The Great Outdoors is dedicated to bringing to WGN listeners outdoor information in an honest and entertaining format.
Charlie Potter is recognized as a leader in the outdoor recreation industry. Charlie has authored books and numerous magazine articles over the past 20 years. He is currently the CEO of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation and is the past CEO of the North American Wildlife Foundation (Delta Waterfowl Foundation), and has served on the board of directors of numerous conservation groups. In Illinois, Charlie has Chaired the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, and been on the Conservation Advisory Board. He also has been honored by Reader’s Digest and received the distinguished Chevron/Times Mirror Conservation Award. As the host of the Great Outdoors Show, Charlie brings his knowledge and passion for the outdoors to the listening audience. Whether it be a story of a fishing adventure in the wilderness of Canada, a duck hunt in the swamps of Louisiana, or an adventure on Lake Michigan, each Sunday one is sure to be entertained and informed. Fishermen and women, canoeists, hikers, bikers, boaters, hunters and campers all across Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and everywhere WGN Radio’s 50,000 watt signal can be heard start their Sunday adventures with the show.