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WGN radio shuffles the lineup again

Greg Jarrett


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Published: 6/16/2009 12:01 AM

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WGN 720-AM will bring a new face to the prime morning-drive spot, bumping John Williams from the 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. spot he's held only for six months.

Williams will move to the 9 a.m. to noon slot that had been occupied by Kathy O'Malley and Judy Markey for 20 years until "The Girlfriends" were let go last month.

The new morning drive voice belongs to Greg Jarrett, an afternoon host and news anchor from KGO 810-AM in San Francisco. He will start his WGN job Monday, Tom Langmyer, vice president and general manager of WGN radio, said in a news release.

Jarrett, he said, also has worked as an ABC News correspondent covering the 2003 Iraqi invasion, the Bush-Gorbachev summit in Moscow and Operation Desert Storm.

"Greg brings his incredible knowledge of current events and a unique style that plays well with the strengths of our already familiar and successful morning show," Langmyer said.

Williams, for his part, said in the news release that he's glad to get back to middays, which he called "the most fun I've had at WGN." He had been in the 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. position before moving to morning drive.