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Saturdays Are Getting Smart and Green on WCGO Radio

Saturday mornings on Chicago radio are getting a lot smarter as two popular local radio shows move to their new home on “SmartTalk” WCGO Radio 1590 AM, with complete coverage of the greater Chicago area. Starting January 7, popular home improvement show Mighty House will air from 7 to 10 a.m., followed by Chicago’s only long-form, deep-green gardening and environment radio program, The Mike Nowak Show, until noon.

        For 20 years at WGN, WCPT, Que4 Radio and via, Mike Nowak has covered horticultural and environmental issues with expertise and offbeat humor. Natural Awakenings Chicago magazine publisher Peggy Malecki co-hosts, bringing her take on urban/suburban green living, health and wellness, and local food issues. Meteorologist Rick DiMaio contributes observations about climate change and the environment, along with a weather forecast for the coming week.

        Mighty House was heard for more than 10 years at WCPT radio and online at Co-hosts Ron Cowgill, Rich Cowgill and Robbie Ehrhardt cover topics related to home improvement from foundation leaks to roof repairs, energy efficiency, home safety and everything in-between with deep knowledge and experience and a distinct sense of humor. Green building and remodeling are central to the Mighty House message.


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