Steve Cochran (radio host)

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Steve Cochran
Born(1961-03-14) March 14, 1961 (age 52)
Ithaca, New York
ShowThe Steve Cochran Show
Station(s)WGN 720 AM, Chicago, KTRS 550 AM, St. Louis
Time slot5:00 AM - 9:00 AM (WGN; beginning September 3, 2013), 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (KTRS)
CountryUnited States United States
WebsiteSteve Cochran Radio Show
 
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Steve Cochran
Born(1961-03-14) March 14, 1961 (age 52)
Ithaca, New York
ShowThe Steve Cochran Show
Station(s)WGN 720 AM, Chicago, KTRS 550 AM, St. Louis
Time slot5:00 AM - 9:00 AM (WGN; beginning September 3, 2013), 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (KTRS)
CountryUnited States United States
WebsiteSteve Cochran Radio Show

Steve Cochran (born March 14, 1961) is an American radio broadcaster. Steve presently hosts a radio show from 10am to 12pm on KTRS 550 AM in St. Louis.[1] He previously worked for WGN radio in Chicago from 2000 to 2010.

Childhood[edit source | edit]

Steve Cochran was adopted. On June 4, 2003, he had his birth mother, Ann Sommers, as a guest on his show.

Career[edit source | edit]

At the age of 18, Steve attended Ithaca College for a year before dropping out to start his radio career. He sold radio advertising for a summer before starting his career at WTKO in his home town as a DJ.[2]

Between 1981 and 2007, Steve has worked at 14 radio stations in 10 cities (including New York, Baltimore, Miami, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago)[3] in 8 states.

In 1993, he had a cameo as a TV weather man, in the film Grumpy Old Men. He currently hosts the evening show for KTRS in St.Louis, MO.

Steve returned to Chicago airways on October 3, 2011, via AM 560 WIND. His show ended on June 29, 2013. His KTRS show airs from 10:00 AM to noon.

Beginning September 3, 2013, Cochran will begin hosting the morning show at WGN 720[4]

WGN[edit source | edit]

Steve Cochran was originally hired by WGN in early 2000 as a substitute host in various rotating shifts. He became a regular host unexpectedly after morning drive time host, Bob Collins, was killed in a collision while piloting his private airplane. To replace Collins, Spike O'Dell moved from afternoon drive to morning drive, John Williams moved from mid-afternoon to afternoon drive and Steve filled the mid-afternoon time slot. The Williams and Cochran shows swapped time slots in 2007.

He broadcasted The Steve Cochran Show on weekday afternoons. He described his show as being "a combination of funny and serious elements with special attention paid to charitable causes and kid issues" [2]

WGN management decided not to renew Cochran's contract in mid-2010. His final day on the air was June 25, 2010.[5]

Life outside radio[edit source | edit]

Outside of radio, Steve Cochran also does stand up comedy and has done comedy shows on New Year's Eve. He is married to Maureen and has a son, Ross and a daughter, Amy. Cochran lives in Naperville, Illinois.

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