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WGN-AM Fires Kevin Metheny & Jim Laski

WGN-Radio has fired their controversial Program Director Kevin Metheny and their controversial evening radio personality Jim Laski this afternoon.

Here is the official Tribune Company press release that will be sent out:


CHICAGO, November 11, 2010 - WGN Radio today announced changes to its weeknight line-up and programming management. Effective immediately, 7-10 p.m. host Jim Laski and Program Director Kevin Metheny are no longer with the station.

"We thank Kevin and Jim for their contributions to WGN Radio," said Tom Langmyer, the station's Vice President and General Manager. "We've solidified our daytime lineup, which now features Greg Jarrett, Mike McConnell, John Williams, and Garry Meier, and we've improved our news coverage as a result of our growing partnership with the Chicago Tribune," Langmyer continued. "The next step in the station's evolution is the development of a show from 7-10 p.m. that best complements the rest of our evening programming -- something on which we will be very focused going forward."

"Our goal is to continue developing engaging and relevant programming, while still keeping the hometown connection that Chicagoans have come to identify with WGN Radio," said Langmyer.

The 7-10 p.m. timeslot will be hosted by a variety of guest hosts until a new show is announced. Steve Bertrand will serve as guest host tonight.

More details about these major development to come...

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