Articles: WGN Radio

Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas; Former Guv Pat Quinn; Lucille Ball’s Bestie and a Prosthetist on WGN Radio Night Side

You can’t possibly speak to a candiate for Mayor of Chicago without asking about crime, which I brought up to my first guest candidate Paul Vallas HERE on WGN Radio Night Side. We begin by talking about the heroes – everyday day heroes that few ever speak about…but then we quickly get to crime. He points…

Meow Meetup; Firing of Exec Director Chicago Animal Control; Delta Airlines Pit Bull Ban on Bill and Wendy on WGN Radio

Sitting in a high chair, there I was on WGN radio with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder. Listen HERE to our fun with various topics, starting off with the The Meow Meetup, a convention for cat lovers! The fun feline celebration comes to the Rosemont Convention, Rosemont, IL on July 21 and 22. With or without Bill I…

Susan Russell, Fired Animal Control Director on WGN Radio

John Williams interviews Susan Russell, fired executive director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC), and I sat in for it as well. Listen HERE to the WGN Radio interview with Williams, one of the best in the business, and he peppers Susan with tough questions, but fair. And Susan handles it all with something called…

Dr. Shelly Rubin on Mosquitoes, Heartworm and More on WGN Radio

Whenever my time slot has changed at WGN radio or something happens – my first go-to guest, and the person has appeared over 22 years more on my shows than any other is Dr. Sheldon Rubin. So, for my first day in our new sparkling new studio, HEAR Dr. Shelly Rubin on WGN radio. Dr. Rubin’s…

Mutt Jackson and Montrose Dog Beach

Paul Fehrenbacher aka Mutt Jackson says it’s just love….How dogs bring us together, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE as we talk about Montrose Dog Beach (MonDog), one of the largest and busiest dog beaches in America, and proper beach etiquette for canines and for people. Montrose Dog Beach is largest place there is…

Steve Dale Blog Post 5,000

This is it! You are reading Steve Dale blog post number 5,000. I began writing this blog in January, 2005. According to my math, I have averaged around 7.1 posts per week.  That’s a lot of content! When I began to blog, writing blogs was considered the wild west. If you wrote a blog, you…

Heartfelt Connections Go Both Ways, Pets to People and People to Pets

“Heartfelt Connections: How Animals and People Help One Another” with Dr. Anne Beall on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE to Dr. Beall, as she discusses how animals and people help one another, beginning with a description of Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy based in Chicago, and little and big miracles she witnessed in…

Chicago Margarita Festival

Alex Blackshire, event coordinator for the Chicago Margarita Festival joins me on WGN Radio on the The Matt Bubala Show HERE to talk about the most important topic ever talked about – EVER on the radio: Margaritas. And esteemed, venerable WGN newsman Roger Badesch tries his first margarita EVER in a historic moment in broadcast…

Cook County Low Cost Rabies and Low Cost Microchip Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now says, illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the U.S., with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016. What does this all mean for our pets? I talk HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio with Cook County veterinarian Dr. Donna…

Not So Mad Max, Helping to Find this Dog a Home on WGN

He may bark with a Southern accent, as Max is from an animal shelter in Alabama and we hope to find a home for him Wednesday morning, 9:05AM CDT on WGN radio with Steve Cochran in our monthly dog adoption segment. So, why is he here? Well, Anti Cruelty Society saved his life. But who…

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