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Diggin’ (in) The Dirt on TV

Jennifer Brennan and Mike Nowak

Mike Nowak, Chicago’s radio voice of gardening and the environment for nearly 15 years at WGN and WCPT Radio, along with WLS-TV horticulture correspondent Jennifer Brennan, are hosting a new television program, Dig In Chicago, the latest of the Dig In family of shows, which includes Dig In Colorado and Dig In Dallas/Fort Worth.

Each week, Nowak and Brennan provide viewers with information about local food and plants, environmental issues and the latest gardening and cooking advice. Recipes from local chefs are also presented.

Nowak is an award-winning columnist for Chicagoland Gardening magazine. The Mike Nowak Show airs from 9 to 11 a.m., Sundays, on WCPT 820AM and 92.5FM, 92.7FM, and 99.9FM.

Brennan has been featured on many area and national TV and radio shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, and is the horticulture information specialist at Chalet nursery in Wilmette.

Watch Dig In Chicago Saturdays at 10 a.m. on Comcast channel 102 or online at or For more information and program archives, visit Also on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.