– – – CHICAGO, IL AUGUST 8, 2017, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – – –
DAN McNEIL JOINS RADIO MISFITS
Radio Misfits is thrilled to announce the addition of Chicago sports radio giant Dan McNeil to our lineup. ‘Dan McNeil: Unsupervised’ will debut Tuesday. Sept. 5, just in time for the NFL’s opening week.
Unsupervised, which initially will be produced twice weekly, will feature McNeil’s often-edgy take on Chicago sports. A veteran of more than 30 years in Chicago radio, McNeil’s half hour podcast also will cover his take on movies, music and current events.
“The timing couldn’t be better,” says McNeil, 55. “The Bears are going to drip with controversy and consternation, and it’s time for the Cubs to put their big-boy pants on to defend their title. Also, the retooled Blackhawks are going to camp. Perfect,” McNeil says.
“Unsupervised is going to be me unbridled,” McNeil adds. “I’ll have guests, but it’s gonna be from-the-toes, unfiltered sports commentary, augmented by splashes of other stuff guys talk about when they’re on the golf course.”
Danny Mac was an original cast member of WSCR, “The Score,” hosting afternoons when the station was launched in 1992. In 2001, McNeil bolted for WMVP, ESPN1000, where he quarterbacked the “Mac, Jurko & Harry Show,” an afternoon drive ratings powerhouse.
McNeil returned to The Score in 2009 to host middays, a position he held for five years. Hungry for content less sports driven, McNeil again departed WSCR to host mornings for classic rocker WDRV, 97.1 FM. His show with Pete McMurray and Kathy Voltmer was short lived.
“I don’t regret my decision to take a whack at it,” says McNeil, who’s been off the air since June, 2016. “The result was a disaster, but I’ll never regret following my heart. Ultimately, it’s just f___n’ radio.”
McNeil contends his time away from the radio business has given him a fresh perspective. “As much as anything, I’ve rediscovered how much I love producing content, especially when football or the Rolling Stones are front and center,” McNeil says. “The time off has been great, but it’s time to get back on the microphone before my NFL bag bursts.”
Chicago based Radio Misfits Podcast Network, founded in 2014 currently showcases more than 20 cutting edge podcasts from around the country with a dedicated listenership averaging 90K monthly throughout the United States and around the globe. ‘Great talk radio isn’t dead, it just moved to a better place’
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