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WGN Radio The Voice of Chicago Overview. Presented by: Karen Moss 312-222-4010 firstname.lastname@example.org WGN Radio. Presented to: Dorothy McKillip (312) 240-9178 Dorothy@towermedia.com Tower Media. April 24 th , 2013. Why WGN Radio is so Effective.
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The Voice of Chicago
Karen Moss 312-222-4010
Dorothy McKillip (312) 240-9178
April 24th, 2013
WGN Radio’s Weekday Line-Up
Jonathon Brandmeier: 6am-10am
Mike McConnell 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
Carol Roth 12pm-1pm
Garry Meier: 3pm-7pm
% of Cume
Community Audience Persons
Live In Cook County54%403,404
Live in Illinois Suburbs 74% 554,156
% of Cume
Financially Strong Audience Persons
Annual HHI $75K+ 35%265,862
Home Value $300,000+20%150,000
Single orAdvanced Degree 45%338,625
Liquid Assets $100,000+ 31% 232,377
High Mileage Drivers 350+ 17% 125,237
Source: The Media Audit,
A radio veteran,Jonathon Brandmeier, Johnny B, spent most of the ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s on-the-air in Chicago, winning the Marconi Award for Major Market Personality of the Year and multiple Billboard Magazine Radio Personality Awards. Johnny B brings his high energy and humor to mornings as it evolves to include another generation of listeners.
AM Drive 6a-10a
Known for his quick wit and common sense approach to discussions, Mike McConnell’s show features in-the-news social issues to the oddities of everyday life. “I play it down the middle. If you’re too far on one side you’re missing half the show,” says Mike of his style.
Carol Roth is a bestselling author and national media personality seen weekly on a variety of television outlets, including Fox Business, CNBC, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. Her broad interests lead her to comment on topics ranging from politics and current events to the stock market and pop culture.
The Noon Show
In April of 2010, afternoons on WGN got a little less serious and a lot more fun with Garry Meier.Garryhas a light-hearted approach to news and world events that really connects with his listeners. Recognized by Talkers Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Talk Show Hosts in America.” Garry’s tremendous influence on his audience is what makes advertising on hisshow so effective.
PM Drive 3p-7p
Sundays 11AM- 12Noon on WGN Radio
WGN Radio invites your client to use the highly targeted environment of Flavor HD to promote their food product—an exciting, one hour weekend food and entertainment show hosted by the dynamic duo of Hannah Stanley and Dane Neal – that brings WGN listeners all of their favorite celebrity chefs, grilling gurus, palate pals, kitchen crushes and the heroes of the hungry!
The show is for Chicagoans who love food! Whether cooking, watching food TV, looking to learn about food and wine pairings or the most recent amazing restaurant experience –find out the latest news from gurus of every kind of cuisine and the celebrity personalities of Chicago’s incredible food scene …that’s Flavor HD!
Both hosts are great to work with and receptive to working with a client product to integrate them into their show. Ideas include, live reads, endorsements, interviews, or giveaways. They have a great site www.FlavorHD.com and are very savvy about incorporating social media into campaigns.
Master Chef STAR Joe Bastianich
Recipe: Hannah’s Pumpkin Muffins
Approachable Wines - Happy Vines with Belinda Chang
Sweet Genius – Chef Ron Ben-Israel
WGN Radio 720 is Awarded 2012 Chicago Market Station of the Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WGN RADIO NAMED CHICAGO MARKET STATION OF THE YEAR BY THE ILLINOIS BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATIONStation takes home six other awards including best local radio newscast, best sports story & best website
NORMAL, Illinois (June 20, 2012) – WGN Radio took top honors at the 2012 Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) Silver Dome Awards, held June 20 in Normal. For the fifth year in a row, the IBA recognized WGN Radio as the Chicago Market Station of the Year at its annual best in state awards ceremony.
In addition to being named Chicago Market Station of the Year, WGN Radio also earned first place honors in six categories, the most of any station. The first place finishes included: best local radio newscast for Andrea Darlas, best sports story for Chicago Blackhawks broadcasters John Wiedeman and Troy Murray, best station website for wgnradio.com, best station self-promotion for WGN Radio’s “snowmageddon” promo, best non-humorous commercial for “Madball: The Bartman Play” and best humorous commercial for Oak Park Natural Pet & Fish.
“As the Voice of Chicago, we are incredibly honored to be recognized as Chicago Market Station of the Year by the Illinois Broadcasters Association,” said Tom Langmyer, Vice President/General Manager of WGN Radio. “This award is a testament to our dedicated team that works hard every day to serve listeners across Chicagoland with relevant, informative and entertaining radio.”
Radio station competition is divided into three market classifications, allowing stations in similarly sized markets to compete on a level playing field. Out-of-state broadcasters do the judging for the Illinois competition. Entry fees collected for the competition help fund the IBA's College Endowment and Minority Internship Programs.
WGN Radio 720, the 2012 IBA Chicago Market Station of the Year, is dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment and sports. WGN Radio is the official broadcaster of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks and Northwestern University and celebrates over 85 years as “The Voice of Chicago.” Listen online, on your iPhone, Droid or Blackberry or on iHeartRadio or TuneIn – details at www.wgnradio.com/listen. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wgnradio and follow us on Twitter @WGNRadio.