Fishing And Outdoor Radio

In today's world of technology, media is an ever-changing landscape. And to sustain a successful broadcast media presence for over 32 years is unheard of. But that's exactly what Jim DaRosa has done. Hosted by DaRosa and co-host Don Dziedzina, the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show broadcast out of Morris has been the longest running outdoor radio show in history.

However, all great things come to an end. DaRosa recently announced that he is retiring from the Radio Show. As a full-time smallmouth bass fishing guide in Minnesota, Jim has his hands full guiding and putting clients on lunker smallmouth. “Actually, Don brought up the idea of retirement first and that reminded me that I've been thinking the same thing as well for quite awhile.” says DaRosa, “I was a bit saddened about the thought of stopping the radio show, but the more I think of it, the more excited I am about being able to have more time in the outdoors and on the water.”

Dziedzina, who is retiring from the show as well, is equally as busy. In addition to the Radio Show, he is the producer and host of his popular outdoor television show Illinois Outdoors. As of April of this year the show celebrates being on the air, 52 weeks a year for 20 years. "I really wanted to spend more time with my family in the outdoors, and something had to give,” notes Dziedzina. 'Too, I want to spend more time on new TV episodes." He joined the Fishing and Radio Show as a co-Host in 2005 and helped add another facet of outdoor programming to the already successful Show.

Since 1983, the Radio Show has been providing fishing and outdoor experiences and tips to millions of listeners across Northern Illinois every Wednesday night. And in 2012, the Fishing Show developed a program that recognized high school fishing teams for their dedication to the sport and their communities. The Plano/Frabill Illinois High Schools Fish Here gave Illinois coaches and their students well deserved recognition through air time as well as an annual team of the year honors.

“In doing outdoor radio for 32 years, the Plano/Frabill Illinois High Schools Fish Here program that we started has proved to be the most rewarding and successful effort that the show has ever had.” DaRosa said.

The outdoor industry got behind it as well, donating over $30,000 of fishing tackle and gear over the past several years. This program was a huge success and feather in the cap for DaRosa and Dziedzina, whose vision should be applauded.

The last episode of the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show will air on Wednesday, April 29th. If you haven't been tuning in, you don't want to miss this one. Get the list of stations at

By Dan Stefanich - Dan Stef Outdoors

The Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show is a very popular long running outdoor radio show that has been on the air since 1983, making it one of the longest running outdoor radio shows in the nation. The show is heard simulcast on six stations throughout Chicagoland. The show airs on WCSJ AM 1550, WCSJ FM 103.1, WSPY FM 107.1, WSPY AM 1480, WSQR FM 93.5 and WSQR AM 1180 live every Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.

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Welcome to the Fishing Line Radio Show hosted by Don Dziedzina, Jim Darosa, Ray Ludkevicz, outdoor talk radio program, fishing, hunting, a all outdoor radio show for Illinois sportsman in the Chicagoland, Cook County area, with news and tips for Illinois, fishing, hunting, sportsman. Broadcasted on channels WCSJ-FM 103.1, WCSJ-AM 1550, WSPY-FM 107.1 and WSQR-AM 1180.