Radio host Mike McConnell leaves 700WLW for Chicago

Mike McConnell (Courtesy 700 WLW)
Mike McConnell (Courtesy 700 WLW)

CINCINNATI (FOX19)- 700WLW radio host, Mike McConnell, is leaving "The Big One" for Chicago.

He is leaving immediately and 700WLW has begun the search for his replacement.

McConnell has worked for 700WLW since the mid-1980s beginning first as a production director and then becoming a talk host.

"We'll miss Mike," said Chuck Fredrick, President and Market Manager - Clear Channel Cincinnati.  "We've long known that Chicago has represented a 'dream market' for Mike and we firmly believe everyone has the right to chase their dreams.  We wish him all the best."

The station indicated that the evening talk host, Scott Sloan, will take over for McConnel until a replacement is found.

McConnell will be on the FOX19 Morning News on Thursday, June 10 for a live interview.

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