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.
With the addition, the station will move its current programming branded as The U to a subchannel.
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.
Creating History will feature six individuals and how they are leaving their mark on the world through compassion for others.
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The TV station group’s Chicago and Milwaukee join its South Bend, Ind., stations in subscribing to Rentrak’s local ratings service.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.