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Welcome to the new wgnradio.com

sitelaunchimageWelcome to the new WGN Radio website.

Along with the sites for our sister stations in Tribune Broadcasting, the move to this new site platform and design offers a number of significant improvements. Included among them are:

- Responsive design: The new WGN Radio website will automatically adjust itself to display properly whether you are visiting from a desktop or laptop computer, a tablet device like an iPad, or a browser on a smartphone.  The page layout will adjust depending on your device to provide the ideal interactive experience, yet all devices will share the same content.

- Podcast improvements: The previous version of our site had some weaknesses when it came to podcasts, including the inability of podcasts to play on iOS devices (iPhones and iPads) and podcasts not appearing in site search results.  These flaws have now been corrected.  In addition, we have streamlined our podcast offerings.  Shows will now focus on bite-sized segments to allow you to get directly the best portions of your favorite programs.

- Clutter-free design: One of the most frequent comments we heard from you regarding our previous site was that it had too much clutter, especially on the front page.  The new site removes all the clutter.  There are fewer items and those that remain are larger and easier to navigate.  The front page is divided in to a top section with our biggest items of the moment, followed by an ever-changing section that will update throughout the day as new podcasts and other items are added to the site. Links to interact with show hosts via Facebook and Twitter are also prominently displayed throughout the site.

As with any major change like this, we expect to be making adjustments over the weeks ahead, and look forward to your feedback during that process.  Send your comments to comments@wgnradio.com or call 312-222-3879. Due to the volume of calls and e-mails, we may not be able to personally reply to all messages. We hope you enjoy this new look and continue to visit wgnradio.com and listen to The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN!

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247 Comments to “Welcome to the new wgnradio.com”

    Paul said:
    August 20, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Hallelujah! Finally, a wrong is being righted! Our small corner of the world is returning to normal. McConnell is gone! At least off the air. And Kevin Mangelas tenure is being eradicated, & way over due.
    It's unbelieveable how that one man could make such poor choices, & almost destroy a long revered radio station. With all the bad news we hear on a daily basis, it's good to hear an old friend is coming back. Hopefully long time listeners will retrun when they hear the news.

    Jack Bighouse said:
    August 25, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    FIx the website. I have to go to CRM to find out what is going on at your station. Please include a "What's New" section and start "Tooting your own Horn"

    Lester Richardson said:
    September 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Just want to thank you for bringing back some of our old favorites. We're once again listening to WGN. We had to stop for a while because we weren't fond of some of your emcees.

    Terry said:
    September 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    New schedule still needs tweaking. Totally get it, you want your older listeners back, but you could've and still can do that with out relegating one of the best radio shows in the country to a podcast. Johnny is on every device in the world except THE RADIO which is what he's meant to be on, especially in the car. You know – Morning drive? I like Cochran but he should be on after Johnny. Perfect mid day. You replaced 5 hours of right wing middays with 6 hours of cute and coupley . Middays have gotten sticky sweet on GN. 3 hours is okay. 6 straight ? Total overload. On the next tweak do this.

    6:00 – 9:00 Johnny
    9:00 – 12:00 Steve
    12:00 – 3:00 Bob & Maryanne
    3:00 – 7:00 Gary
    7:00 – 10:00 Kap
    10:00 – 1:00 Bill & Wendy
    1:00 – 6:00 Nick

    That is a solid line up with no holes and it will satisfy both old and new listeners. You need to get Johnny back on, it's an insult to waste talent like that.

    Betsy said:
    November 9, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    I was just listening to your station. There was a commercial (teeth whitener) & then someone was starting to say something about Kristallnacht, the beginning of the Holocaust (today is the day to commemorate that horrible event). Someone talked for maybe 1 minute (or less) & then the report was cut off & the same teeth whitener commercial was played. What happened to the comments regarding Kristallnacht? I find that much more important than a product to whiten my teeth. That made me very angry. Do you have an explanation?

    Ryan said:
    December 10, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Hey, heard that the void left by Ron’s passing could possibly be filled by Gracie! That would be great! He is a hero/legend to cubs fans of my era. I vote for Grace!! Go Cubs 2014!!!!!

    Lorraine Buehler said:
    December 29, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    I woke up at 6:00am on Sunday to listen to The Lutheran Hour. When I turned on the radio The Lutheran Hour was just ending its program. Please advise what time it will be on next Sunday.

    K. Owen said:
    March 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Lou, you cannot possibly believe that a 40 year old redwood harvested this year is going to have the same natural durability, strength and depth of heartwood of a 100 year old tree? Cost of the superior grades, needed for redwood to last and not available in Chicago, is almost double cost for WPC and 4times more expensive than treated. Natural Durability testing with ASTM standard tests have not been done on new growth redwood, cedar or cypress. Details, Lou, details.

    Jane Jankowski said:
    April 7, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    So you put the Blackhawks broadcast on the "sister station" which is intermittent at best while driving around the city? Wow, the only team that has won the whole thing in the past couple of years, and they get pushed off the blow torch to a station that can't broadcast in the city? I thought having to listen to WIND was bad, at least that station had some amps behind it. Not happy with the new arrangement. Yes, I know for the finals we got to hear our guys on WGN,

    Patrick McGuire SR said:
    April 9, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    We have 40 people going to Nashville for the last game of the season we are leaving from Morgans on Maxwell Friday Morning and returning on Sunday we are in the 300 level and will all be in red

    Mike Currier said:
    April 15, 2014 at 6:15 PM

    I could go on and echo all of the comments already listed, but since they've been voiced already I'll through in my complaint. I just wanted to send an email to Kathy and Judy to invite them to a Guinness World record attempt, but no where in this site is there a place where you can contact anyone short of listening to their show and trying to call in, How stupid is that! You cab sign up for tweets and hook up with the Facebook page, but you can't contact any of the personalities outside of the show. I agree that WGN has lost track of what had made them great.

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