Bonnie Greene

bonnie Bonnie GreeneBonnie loves being a member of the US*99.5 family!

You’ll find her reporting news and traffic every morning with Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray (while keeping them in line, and searching for Joe Theismann)!

We asked her to share a little bit about herself:

I was born right here in Chicago, in the Galewood neighborhood on the northwest side.

I attended Olivet Nazarene University for college. I started doing college radio and began to develop her love of sports. I did a sports talk show, color commentary for both football and basketball (hey, it’s a small school) and got bit by the radio bug!

I attended Northwestern for graduate work in radio/TV and then moved back to Birmingham where my career began. I was the in-house female voice talent at a recording studio and was “discovered” for a nightly entertainment show based on my ability to ad-lib (not kidding). I began to do voice-over work, morning radio and later did a weekly TV music video show (as a V.J.) countin’ down the hits.

Then it was back to Chicago … where I missed hearing other people talk like me … and my father lives here. I started doing Big Ten basketball and football specials for the old SportsChannel. And I began working in Chicago radio in a most unlikely way – doing Friday night sports for Eddie Schwartz on WGN (I met Ed back when I was in college). I did that for three years and then moved on to doing sports in morning drive for WIIL in Kenosha. I continued there for another three years until I was “discovered” by Barry Butler at Shadow Broadcasting where I was hired full-time to do radio! Gee, it took long enough. I’ve worked for Shadow for six years on just about every station they service here in the Chicagoland area.

I am divorced without any children – except for Mookie, my Bichon Frise. Listeners who may have heard me mornings on WYSY-FM with Brian Casey know all about Mookie – his antics were legendary!

I love sports probably more than anything … football, basketball, boxing, golf (although I don’t play), baseball and hockey. I credit my father for much of it (although my mother blames my father for the boxing thing). When there’s nothing else on, there’s always ESPN Classic.

AND, I love fast cars… if it ain’t a V-8, don’t bother me with it. I think it’s a sports-related thing …

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