Jonathon Brandmeier to Replace Marilu Henner on WOMI Owensboro
Attention WOMI fans! There has been a change in our lineup of afternoon programming.
Marilu Henner, host of The Marilu Henner Show, has decided to pursue other things and will no longer be on-air. After a long search, it was decided that Jonathon Brandmeier will be Miss Henner's replacement for the weekday 5-8 PM time-slot.
According to his website, "Jonathon Brandmeier currently hosts a nationally syndicated talk radio show on Westwood One. The Jonathon Brandmeier Show is described as an entertaining, offbeat look at news, pop culture, and sports – from the big trending topics to the stories about to fall through the cracks – combined with celebrity interviews and freewheeling audience interaction.
Jonathon Brandmeier has won radio’s coveted Marconi Award, multiple Billboard Magazine Radio Personality Awards and was named one of the “100 Most Important Radio Hosts in America” by Talkers Magazine.
His radio career began at age fifteen at WFON in his hometown of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. By eighteen, his demo tapes landed him a job at WOSH-AM in Oshkosh, where he was taking classes at the University of Wisconsin. From there, he was on his way.
His on-air antics in Milwaukee created buzz when a national radio talent search named Brandmeier one of the top 5 talents in the country alongside Howard Stern. His big break came when KZZP in Phoenix, Arizona called and offered him the morning show. In Phoenix, Brandmeier tripled the ratings in just six months and his band “Johnny and The Leisure Suits” began drawing crowds of 10,000 to local concerts. These ratings caught the attention of every radio station in the country. In 1983, he took over morning drive at WLUP (97.9 The Loop) in Chicago and by 1984 he was the “King of Chicago mornings” as The New York Daily News called him. Since then, he has been a multi-year winner of the Billboard Magazine Radio Personality Award and Gavin Report’s “Air Personality of the Year.” The Los Angeles Times quoted a rival radio programmer as saying, “Chicago is Brandmeier’s town. He’s the king.” Chicago Tribune Reader’s Poll voted him the “Best Radio Personality” six consecutive years."