WGN Radio Removes Christopher Michael, News Coverage Suffers Another Blow
A viable radio station can not remove foundations, and think it can remain standing in the ratings.
As budget issues continue to hurt WGN-AM, the latest to feel the effects is veteran newsman Christopher Michael. The weekend news anchor is out from the station as of this morning due to cutbacks at the station and to make room for another part-time news anchor that the station picked up last week.
The timing of the cut is a tough one. This week is Christopher Michael’s 45th anniversary of working in broadcasting, having first started back in August 1967 while he was still in high school. Over 40 of those years have been in the Chicagoland market. He has worked at WGN-AM since January 2004.
Outside of his recent seven and a half years working primarily Saturday nights/Sunday mornings for WGN Radio, Christopher Michael may be best remembered for his many years working at WMAQ-AM as a news anchor (1988-1995 & 1996-2000).