From Robert Feder:
Steve Cochran, whose Chicago radio career may have been the most prominent casualty of last year’s talent purge at news/talk WGN-AM (720), is poised to make a comeback.
But this time around, he’s expected to compete against the Tribune Co.-owned station where he spent 10 years building a large and loyal following before he was forced out in June 2010.
Nothing is official yet, but if all goes as planned, Cochran will soon be turning up in an afternoon slot on Salem Communications’ news/talk WIND-AM (560). He’d be joining a Monday-through-Friday lineup that includes local hosts Big John Howell and Amy Jacobson in mornings and syndicated shows the rest of the day.
Since January, Cochran, 50, has been on the air in St. Louis, where he hosts two daily shifts — from 10am to noon and from 6 to 9pm — on KTRS-AM, billed as “The Talk of St. Louis.” He’s expected to continue broadcasting those shows from Chicago, while also pursuing his stand-up comedy engagements.