The Michael Koolidge Show

So, about this show...

Michael Koolidge in his office with an On Air sign

The Michael Koolidge Show was the first daily radio talk show in the nation hosted by a young military veteran of the current Global War on Terror, is the only statewide-syndicated radio show in Illinois and is one of the few independently syndicated shows of its kind in the nation. The show has been on the air since June of 2006, and since 2008 has been syndicated throughout Illinois (including Rockford on 1440 WROK, Springfield on 1240 WTAX and 107.5 FM, Decatur on Talk 101FM, Kankakee on 1320 WKAN, Jerseyville on 1480 WJBM, AM 930 WTAD in Quincy, 97.5 WBBA out of Pittsfield, 1490 WZOE in Princeton, and FM 101.7 WRFH in Hillsdale, MI) at various times throughout the day including prime-time drive on many stations. It routinely tops the ratings in its time slot (including regularly beating Chicago talk stations heard in Rockford, for example).

A former Army captain, ​Mike's Army service took him through the hills of Kentucky, the parachute, drop zones of Georgia, the swamps of Louisiana, the sands and mountains of the Mojave Desert, the windy city of Chicago, and finally to the combat zone of Kuwait and Iraq, serving in the very beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq from September 2002 through September of 2003.

Mike has a bachelor's degree in political science from Boston University and a master's degree in communication from Northwestern University. He also completed the improvisation, writing and acting programs at The Second City Training Center in Chicago and has performed in dozens of theater and commercial productions.

The show hits the road frequently and has broadcast from Las Vegas, Atlanta, New York City, the Jersey Shore, Iowa, both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Denver in 2008, Tampa and Charlotte for the national conventions of 2012, Cleveland and Philadelphia for the national conventions of 2016, Phoenix for both Cubs and White Sox Spring Training, Bourbonnais for Bears Training Camp, The annual national Farm Progress Show, and CPAC every year since 2009 in Washington D.C.

The Michael Koolidge Show, LLC is a unique animal in all of broadcasting. It is 100% boot-strapped and independently-owned, has never once paid stations to air it, makes all its revenue from its outstanding sponsors, and continues to grow every year because the show consistently brings in an audience that gives its clients a superior return on investment. See the advertising page for more information or email and put "advertising" in the subject line.

Mike roots hard for the Bulls & Blackhawks, with some attention paid to the Bears, White Sox and Cubs as well (and also the Mets, Jets and University of Georgia for some reason). Mike has served on various community boards, manages a fast-pitch softball team in Sycamore every summer and is an avid golfer and doubles tennis player. He is also an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church in DeKalb and is married to a beautiful physical therapist named Joan.

Get In Touch

Producer / Guest Booking:

Natalie Fenwick ~ ~ 815-871-5058



Doug White ~ ~ 815-234-7980



David Galica ~ ~ 815-754-0505


Executive Producer / Sales / Owner / Host / Affiliate Relations:

Mike Koolidge ~ ~ 815-561-7130