Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Top 100 Talkers

The list of the Top 100 Talkers was released this week, and Chicago didn't so good. Larz at Chicagoland Radio & Media reports the following...

For 2016, Cochran moves up to #50, making him the highest ranked Chicago host.

With his return to terrestrial radio in 2014, heard weekday afternoons on WLS-AM, Steve Dahl also made his return to the Talkers "Heavy Hundred" list for the first time in many years in 2015, ranked at #57. This year, the National Radio Hall of Fame host Dahl was once again ranked at #57.

WGN-AM's new afternoon host Roe Conn returns to the list, ranked at #74 -- the same ranking he held in 2015. In 2014, Conn and former radio partner Richard Roeper, then with WLS-AM, were ranked #54 (down from #52 in 2013 and #49 in 2012).

WGN-AM's midday hosts Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder make their first-ever appearance in the "Heavy Hundred" list this year. The funny radio duo came in at #81.

No other Chicago-only talk show hosts made this list.