WGN Radio announced today that Jonathon Brandmeier has been named the new morning man at WGN Radio. Starting Friday, December 9, Brandmeier will be heard weekdays 5:30–9:00 a.m.
“Jonathon Brandmeier is a Chicago superstar and we’re thrilled to have him on the air, at the station where he belongs,” said Tom Langmyer, WGN Radio’s vice president & general manager. “Johnny’s high energy, humor and unique Chicago experience make him an exceptional fit as ‘The Voice of Chicago’ evolves with another generation of listeners.”
With Brandmeier’s addition to the WGN Radio weekday lineup, the morning drive timeslot shifts to 5:30-9 a.m., followed by Mike McConnell from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., John Williams from 12-3 p.m., and Garry Meier from 3-7 p.m. In addition, Bill Leff will host a new morning drive lead-in show from 5-5:30 a.m. News anchor Steve Bertrand will move to mornings with Brandmeier and Jim Gudas will shift to middays/afternoons. Former morning show host Greg Jarrett has been released from the station.
“We’re thankful for the contributions Greg has made to the station for the past two and a half years and we wish him nothing but the best,” said Langmyer.
Brandmeier is the recipient of radio’s highest honor, the Marconi Award for Major Market Personality of the Year. He’s also won multiple Billboard Magazine Radio Personality Awards and has been named one of Talkers Magazine’s “100 Most Important Radio Hosts in America.”