WCKG’s Mancow Muller wears the same shirt weekly on his new History Channel Reality series: God, Guns & Automobiles!
Mancow came into Chicago in the early 1990s. He lit up the radio scene. Radio success in Chicago followed. Chicago loves Chicago Radio Stars. Chicago success led to syndication.
Mancow was on top of the world. Then Q101 dropped Mancow’s show in Chicago.
Chicago’s radio star, was no longer on Chicago radio, even though he was broadcasting a radio show daily, mornings, from Chicago. Then came WLS-AM and a new radio show. Mancow worked double duty and did two shows daily.
Then WLS-AM dropped Mancow.
Until AM 1530 WCKG picked up Mancow’s radio show for Mornings AND Afternoons in Suburban Chicago, Mancow was UNHEARD in Chicagoland radio.
What’s developed is a clear change in Muller’s radio show. Phrases like “see” and “look” take on a whole new meaning as Muller refers to things only a handful of those viewing on TV can actually see. The rest of those tuning in on AM 1530 and other stations across the country are left “in the dark” during these visual references.
Other radio shows have been adapted for TV. WCKG’s own Dan Patrick Show is also simulcast on NBC’s Sports Network and Dish Network. Howard Stern’s radio show used to be broadcast on TV as well. Two keys to the success of both shows were the fact they were radio shows first, and TV shows second…and the way they were broadcast on TV fit with the audience they served. The jury is still out as to whether Mancow’s target audience is at home, in front of a TV from 6am-8am Mornings.
Mancow’s own website boasts his TV Show Channel, but makes no mention of his Chicago radio flagship…the station which airs him in morning and afternoon drive…. 1530 WCKG.
Have you noticed a difference in Mancow’s radio show? Do you enjoy the show?
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Mancow’s listeners have been calling and saying his show is being “scrambled” whenever he speaks to someone about controversial subjects like FEMA Camps, New World Order, etc.
Here’s an interview with Alex Jones (nationally syndicated radio host), Mancow Muller and a nameless General Manager discussing the issues of Mancow’s show being scrambled by BIG BROTHER.
One of the most controversial DJs in Chicago radio history is back on the local airwaves.
Matthew Erich Muller, better known as Mancow, has signed with WJJG-AM (1530), a station based in west suburban Elmhurst, according to Time Out Chicago.
Mancow will be on air from 7-10 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. on the talk and music station.
Matthew Erich Muller, better known to Chicagoans as Mancow, the shock jock who ruled the city’s airwaves in the ’90s, will soon be returning to radio on Elmhurst-based WJJG.
Muller, formerly of “Mancow’s Morning Madhouse” which first hit Chicago on WRCX in 1994, set up shop at Q101 until the station dropped him in 2006, after 8 years of his edgy morning chatter had begun to scare off advertisers. Unwilling to be silenced, Muller spent the intervening years broadcasting locally, with the nearest affiliate station out of Rockford, and spent just over a year co-hosting a morning show with Pat Cassidy for WLS-AM (890) until February 2010, Robert Feder reports in Time Out Chicago.
When Q101 closed its doors in July, the vocal host responded with his characteristic hyperbole.
Matthew Erich Muller, the radio provocateur known as “Mancow,” will move to WJJG-AM (1530), the 760-watt daytime station based in west suburban Elmhurst, Time Out Chicago is reporting.
Muller was dropped from another radio channel, WLS-AM 890, in February of 2010 after hosting a mid-morning show on that station for 16 months. His co-host at the time, Pat Cassidy, was also dropped from the show.
He was a household name in Chicago, but has been off Windy City radio since he was dropped by talk WLS-AM (890) about 16 months ago. Erich “Mancow” Muller has certainly kept himself busy, doing a syndicated daily show for Talk Radio Network and hosting a weekend show on New York City’s WABC-AM (770).
By: Samantha Abernethy
Eric “Mancow” Muller will be back on the airwaves in October on the Elmhurst station WJJG-AM 1530 with a three-hour morning show that will be replayed in the afternoon. Mancow sat down for an interview with Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder, and he managed to insult his former employer, the dearly departed Q101, while massaging his own ego. Apparently dominating six hours of air time isn’t enough for him.
“While some of lesser ego may say that’s great, I say it’s not nearly enough. Just as with Q101 and Mancow, it’s tough to program around perfection. I’d like to suggest they run two shows at once.”
Move over, Mrs. O’Leary. Chicago’s other famous Cow is alive and kicking.
Matthew Erich Muller, the radio provocateur known as Mancow whose syndicated morning show hasn’t been heard here in five years, is about to make a comeback: He’ll turn up twice a day on WJJG-AM (1530), the 760-watt daytime station based in west suburban Elmhurst.
Starting October 3, Mancow will air live from 7 to 10am and be replayed from 1 to 4pm Monday through Friday on WJJG, a time-brokered talk and music outlet billed as Chicago’s Hometown Station.
“I am the sole survivor,” Muller, 45, declared Wednesday. “The solitary fire burning brightest across the radio landscape.”
In a year that’s seen the return of such durable morning personalities as Robert Murphy, Eddie Volkman and Joe Bohannon to Chicago radio, Mancow’s comeback fits right in.
The shock-jock-turned-talk-show-host has had a tough time in his home market since 2006 when he was dropped from the former Q101, ending a 12-year run for Mancow’s Morning Madhouse in Chicago. Although he continued to originate his syndicated morning show from studios here, the closest affiliate was in Rockford. A 16-month stint on a 9-to-11am show he co-hosted with Pat Cassidy for Citadel Broadcasting news/talk WLS-AM (890) ended in February 2010.
Asked about WJJG’s plans to air his show twice a day, Muller said: “While some of lesser ego may say that’s great, I say it’s not nearly enough. Just as with Q101 and Mancow, it’s tough to program around perfection. I’d like to suggest they run two shows at once.”
MANCOW MULLER returns to CHICAGO radio at JOSEPH J. GENTILE Talk-Adult Standards-Brokered daytimer WJJG-A/ELMHURST, IL-CHICAGO. Recently named GM MATT DUBIEL (NET NEWS 9/8) has signed MANCOW to host both morning and afternoon drive. MULLER’s CHICAGO-based morning show will air on 1530 WJJG weekday mornings from 7-10a and again afternoons from 1-4p starting MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd.
“I plan to kick all form of butt — including LABRADOR. Even dogs will want to listen. I have been the Phantom of CHICAGO radio the last year, exiled from the PC landscape of today’s corporate-controlled radio, programmed from lands far away from ChiCOWgo. So when a radio maverick like MATT asked me to air two times a day, I said yes. Six hours of MANCOW a day is not enough but it’s a start,” said MANCOW MULLER.
DUBIEL says WJJG is going to do business a little differently than you might expect. The station will only offer 10 category-exclusive sponsorships of MANCOW’s morning and afternoon show. That’s all, and according to the new GM, three of those spots are already spoken for.
“I am delighted to help create an exciting situation where the radio audience actually wins! Too many times the listening audience gets completely hosed with little or no explanation. Now CHICAGO is getting a radio star back … twice a day. This is groundbreaking. MANCOW is an innovator and I applaud his willingness to take this leap with us. It’s going to be very exciting for listeners and even more exciting for advertisers.”