Audio archives from the radio career of Bruce DuMont
Bruce DuMont Archives
“Taking America’s Political Pulse from Coast to Coast” Sunday 6-8 p.m.(CT)
Bruce DuMont - December 1961 - Radio DebutBruce DuMont - 1965 - Chicago Panthers Baseball and Football play by playBruce DuMont - August 1965 - Chicago Panther Football Pregame and Postgame MusicBruce DuMont - 1966 - Play by playBruce DuMont - 1967 - Play by playBruce DuMont - 1967 - Communications project - The parents who caredBruce DuMont - 9/29/67 - with Jim O’Toole baseball play by playHoward Miller Show - 3/24/71 - Miller announces birth of Bruce’s daughter JenniferHoward Miller Show - 1971 - Ping PongHoward Miller Show - 8/5/71 - Howard Miller passes torch to Bill BergHoward Miller Show - 8/16/71 - Irv Hayden excerpts (Bruce DuMont producer)Bill Berg Show - 1972 - Bruce DuMont reports from Miami BeachI Am Curious Radio - 5/19/73 - Bruce DuMont is host (first show)Bill Berg Show - 1/25/74 - Bill gives Bruce DuMont a farewell Insight with Bruce DuMont - 1970’s - Gov Richard Ogilvie (IL Governor) Insight with Bruce DuMont - 1970’s - Jack Valenti (JFK Assassination) Insight with Bruce DuMont - 1970’s - Jesse Jackson (MLK Assassination) Insight with Bruce DuMont - 1970’s - Sargent Shriver (1976 Presidential Candidate)-Insight with Bruce DuMont - 1970’s - William Bradford Huie (James Earl Ray)Insight with Bruce DuMont - 1970’s - Senator Frank Church (CIA Abuses )Insight with Bruce DuMont - 1970’s - Governor George Wallace (Assassination Attempt)Bruce DuMont - 1970’s - Gag Post Office PSA Montage with Bruce DuMont - 1/30/74 - Theodore Bickel (Actor)Montage with Bruce DuMont - 3/29/74 Montage with Bruce DuMont - 7/27/74 - Evanston Garage SaleMontage with Bruce DuMont - 1/28/75 - First AnniversaryMontage with Bruce DuMont - 1975 - George Jessel (Comedian)Montage with Bruce DuMont - 1975 - Fanne Foxe (Sex Scandal) Montage with Bruce DuMont - 1975 - Leonard Matlovich (Gays in the Military) Montage with Bruce DuMont - 5/21/75 - Don Rickles (Comedian) Bruce DuMont Show - 7/18/75 - Jim Thompson (IL Candidate for Governor) Bruce DuMont Show - 7/30/75 - Frank Mankiewicz (Watergate ) Bruce DuMont Show - 8/7/75 - Dana Andrews (Hollywood in the 1940s) Bruce DuMont Show - 8/15/75 - Dale Evans (Queen of the Cowgirls) Montage with Bruce DuMont - 6/17/76 - Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry (Manson Murders)Montage with Bruce DuMont - 6/24/76 - Joey The Hitman (Mob Hitman) Bruce DuMont Show - 11/3/78 - David Duke (Ku Klux Klan) Inside Politics - 6/24/80 - First ShowBruce DuMont - 1980 - Interviews Neil Reagan (brother of Ronald Reagan) WBEZ Inside Politics - 4/2/81 - Reagan Assassination AttemptInside Politics - 7/9/81 - Colonel Charles Scott (Iran Hostage)Inside Politics - 12/3/81Inside Politics - 6/24/82 - Second AnniversaryInside Politics - 1982 - Mayor Jane Byrne moving to Cabrini GreenInside Politics - 7/2/87 - 7th Anniversary Straight Talk with Bruce DuMont - 11/22/81 - G. Robert Blakey (JFK Assassination) Straight Talk with Bruce DuMont - 4/10/83 - Bernard Epton and Harold Washington Chicago Magazine Interview 1985 - Bill Daley (Relations with his Father) Chicago Magazine Interview 1986 - Mike Madigan (Early Political Career)Inside Politics - 10/17/91 - Clarence Thomas wins delayed confirmation voteInside Politics - 11/7/91 - Premiere of Nationally Syndicated ShowInside Politics - June 1992 - First show from new MBC Cultural Center location Inside Politics - 10/15/92 - Pre-Presidential Debate Special Inside Politics - 11/12/92 - Last WBEZ Show (Rahm Emanuel is a guest)Inside Politics - 11/20/92 - First WLS Show City Council Tribute to Kathy Osterman -12/15/92 - Memorial service Inside Politics - 11/14/93 - Live from Washington D.C.Inside Politics - 9/4/94 - From Youngstown, OhioBeyond The Beltway - 6/12/97 - Steve AllenBeyond The Beltway - 3/29/98 - From Greenville, S.C. Beyond The Beltway - 11/8/00 - Post Election DiscussionBeyond The Beltway - 5/16/04 - Live from Boston, MA Beyond The Beltway - 9/11/11 - 10th Anniversary of 9/11
Bruce DuMont was first heard on the radio in 1961 on WBEZ-FM while a student at Carl Schurz High School in Chicago. During the 1965 football season Bruce was heard on WLS-FM in Chicago as the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Panthers of the Central Football League. In May of 1973 he began a weekly Saturday morning show called "I Am Curious Radio"-- with cohost Kenan Heise-- on WLTD-AM 1590 in Evanston, Illinois, In January 1974 he began a daily program on W LTD-AM 1590 called "Montage with Bruce DuMont" – which was eventually syndicated via tape bicycling to a small number of Chicagoland stations,including WLNR-FM in the Lansing, Illinois, WGBS-AM in Geneva, Illinois and WXFM-FM in ChicagoFollowing Bruce's departure from WLTD, he took the daily show Montage to WEAW-AM in Evanston and eventually to WXFM-FM in Chicago as "The Bruce DuMont Show".In 1976 Bruce hosted "Insight with Bruce DuMont" , a daily 15 minute interview program on WNIS-FM and also presented Drive time political commentary under the title "Roses & Raspberries". Also in 1976 Bruce began a weekly Thursday night program on WBEZ-FM called "The Chicago Show"– which eventually became "The Bruce DuMont Show"In 1978 Bruce began a late Sunday night program called "Straight Talk with Bruce DuMont" for WFYR-FM in Chicago.In June 1980 Bruce switched the title of "The Bruce DuMont Show" to "Inside Politics with Bruce DuMont" on WBEZ-FM, which aired every Thursday night,In 1989 "Inside Politics with Bruce DuMont" was launched as a syndicated public radio program via WBEZ-FM. It gained a small number of stations with a limited marketing budget during its 18 month run in public radio syndication. In 1992 Bruce moved the nationally syndicated "Inside Politics with Bruce DuMont" -- to commercial radio and a new flagship station WLS-AM Chicago. It remained on W LS-AM until March of 2015. In April 2015 the program switched it's Chicago flagship station to WCGO-AM 1590-- the same station – – (with changed call letters) where Bruce began his career in May 1973. That kept in place a 42 year record of consecutive weekly appearances on Chicago radio. In January 1975 the name of " Inside Politics" was changed to " Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont" -- its title today. In 1978 Bruce hosted morning drive time on WAIT-AM--- following the abrupt dismissal of his predecessor. But that was a short-lived stint and ended after two weeks, when the station changed formats with no advance notice.Throughout Bruce's career on occasion he has been a fill host for some national personalities, including Paul Harvey on the ABC radio network, Ollie North and Morton Downey,Jr. for Marathon Media. During the early 90's, Bruce also was a regular substitute host for Dave Baum on WBBM-AM in Chicago.Throughout his career Bruce was an occasional guest on other radio and television talk programs, where he promoted either the MBC or shared his political analysis.In 1975 he appeared on the NBC network "Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder". "Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont" reached icon status when the program was "the answer" to a question on "Jeopardy".