Dan Patrick Returns to Chicago Radio
For Immediate Release
Elmhurst, Illinois- Superstar sports personality Dan Patrick returns to Chicago radio as the new morning host at 1530 WCKG. The Dan Patrick show airs live from 8am to 11am immediately following Chicago’s Mancow Muller on AM 1530.
The addition of Dan Patrick puts suburban WCKG in the unique position of having two of its radio stars simulcast on television in Chicago.
WCKG used to carry the syndicated Michael Savage show, that is, until Savage literally abandoned his 300+ affiliates (AM 1530 included) last September. It was a move that irked WCKG General Manager Matt Dubiel, to say the least, and inspired him to post an open letter to Michael Savage on the WCKG website (www.1530WCKG.com).
Dubiel explains WCKG has a clear purpose, “AM 1530 WCKG is a suburban radio outlet super serving DuPage County. We are working to make WCKG the single best option for local businesses who need to reach the over 3 million people under the coverage area of AM 1530, from Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Rosemont, Elmhurst and beyond. WCKG will broadcast the BEST content available for our Suburban listeners. Dan Patrick and Mancow are radio stars who are going to help us shine our radio spotlight on the Suburbs.”
Mancow Muller’s show is geared toward pop culture, nearly absent of sports, while Dan Patrick’s show is sports centric (formerly aired on ESPN’s WMVP AM 1000). It should be noted WCKG has made a commitment to Chicago sports since their relaunch in October of 2011, with twice hourly Chicago sports updates delivered by WCKG Sports Director Johnny Von.
Expect more from Johnny Von on WCKG. Von is no stranger to the Chicago radio scene. He was the overnight talk host on 97.9 (WLUP) during their FM Talk era, and well as a former WLS on air personality. Perhaps more importantly, he’s a suburban native who ensconced in DuPage County.
Dubiel won’t tip his hand about all the upcoming additions to WCKG, but he has no problem sharing his excitement and enthusiasm about the bright future he expects for the station. “It’s time to bring fun community radio back! Corporate radio is going to get more divisive, political while catering to big box agency advertisers, while WCKG will get granular and grass roots…”
About WCKG AM 1530
In 2012, WCKG moved to AM 1530 under General Manager Matt Dubiel. AM 1530 is a daytime AM radio station licensed to Elmhurst, IL. Much like the original WSCR, WCKG broadcasts from sunrise to sunset. On October 3, 2011, WCKG added Chicago radio personality Mancow Muller to morning and afternoon drive, with bombastic political talker Michael Savage in mid days. On November 6, 2012, as America was re-electing President Obama, WCKG began airing the Dan Patrick show live from 8a-11am (weekdays).
The WCKG call letters have been part of the Chicago media landscape since February of 1985. While the Bears were in the Superbowl hunt, the Bulls were winning NBA Championships, the White Sox cinching a World Series victory, and the Cubs filling seats at Wrigley, WCKG was boasting superstar radio talent the likes of Steve Dahl, Howard Stern, Jonathon Brandmeier, Kevin Matthews, Penn Jillette, Garry Meier, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinski, and more. That tradition continues in 2013 and beyond, with Mancow Muller, Dan Patrick, and Johnny Von, on AM 1530 WCKG.