Al Roker, Jr. is an original cast member of The Mancow Show as a sports anchor, sidekick, and producer for 18 years. And has a total of nearly 30 years of Chicago radio experience under his belt.
Chicago is the greatest radio city in the world with the greatest listeners! It’s a huge thrill to be on Chicago’s iconic Classic Rock station belting out the words….97.9 … The … Loop!
Al started his career as Ken Smith – yes that’s his real name – at WGCI producing Power Gold Sunday for Radio Hall of Famer, Herb Kent. He also had a long stint on V103, first on the “V Morning Crew” and later “The Monds Squad.” And WGN and The Game.
In 2015 Ken, aka, Al Roker, Jr rejoined Mancow Muller; you can hear him 6am to 10am on 97.9 WLUP The Loop.
He lives with his wife and kitty in the historic Kenwood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, on the same street as Barack Obama, although that still hasn’t gotten the pot holes fixed on his block.