WKRK is excited to announce a new addition to our broadcast lineup: veteran newsman Dave McBride.
2013 was a great year for growth and we sincerely appreciate all our sponsors, listeners and online friends for keeping us on our toes. With growth comes enhanced products from our company designed to benefit our community.
Beginning Monday, January 6th, WKRK will begin airing local newscasts with news anchor Dave McBride.
WKRK knows how important it is to keep the community informed. We think our listeners will appreciate Dave’s years of professional experience in news reporting and his on-air delivery style.
After five years as drive-time anchor on #1 rated WGAR in Cleveland in the 1970s, Dave McBride was hired by NBC owned-and-operated WKQX in Chicago as morning anchor in 1980 where he later became news director. After Emmis Broadcasting bought the NBC Chicago FM, he spent ten years as news anchor and humorist on the top-rated “Murphy in the Morning Show” on Emmis’ flagship Q-101 until Robert Murphy retired from Chicago Radio. Dave moved across the Loop in Chicago to CBS, where he was appointed news director and his microphone was open five hours a day as second-voice sidekick on the Steve Dahl comedy-talk show on Chicago’s WCKG-FM.
Dave has received the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Continuing Coverage twice (once for his reporting on the BP Gulf Oil Spill). He has also received the Edward R. Murrow Award for best writing in major market radio. He is a World Gold Medal winner for best writing in radio as selected by the New York Festivals international media competition, and the World Silver Medal winner in the same competition.
An anthology of Dave’s Chicago spoken essays was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Spoken Word.
He is delighted to join WKRK’s broadcast staff in a location where it can be said that he is once again delivering news to “Murphy in the Morning.”
We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Dave to WKRK. We plan on airing his local newscasts every weekday at 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm. (News on the odd hours … and often, it may be odd news.)
Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing what else 2014 has in store!
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