As WLS 890-AM gears up for coverage of the presidential election year, thereís upheaval behind the scenes in the newsroom of the Cumulus Media news/talk station.
Managementís plan to reassign all three of the stationís weekday news anchors was thrown into turmoil this week when afternoon news anchor Lauren Cohn balked at her transfer to middays.
Sources said the original strategy was for news director John Dempsey to move from Erich Mancow Mullerís morning show to Big John Howellís afternoon show. Nick Gale would move from middays (when the syndicated shows of Chris Plante and Rush Limbaugh air) to mornings. And Cohn would move from Howellís show to middays.
Cohnís objection to what she viewed as a demotion prompted WLS bosses to alter their plans.....
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