Recent Articles
  • After Hours with Rick Kogan Full Show: Musician Stann Champion, Chicago Detour founder Amanda Scotese, Josephinum president Patti Tuomey & Daryl Nitz

    Rick had a jam-packed two hour show tonight, which he started off by talking to Stann Champion, a musician with a mission: to spread access to arts to kids across the city. Then, Amanda Scotese stopped by the studio to tell Rick about her wildly successful “Chicago Detours” tour company. Patti Tuomey, president of the Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart talked to Rick about the school’s amazing history and students & Daryl Nitz called in to preview his upcoming […]

  • Patti Tuomey, president of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart

    Patti Tuomey from the “ancient” (by Chicago standards) Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart in the heart of Bucktown joins Rick in the studio alongside friend-of-the-show, Dot Coyle. They piece together the amazing history of this hidden gem, talk about how the school has changed with the times & about what have remained steady themes throughout the years. And of course, they tell Rick about the amazing & inspiring students, who are the future politicians, scholars, teachers, businesswomen, & do-gooders […]

  • Amanda Scotese from Chicago Detours: tours exploring places locals don’t even know about

    Amanda Scotese, founder and travel genius behind Chicago Tours, joins Rick in the studio to talk about how the company has grown and evolved in the last 7 years. She tells Rick about moving to Chicago from Italy after working alongside tour guide guru Rick Steves, and how both tourists and locals alike have embraced her tour service since. She also told Rick about why she decided to give back by offering scholarships and grants. Find out more about Chicago […]

  • A musician with a message: Stann Champion on providing the arts for Chicago kids

    Musician and artist Stann Champion tells Rick about his upbringing on Chicago’s West side and finding music and the arts at the exact right time as a kid, and how that inspired him to give back to Chicago’s youth today. Find out more about Stann’s organization, Roots Rock Society on his website!  

  • Startup Showcase: Ryan Pollock from T4Youth and Sam Walder from Trala

    Sean Froelich hosts while Scott is off this week. He starts out with Ryan Pollock, Founder and President of T4Youth, who tells his startup story. Then Sam Walder, Founder of Trala stopped by the studio to talk about his experience in the startup world.  

  • After Hours with Rick Kogan: Dr. David Ansell on ‘How Inequality Kills’ & Chicago Brewseum’s Liz Garibay

    Rick starts the show out in studio with Dr. David Ansell to talk about his new book, “The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills.” David details his journey to researching the fascinating and sobering subject, and tells Rick about the staggering changes in lifespans from neighborhood to neighborhood in Chicago. Then, Liz Garibay, founder of the Chicago Brewseum to talk about “Chicago Style: An Exposition of Original Hot Dog Inspired Beers” 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the new Theater on the Lake. Visit their website […]

  • Buona Beef’s BEST with new location & always behind great work of JDRF!

    Joe Buonavolanto joins Dane “On the Road” to talk about location #20 and the excitement of coming to Chicago with new Streeterville store. Hear as Joe shares some of the ways Team Buona is working to support the walks and the JDRF cause coming up on November 14…and all through the month!

  • On the Road 11/12/2017: Joe Buonavolanto, Jeff Hammond, Travis Nelson & More

    This week on On the Road is jam-packed. He talks to Jeff Hammond on NASCAR Playoffs and racing past, present & future. Then Lt Jesse Iwuji joins Dane “On The Road” to talk service in the Navy and the exciting transition to an up an coming career in racing. A member of the “First Family of Fun” when it comes to first class water parks in Wisconsin Dells, Travis Nelson then talked to Dane about the latest at the parks, and Joe from […]

  • Jeff Hammond on NASCAR Playoffs and Racing’s Past, Present and Future!

    Nascar on Fox’s Jeff Hammond joins Dane “On The Road” to preview the playoffs and talk about today’s top drivers and all time racing legends…and how the bright future of NASCAR is coming into focus.

  • Travis Nelson and Kalahari Resorts Are Bringing The World to The WaterPark!

    A member of the “First Family of Fun” when it comes to first class water parks in Wisconsin Dells, Travis Nelson joins Dane “On The Road”. Hear about the journey from their smaller first park to trips to Africa bringing back authentic artifacts and culture as well as the education and mentoring that make Kalahari so much more than just great family fun. For more information on locations, amenities and to book your own “Road Trip” go to: