Former Bull host Jason Pullman ousted from US99 in Chicago after just 10 months

Jason Pullman, who lost his job at 94.9/The Bull last year, found a comparable morning show job at Chicago country station US99 but in just ten months has found himself unemployed yet again.
Pullman, who grew up in Atlanta and graduated Roswell High School in 1991, plans to move back to Atlanta but hasn’t specified what his next move is. “I miss the Southeast,” he said in a text Tuesday. “It will always be my home.” 

According to Chicago media writer Robert Feder, Pullman’s departure from US99 was facilitated by his co-host Katie Bright’s choice to leave voluntarily. 

Pullman said Bright, who had returned to radio after working at a record company, found the morning show hours too grueling, especially since she has two young kids.

His former bosses at US99, he said, “decided that after the Jason & Katie Show, it would be easier and more cost effective to hire a show that’s already together as opposed to an ‘arranged marriage’ with me.” 

Pullman said his chemistry with Bright was “amazing. I respect Katie’s decision.”

US99 is owned by Entercom, which also operates V-103, WAOK-AM and Star 94.1 in Atlanta. 

Pullman worked as morning host at the Bull for ten years and was cut in early 2019 without explanation despite solid ratings. He joined US99 last August. 

On the Bull, his former co-host Kristen Gates ended up being teamed with Spencer Graves, who last worked in St. Louis. They compete with morning show J.J. Kincaid and Dallas McCade at New Country 101.5. 

But radio is a small world. Pullman was doing voice over work and last year became the station voice of his former rival New Country 101.5 when it changed its name last fall from Kicks. He is also the voice of The Wolf in Dallas and New Country 103.3 in Nashville. 

In a text, Pullman wrote, “I’m going to regroup and use Atl as my home base. I know exactly what I want to do and where I want to go. This is going to be an extraordinary next step in my career. Honestly, cannot wait. Good stuff ahead!” 

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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