CUMULUS MEDIA announces that legendary Chicago News/Talk radio station WLS 890 AM has named Bruce St. James as Morning Host for the station. St. James opens the morning mic beginning Monday, December 14, 2020, and can be heard on the station weekdays from 5:30am-9:00am.
A native of Washington, D.C. and Tucson, AZ, St. James started in radio at the age of 17 and has worked both sides of the microphone as a DJ, Talk Host and Program Director. For the last 10 years, he was a media mainstay in Phoenix, AZ, where he hosted The Bruce St James Show on News-Talk KTAR News 92.3. Prior to that, he programmed stations in Phoenix including KMLE and KKFR. St. James has also worked for stations in Los Angeles, CA, and San Diego, CA.
Stephanie Tichenor, Program Director, WLS 890 AM, said: “WLS 890 AM has served our Chicagoland audiences for 96 years. From John Landecker to Roe Conn to Mancow, every host has left his mark on the Big ’89 and none more so than Rush Limbaugh. In 2021, we will bring the focus back to those who matter most – our listeners. Bruce St. James is here to have a conversation with our listeners, not a lecture. He is not here to change formats. He is here to continue what 890 already does best – inform and entertain our listeners. We are thrilled to welcome Bruce to mornings on the New ’89. Bruce knows radio. And, now Chicago will know Bruce.”
St. James said: “’Thrilled’ doesn’t begin to describe my feelings. It is an honor and privilege to host a show on the legendary WLS, and I accept the responsibility of living up to the standard set by those before me. Now, more than ever, people need to connect, as well as be informed in an entertaining way. That is our goal every morning and I look forward to getting to know the amazing city of Chicago. Now, about the weather…”