Cumulus taps Peter Bolger for WLS-AM


Peter BolgerBolger joins the Chicago News-Talker from San Antonio, where he was Director of AM Programming for Clear Channel’s WOAI-AM and Ticket 760 Sports Radio. He’s the new Operations Manager/Program Director for WLS. Former Operations Director Drew Hayes left for a PD post at sister news/talk KABC-AM LA early this year. Tracy Slutzkin, who was upped from APD to PD under Hayes in 2010, gets to keep her APD stripes.

Prior to Clear Channel, Bolger spent almost 20 years in Miami radio, with roles including Program Director for Paxson Communication and Program Director at WIOD and WINZ. In 2000, he was listed by Radio Ink as one of America’s Top 20 Program Directors and in 2013.

“Chicago radio is a competitive and important market where we’re excited to add Peter’s expertise that positions us for future growth,” said John Dickey, co-COO and EVP of Cumulus.

“I think Chicago radio is the best there is. Fortunately, we have incredible talent and deep resources at WLS-AM and FM,” Bolger said. “I want to thank John Dickey, Mike McVay and Donna Baker for the opportunity to be part of the historic WLS brand. I can’t wait to get started.”