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With a mix of celebrity interviews, audience phone calls, caustic comedy, and political discussion, "The Alan Cox Show" has become known as one of the most bitingly satirical and intelligently edgy programs on the radio.    - Radio Ink magazine

I've been a comedian, radio & TV host, and writer for over 15 years. I've hosted successful radio shows in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Detroit in addition to national call-in shows for FMQB and The Album Network in NYC, Los Angeles, Boston, and Salt Lake City. My pop culture column, "How's Your Trout?", was a fixture in Maniac magazine and I was a commentator for six years on PBS television. On stage, I've opened for Lewis Black, Dave Attell, Harland Williams, Richard Lewis, and others. In 2013, I was ranked #74 on Talkers magazine's annual Heavy Hundred talk show hosts.

I've established myself as a unique voice in the increasingly-homogenized realm of broadcasting: an even-handed cynic with a subversive sense of humor, an inclusive rapport with the audience, and familiarity with a wide array of topics. I'm as comfortable with live performance and spontaneous creativity as I am with the more intricate dynamics of commercial marketing and promotions. I'm currently doing commercial voiceover work for clients in Chicago, hosting an AMD music show in Detroit, and a PMD talk show in Cleveland .  I continually work to establish myself creatively in emerging media, while expanding on my successes in traditional broadcasting.

I'm represented by Robert Eatman & Associates in Los Angeles. My voiceover agency is DeSanti Talents, Inc. in Chicago.

Work experience

May 2008Present

Arena Host- Chicago Sky

WNBA Enterprises

Host of on-camera, inter-period gameplay and promotional campaigns. Coordinate with game operations staff to ensure smooth transition between contests and regular period play. Host of Fan Appreciation events and point person for media cross-promotional opportunities.

Dec 2009Present

Host, The Alan Cox Show

100.7 WMMS

Host of daily afternoon drive talk show at one of the nation's most revered rock stations. Caller-intensive show, combining politics, pop culture, local and national news, and subversive comedy. Highly integrated across multiple digital and social media platforms, with over 20K Twitter followers and 30K friends on Facebook. Podcasts available on IHeartRadio, Spreaker, iTunes and at

Dec 2012Present

Morning Host


Morning show host from 6-10a on top-rated Classic Rock station.

Oct 2008Jan 2009

Account Executive

WNUA-FM (Smooth Jazz 95.5)

Hired in October 2008 as an account executive for Chicago's exclusive Smooth Jazz station. A quick study, I closed my first account in six weeks, while still training. In January 2009,  I was laid off as part of Clear Channel's corporate-wide downsizing.

Aug 2006Aug 2008

Host- The Morning Fix

WKQX- FM (Q101)

Hired to host and direct an ensemble cast for a daily, four-hour broadcast of new and original material at legendary Alternative station. A new experiment in commercial radio, the show was conceived as a topical comedy morning show, exclusive to Chicago and focusing on politics and pop culture. 

Jan 2000Jun 2006

Contributor- PBS 13

WQED Multimedia

In 2000, I was asked to join the cast of "On Q", a new, locally-produced issues and debate show for WQED (PBS). As the youngest and most liberal member of a media roundtable discussion, I gained the respect of viewers who were otherwise outside my radio stations's demographic. Our segment proved so popular, in 2003, we were spun off into our own 30-minute show, called "Off Q"

Jan 1999Jun 2006

Host- The Alan Cox Radio Show

WXDX-FM (The X @ 105.9)

Hosted daily afternoon drive show at one of the highest-rated Alternative stations in the country. Combination politics, pop culture, local and national news, callers, and music quickly became popular. My contentious relationship with listeners and subversive humor made the show very successful within the first year. Through public appearances, live comedy shows, and contributions to other local media,  I became one of the most high-profile personalities in the market. In 2004, I was moved to mornings to replace The Howard Stern Show. I left at the end of my contract in June 2006.

Oct 2001Apr 2004

Arean Host- Pittsburgh Penguins

Host of on-camera, inter-period gameplay and promotional campaigns. Coordinated with game operations staff to ensure smooth transition between contests and regular period play. Emceed Fan Appreciation events, acted as point person for media cross-promotional opportunities.

Sep 1995Dec 1998

Afternoon Host

WRKR-FM (107.7 The Rocker)

Hired to host the 8-midnight show at heritage AOR outlet, then was moved to afternoon drive within a few months. The mix of high/ low-brow comedy, music and callers made the show very popular, becoming the #1 (12+) drive-time program upon my departure in December 1998.

Aug 1994Aug 1995

Air Talent

WXRX-FM (104.9 The X)

Hosted weekend afternoon shifts from 2-7p for top-rated AOR outlet. Responsible for board operation, live announcements, call screenings, and maintenance of station logs and equipment.

May 1994Aug 1994

Air Talent


Hosted weekend overnight shifts from midnight-6am for top-rated CHR outlet. Responsible for board operation, live announcements, call screenings, and maintenance of station logs and equipment.

May 1992Apr 1994

Producer, The Jonathon Brandmeier Radio Showgram

WLUP-FM/AM (97.9 The Loop/ AM 1000)

Hired as intern for one of the highest-rated morning shows in Chicago history. During that time I was the focal point of numerous on-air segments, stunts, and on-the-scene reports. My sense of humor, spontaneity, and unflappable demeanor in those situations led to being hired in a producer capacity. I assisted in the daily operations, including (but not limited to) audio production, call screening, liaison for in-studio guests.



Aug 1989Dec 1993

Political Science, Philosophy

Graduated cum laude from LUC Honors Program.

Illinois State Scholar

President's Club Scholar

National Merit Scholarship recipient

Alumnus of WLUW 88.7 FM