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The Eric & Kathy Show 5:30-10am:

Eric Ferguson :.
Elburn, Illinois, native Eric Ferguson has awakened and entertained Chicago radio listeners for over a decade after working around the country including Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania. This University of Iowa alum claims he was attracted to a career in radio mostly because of the flashy, form-fitting uniforms that he gets to wear and the early hours allow him to pursue his dream of caddying on the PGA Tour. Eric likes to spend time with the most important people in his life... his wife Jen, his four kids, David Letterman, and the guy making the burritos at Chipotle.

You can email Eric Ferguson at: eric@wtmx.com

Kathy Hart :.
Kathy was born in Cedar Rapids, IA, raised in suburban Crystal Lake and moved to Clinton, WI her sophomore year of high school. Living in Wisconsin, she was introduced to fish fry's and cheese curds which she still craves on a daily basis. Despite her love of music, Kathy is tone deaf and (self-admittedly) has no rhythm....good luck getting her to sing or dance in public! Kathy has an equal love of food, especially pizza, one of the many reasons she loves working in Chicago! Kathy keeps busy outside of work with her three kids, who are only impressed with her job when they want concert tickets or an autograph.

You can email Kathy Hart at: kathy@wtmx.com

Melissa McGurren :.
Coming to Chicago wasn't a far trip for Melissa, who grew up in Indiana. At the age of 8, Melissa was already writing and creating radio shows on cassette tapes to play for her mom. Although the shows needed some work (we've heard them) she decided to pursue a career in radio. Melissa started her radio career in the Hoosier State in Hammond and Merrillville before becoming a researching, idea generating, traffic reporter at THE MIX. She consistently strives to be the best Melissa she can be and truly believes there is always more to learn through new experiences in life. The new love of her life is her son Porter who was born in December of 2010. "With a twinkle in his eye, he stole my heart". "Ok, so that's super cheesy" she says, but it's completely true. Check out photos of him on her Facebook page.

You can email Melissa McGurren at: melissa@wtmx.com

John Swanson (Swany) :.
When he's not working on home improvements, writing haikus or practicing rhythmic gymnastics - you may catch Glendale Heights native, "Swany", on the other end of the phone when you're calling in to The Eric & Kathy Morning Show. He'll be the one telling you to "turn off your radio!" before you get on the air. This Columbia College grad is happy to be working in Chicago radio and is the creative mind behind many of those catchy musical clips you hear in the morning. You may or may not be surprised to learn that Swany still hangs out with his junior high school teachers and that his guilty pleasures include Phineas & Ferb, Holmes on Homes, and Will Ferrell movies.

You can email John Swanson (Swany) at: swany@wtmx.com

Cynthia Skolak :.
Cynthia's guilty pleasure is celebrity gossip and happily starts her day reading People, US Weekly, TMZ and Page Six (It is in her job description!). She married her husband in May of 2010 and they are busy loving life in Logan Square, enjoying all of the new restaurants coming into that area. You'll likely find Cynthia browsing Chicago's trendiest boutiques, getting her mani/pedis, and seeing concerts in Chicago. For now, Cynthia and her husband are busy taking care of their twin daughters Alexandra Mary and Isabella Kaye.

You can email Cynthia Skolak at: cynthia@wtmx.com

Whip is now two on-air years away from having been in Chicago radio for literally half his life. He was born in Blue Island, but lived on the Northwest Side of Chicago for his first twelve years, then moved to the Western Suburbs, then went to the University of Illinois - where he studied broadcast journalism, and still remembers the people there who told him not to get into this business, because it's too unstable. He also likes to say that he's done a lot of broadcasting in his career, and just a little bit of journalizing...meaning, that his studies have come in handy. He enjoys reporting news, but hates reporting traffic, although he makes a point of trying not to cry about it in front of people when he's asked to fill in for Melissa. Whip now lives with his wife Stacy, daughter Tori, and son Kyle in the Northwest suburbs, after spending the formative years of his adulthood living on the North Side.

You can email Brian "Whip" Paruch at: whip@wtmx.com


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