iHeartMedia AC “93.9 Lite-FM” WLIT Chicago is making a change in mornings as Kristina Kage exits after three years, while Melissa Forman returns for her third tour with the station.
Forman, who previously worked at WLIT from 2001-2006 and again from 2007-2009, had been co-hosting “You & Me” on WCIU-TV from 2009 until its cancellation last year. The station reverted from Hot AC “93.9 My-FM” back to its heritage “Lite-FM” AC position last December.
Kage joined WLIT in May 2015 from iHeart’s 107.5 KXJM Portland where she served as Music Director and Morning Host.
iHeartMedia Chicago announced today that Melissa Forman has returned as Morning Show Host for 93.9 LITE FM, Chicago’s Variety from the 80s, 90s & Now for Chicago!, effective May 29. The iHeartMedia Chicago Region has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing six stations comprised of CHR, AC, Hip Hop and R&B, New Country and Contemporary Inspirational music formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. Melissa can be heard live in studio weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. As morning show host, Melissa will kick off the workday with two hours of commercial free music from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Melissa’s tradition of informing and entertaining listeners will continue through celebrity interviews, charity involvement, and the unique relationships that she’s built with the people of Chicago. 93.9 LITE FM delivers a strong return on investment for clients reaching consumers through iHeartMedia’s unmatched assets, including on-air, online, social media, personalities and live events.
Forman will report to Mick Lee, Program Director of 93.9 LITE FM.
“I am so excited to welcome Melissa Forman back into the iHeartMedia Chicago family,” said Matt Scarano, President, iHeartMedia Markets Group’s Chicago Region. “She has a rich history with Chicago and 93.9 LITE FM’s listeners, and we are looking forward to working with her again.”
Forman, a Chicago native, hosted mornings on 93.9 LITE FM for eight years before leaving in 2009 to join WCIU-TV (The “U”) to Co-Host “You & Me This Morning” with Jeanne Sparrow. She also worked at WLRW-FM/Champaign-Urbana, WVMX-FM/Cincinnati, before returning home to Chicago to work at WKIE-FM.
Forman says of her return, “It’s an opportunity to go home again. To a station that I have always loved, with listeners I have really missed. I’m humbled and excited.”