CHICAGO, December 15, 2008 –WGN Radio 720 AM announced today that Kevin Metheny has been hired as program director.
Metheny was most recently the VP of Programming of the Cleveland radio station cluster, which includes the 50,000-watt news/talk, WTAM-AM, along with music stations WAKS, WGAR, WMJI, WMMS, and WMVX. He previously programmed WJBT, WJGR, WQIK, WSOL and WZAZ in Jacksonville; KQQL in Minneapolis/St. Paul; and KFRC-AM/FM in San Francisco. He served as General Manager of WAEV and WSOK in Savannah; VP/Programming & Production for MTV and VH1; and he was Director of Programming & Operations at WNBC Radio-New York.
Tom Langmyer, VP/GM of WGN Radio, likes Metheny’s successful track record. “During his ten years in Cleveland, perhaps his most impressive feat was to take AM-1100 and make it Cleveland’s number one station and a top 25-54 performer. Metheny is a true radio guy that has a great understanding and respect for WGN. He knows what WGN Radio means to Chicago and will be instrumental in futher growing the station in terms of relevance as “THE Voice of Chicago.”
Kevin has been a long time WGN fan and was thrilled about the opportunity to help lead the station. “I’ve loved Chicago and marveled at WGN since I was a child listening to Wally Phillips and Bob Collins. It’s an honor to join the leadership of an American treasure like WGN Radio,” said Metheny.