Former Bull morning man Jason Pullman expected to land job in Chicago at US99

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Credit: Jason Pullman publicity photo

Credit: Jason Pullman publicity photo

Originally posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Six months after he was let go as morning man at 94.9/The BullJason Pullman is expected to join a new morning team next month at a Chicago country station US99 (WUSN-FM 99.5), according to long-time Chicago media writer Robert Feder.

Pullman will be working for the top-rated country station in the third largest Nielsen market with 7.9 million people (vs. 4.8 million for #8 market Atlanta). The station, which has played country for 37 years, had a 2.7 share last month, ranked 18th.

The deal has not been finalized, based on Feder’s report, but Pullman, in a text, said he is “humbled, honored and so excited to be at the helm of such an iconic, legendary country station.”

Pullman, who graduated Roswell High School in 1991, joined the station in 2009 and spent 10 years there with Kristen Gates helming "Caffeinated Radio."

His departure happened in the middle of his contract and management didn’t provide him an explanation why he was released from his duties. Ratings were not faltering and he was not in the middle of any controversy. But he was unceremoniously ushered out of the Atlanta IHeartMedia building on Peachtree Road after he was informed the bad news back in January. He was caught off guard, to say the least, but quickly regrouped and hunted for a new job.

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At the Bull, Pullman was quickly replaced by a St. Louis jock

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. Gates remained and she has been publicly effusive about working with him. So far, the station’s rating have remained ahead of rival Kicks 101.5.

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