Veteran Chicago Talk Host Steve Cochran Joins WLS-AM for New Talk Show

“The Steve Cochran Show” to Air Each Weekday from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

CHICAGO – June 7, 2022 – Cumulus Media’s (NASDAQ: CMLS) WLS-AM 890 today announced a proven winner in Chicago radio will bring his talent and deep Chicago roots to “The Steve Cochran Show,” a new morning talk show that will air weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. beginning June 15, 2022.  

“I’m delighted to welcome Steve to our team, where I know he will bring his wisdom, wit, and political prowess to morning drive,” said Stephanie Tichenor, Program Director WLS-AM 890. “Our listeners need a place to feel safe to express their opinions while having a destination for entertainment, news, and, of course, conservative conversation. Steve will provide that for our Chicagoland audience. I’m looking forward to growing 890 with Steve Cochran in the mornings.”

“Like thousands of others, I did my homework listening to The Big 89 WLS when I was a kid,” added Cochran. “It’s an honor to say those call letters, and I can’t wait to get started.”  

About Steve Cochran 

Steve Cochran made Chicago his home after hosting hit radio shows in Minneapolis, L.A., and New York City. He did his time on TV and in films but always found his way home to radio. After all these years, he’s never been busier, with writing, standup comedy, and podcasts including Live From My Office and The Deep 6 available wherever you get your podcasts. At this crucial time, he wants to give Chicago the talk show it needs and deserves every morning on The BIG 89 WLS. 

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 


Karen Glover | Cumulus Media |