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WGN Radio is at it again:
In another sign of how abruptly the landscape is changing at Tribune Broadcasting-owned WGN-AM (720), the station said it is discontinuing the popular "Kathy & Judy Show" effective today.
Popular? These gals have a yearly two-day convention that fills the Hyatt Regency to capacity.

And does the station let them send a nice sign-off like Steve Dale was able to do?

Nuh uh.

The station posted this chintzy press release.

The big lie?
They will be missed and we wish them much happiness.
More like, "So long suckers, and don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out."
Dropping O'Malley and Markey is sure to further alienate the core audience that has sustained WGN for decades. [You bet your sweet bippy it is.] The question now becomes: can WGN quickly find a new audience to supplant it.
Sure they can. All they have to do is hand out free iPods at all the local junior high and middle schools. Seems to me that's the audience they're targeting.

It also seems to me that there's an awful lot of incredible talent available at the moment. I hope other Chicago radio stations take note.

In the meantime, I'm betting it's really, really ugly out there in Girlfriend Land.

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