WGN Radio Hires Bob Sirott as Morning Drive Host, Mary Sandberg Boyle Promoted to General Manager

CHICAGO (December 20, 2019) –WGN Radio announced today that legendary local newsman Bob Sirott has been hired as WGN’s morning drive host and Mary Sandberg Boyle has been promoted to General Manager. Sandberg Boyle’s position is effective immediately and Sirott’s first show will be January 6.

A lifelong Chicagoan, Sirott started as a morning radio show personality in 1971. His acclaimed broadcasting career has spanned nearly five decades and has included stints at WMAQ, WBBM-FM, WLS, WGN and various television stations. In 2015, Sirott was recognized for his achievements in the media industry and inducted into the Silver Circle by the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Mary Sandberg Boyle has been the station’s acting General Manager since September 20. Boyle’s career in media spans 19 years. A Chicagoland native, she’s been with WGN Radio since 2015 and previously was Director of News and Operations.

As of Monday, January 6, WGN Radio’s weekday programming schedule is as follows:

4am – 5am: WGN Radio simulcast of WGN-TV Early Morning News
5am – 9am: Bob Sirott
9am – Noon: John Williams
Noon – 1pm: Wintrust Business Lunch with Ji Suk Yi
1pm – 3pm: Anna Davlantes
3pm – 7pm: Roe Conn
7pm – 11pm: Justin Kaufmann
11pm – 4am: Nick Digilio


For 95 years, WGN Radio AM 720, a NEXSTAR Media Group station and the 2019 IBA Chicago Market Station of the Year, has been dedicated to being the #1 source of Chicagoland news, information, entertainment and sports. WGN Radio is the official broadcaster of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox and Northwestern University. Listen at AM 720, online at wgnradio.com, on your WGN Radio app, smart speakers, or TuneIn. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wgnradio and follow us on Twitter @WGNRadio and Instagram @wgnradio.

Sara Tieman
312.222.5098 | stieman@wgnradio.com

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