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Veteran Chicago Talk Host Steve Cochran Joins WLS-AM


Steve Cochran
Steve Cochran

Cumulus Media's WLS-AM taps veteran Chicago talk host Steve Cochran to join the News/Talk outlet. "The Steve Cochran Show," a new morning talk show, will air weekdays from 5:30-9am beginning June 15. Most recently, he handled mornings on crosstown rival WGN-AM since 2013. He's previously aired in mornings in Miami, Baltimore, St. Louis, Minneapolis and New York.

"I'm delighted to welcome Steve to our team, where I know he will bring his wisdom, wit, and political prowess to morning drive," said WLS-AM Program Director Stephanie Tichenor. "Our listeners need a place to feel safe to express their opinions while having a destination for entertainment, news, and, of course, conservative conversation. Steve will provide that for our Chicagoland audience. I'm looking forward to growing 890 with Steve Cochran in the mornings."

"Like thousands of others, I did my homework listening to The Big 89 WLS when I was a kid," added Cochran. "It's an honor to say those call letters, and I can't wait to get started."

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