Monday, July 31, 2017

New Morning TV show in Chicago

From Robert Feder's column this morning...

Promising “a fresh new approach to morning news,” Weigel Broadcasting WCIU-Channel 26 kicked off “The Jam” at 6 a.m. Monday. The two-hour weekday morning show, hosted by Jordan Cornette, Felicia Lawrence and Danielle Robay, replaces “You & Me,” which aired for more than seven years on The U. “‘The Jam’ represents the core of what it means to be a Chicagoan,” Steve Bailey, head of local programming and creative for The U, said in a statement. “It’s upbeat, it’s witty, it’s fearless, it’s in your face and it’s community oriented. Our hosts are unapologetic in their delivery and tapped into what’s going on around the city.” This week’s guests include singer Alessia Cara, actress and comedian Mo’Nique, and hip hop artist and songwriter Che “Rhymefest” Smith, who composed original music for the show.