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Q101 Begins Recovery From Mancow Disease

By Scott Smith in News on Aug 30, 2006 3:06PM

Yesterday an alert Chicagoist reader sent us a link to a site called Rather than a treatise on government corruption and nanny-like aldermen, the site is merely a static page with a promise that the answer would arrive on September 18th.

The site’s registration information lists Emmis Communication as its owner. Media junkies 2006_08_radiogaga.jpgwe are, we figured that the parent company of Q101 was working on launching a new morning show as a replacement for Mancow. Not wanting to be a conduit for what seemed to be a lame viral marketing campaign, we bided our time until more details leaked.

Leave it to Tribune media writer Phil Rosenthal to get the goods: a team of players has been hired for Q101’s new morning show (2nd item). Most of ‘em are folks we’ve never heard of though we found this website belonging to their future news reporter Steve Tingle.

While promos for the show running on Q101 say “it's going to be different than anything else you've heard on the radio,” no name for the show has been announced, so we’re not sure how the “What’s Wrong In Chicago” tagline fits in quite yet. Are the hosts what’s “wrong?” As in, radio bits that are so raunchy that someone would proclaim “Oh that’s so wrong?” Or is it an attempt to undercut any attempts to shoot down this new team before they’re even out of the gate a la Rover (R.I.P)? It’s hard to criticize someone who says they’re “what’s wrong in Chicago.”

Regardless, we’re keeping an open mind for now. Mainly because the show’s token female has the porntastic-sounding name of Ginger Jordan.