Bob Sirott out as weeknight co-anchor at Fox 32

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Veteran Chicago broadcaster Bob Sirott is out as 9 p.m. weeknight co-anchor at WFLD-Channel 32, the station confirmed. He ends his three-year tenure at the Fox affiliate in early September. Beginning October 1, he’ll be replaced by Wichita, Kan. newscaster Jeff Herndon.

Sirott will soon return full-time to his radio roots when he and his wife Marianne Murciano host a show on Tribune-owned WGN-AM. Neither a start date nor a time slot has been announced, but Sirott said via email that it will “probably be a daytime shift” Monday through Friday.

For an early listen, you can catch Sirott and Murciano sitting in this week at WGN. They’re on again from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

In a recent conversation WGN president and general manager Jimmy de Castro spoke bluntly about his plans and expectations for Sirott, who in the 1970s was a top disc jockey at WLS-AM (890) before jumping to television.

“Bob is going to be better than he’s ever been before,” de Castro declared. “Because if he isn’t, I’m going to put a [expletive] cattle prod up his a–… I’m going to do him on TV. I’m going to do him at Cubs games… We’re going to make this station alive.”

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