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Fox Names Brian Hannan Regional VP of Finance and Administration for WFLD, WJBK

Brian Hannan has been named regional vice president of finance and administration for the Fox owned stations in Chicago and Detroit.

It is a move within Fox for Hannan, who was most recently vice president of finance for WOFL-WRBW and WOGX, the company’s owned and operated stations in Orlando and Gainsville. In his new role, which is effective August 12, Hannan will oversee finance, strategic planning and business functions for WFLD-WPWR in Chicago and WJBK in Detroit.

“Brian has worked for FOX at a number of our television stations and our corporate division. His breadth of experience, hard work and drive to win make him the perfect candidate for this new position,” Betsy Swanson, executive vice president, chief financial officer and technical operations for Fox Television Stations, said in a statement.

More from Fox in the official announcement after the jump. Read more

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WPWR Teams Up with Chicago Fire

WPWR, the Fox-owned MyNetworkTV affiliate in Chicago, will be the official television broadcast partner of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club for the 2013 season.

“The Fire is coming off a successful 2012 season and we are looking forward to providing our viewers all the live action throughout the coming season. Partnering with the Fire is just another example of My50’s commitment to bringing appointment local programming to Chicago area viewers,” WPWR-WFLD general manager Dennis Welsh said in a statement.

The Fire will televise up to 23 matches live on the station this season. Dan Kelly and Kevin Egan will provide the play-by-play analysis for the broadcasts.

Chicago’s WPWR to Simulcast Mancow’s Radio Show

WPWR, the MyNetworkTV-affiliate in Chicago, will simulcast Erich “Mancow” Muller‘s morning radio show on weekdays this Fall.

Mike Renda, the vice president and general manager of the station, announced the news to staffers this morning. “MANCOW!” will air daily from 6 to 8 a.m.

“This fall, Chicagoans will get a backstage pass into one of the most provocative radio programs in this market,” Renda said in a statement. “Viewers will have unlimited access into Mancow’s madness, with a live, unedited simulcast that will bring this dynamic voice to life.”