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Steve Dahl

Steve Dahl
NameSteve Dahl
Imagesize250px
Birth DateNovember 20, 1954(age 62)
Birth PlacePasadena, California, USA
ShowThe Steve Dahl Show
CountryUnited States
WebDahl.com

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Steven Robert Dahl (born November 20, 1954 in Pasadena, California) has been an American radio personality and humorist for over thirty years. He is currently podcasting, and releases the podcasts for download daily from his own website as well as the iTunes store. Originally, Dahl broadcasted with Detroit stations WABX and WWWW and later with Chicago stations WCKG, WDAI, WLUP, WMVP and WLS. He also served as a columnist for the Chicago Tribune in their Live section as the resident "vice advisor" until November of 2010. Additionally, Dahl has served on the Board of Trustees at Columbia College Chicago.

Dahl's radio show took an "every guy" approach to life in Chicago and Dahl often told bucolic stories about his life and family on the air. Dahl is also well-known in Chicago for his song parodies and his impressions. He is considered a pioneer in talk radio and has been influential for many other radio personalities. He gained a measure of national attention after the Disco Demolition Night promotion at Comiskey Park, and he is also known in Chicago for his longstanding former role as one half of the "Steve and Garry" team (with Garry Meier).

In addition to his radio career, Dahl is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His band, Teenage Radiation, recorded and performed a number of song parodies (which he often played on his show throughout the 1980s) and since 1990 he has performed and recorded as Steve Dahl and the Dahlfins. Dahl has also dabbled in acting, appearing in the 1984 cult classic, Grandview, U.S.A. with John and Joan Cusack. He also appeared in the 2004 film Outing Riley, and in the 2006 indie comedy I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (which was written and directed by Chicago native Jeff Garlin).

Dahl grew up in La Cañada, California, a Los Angeles suburb northwest of Pasadena. He is the son of Roger and Carolyn Dahl, an electronics parts manufacturer's representative and a homemaker. He is married and is the father of three sons.


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