Bill Cameron Rejoins Cumulus Media’s 890 WLS-AM

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Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces that legendary Chicago political reporter Bill Cameron will rejoin Cumulus Chicago’s 890 WLS-AM as Producer and Host of “Take 1 with Bill Cameron,” a new weekly radio program and podcast that debuts on Sunday, May 1st, and airs every Sunday from 5:00p-6:00pm. Cameron retired from full-time reporting in August 2021 after more than 50 years of covering Chicago politics. “Take 1 with Bill Cameron” will present Cameron’s unedited interviews with Chicago newsmakers and discussions about local breaking news. His first guest on Sunday, May 1st, is Senator Dick Durbin

“It’s impossible to walk away from Chicago,” Cameron said. “This is the city with politics that wouldn’t be believable in a movie script, architecture that architects worldwide come to study, Nobel Prize-winning intellectuals, nationally renowned restaurants, performing arts, and museums, eight professional sports teams that alternately thrill and confound diehard fans, and more than 200 diverse neighborhoods in 78 community areas.”

“Take 1 with Bill Cameron” is the kind of program ideally suited to radio,” Cameron said. “Ask a question, get out of the way, don’t interrupt, and let interesting people tell their stories – no sound bites, no spin, no shouting, no editing.”

Stephanie Tichenor, Program Director, 890 WLS-AM, commented: ““We are delighted to welcome back Bill Cameron to the Big 89. The news doesn’t stop and neither does Bill.”

Cameron, a longtime fixture in Chicago broadcasting, has won local and national recognition throughout his esteemed career – including a Peabody Award, two Edward R. Murrow awards, two Gabriel Awards, and more than a score of awards from the Associated Press and United Press International.

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