Steve King & Johnnie Putman end overnight show at WGN


Just days after Chicago radio legend Jonathon Brandmeier was named morning driver at Tribune’s WGN Radio, another change has been made at the station’s lineup: This time, overnight co-hosts Steve King and Johnnie Putman are ending their 26-year run as Chicago’s top-rated overnight program. Their final show on WGN Radio will be Friday, 12/9, featuring a retrospective of the duo’s illustrious careers at the station with special guests and friends of the show.

Current fill-in host Bill Leff will take over overnight duties on WGN from midnight to 5:30 a.m., effective 12/12.

2010 and 2011 marked many significant milestones for Steve & Johnnie, including having Governor Quinn issue a proclamation for “Steve & Johnnie Day,” winning the Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award for Best Local Broadcast Team, and broadcasting their 6,000th show on WGN Radio.