Ethics Conflict? WLS-AM Host Raises Questions, Funds for Gubernatorial Bid

From Illinois Citizens for Ethics Reform…

(Chicago, IL) - Is it ethical for a radio talk show host to be raising campaign funds for a second statewide political bid for governor while he is promoting himself on Chicago radio? WLS-AM Chicago talk show host Dan Proft does not appear to be troubled by the ethical quandry. Either the honchos at Cumulus Media, which owns WLS-AM, know about it or they do not.

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Michael Damsky, former general manager and President of Cumulus-owned WLS-AM who was fired last week, tapped Bruce Wolf, a veteran sports broadcaster and Proft, a political operative with a history of questionable no-bid contracts in Cicero and dirty dealings with Cicero's mayor Larry Dominick, for weekdays from a weekend shift back in June. WLS-AM's ratings have been in a state of decline since the fall. Over the weekend, Cumulus' Lew Dickey and Jon Pinch named Damsky's replacement - David Crowl, formerly of Clear Channel.

Proft also ran a failed bid for governor in 2010, coming in last in the Republican primary…

Read the rest at Illinois Citizens for Ethics Reform.

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