He's back: Ramonski Luv joins Soul 106.3

Ramonski Luv

Ramonski Luv

Ramonski Luv, who co-hosted Chicago radio’s top-rated nighttime show until his abrupt dismissal last summer, is about to make a comeback.

Starting December 1, he’ll join WSRB FM 106.3, the Crawford Broadcasting urban adult-contemporary station. His show will air from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For reasons never disclosed, Luv was forced out last July after 14 years at iHeartMedia urban adult-contemporary WVAZ FM 102.7, where he co-hosted “The Real Show” with Joe Soto. “It’s our policy not to discuss employee matters for privacy reasons,” a station spokeswoman said at the time.

In a Facebook post a few weeks later, Luv thanked fans for their support, writing: “Everyone will go through something; mine is just magnified.” He never commented further.

Luv, 52, whose real name is Ramon Wade, is a 30-year veteran of urban radio in Chicago. A Chicago native and graduate of Columbia College, he began his career as morning show producer for Doug Banks, who first dubbed him Ramonski Luv.

In the latest Nielsen Audio survey, Soul 106.3 ranked 28th in evenings with a 1.2 percent share and cumulative weekly audience of 117,500. With Soto continuing as solo host, V103 ranked sixth in evenings with a 4.7 share and weekly cume of 431,600.