Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Blowing up the joint?

Woah. This is truly shocking Chicago radio news via Radio Insight...

Hubbard Classic Rock "97.1 The Drive" WDRV Chicago/96.9 WWDV Zion is bringing in Brian Sherman and Steve Tingle for mornings starting Monday, October 21.

Sherman & Tingle previously co-hosted afternoons and then mornings at Emmis' "Q101" WKQX until the station's sale to Merlin Media and flip to "FM News" in 2011. Sherman joins WDRV from mornings at Matrix Broadcasting Classic Rock "103.9 The Fox" WFXF Dundee IL, while Tingle was most recently at Entercom Hot AC "Star 94.1" WSTR Atlanta.

Sherman & Tingle will replace "The Morning Drive" hosted by Pete McMurray, Scott Miller, and Kathy Voltmer. Dan McNeil co-hosted with McMurray from March 2015 through June 2016.

Larz at Chicagoland Radio & Media has more information. According to Larz, Miller is out completely, Kathy will continue but only as the public affairs director, and McMurray remains under contract in an undisclosed role.