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Kathy Hart Will Not Return To WTMX Chicago

Hubbard 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 “E...[Read More]

WTMX Sign Eric & Kathy To Multi-Year Extension

Hubbard Hot AC “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Skokie/Chicago IL have signed morning hosts Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart to a multi-year contract extension. The duo have hosted mornings at the station since 1997 and were inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016. Hubbard Radio (Chicago) announced today, the extension of a multi-year agreement of The Eric & Kathy Morning Show on 101.9fm THE MIX WTMX. Fronted by Chicago natives, Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart, The Eric & Kathy Morning Show has been entertaining the Chicago market for the past 20 years. The show has been a consistent market leader, ranking number one among advertiser-coveted 25 to 54-year-old Adults, for most of their tenure at the station. In 2016, Eric and Kathy were inducted into the National Radio Hall...[Read More]

Hubbard Promotes Jeff England To Chicago VP/Market Manager

Hubbard Radio Chicago has named Jeff England as its new VP/Market Manager overseeing Classic Rock “97.1 The Drive” 97.1 WDRV/96.9 WWDV, AC 100.3 WSHE, and Hot AC “101.9 The Mix” WTMX. England comes to Chicago from Hubbard’s Phoenix cluster where he was Director of Sales. He previously served as Director of Sales and later Market Manager for iHeartMedia’s Phoenix cluster from 2003-2012. He fills the vacancy created by John Gallagher’s exit in September. Hubbard Radio President/COO Drew Horowitz today announced that Jeff England was named VP/Market Manager for Hubbard Radio-Chicago. Hubbard Radio operates four radio stations in Chicago: WTMX (101.9 FM The Mix), WDRV/WWDV (99.7/96.9 FM The Drive) and WSHE (100.3 FM). Commented Horowitz, “We are thrill...[Read More]

Chris Reese Takes Nights At WTMX Chicago

Hubbard Hot AC “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Skokie/Chicago has hired Chris Reese as its new evening host. Reese, who will just use his last name on-air, joins WTMX from CBS Country “US 99.5” WUSN Chicago where he was most recently Executive Producer of the Lisa & Ray morning show. He takes the spot filled by Andrew Hart’s exit last summer for mornings at Entercom AC 96.5 KOIT San Francisco. 101.9fm THE MIX (WTMX Chicago) announced today the addition of Chris Reese aka Reese to its on-air line up. Reese, a native of Arlington Heights, Illinois will take over as Evening Host (7pm to 12pm). Reese comes to THE MIX from WUSN Chicago where he worked on the morning show for the past seven years, most recently as Executive Producer. “THE MIX has found our next new night ...[Read More]

Andrew Hart In, Jack Kulp Out At KOIT Mornings

A change is coming to mornings at Entercom AC 96.5 KOIT San Francisco. As first reported yesterday by Robert Feder, “101.9 The Mix” WTMX Chicago night host Andrew “Finnigan” Hart is heading west to take over the morning show at KOIT currently hosted by Jack Kulp and Charly Kayle. Hart, who uses the “Finnigan” name at WTMX to differentiate himself from morning co-host Kathy Hart, will use his real name at KOIT. The 26 year-old joined the Hubbard Hot AC in August 2012 from weekends at iHeartMedia CHR “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC. Exiting KOIT is Jack Kulp just shy of his twentieth anniversary (and 18 in mornings) at the station. All of the references to him have been wiped from the station’ web and social media properties this morning.