Published on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 20:14
Christmas has come a few days early at WGN-AM as Alex Quigley received a nice present from "Santa" Langmyer today. Quigley, who had been acting as Interim Assistant Program Director for WGN Radio since September 13th
, has had the "Interim" part of the title removed and is now the station's APD.
Quigley stepped up to the plate to fill the APD void created when Dan Zampillo left the station at the end of August to take a new position with XM/Sirius Radio in New York. Since controversial Program Director Kevin Metheny was removed from WGN-AM in early November, Quigley has stepped up even more, assisting Vice-President and General Manager Tom Langmyer in keeping the station running smoothly and helping to improve & repair what had happened there over the previous two years. He has now been rewarded for his efforts with the APD title.
Although no Program Director has yet been named for the station, WGN staffers are telling CRM that they are thrilled at this latest move by Tom Langmyer, as Quigley is very well liked and has been a very positive influence at the station.
Although he is the Assistant Program Director behind the scenes, most of the public knows Alex Quigley better as one of the co-hosts of the weekend "Alex & Amy Show" on WGN Radio. He was also the host of "Chicago Preps Plus," the former co-host (again with Amy Guth) of the canceled "ChicagoNow Radio" show, and has filled in on Sports Central. Quigley officially joined WGN-AM at the start of this year. He also is an occasional sports blogger for the Tribune's ChicagoNow blog site. Prior to joining WGN-AM, Quigley was best known in Chicago as one of WKQX-FM's top rock jocks, working various shifts for the station on & off for nine years. in the middle of his WKQX tour of duty, Quigley spent two years working at a radio station in Bakersfield, CA as Program Director and drive time DJ, and did the same at downstate WPGU-FM prior to joining Q101.
He first got bitten by the media bug at Belvidere High School, where he was the morning news anchor for the school's television station. From there, he went to the University of Illinois, where he graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his love of radio, the avid sports fan also worked as an Assistant Special Teams Coach for the U of I Fighting Illini footbal team.
Quigley is a lifelong Chicago area resident, who currently lives in the northern suburbs.