Kathy Hart Will Not Return To WTMX Chicago

Chris Reese 101.9 The Mix WTMX ChicagoHubbard Radio Hot AC “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Chicago has announced that morning co-host Kathy Hart will not return to the station.

Hart has been absent from the station since April and only released a vague statement in August to explain why. She joined WTMX in 1995 after working at WNCI Columbus, KVRY and KDKB Phoenix, WTRG and WDCG Raleigh, as well as stations in Rockford and Milwaukee and was soon paired in mornings with Eric Ferguson.

The Eric & Kathy show grew into the dominant morning show in the Chicago market over the past 21 years and will continue with Ferguson and sidekicks Melissa McGurren, Brian “Whip” Paruch, Cynthia DeNicolo and John “Swany” Swanson.

101.9 THE MIX (WTMX) has announced that morning show host Kathy Hart will not be returning to her role on the “Eric & Kathy Show” after 21 years.

“We wish her all the best as she moves on to the next phase of her career,” said Jeff England, Vice President at Hubbard Radio Chicago, which owns and operates THE MIX in addition to 97.1 The Drive (WDRV) and SHE 100.3 (WSHE). “To our listeners and clients, rest assured that Eric, the morning show team, and all of us at THE MIX will continue to serve you as we enter a new era of morning radio on the station.”

“We will always be grateful to Kathy for her contributions over more than two decades with the station,” said Drew Horowitz, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hubbard Radio, LLC. THE MIX will move forward with Eric Ferguson and the rest of the morning show team, including Melissa McGurren, Brian “Whip” Paruch, Cynthia DeNicolo and John “Swany” Swanson.

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