Matt Bubala
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Matt Bubala has been working in radio since 1995. He has produced at KABC/KMPC in Los Angeles, at WKQI in Detroit and for 10 years at WGN Radio in Chicago. Matt founded Black Dog Radio Productions, Inc. in 2005.
Matt and his wife Colleen are the proud parents of four, Jack and triplets Michael, Anna, & Tommy. After getting the kids dressed, fed, to school, baseball, hockey, gymnastics, homework done and ears scrubbed, they like to relax by passing out in front of the television.

Recent Articles
  • Horner Park’s Dog Friendly Area has a design, still short on funds

    IRVING PARK — Horner Park’s Dog Friendly Area is a step closer to reality with a design now under review by the Chicago Park District. The preliminary rendering, subject to tweaks, shows a fenced-in, 3/4-acre section with areas for small and large dogs, a doggie drinking fountain and water feature, and contoured canine “turf” — a lead-free artificial turf designed for dogs that’s as close to grass without being grass (prohibited by the Park District in dog parks). Click here […]

  • Babe-raham Lincoln: Statue has people crushing on hot, sexy Abe Lincoln

    EDGEWATER — Abraham Lincoln: lawyer, president and … hunk? A 13-foot-tall bronze statue in Edgewater depicting a muscly, chest-baring young Lincoln has some passersby swooning over the image of America’s 16th president. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. While Lincoln is typically depicted as notoriously straight-faced and bearded, the sculpture shows a more casual side of the iconic leader sitting on a tree stump with a book in hand. Click to listen:

  • Original Marina City resident moves out after half a century

    DOWNTOWN — One of the first people ever to move into Marina City is moving out. Yolanda Flader, who was so excited to move into the landmarked towers in the early ’60s she scheduled her honeymoon around their opening date, is heading to Mexico City after more than half a century perched near the top of Bertrand Goldberg’s unmistakable corncobs on the Chicago River. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Neighbors threw a sendoff party Monday for […]

  • Six Corners ‘people space’ has a public piano, and it’s gorgeous

    CHICAGO — Even if you don’t hear the baby grand piano now sitting in the middle of the Six Corners Shopping District, odds are that you’ll see it. The Six Corners Association re-opened its “people space” this month featuring a baby grand piano decorated by mural artist Tony Passero, inviting passersby to sit and play a tune. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. The chunk of parking spaces in front of Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Cafe, 4032 N. […]

  • Regal Theater to reopen Oct. 1 as a ‘hologram’ theater

    SOUTH SHORE — The Avalon Regal Theater will be one of the first theaters in the country to bring in “hologram” projections. The theater, 1645 E. 79th St., announced Friday that it will have installed by Oct. 1 projection equipment that allows live acts to appear three-dimensionally on stage at the theater while physically elsewhere. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Owner Jerald Gary has been working for a year-and-a-half to get the technology into the theater […]

  • What’s up with that blue and white tree on Lake Shore Drive?

    LAKEVIEW — If you’ve driven, biked or run by Belmont Harbor recently, you might wonder what’s going on with that odd-looking tree near Lake Shore Drive. First it was skinned. Then carved. Now it’s white and blue, with an artist up in its limbs. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. It’s the latest effort by the Chicago Tree Project, which revives dead or dying trees by turning them into works of art. Artist Samantha Rausch is busy on the latest project, […]

  • Alexander Hamilton statue returns to Lincoln Park — facing different way

    LINCOLN PARK — The Chicago Park District’s $1 million Alexander Hamilton statue is back home, even as many Lincoln Park residents insist it’s still not in the right place. The statue missed its shot to be back in action in time for the Chicago debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical last fall, but it’s back on its pedestal now near the three-way intersection of Diversey Parkway and Cannon and Stockton drives. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. […]

  • Nacho Fest tix on sale — That got us wondering, where do nachos come from?

    WICKER PARK — The masterminds behind Donut and Poutine Fests have now created an event for fans of chips and cheese — Nacho Fest. Tickets go on sale at noon Tuesday for the fest, set for noon to 3 p.m. June 25 at Wicker Park’s Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Confirmed participants include Whisk, Son of a Butcher, Half Acre, Hub 51, Porkchop, The Fifty/50, Gaslight and Texican. The restaurants […]

  • ‘The Blues Brothers’ will kick off free movies in Millennium Park Tuesday

    DOWNTOWN — “The Blues Brothers” will kick off this summer’s free movies in Millennium Park. The popular summer film series will return Tuesday night with the classic 1980 comedy set in Chicago. “The Blues Brothers” screening will follow this weekend’s Chicago Blues Festival and a free show Monday by blues artist Otis Taylor in the park at 201 E. Randolph St. Click here for more on this story, including the lineup of films, from DNAinfo. “The Blues Brothers,” starring Dan Aykroyd […]

  • New pop tax in July also includes juice boxes, Gatorade, Red Bull and more

    LINCOLN SQUARE — Cook County’s sweetened beverage tax goes into effect July 1, adding a penny per ounce to the cost of bottled drinks. The tax will hike the price of a 2-liter bottle by 68 cents and a six-pack by 72 cents. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Though often dubbed the “pop tax,” the fee, narrowly approved in November 2016 by the Cook County Board, actually applies to hundreds of beverages beyond soft drinks. Click to listen: