As expected, with the departure of STEVE COCHRAN from afternoon drive, former Rep. JOE WALSH (R-IL) moves from evenings to afternoons at SALEM Talk WIND-A (AM 560 THE ANSWER)/CHICAGO. WALSH will host 5-8p (CT); SALEM’s DENNIS PRAGER moves up in turn to 8-11p.
“In just three months, the response to JOE’s show has been overwhelmingly positive from both our listeners and advertisers,” said GM JEFF REISMAN.
“The only complaint was from JOE … He had more to say than we could fit into two hours, so we’re adding an extra hour and are moving his show to drivetime in CHICAGO,” added PD MARCUS BROWN. “JOE isn’t just a rising star in Talk radio. He’s a meteor, and his potential for success in this business is enormous.”
“Doing a talk show is hard work, but it’s a labor of love. I’m able to talk with real people every day about all of the critical issues facing our state and our country. As it turns out, there are more important issues to talk about on CHICAGO radio than just sports.” said WALSH. “I’m hoping the new time enables Mayor (RAHM) EMANUEL and Governor (PAT) QUINN to listen more often. They might learn something.”