Mike McConnell joined WGN Radio in August 2010 and can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and, following a break for The Noon Show with Carol Roth, from 1 – 3 p.m.
McConnell previously hosted middays for WLW-AM 700 in Cincinnati, one of the country’s most respected radio stations, for 25 years. He also hosted the nationally syndicated “Weekend with Mike McConnell” for seven years. Known for his quick wit and common sense approach to discussions, his show features a broad range of topics from in the news social issues to the oddities of everyday life. “I play it down the middle. If you’re too far on one side of the middle, you’re missing half the show,” says McConnell of his style.
McConnell grew up outside of Philadelphia and attended the University of Dayton before starting his radio career in Cincinnati.
He enjoys everything there is to do in the great outdoors along with looking things up and being right all the time.
Mike talks about the Northwestern student who was rejected at a diversity club for being white, asks which scandal people actually care about and gets calls from listeners about the immigration bill. … […]
Mike speaks to a reporter about the devastating tornado in Moore, OK, he hears from Paul Green about this week’s politics and talks to the Environmental Working Group about new sunscreen guidelines. … […]
In light of the recent Moore tornado, Mike talks to Chuck Haefli, the part-owner of the closest storm shelter retailer to Chicago that he could find-which is in Peoria. Check out Central Illinois Storm Shelters online. … […]
After years of development, the guidelines for sunscreen quality will be updated this summer. Mike talks to Nneka Leiba, the Deputy Director of Research from the Environmental Working Group about what to expect. Check out their website for more information.… […]