Monday, March 11, 2019

MIlt & Justin

From this morning's RAMP newsletter...

WGN Radio/Chicago announced that Chicago native Justin Kaufmann will host the return of the station's iconic Extension 720, which will air on select weekday evenings beginning this Friday, March 15, produced by Pete Zimmerman.

Extension 720 originally ran from 1968 through 2012 and was hosted for 39 of those years by Milt Rosenberg. Kaufmann's rebooted Extension 720 will honor the format of that original show with long-form interviews and a focus on a variety of topics, from arts & culture to politics & innovation. Kaufmann will also meet Chicago voices on location in the communities and neighborhoods where they live and work.

Todd Manley, WGN Station Manager and Vice President of Content, said, "You'll hear candid conversations with Chicago newsmakers, tastemakers, and activists both known and unknown." Kaufmann commented, "I'm humbled and honored to continue the legacy of one of the best radio programs in Chicago history. I can't wait to get started."

Kaufmann and Zimmerman will also produce Lower Wacker Live, a daily podcast delivering a comedic news brief that will be available and through iTunes subscription. Kaufmann and Zimmerman were previously heard on The Steve Cochran Show and The Download with Justin Kaufmann.