Veteran WGN-AM (720) reporter Max Armstrong is joining Farm Progress as director of broadcasting effective July 6. Armstrong will oversee Farm Progress' recent addition of a new broadcast unit providing radio, television and enhanced Web programming for the agricultural market. Armstrong has been an agribusiness reporter at WGN for over 30 years.
In addition to his new duties at Farm Progress, Armstrong will continue to co-host with colleague Orion Samuelson WGN's agriculture program "The Morning Show," at 5 a.m. on Saturdays. In pursuit of the news of agriculture, Armstrong has originated broadcasts from every state in America and at least 30 foreign countries.