN BURROW, WCIA-TV/CHAMPAIGN, IL news reporter ANNE KELLEY, WVAZ and WGCI producer ART PORTER, TRIBUNE Sr. Producer SARAH JERSILD, former WCCO-A/MINNEAPOLIS anchor JEFF MCKINNEY, and LOS ANGELES and SACRAMENTO veteran morning host and news anchor DAVE WILLIAMS.
The site also notes that HILARIE BARSKY, the veteran talk host previously mentioned as joining the station, will be joining MERLIN but not for CHICAGO. GUY BAUER, it says, will remain from the previous Q101 staff, and the list includes previously disclosed hires like CHARLIE MEYERSON, SCOTT MILLER, and KATHERINE KELLY.