Liz Wilde

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Liz Wilde
Birth name Anne Whittemore[1]
Born Dayton, Ohio[1]
Show The Liz Wilde Show
Station(s) Various
Style Talk Show Host
Country United States
Website LizWilde.com

Liz Wilde (born Anne Whittemore) is an American radio personality best known for her shock jock radio program, The Liz Wilde Show.

Biography[edit]

Wilde started her career in the early 1980s in Key West, Florida. She moved her show to the Boston market, taking over the night shift of rock station WAAF-FM in Boston, Massachusetts, later moving to afternoon drive-time with great success from 1990-1995.[2] With her ratings success in Boston, Wilde moved to WLUP in Chicago, Illinois in March 1995.[3][4] Her show aired in the morning drive-time slot from 6am-10am on WPLL in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[5] She moved on to rock-and-roll pioneering station WMMS 100.7 FM in Cleveland, Ohio. Her show also aired on KLLI in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas market, and most recently on WRXK in Ft. Myers, Florida from November 2004 until March 2006.[citation needed]

At the pinnacle of the Liz Wilde Show's popularity, the show was nationally syndicated on over 34 radio stations in 2001 by radio company Fisher Entertainment. The company dropped the show after selling its Portland, Oregon stations KOTK and KWJJ to Entercom Communications, and merging the Fisher Entertainment division and other Fisher subsidiaries into the main company Fisher Communications.

The Liz Wilde Show aired on numerous stations, including:

  • WLUP 97.9FM The Loop in Chicago, Illinois
  • WINZ SuperTalk 940AM, WSHE 103.5FM later rebranded WPLL 103.5 Planet Radio (now WMIB 103.5 the Beat) all serving the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market in Florida
  • WMMS 100.7 FM "The Buzzard" in Cleveland, Ohio
  • KOTK Hot Talk 1080AM (now KFXX 1080 The Fan) in Portland, Oregon
  • KYNG 105.3FM The Talk...That Rocks, later rebranded KLLI Live 105.3 serving the Dallas/Fort Worth,Texas radio market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ewinger, James (September 30, 1997). "War of Dirty Words: Fired Broadcasters Seek $1.5 Million from WMMS-FM". The Plain Dealer. The Plain Dealer Publishing Co. p. 1B - Metro. Anne Whittemore, whose on-air name is Liz Wilde... 'Growing up in [the Dayton area of] Ohio, I was certainly aware of [WMMS].'  
  2. ^ Bickelhaupt, Susan (March 16, 1992). "ROCK RADIO GOES RAUNCHY". Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ Feder, Robert (February 23, 1995). "Female Shock Jock To Join Loop Lineup". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  4. ^ Feder, Robert (November 8, 1995). "Liz Wilde Departs As Loop Night Host". Chicago Sun Times. 
  5. ^ "PLANET RADIO'S A.M. PERSONALITY BLASTS OFF TO NEW JOB IN CLEVELAND". Miami Herald. January 24, 1997. pp. 3B. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 

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