As of this morning, two Chicago stations have changed their programming somewhat. WGN is now fully independent, giving up its former CW affiliation, while WPWR has become the city’s CW and MNT affiliate. WGN is now branded as “WGN 9 — Chicago’s Very Own,” and WPWR is now branded as “CW50.”
In a rare change of network affiliations in Chicago, the CW Network will move this fall from Tribune Media’s WGN to Fox-owned WPWR, sources said Sunday. The switch, expected to be announced Monday, will return WGN to an independent station with a strictly local programming lineup, starting in September.
He moves from WVIT Hartford, Conn., to become VP of news for WFLD and WPWR.
Norman Lee has been named national sales manager for Fox-owned WFLD (Fox)-WPWR (MNT) Chicago (DMA 3). His appointment is effective Dec. 8. Lee has been a sales account executive for Fox Stations Sales in New York for the last seven years. Prior to that, he was an account executive for HRP in Chicago. Earlier in […]
The former general sales manager of WHBQ Memphis is tapped by Fox to head sales at its Chicago Fox-MNT duopoly.
Fox promotes Brian Hannan to oversee all finance, strategic planning and business functions of WFLD-WPWR Chicago and WJBK Detroit.
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The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced that Fox-owned MNT affiliate WPWR Chicago will be the official television broadcast partner of the Chicago Fire for the 2013 season. WPWR will begin its coverage on Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. Over the course of its 16th season, up to 23 of the Fire’s matches will be […]
Jim Mannix has been named local sales manager for Fox-owned WFLD (Fox)-WPWR (MNT) Chicago (DMA 3). Effective Monday, March 4, Mannix will be responsible for overseeing the duopoly’s local sales initiatives. Most recently, Mannix was national sales manager of Fox’s WTTG-WDCA Washington for the past seven years. Prior to that, he was an account executive […]
The group moves Michael Renda from WFLD-WPWR Chicago to take over WJBK Detroit, succeeding Jeff Murri who died in February. It then moves Dennis Welsh from its WOFL-WRBW Orlando/WOGX Gainesville to head up the Chicago duopoly.
Beginning this fall, Fox-owned MNT affiliate WPWR Chicago (DMA 3) will air a live simulcast of Erich “Mancow” Muller’s weekday morning WJJG-AM talk show from 6 to 8 a.m. CT. In making the announcement, Mike Renda, WPWR VP-GM said: “This fall, Chicagoans will get a backstage pass into one of the most provocative radio programs […]
Joe Jaime today was named national sales manager for Fox’s duopoly of WFLD (Fox) and WPWR (MNT) Chicago (DMA 3). Effective July 18, Jaime will be responsible for the station’s national sales initiatives, reporting directly to the stations’ VP-GSM Rita Marcocci. Most recently, Jaime was national sales manager of KXTX Dallas. Prior to that, he […]
She moves from Fox Station Sales in New York to the Fox Stations Chicago duopoly.