Thirty-year Chicago radio veteran John Howell will host a new late afternoon show on WLS-AM. The John Howell Show will air live on WLS-AM weekdays, 5–7 p.m. Howell has been filling the morning 6-9 a.m. time slot. He makes the switch on January 3, 2019.
Marv Nyren, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Chicago, said, “As part of the new lineup at WLS-AM 890, keeping an experienced Chicago talent like John Howell solidifies the lineup and will give our audience a reason to stay tuned throughout the entire day. John has been entertaining Chicagoland for over 30 years and his program will be the perfect way to wrap up the day on your way home.”
Howell added, “I’m very excited about hosting the new afternoon show at WLS-AM 890. I intend to present Chicago with a quick-paced, informative, honest, and intelligent summary of the day’s biggest stories; an afternoon wrap of the day’s biggest events featuring prominent newsmakers, reporters, experts, and stars. Of course, our town’s most colorful characters will also be welcome. In addition, I’m looking forward to (finally) golfing when the sun’s in the east.”