Published on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 15:27
Small market syndicated shock jock Mancow Muller will have his Chicago-based morning radio show shown on local television. Starting on a to-be-determined date this fall, WPWR-TV/My50 will air "MANCOW!" -- the video simulcast of his "Mancow Experience" radio program.
The news of the television simulcast for Erich "Mancow" Muller was first reported
back on July 5th by the Chicago Tribune's Robert Channick. At the time, FOX Chicago officials had not yet confirmed the plans. Today, WFLD-TV/WPWR-TV Vice President & General Manager Mike Renda finally did just that. Robert Channick was again the first to report the confirmation of the deal earlier today
In a statement this morning, Renda said: "This fall, Chicagoans will get a backstage pass into one of the most provocative radio programs in this market. Viewers will have unlimited access into Mancow's madness, with a live, unedited simulcast that will bring this dynamic voice to life."
The new "MANCOW!" show (yes, it is spelled in all caps and with an exclamation point) will air from 6:00am-8:00am.
Not only will Mancow's radio show be moving to WPWR-TV visually, but will also be moving there physically. Since 2008, "The Mancow Experience" radio show has been broadcasting from an unused radio studio in the back of a lower floor of WLS-AM/FM's offices at 190 N. State Street. This was done via an arrangement with the former owners of WLS Radio. Thanks to this new deal with FOX Chicago, Mancow will exit his WLS studios and will instead be broadcasting his radio show from studios within the WPWR-TV offices at 205 N. Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
Once the new radio studios -- equipped with small, mounted television cameras -- is complete and tested, the show will launch. It should only take a matter of weeks to complete.
Mancow's syndicated morning show can still be heard locally on suburban WJJG-AM and in just over 20 mostly smaller markets nationwide. It is syndicated by TRN.
Muller, who turned 46 this summer, lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters. He is a native of Kansas City, Missouri.
Specific terms of the deal between FOX Chicago and Mancow are not being made public.