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Steve Dahl: Chicago's original shock jock goes digital

Wednesday Steve Edwards sits down with Chicago's original shock-jock Steve Dahl. Dahl has been on Chicago radio for four decades. He dominated ratings for WLS and WLUP as half of the famed "Steve and Garry" show. Steve was a national name representing Chicago radio. And if anyone hasn't paid attention to Chicago history, Steve was at the center of the infamous "Disco Demolition" at Comiskey Park.

Here is a news clip from 1980 when Dahl was fired from WLUP:

And how bout this: Dahl and Meier on Phil Donahue talking about rock music and the dangers of rock radio:

Today, Steve Dahl shows up once in a while on WLS, filling in for their afternoon talent. But these days, Dahl can't be heard on the radio. He has jumped head-first into the world of podcasting. The Steve Dahl Show is the anchor for the Dahl Network, which is a subscription-based podcast. He produces a daily show and presents shows from other Chicago radio stalwarts Kevin Matthews and James Van Osdol.

So will Steve Dahl succeed in building an online empire? We will talk to him about that and his prolific career in Chicago radio. I, for one, will be glued to the radio for this. Steve Dahl being interviewed by Steve Edwards? Now that's prime-time radio.

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