Weigel Broadcasting Pulls The Plug On ‘The Jam’

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Chicago’s ‘The U’ Creates New Graphics Entirely In-House

Flooding At Chicago’s Willis Tower Knocks Stations Off Air

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WCIU Launches ‘Chicago Food To Go’ Special

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WCIU Superhero Campaign Generates Lots Of ‘Soles’

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Weigel Brings The CW To WCIU

Twenty-five years after WCIU Chicago shed its affiliation with the Univision Spanish-language network and became fully independent as “The U,” the Weigel Broadcasting station is about to take on a new identity. On Sunday it will become an affiliate of The CW.

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Weigel’s WCIU Chicago Adds CW Affiliation

With the addition, the station will move its current programming branded as The U to a subchannel.

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WCIU Slots Tamron Hall Talker In Primetime

Hall’s new syndicated talk show, which was being pitched as a daytime offering, will air instead from 8 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday on Weigel Broadcasting’s independent WCIU Chicago. It’s a huge coup for Hall and an exceedingly shrewd move by the Weigel bosses.

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WCIU To Air Black History Month Special

Creating History will feature six individuals and how they are leaving their mark on the world through compassion for others.

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Afua Owusu Named EP Of WCIU’s ‘The Jam’

Weigel Broadcasting’s independent WCIU Chicago (DMA 3) has hired veteran local TV news producer Afua Owusu as the executive producer of the its news and lifestyle morning show, The Jam. The program airs weekdays from 6 to 8 a.m. Owusu comes to WCIU from WGN Chicago, where she has been supervising producer of WGN Morning […]

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Carly Henderson Joins ‘The Jam’ As Third Co-Host

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WCIU Reunites High School Basketball Rivalry

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WCIU Celebrates Black History Month With Special

Weigel Broadcasting’s independent WCIU Chicago (DMA 3) and Chicago hip-hop artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith are again collaborating for Black History Month with a special broadcast, Black History: The Movement. The half-hour special premieres Sunday, Feb. 4, at 12:30 p.m. Its focus broadens the conversation of being Black in America, and works to answer the question: […]

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WCIU’s New Year’s Eve Special Is Chicago Funny

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WCIU’s ‘The Jam’ Adds DJ Mike Pryor

Weigel Broadcasting’s independent WCIU Chicago (DMA 3) has added Michael “DJ Mike P” Pryor, to its morning show The Jam. He joins hosts Jordan Cornette, Felicia Lawrence and Danielle Robay, bringing morning mixes from his on-set DJ booth, weekdays from 6 to 8 a.m. “My approach to spinning for The Jam is to take a […]

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‘The Jam’, New Morning News Choice In Chicago

DMA 3

WCIU Chicago Debuts ‘The Jam’ Morning Show

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‘Chicago’s One Night Stand-Up’ Tonight On WCIU

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WCIU To Launch New Morning Show, ‘The Jam’

DMA 3

WCIU Chicago Launches New Look For ‘The U’

Weigel Broadcasting’s WCIU Chicago rolled out a whole new look and feel today. The rebrand of the independent station marks the beginning of a transition in both style and attitude for both its on-air and online content. The rebranding includes a new logo and on-air promotion elements, and will appear in a similar rebranding on sister […]

CMA 3: CHICAGO

WCIU Hires EP For New Morning Show

TV veteran David Plummer moves to the Weigel Broadcasting independent station in Chicago to oversee the launch this summer of its new weekday news and lifestyle morning broadcast.

DMA 3

WCIU Drops ‘You & Me’ Hosts As It Winds Down

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WCIU Brings The Funny With Stand-Up Special

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WCIU To Air Stand-Up Special On New Year’s Eve

DMA 3

WCIU Chicago Renews News Deal With WLS

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Bailey To Head Local Programming At WCIU

Steve Bailey joins Weigel’s WCIU Chicago from Media General, where he most recently was director, programming and affiliate marketing. He’s tapped with developing programming on multiple platforms.

 

DMA 3

WCIU Chicago Hires Two New Reporters

Weigel Broadcasting’s independent WCIU Chicago (DMA 3) has added two new reporters to its morning show You & Me, hosted by Melissa Forman and Jeanne Sparrow. Ashley Barnes and Rodney Spencer will join staff reporters Chris DeRose and Jon Hansen. They will be contributing a variety of live shots and packages to You & Me […]

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WCIU Dishes Up ‘U Scream For Ice Cream’ Week

DMA 3

WCIU Morning Segment To Salute Chicago Communities

DMA 3: CHICAGO

WLS-WCIU Make News Anchor Moves

Linda Yu, who anchors the 4 p.m. news on ABC-owned WLS Chicago (DMA 3) as well as that station’s 7 p.m. newscast on Weigel Broadcasting’s independent WCIU, will continue on the station’s 4 p.m. newscast while giving up the 7 o’clock news on WCIU. Her final day co-anchoring the 7 p.m. newscast is Tuesday, April […]

DMA 3

WLS To Produce 7 P.M. Newscast On WCIU

The weekday broadcast launches Jan. 12 and will be anchored by veteran WLS anchors Hosea Sanders and Linda Yu, sports anchor Jim Rose and meteorologist Cheryl Scott.

DMAS 3 & 35

Rentrak Adds Seven More Weigel Stations

The TV station group’s Chicago and Milwaukee join its South Bend, Ind., stations in subscribing to Rentrak’s local ratings service.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WCIU Adds An Hour To ‘You & Me This Morning’

Weigel Broadcasting’s independent WCIU Chicago (DMA 3) is expanding its weekday You & Me This Morning to include the 8 a.m. hour beginning today. The additional 60 minutes will give Chicago morning television viewers a total of three hours of local, live entertainment from 6 to 9 a.m. You & Me This Morning is hosted […]

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WCIU Adds Third Hour To ‘This Morning’

Weigel Broadcasting’s Chicago indie is expanding the live, local entertainment show hosted by Melissa Forman and Jeanne Sparrow to three hours. Starting in September, You & Me This Morning will air from 6 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

Ill. Declares Oct. 31 ‘Svengoolie/Rich Koz Day’

DMA 3

WCIU To Debut Wacky ‘Don’t Spit The Water’

DMA 3

WCIU Adds Rob Morhaim To ‘You & Me’

Weigel Broadcasting Co. announced Rob Morhaim as senior executive producer for You & Me This Morning on Weigel’s WCIU Chicago (DMA 3). The appointment is a transition in leadership and is effective immediately. Morhaim will be charged with developing content and ratings growth. Morhaim is a seasoned media executive and producer of entertainment content for […]

Weigel Makes Key Management Changes

Neal Sabin promoted to president of content and networks; John Hendricks becomes EVP of sales; and Robert Ramsey is named VP-GM of WCIU Chicago.