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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Eric in the Morning with Melissa & Whip
That's the new name of the Eric and Kathy show. From Tom Taylor's NOW column...
“Mix 101.9” Chicago’s “Eric & Kathy Show” evolves to “Eric in the Morning with Melissa and Whip,” ending months of melodrama. WTMX morning stalwart Eric Ferguson is “expected to unveil the new name” on today’s show, says Robert Feder. Kathy Hart’s officially been cut from the rolls of Hubbard Radio employees, and Feder says the new branding for the market’s #1-ranked age 6+ AQH show will “recognize the roles of longtime contributors Melissa McGurren and Brian ‘Whip’ Paruch.” In the end, Hubbard loses a high six-figure host salary, and so far the ratings haven’t varied (without Kathy). Feder says there’s been some gamesmanship – a billboard campaign from iHeart’s top 40 “Kiss 103.5” WKSC that says “Kathy Hart, Thank You for 21 Incredible Years.”
I'm thinking that this Eric & Kathy picture I chose can be cropped. Might save a few more bucks.