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
  • Reading, Writing, Raising Chickens? Lakeview kids get lesson in farm life

    LAKEVIEW — Class pets at Burley Elementary have gotten quite the upgrade. Starting Friday, students in the Lakeview school’s Sustainability Club began taking care of a flock of chickens. The hens’ new home is a cherry red chicken coop unveiled last week as part of Burley’s Eco:Lab initiative geared toward teaching students about sustainability and environmental issues. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. “We don’t just want them to learn about it; we want our students to […]

  • U. of C. prof leads stadium-sized ‘super’ balloon project

    HYDE PARK — A University of Chicago professor is one of the leaders of a NASA project that launched a “Super Pressure” balloon this week in search of what she says is “the most energetic cosmic particles that we’ve ever observed.” The balloon, reportedly “stadium-sized” when fully inflated, features a telescope that will take 400,000 images a second using an ultraviolet camera that scientists at the U of C and around the world will use to study the cosmic rays. Click […]

  • Park named for late Chicago Bear Brian Piccolo coming to North Beverly

    BEVERLY — The Chicago Bears announced plans for park named for the late Brian Piccolo Tuesday at Halas Hall. Piccolo Park will be built on the same block where the former Bear running back once lived — near the 91st Street Metra depot in North Beverly. There is no timeline on the project, said Margot Burke Holland, executive director of the Beverly Area Planning Association. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Traci Piccolo-Dolby, the middle of Brian […]

  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday celebrated with free camps and tours

    HYDE PARK — The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust is offering free tours and kids camps to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the architect. The events kick off the weekend of June 3 with two days of free design camps in Hyde Park followed by tours of two Wright houses in Chicago and his Oak Park home and studio. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Students from the IIT College of Architecture and Trust educators will […]

  • Food trucks & yoga part of ‘Positive Loitering’ at Loop’s Pritzker Park

    THE LOOP — Food trucks and yoga are part of the police department’s plan to bring new life to Pritzker Park, a little State Street enclave many neighbors currently find uninviting. Central District officers will lead “positive loitering” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 29 at the park at 310 S. State St. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. South Loop studio Tejas Yoga will lead free classes while food trucks from Cheesie’s Pub & Grub, Piko Street Kitchen and Beaver’s Coffee & […]

  • Spiders could eat every Chicago resident in less than a year, easily

    CHICAGO — We’d have no chance against spiders. Martin Nyffeler and Klaus Birkhofer’s study published this month in the journal “The Science of Nature” notes that spiders eat between 400 million and 800 tons of prey in a year — more than the 7 billion humans on the planet and way more than the 2.7 million Chicago residents put down over 12 months. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. The Washington Post pointed out that the total […]

  • Want a grant to help ‘challenged’ neighborhood? Deadline to apply is Friday

    DOWNTOWN — The deadline to apply for a business and development grant is Friday, as city officials begin using fees paid by Downtown developers to invest in projects on the South, Southwest and West sides. The first grants from the $4 million Neighborhood Opportunity Fund are expected to be awarded this spring. The fund was created in May by charging developers additional fees in return for allowing them to build bigger and taller buildings Downtown. About a dozen developments have […]

  • You need a permit to hang a hammock in Chicago’s parks (Who knew?)

    WICKER PARK — Planning on ensconcing yourself in an elevated nylon sling strung between trees? Be advised that officials say you need a permit to install a hammock in a Park District park. In response to a query from DNAinfo, Jessica Maxey-Faulkner, a Chicago Park District spokeswoman, said Monday “the erection of a hammock would require a permit per the Chicago Park District code” and that “failure to obtain a permit would result in request for the removal.” Click here for more […]

  • Here’s how many officers are patrolling your neighborhood: Watchdog

    CITY HALL — There are 12,051 sworn members of the Chicago Police Department — and thanks to the city’s watchdog, residents now know where they are assigned. The quarterly report issued Monday by Inspector General Joseph Ferguson includes never-before-released data about the number of officers assigned to each of the city’s 22 police districts and more than 77 special units, including the narcotics division or marine operations unit. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. The data released Monday […]

  • Museum Of Contemporary Art Will Raise Admission Fees, Let Teens In Free

    STREETERVILLE — The Museum of Contemporary Art will raise its general admission fees while extending free admission to anyone 18 and under. The Chicago Park District board of commissioners moved Wednesday to raise general admission to $15 from $12 at the Streeterville art museum, 220 E. Chicago Ave. Seniors and students will also be asked to pay an $8 for admission, up from $7 now. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Admission would still be free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays, and […]