Steve Dahl Is Trying To Keep Busy
December 19, 2008 at 5:13 AM (PT)
ILLINOIS Gov. ROD BLAGOJEVICH is out jogging as he maintains there's nothing for him to run from. DREW PETERSON, meanwhile, wants to take another walk down the aisle.
"I know, it's killing me," STEVE DAHL said THURSDAY from FLORIDA in an interview with PHIL ROSENTHAL in THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE. "Yesterday, BLAGOJEVICH, in his jogging suit -- he looked like a girl going out to do Pilates."
It's been about two weeks since DAHL's final show for CBS Adult Hits WJMK/CHICAGO, a span that he said "seems like two months," especially with PETERSON, a person he impersonated to great effect over the last year or so, reportedly having proposed marriage to yet another woman.
On the air in CHICAGO for more than 30 years, DAHL's freewheeling, free-form style inspired a generation of voices, DAHL was cut loose by CBS in part because ARBITRON's switch to electronic devices to compile the audience estimates used to set ad rates didn't reward his program the way its old diary system did.
DAHL has lost weight since leaving the air, his meal and sleep schedule askew. An occasional columnist for the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, he hopes to contribute more to the paper now. The other day he wrote a song. "I haven't written a song in four or five years," he said. "It's sort of like my brain has to rewire itself to find other outlets."