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Salem To Syndicate Joe Walsh Show

Salem Media Group is replacing its Steve Deace Show with former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh. Walsh will take over the national 9pm-12am eastern time slot on Monday, February 20. He will continue to host 5-7pm on Salem’s Conservative Talk “560 The Answer” WIND Chicago. Deace, whose show was produced in partnership with Conservative Review, will host a new show exclusively for their subscription CRTV. -Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM), announced today that Chicago-based talk show host Joe Walsh will be joining the network lineup in the 9pm to midnight ET time slot, replacing Steve Deace on February 20th. Walsh, a former U.S. Congressman, comes to the network from WIND-AM 560 The Answer, where he holds down the 5pm to 7pm slot. Walsh will continue with the local show, and...[Read More]

The Rush To Get Limbaugh Off WLS

This morning longtime Chicago media reporter Robert Feder wrote that Cumulus Talk 890 WLS was looking to drop Rush Limbaugh’s syndicated show by the end of this month. That led to quick denials from Cumulus that such a move was in the works with EVP/Content John Dickey telling NTSMediaOnline.com, “Rush Limbaugh will be on WLS/Chicago until Rush tells us he doesn’t want to be on WLS!” Cumulus has been in the process of rebuilding WLS’ lineup over the past few months. Steve Dahl joined the station for afternoons in October and was joined by new morning host Big John Howell in January. A new syndicated show hosted by Chicago based Johnathan Brandmeier will debut in the late morning slot later this month. The 50kw one-time Top 40 powerhouse is now hovering just above a ...[Read More]

WIND Chicago Has An Answer

Salem Communications continues the rollout of “The Answer” as its branding for its Conservative Talk stations today as 560 WIND Chicago revamps as “560 The Answer“. With today’s renaming WIND joins Salem stations in Columbus, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, and Riverside using the moniker. The station’s on-air lineup will be unaffected. Local hosts John Howell and Amy Jacobson remain from 5-9am followed by Glenn Beck from 9-11, Dennis Miller 11-2, Michael Medved 2-5, and local host Steve Cochran 5-7pm. Salem’s Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, and Dennis Prager round out the lineup at night although Time-Out Chicago’s Robert Feder reported last week that the company is in talks with former congressman Joe Walsh to host a local evening show with pot...[Read More]