Robert Feder Updated 5/6/2022 6:26 AM
Steve Cochran, the veteran Chicago radio personality who’s been off the air for two and half years, will be heard again in morning drive next week.
From 5:30 to 9 a.m. next Monday through Friday, Cochran will guest host on Cumulus Media news/talk WLS 890-AM.
The morning slot has been open since early April when the station dropped Bruce St. James.
A fixture on Chicago radio since 1993, Cochran previously hosted mornings on Nexstar Media news/talk WGN 720-AM.
Bob Sirott replaced him when Cochran’s contract was not renewed in December 2019.
Since he left WGN, Cochran has been hosting the twice-weekly podcast “Live From My Office.”
In the latest Nielsen Audio survey WLS tied for 24th in mornings with a 1.1 percent share and a cumulative weekly audience of 88,400.
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