Chicago Radio Veteran Bill Leff to Host Program Featuring Rotating Cast of ChicagoNow Bloggers
WGN Radio today announced a new program, “ChicagoNow Radio,” set to debut this Saturday, Nov. 14.
ChicagoNow Radio, hosted by Chicago radio veteran Bill Leff, will air Saturdays from 9am-1pm and feature a rotating cast of bloggers from ChicagoNow.com, the local blog network that officially launched in August as the new place for Chicagoans to connect and share their interests.
Leff will chat with different ChicagoNow bloggers each week, focusing on the most newsworthy, irreverent, eye-opening and entertaining topics of the week while celebrating all great things local to Chicago.
“WGN wanted to create a boundary-free radio celebration of Chicago life,” says WGN Radio Program Director Kevin Metheny.
“ChicagoNow is a collection of fascinating people who can’t stop themselves from constantly telling Chicago’s story as they see it in a dynamic, refreshing, and sometimes disturbing way. This will be a crazy collision of experiences and perspectives.”
“ChicagoNow is home to 126 of Chicago’s best experts,” says ChicagoNow Editorial Director Tracy Schmidt.
“Every day they write about what makes Chicago both great and second-rate. On air, our bloggers will never be at a loss for words. We can’t wait to hear what they have to say every Saturday on WGN.”
Weekly podcasts of ChicagoNow Radio will be available at wgnradio.com, along with links to the week’s featured blogs.
For more information, please visit wgnradio.com/chicagonow.
Scheduling Note: ChicagoNow Radio will be affected by sports programming on WGN Radio from time to time. Specifically, this Saturday’s premiere broadcast will air from 9am to 10:30am due to Northwestern Football.
During baseball season, the show’s regularly scheduled time will be 9am-12pm.
ChicagoNow is a local Web site that features over 100 of the city’s best bloggers, including local celebrities and experts. At ChicagoNow, Chicagoans discuss everything ranging from fashion and music to sports and politics.
It will also be home to the relaunched RedEye Web site. ChicagoNow is part of the Chicago Tribune Media Group portfolio which includes chicagotribune.com, metromix.com, Chicago Tribune, RedEye, Hoy and Triblocal.
Visit ChicagoNow online at chicagonow.com.
About WGN Radio
Chicago’s WGN Radio 720, the 2009 IBA Large Market Station of the Year, is dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland entertainment, news, sports, and information.
WGN Radio is the official broadcaster of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks, and Northwestern University and celebrates over 80 years of broadcasting in Chicago.
For more information or to listen online, visit wgnradio.com.
Jenny Eck, 312-222-5098