Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Richard Milne

I was one of the people who was ticked off when WXRT removed Bobby Skafish and gave the afternoon shift to Jason Thomas. It was a major downgrade, in my opinion. That being said, I figured he was part of XRT's plan to go younger. If that was the plan, the plan has been canceled. According to Robert Feder this morning, Richard Milne is the new afternoon man...

After more than three decades as a weekend and fill-in air personality at WXRT 93.1-FM, Richard Milne has moved up to afternoon drive — from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday — on the Entercom adult album alternative station. Jason Thomas, who’d hosted afternoons since 2006, will shift to weekend and fill-in duty, and continue to host “The Big Beat” from 10 p.m. to midnight Mondays. “Needless to say, I’m thrilled at the prospect of day-to-day communication with WXRT listeners and working full-time alongside an air staff that I’ve long considered the best in radio,” Milne said. “Many great years are ahead for WXRT and I’m proud to have been asked to play a part.” The Addison Trail High School alum, who started in college radio at Southern Illinois University and worked at the former WDEK in DeKalb, joined WXRT in 1986. For 26 years, Milne hosted and produced “Local Anesthetic,” the station’s weekly new music showcase.