- Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:15
WVON-AM 1690 announced Thursday afternoon that political commentator and strategist Maze Jackson will be joining the urban talk radio station's morning show. Jackson, who has long been a regular contributor and guest to WVON-AM's shows, will begin in his new co-hosting role on April 3rd.
McGill has hosted WVON-AM's morning show solo officially since February 2011, and unofficially since June 2010 when his co-host Perri Small took a long leave of absence from the station. Even though Jackson is now joining the morning show as a co-host, McGill will remain the primary host and the show's title will stay as "The Matt McGill Morning Show."
WVON-AM's "Matt McGill Morning Show" airs weekdays from 6:00am-9:00am.
Jackson joins the morning show after being a guest host and a weekly contributor to McGill's program for the last two years. Additionally, he has been heard as a frequent guest and contributor to WVON-AM's other live and local programs. Jackson has served as social media commentator for WVON-AM since the start of 2012.
With the subject of politics more important than ever, and with gubernatorial and mayoral elections coming up, Midway Broadcasting made the decision to add Jackson, an experienced political analyst to WVON-AM's mornings.
Jackson is currently the Vice President of Strategy and Development for The Intelligence Group, a Chicago-based marketing consulting firm. He has previously worked for public affairs firms, been a political editor for the Chicago Defender, was the Executive Director of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, and was a longtime lobbyist for some high profile Illinois clients.
A fan of radio since his youth, one of Jackson's first-ever paying jobs was that of a promotions assistant for WVAZ-FM/V103 in the mid-1990s.
Jackson is married to Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Kari K. Steele and is the proud father of two children.