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Will WGN-AM go with Garry Meier?

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Is an announcement imminent? News/talk WGN-AM (720) is said to be in the final stages of deciding what it is going to do about filling its mid-afternoon host slot, which has been vacant since John Williams moved to morning drive late last year. Sources indicated veteran Chicago radio broadcaster Garry Meier is still a frontrunner for the job, and he and his wife, who serves as his agent, were believed to be in the final stages of negotiations. But money was said to be a sticking point that could force WGN to go with a different scenario. If WGN does fill the mid-afternoon job shortly, the new host will face a big hurdle right away. The Chicago Cubs baseball season begins Monday, which mean WGN's mid-afternoon show will be preempted often over the next six months.

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