Re: Mike McConnell leaving 700 WLW...
Originally Posted by medford
I don't listen to him, so I don't know what his vibe is. I'll assume you are correct, but what I don't understand, was if WGN wasn't happy w/ what they were getting for his "on-air" skills, why not just release him all together? I would assume theres some form of exit clause in his contract, perhaps he made it so air tight that they have to pay him his complete salary no matter if he's on the air or not.
That is alot of the rub with the Chicago radio locals is that Randy Michaels gave McConnell a huge contract to lure him to Chicago. Rumor on the street is the buy out is very large so WGN is trying to get McConnell to quit by making him do a podcast instead of actually broadcasting on WGN. WGN is basically saying we will still pay you your huge salary because we have to but we are going to make you suffer, you Cincinnati hick.
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