Meet Richard Steele (Part 1/2)

In this two-part episode Greta chats with Richard Steele. Richard Steele began his career as a singer in a high school doo-wop group. He has since become a Chicago broadcast legend and has been a presence in the Chicago broadcast market since 1970.  Richard spent many years as a radio personality on some of Chicago’s top urban music stations. Steele made the transition to talk radio at mid-career and spent the next 28 years at WBEZ (Chicago’s NPR affiliate).

During that time, he became known for his probing interviews of newsmakers and pop culture icons. Richard Steele has also been a pledge host on WTTW (PBS) for more than twenty five years. Currently, he hosts a weekend jazz show on  the University of Chicago’s WHPK 88.5FM/ 

About gretapope

Dr. Greta Pope has enjoyed a three decade career as an in-demand entertainer for corporate events, as well as public and private events of all types. She has performed throughout Europe, the Far East, South America and the Caribbean, as well as in the United States and Canada. Dr. Pope is a published author. Her book is entitled Music, Money & You; Managing the Business. It is used in the Chicago Public Schools and is available at booksellers nationwide. Dr. Pope is President/CEO of Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. since January 1991. The company is in the business of Entertainment Production, Publishing, Recording and Educating. Greta Pope Entertainment products include the shows Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, American Songbook, American Jazz in Paris and International Intourlude. The most recent Greta Pope Entertainment, Inc. production is the very popular MOTOWN...Pride of the Motor City! show. For more info visit Dr. Greta Pope is the founder of the, where she offers Business Education products for Singers, including Business Courses, Business Consultations, Voice Lessons and Piano Lessons. She also hosts The Business Savvy Singer Podcast. For more information or to join the "tribe" of Business Savvy Singers, visit
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