Spataro is a Western Springs native who joined the station in April, after leaving his position as a news anchor at the Central Radio Group in Princeton, IL. "I'm excited to execute our vision for WCKG. AM 1530 reaches over 7 million people in Chicago-land, while WCKG.com's possibilities are infinite. I'm absolutely thrilled to be back home working with the wonderful people at WCKG," said Spataro. Station Manager Matt Dubiel added, "There was an exhaustive nationwide search to find the right person for the culture we're building here. I'm excited to have a go-getter like John at WCKG."
They claim in the article that there will be less political talk.