Cochran show adds Justin Kaufmann, Andrea Darlas co-hosts with Patti Vasquez

Steve Cochran and Justin Kaufmann

Line-up and programming changes effective June 18, 2018

WGN Radio announced that Chicago’s very own Justin Kaufmann will join the weekday morning Steve Cochran Show. The show’s cast will include Kaufmann, Dave Eanet, Mary Sandberg Boyle, Steve Grzanich, Mary Van De Velde, Joe Romano and Pete Zimmerman.

Andrea Darlas will join Patti Vasquez as co-host and news anchor of The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas, weekdays from 7pm to 11pm, or 10pm to 1am when preempted by sports play-by-play.

Patti Vasquez, Andrea Darlas

“Our nights will be filled with intelligent conversations about the stuff that matters from two very compelling born and bred Chicago women,” said Todd Manley Station Manager and Vice President of Content.

Steve Cochran said, “I have mixed emotions. I’ll miss Andrea but I’m excited for her and Patti. And it will be great to have Justin on the show. He’s smart, funny, and inexplicably willing to get up at a ridiculous hour.”

In addition, The Nick Digilio Show will be expanded by one-hour, starting at 1am. The Download with Justin Kaufmann will continue to release new shows on demand through iTunes and wgnradio.com.

Effective Monday, June 18, 2018, WGN Radio’s weekday programming schedule is:
The Opening Bell, 5am – 6am
Steve Cochran Show, 6am – 10am
Bill and Wendy Show, 10am – Noon and streaming Noon – 1pm
Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand, Noon – 1pm
John Williams Show, 1pm – 3pm
Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes, 3pm – 7pm
The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas, 7pm – 11pm*
Nick Digilio Show, 1am – 5am
*When preempted by sports play-by-play, Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez and Andrea Darlas airs 10pm – 1am.