Elmhurst, Illinois - 1530 WJJG hits a “Super” Tri-fecta with the addition of Chicago Radio Legend and internet pioneer Steve Dahl to the station’s growing lineup of “super-talkers”.
1530 WJJG and Steve Dahl are teaming up to provide Chicago radio listeners with what they crave: A Daily Dose of Dahl.
The cult of personality that is Steve Dahl has been a mainstay on the Chicago radio dial for over 30 years. When the “Stever” recently escaped the shackles of corporate radio in favor of blazing a trail online (http://www.Dahl.com) it left a noticeable hole in the Chicago radio landscape.
This is exactly the sort of opportunity veteran programmer and newly crowned General Manager of 1530 WJJG Matt Dubiel says he intends to seize at every turn.
Dahl continues to amass an army of paid subscribers to his daily DahlCast exclusively available at www.Dahl.com and ironically Dubiel has encouraged the promotion of the DahlCast on 1530 WJJG.
“Steve Dahl is a radio genius and I couldn’t be more pleased to be working with him and his team”, stated WJJG General Manager Matt Dubiel. “This is a huge victory for Chicago radio listeners. These are Steve’s listeners. I’d be delighted if 1530 WJJG reacquaints Dahl fans with Steve and perhaps introduces new fans. That’s what radio is supposed to do! And if you like Steve on 1530, you’ll LOVE getting the Dahlcast Daily.”
Dahl, the regular guest host on WLS-AM’s Roe & Roeper afternoon show whenever Richard Roeper is out on TV assignment, is no stranger to rolling with the changes.
“We are both using each other for our mutual benefit, and isn’t that what broadcasting is really all about?” Steve Dahl.
About Steve Dahl
From Radio Legend to Podcasting Pioneer, Steve, in his 34th year of broadcasting, and he has just as much to talk about as he did on day one. Steve Dahl is one of radio’s most successful and enduring talents, known for holding few topics off limits and allowing his listeners an intimate look into both his professional and private lives. He now invites listeners to experience an even more intimate glimpse of his life by doing his show in his own home studio where daily life and show boundaries collide. From Janet, to their dogs, Mable and Milly to their sump pumps, nothing is off limits.
About 1530 WJJG
AM 1530 signed on the air October 10, 1974. The station’s call letters were WKDC representing the signal coverage in Will, Kane, DuPage and Cook counties. The studios were built for stereo (Cetec Sparta stereo audio equipment) although it was not until 1976 when the FCC authorized the station to test AM stereo. Daytime and night-time findings on AM stereo were presented at the 1977 NAB Convention in Washington, DC.
In 1994, AM 1530 changed its call sign to WJJG. The call letters stand for owner Joseph J. Gentile. Joe’s nickname, rumored to have been given to him by Chicago sports-talk icon Chet Coppock is “The Baron Of Barrington,” in honor of the city where he owned a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership for many years. Gentile is well known for his acts of philanthropy to a number of organizations, such as his alma mater Loyola, which named its basketball arena the “Gentile Center” in 1996.