Bob & Marianne Leaving WGN

720 WGN Chicago Bob Sirott Marianne Murciano Bill Wendy Steve CochranBob Sirott and Marianne Murciano will leave Tribune News/Talk 720 WGN Chicago at the end of this week.

The husband and wife duo moved from Sunday nights to the 12pm-3pm slot in September 2013 among a massive schedule revamp. Todd Manley, VP of Content and Programming, told the Chicago Tribune, “Right now we need to invest in one less show. It’s just a matter of resources.”

With the elimination of Sirott and Murciano’s show, WGN will extend the hours of its other programs. Morning host Steve Cochran will extend to 10am and late-morning hosts Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder will move to a split 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm slot. The 12pm “Wintrust Business Lunch Hour” that Sirott and Murciano anchored will be led by Steve Bertrand. The new schedule will go into effect on Tuesday, September 8.

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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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  1. Something similar could well happen in Hartford when (not if) WTIC-1080 loses Rush Limbaugh. The station’s other daytime talk shows would probably be extended to fill the three hours that Rush now occupies.

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