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Kim Berk Joins WLS-FM Morning Show

Brian Thomas 94.7 WLS-FM John Records Landecker 94.7 NashFM WNSH New YorkCumulus Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago has brought in Kim Berk to join Brant Miller in mornings.

Berk comes to Chicago from New York where she had been at CBS Hot AC “Fresh 102.7” WWFS until last summer. She had been paired with Jim Douglas at AC “98.3 K-JOY” WKJY Hempstead NY from 2001 to 2009 and then at WWFS until last year. Berk debuts at WLS-FM on Thursday, January 7.

Cumulus Media Chicago announces that popular morning show personality Kim Berk will join Brant Miller as Co-Host, Mornings on 94.7 WLS-FM, Chicago’s Classic Hits Station. The show, which debuts tomorrow, will air weekday mornings from 5:30-9:00 a.m.

Berk comes to Chicago from New York City, where she was Co-Host of the Kim & Kane Show on WWFS-FM from 2009 to 2015. She also co-hosted the successful Jim & Kim Morning Show on WWFS. Prior to that, the morning duo of Jim & Kim was on-air for eight years at WKJY-FM in Long Island, NY. Berk began her radio career in Cincinnati and spent several years hosting Middays at WLIR-FM in Long Island. She spent part of her childhood in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights.

Peter Bowen, Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media Chicago said: “We are fortunate that phenomenal talent like Kim was available to join Brant and the morning team on WLS-FM. This is another piece of the puzzle that will bring WLS back to the top.”

Brian Thomas, Program Director for WLS-FM and Corporate Program Director for Cumulus Media said: “I’m already a big fan because of hers, because she was Top 5 when we worked together in New York while I was the PD of Fresh 102.7 New York”.

Berk said: “I really want to thank Mike McVay, SVP/Content & Programming and Peter Bowen for making this happen and I’m looking forward to working with Brant Miller and Brian Thomas again, this time in the very exciting city of Chicago.”

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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