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WLS plans live, local show to replace Oprah in ‘11

Oprah Winfrey joins Roger King, left, chairman of King World, and Joseph Ahern, right, former general manager of WLS-TV, in 1985 to announce her talk show would be syndicated nationally. WLS is going to go for local talent again. (File/AP)

Other television stations that carry “The Oprah Winfrey Show” have a syndicated afternoon hit to replace when the Chicago-based daytime juggernaut leaves the air after 25 seasons in September 2011. But WLS-Ch. 7 has no intention of ponying up for syndicated fare in the 9 a.m. time slot.

“Morning Rush” is the working title of Channel 7’s planned 9 a.m. show, according to Chicago Public Media blogger Robert Feder, who reported the station has posted a job opening for an executive producer who will be responsible for developing the show, hiring on-air and behind-the-scenes staff and overseeing production.