Articles: WGN Radio

Scoring for CCR Adoptable Dogs Thanks to Doc Emrick

Steve Dale’s Pet World  on WGN radio with Beckie Tomala, member of the Board of Directors of Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) on National Dog Day. Listen here as we have much to celebrate. Legendary hockey broadcaster Doc Emrick has again stepped it up, paying it forward for Chicago’s homeless dogs. We named four dogs, Kaner,…
Pet Gotcha Day on WGN Radio with pet expert Steve Dale

Pet Gotcha Day on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio

Pet Gotcha Day was created and is being promoted by Erica Bishaf and Crystal Broccardo, who explained their initiative HERE on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. The idea is to use virtual reality and augmented reality (we explain what these things are, if you don’t know) to support pet adoption. Shelters and rescues now take photos…

Remembering Dr. Donna Alexander on WGN Radio

On May 20, Dr. Donna Alexander, then Administrator of the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control was on my WGN radio show. I spoke to her privately the very next day, about several topics, including the need to update the trap/neuter/return ordinance and the continuing sad saga at the Animal Welfare League in…

Chicago Animal Care and Control Rescues; Bowling for Rhinos

On Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio HEAR me talk with Kelly Gandurski, new acting director of Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) talks about how so many rescues/shelters instantly came together to save 48 small dogs from one property. The good news is that the animals were in great shape. The dogs didn’t really spend…

Pit Bulls on Planes to Pets In Divorce to Power of a Dog’s Nose with Karen Conti on WGN Radio

I can talk to the animals – but wish I could listen better. Our pets are always talking to us in some ways, but we’re not always aware that they are. I appeared with WGN Radio legal analyst Karen Conti on her show HERE. Karen asked me about the pit bull attack in the new…

Doc Emrick Scores for Chicago Canine Rescue

Legendary National Hockey League broadcaster Doc Emrick has again come through for Chicago’s homeless animals. He gave me a check for $1,2000 to give to Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR). I was thrilled to present that check during my monthly pet adoption segment on WGN radio. CCR’s website says they’ve saved 6,000 dogs (and some cats…

A Gem of a Dog from Chicago Canine Rescue to Adopt on WGN Radio

Jade will find a new home, or at least that is the goal. Chicago Canine Rescue Board member Beckie Tomala joins me tomorrow morning (August 8) at 9:10 AM CDT on the Steve Cochran Show on WGN Radio to adopt Jade, a 10-year old Miniature Pinscher. Please spread the word so we can find this…

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…

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