WLS ANNOUNCES BRUCE WOLF & DAN PROFT WILL CONTINUE AS MORNING SHOW HOSTS 5A-9A
JOHN KASS & JAKE HARTFORD CONTINUE HOSTING 9A-11A
CHICAGO, December 13, 2012 – Cumulus Media, the nation's largest pure-play radio broadcaster, announced on Wednesday that the current WLS morning lineup will continue with Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft hosting 5a-9a followed by John Kass and Jake Hartford hosting 9a-11a.
Bruce and Dan began substituting on the "Don Wade and Roma" show three months ago when Don started on going treatment for a brain tumor. Don and Roma issued the following statement about Bruce and Dan permanently continuing in their former timeslot:
"We are pleased to pass the Morning Show gauntlet to two of our favorite WLS hosts: Dan Proft who was a regular feature on our show ("Pundit" and "Fundit") long before he ran for Governor, and crazy Bruce Wolf who brings the perfect balance to start your day on WLS. We like to think we hand-picked our great replacements. They are terrific!
"In 1985 the Bears won the Superbowl and we did our first Don Wade and Roma show on WLS. That's 27 years ago. To us, it's been like winning the Superbowl everyday!
"Daily brain storms were Don's M-O. Then suddenly, a real brain storm comes along. Even with successful surgery, recovery is long. Attitude is key. Your encouraging, loving cards, letters and emails helped us maintain what Don's doctors describe as 'the most positive optimistic attitude in the universe! Thank you for every single prayer and good wish.
"The daily stress of rising each day at midnight to prep for our 5a show does not help the healing process. So we are choosing a different path and focusing on what's really important for us right now."
Cumulus Co-Chief Operating Officer John Dickey said:
"Don and Roma are Chicago and 27 years waking Chicago up is an amazing feat. The focus and strength it takes to do live radio every day on one of the world's biggest stages will serve Don well as he continues to heal. We wish Don and Roma the best and will always keep a mic open for them."
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