Steve Cochran is the morning drive host on WGN Radio, heard weekdays from 5-10am. Steve is an easy-going guy that’s equally at ease with covering the hard-hitting news and helping his listeners gear up for their day. He covers day’s headlines with an analytical eye and his characteristic comedic slant. Steve’s banter with his guests and fellow on-air crew makes the start of the day a lot smoother.
Steve was born and raised in upstate New York near Ithaca, in the shadows of Cornell University. The shadows of Cornell were the closest Steve came to an Ivy League education as he found out his grades were more suited to the TV-Radio-Broadcasting school at Ithaca College.
Over his career Steve has done some silly acting in some meaningless roles in some average films. The one exception was when he appeared in “Grumpy Old Men” with the late Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The role was crucial…he played the TV weatherman. Surprisingly, Steve was not nominated for an Academy Award. If you rent it, remember it’s the first one (the funny one) not the sequel. Steve says that because he still receives residual checks from the Screen Actors Guild.
Steve has performed with Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and Gary Shandling to name a few- or three. He also has appeared on all the major networks as a talk show guest or news story. These many appearances include hosting Talk Back Live on CNN and playing an inept kidnapper on Unsolved Mysteries. Steve says that these two jobs were very similar.
His hope for the morning show is that you will like it. Remember, if you tell just two friends to listen…that’s not enough. Tell 5-10 minimum (And if you e-mail this to 5-10 people and all your dreams will come true).
In the first hour of the Steve Cochran Show, Andrea Darlas and crew broke down one of the strangest Cubs games in recent memory, and previewed the upcoming Emmy’s. They also replayed part of the show’s interview with the legendary … […]
The second half of the show was packed. Matthew Lillard from The Bridge (and Scream if you ask Kevin) joined the show. Two triathletes came by the studio, and the legendary Dee Snider explained why he loves Chicago and why … […]
Matthew Lillard is one of those actors whom you would recognize from anywhere. He’s on FX’s The Bridge, but you would recognize him from anything from Scream to Scooby Doo. Steve and Matthew solved many of the world’s problems, … […]
In the first half of the show, there was another update from Ferguson. Steve brought back “Radio Twitter” where people called in and had ten seconds to tell Steve something that he wasn’t interested in. Micah Halpern joined the program … […]
Dee Snider came on to the Steve Cochran Show to promote his show that is coming to Broadway in Chicago. We highly recommended you go see that, but listen to this podcast to hear what Dee Snider’s grand-kids call him, … […]