WGN Radio today announced that veteran radio programming executive Bill White has been hired as program director, effective February 14. White was most recently Operations Director of WBT-AM/FM and WLNK-FM in Charlotte, North Carolina, overseeing programming and news for all stations in Greater Media's Charlotte radio group.
"Bill brings extensive experience and a solid track record of success in programming live and local heritage stations like WGN Radio," said Tom Langmyer, the station's vice president and general manager. "He understands the personal bond that listeners have with WGN and will use his creativity, passion and experience to help make that connection stronger than ever."
White originally joined WBT in 2001 as program director of their 50,000-watt AM heritage news/talk station and was later promoted to his most recent role. He has also previously served as program director for several of America's top heritage news and talk stations, including KDKA-AM Pittsburgh, KMBZ-AM Kansas City, WTVN-AM Columbus and WTIC-AM Hartford. In addition, his previous stations served as flagships for the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals, and he oversaw the launch of Kansas City's first 24-hour all sports station. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, White graduated with a BA in Communication/Journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
"WGN has influenced me throughout my career and I'm honored to become a part of this important Chicago institution," said White. "WGN is the ultimate in community connection, with incredible assets in talent, news, and sports. I am thrilled to join Tom Langmyer and his team at America's most respected set of call letters."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times