- Jake Hartford
Jake Hartford (birthday December 1st)Fact|date=March 2008 is a radio talk show host at
WCPT-AM(820), airing Saturday mornings from 6-10 AM in Chicago, Illinois, USA. [ [http://www.suntimes.com/business/feder/847800,CST-FIN-feder18.article It's just Jake] , Chicago Sun Times, March 18, 2008.] The new station follows his recent layoff from WLS-AM 890, where he had been a host from 1991 to 2008.
Some have called his irreverent style "quirky yet refreshing."Who|date=March 2008 Jake is most infamous for giving callers the wrong instructions to change their clocks during Daylight Savings Time shifts. Every May he conducts the "Gizzy Awards," named after former Chicago newscaster
Giselle Fernández, honoring the most popular Chicago television news personalities.
In 2002, Hartford used his influence as a radio personality to affect the selection of the Official Fish of
Chicago. He suggested that his listeners cast an online vote for the Longnose Dace. As a result of the campaign, the longnose dace came from distant obscurity to winning the contest. [Jake Hartford, WCPT on-air declaration, June 7, 2008.]
Jake worked in Chicago television news, including producing segments for
Walter Jacobson. He started at WLS-AM in September 1989, known then as "Jake the Travel Guy," working alongside Roe Conn. Jake then began as a solo host on March 16, 1991.
Hartford was let go in a series of layoffs by new WLS-AM owner Citadel Broadcasting on February 29, 2008. [ [http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-sat-wls-radiomar01,1,3885207.story WLS dumps staffers in cost-cutting 'bloodbath'] , Chicago Tribune, March 1, 2008.] In commenting on his release, Hartford said "I spent nearly 20 years building a brand there, and it was over in a less than a one-minute phone call without even a 'thanks.' And it's not like the ratings weren't good." [ [http://www.suntimes.com/business/feder/828228,CST-FIN-feder06.article 'What a shame'] , Chicago Sun Times, March 6, 2008.] On March 18, 2008, Radio Online reported that Jake Hartford is moving to cross-town Progressive Talk station WCPT for a show from 6-10 AM on Saturdays.
Jake makes his home at "Green Jakres" in Lockport, Illinois, with his wife (beauty pageant winner Miss Dill Pickle 1982) and two sons.
Chicago Tribunecolumnist Eric Zornclaimed on his blog that Jake's real name is Jim Edwards. [ [http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2006/05/diann_burns_is_.html Diann Burns is "not" out of her mind!] , "Change of Subject", chicagotribune.com, May 2, 2006.]
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