WLS-AM 890 Launches Chicago Arts and Entertainment Podcast, “Show and Tell with Andrea Darlas”

Weekly Podcast Hosted by Award-Winning Chicago Media Personality Andrea Darlas Takes Listeners Behind the Curtain at Chicagoland’s Hottest New Plays, Musicals, Art Exhibits and More!

CHICAGO, IL, April 4, 2022 — Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) announces the launch today of a new podcast from Chicago News/Talk station WLS-AM 890, “Show and Tell with Andrea Darlas”. In the weekly local arts and entertainment podcast, Chicago media personality Andrea Darlas will showcase the hottest cultural experiences in the Chicago area, including new plays, musicals, museum exhibits and more. “Show and Tell with Andrea Darlas” is Chicago arts and entertainment news and information at its best, curated by one of the most trusted and well-known media figures in Chicagoland. Each week, listeners get a backstage pass to every experience and show Darlas covers, with insights and information typically reserved for arts and entertainment insiders. Darlas will interview actors and actresses, curators and docents, organizers and artists, producers, directors, stars – and everyone in between. Tune into “Show and Tell with Andrea Darlas” at https://www.wlsam.com/podcasts/.

Andrea Darlas is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning radio and television news anchor/reporter and talk show host based in Chicago. In 2019, she was inducted in the prestigious WGN Radio Walk of Fame, following a nearly three decade-long career as a news anchor and reporter at WGN Radio for more than 22 years and as a news reporter and weekend break/features reporter for WGN-TV for 10 years. Darlas is currently the Senior Director of Constituent Engagement for the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, based at the Illini Center in Chicago. She is a regular contributor to WGN-AM, WLS-AM, WCPT-AM, WCIU-TV, and the nationally syndicated home improvement TV show “House Smarts,” as well as other radio and TV shows/programs across Chicago.

During her tenure at WGN, Darlas won more than 30 awards from the Illinois Associated Press and the Illinois Broadcasters’ Association for anchoring, reporting, hosting, breaking news coverage and investigative series reports. She was honored for her work with six IBA Silver Dome Awards for “Best Newscast”, three IBA Awards for “Best Reporter” and two prestigious Peter Lisagor Awards – one for TV and one for radio. A three-time Emmy award nominee, Darlas has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalism excellence, 1st place honors from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology for her ground-breaking series on food allergies, and the Better Business Bureau’s Diogenes Award for media excellence in business and public affairs reporting. She earned a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois.

Darlas commented: “I am so excited to bring my love for theatre, musicals, museums, arts and culture – and all things Chicago – to the legendary Big 89! I want the WLS listeners to have their very own immersive ‘backstage pass’ to the arts and entertainment community – in the greatest city in the world!”

Stephanie Tichenor, Program Director, WLS-AM 890, remarked: “We are delighted to add Show and Tell with Andrea Darlas to our podcast network. Andrea has been a mainstay in Chicago media for over 25 years and we are eager for her to share her arts and culture prowess with our WLS listeners.”

Tune in to “Show and Tell with Andrea Darlas” every week at https://www.wlsam.com/podcasts/.

Connect with Andrea Darlas, Host of “Show and Tell with Andrea Darlas” on social media at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/adarlas

Instagram: AndreaDarlas

Twitter: @Andrea Darlas

TikTok: ChicagoAndreaD

About Cumulus Media

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) is an audio-first media company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion people every month — wherever and whenever they want it. Cumulus Media engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 406 owned-and-operated radio stations across 86 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across more than 9,500 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and inspires listeners through the Cumulus Podcast Network, its rapidly growing network of original podcasts that are smart, entertaining and thought-provoking. Cumulus Media provides advertisers with personal connections, local impact and national reach through broadcast and on-demand digital, mobile, social, and voice-activated platforms, as well as integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, full-service audio solutions, industry-leading research and insights, and live event experiences. Cumulus Media is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.


Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for Cumulus Media, 512.633.4084, lisa@dollcomm.com.