Dave Trout

In 1983, a handsome 8-year-old boy was selected from a crowd of less-handsome children to participate in a game on the legendary Chicago TV show “Bozo’s Circus.” Dave Trout helped bring his team victory, and has endured allegations of cheating for three decades. This early brush with fame translated into an unquenchable thirst for the spotlight, which manifested in becoming a DJ at his local roller rink at age 16. At 18, he became a radio icon when he joined the student volunteer staff at 250 watt powerhouse WETN-FM. Eventually, he wanted to take over the Internet, so he launched Under The Radar in 2008, with the listenership in the first two months climbing into the dozens. Today, he spends most of his time writing guest commentary pieces for prestigious pizza blogs. Somehow, he has a wife and 5 children, who live in the Chicago metro.


Wait ‘Til Next Year

By Dave Trout

I have been deeply connected to the Chicago Cubs for the last 33 years. My uncle Steve was a starting pitcher on the team in 1983-87. His father (my grandfather) Dizzy Trout was an All-Star pitcher for Read More ›