IHEARTMEDIA CHICAGO REGION ANNOUNCES
THE RETURN OF MELISSA FORMAN AS
93.9 LITE FM MORNING SHOW HOST
Chicago, IL – May 21, 2018 - iHeartMedia Chicago announced today that Melissa Forman has returned as Morning Show Host for 93.9 LITE FM, Chicago’s Variety from the 80s, 90s & Now for Chicago!, effective May 29. The iHeartMedia Chicago Region has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital — encompassing six stations comprised of CHR, AC, Hip Hop and R&B, New Country and Contemporary Inspirational music formats.
iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple platforms and delivers more live programming than any other media company. Melissa can be heard live in studio weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. As morning show host, Melissa will kick off the workday with two hours of commercial free music from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Melissa’s tradition of informing and entertaining listeners will continue through celebrity interviews, charity involvement, and the unique relationships that she’s built with the people of Chicago. 93.9 LITE FM delivers a strong return on investment for clients reaching consumers through iHeartMedia’s unmatched assets, including on-air, online, social media, personalities and live events.
Forman will report to Mick Lee, Program Director of 93.9 LITE FM.
“I am so excited to welcome Melissa Forman back into the iHeartMedia Chicago family,” said Matt Scarano, President, iHeartMedia Markets Group’s Chicago Region. “She has a rich history with Chicago and 93.9 LITE FM’s listeners, and we are looking forward to working with her again.”
Forman, a Chicago native, hosted mornings on 93.9 LITE FM for eight years before leaving in 2009 to join WCIU-TV (The “U”) to Co-Host “You & Me This Morning” with Jeanne Sparrow. She also worked at WLRW-FM/Champaign-Urbana, WVMX-FM/Cincinnati, before returning home to Chicago to work at WKIE-FM.
Forman says of her return, “It’s an opportunity to go home again. To a station that I have always loved, with listeners I have really missed. I’m humbled and excited.”
iHeartMedia is the leading media outlet in the Chicago market with multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; live events; data; and its digital businesses and platforms, including mobile, social and its own iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service – with more than 1.7 billion app downloads and 110 million registered users.