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Steve Cochran
Born March 14, 1961 (1961-03-14) (age 48)
Ithaca, New York
Show The Steve Cochran Show
Station(s) 720 WGN
Time slot 4-7 PM
Style Talk radio
Website WGN Radio: Steve Cochran

Steve Cochran (born March 14, 1961) is an American radio broadcaster for the WGN radio station on 720 AM since 2000. He broadcasts The Steve Cochran Show on weekday afternoons from 4 to 7 PM.[1] He describes his show as being "a combination of funny and serious elements with special attention paid to charitable causes and kid issues" [1]



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


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.[1]

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)[2] in 8 states.

In 1993, he had a cameo as a TV weather man, in the film Grumpy Old Men.


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.

Life outside radio

Outside of WGN, Steve Cochran also does stand up comedy and has done comedy shows on New Year's Eve. He is married and has a son, Ross and a daughter, Amy.


  • "Ask yourself not what I've done for you, but what you could do for me" [2]
  • "This show is more than just a funny. Some days it's not funny at all" [2]
  • "I prefer jockey shorts because I just can't get used to a thong" [2]

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