Outdoor Radio with Dan Small

OUTDOORS RADIO with Dan Small is an award-winning weekly “radio magazine” featuring hunting, fishing and outdoor lifestyles airing on 15 radio stations in Wisconsin, with broadcast reach into Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. The show has aired since 2006, and each hour-long program includes segments like Hunting and Fishing Reports, Destination of the Week, Conservation Corner, Wild in the Kitchen and more. We provide regional coverage and information featuring experts and recognized professionals, including guides, outfitters, and wildlife biologists, Your Business and more.

OUTDOORS RADIO with Dan Small reaches an estimated 100,000 listeners weekly at a very reasonable cost. Of those, 95% are outdoor people who hunt and/or fish. A survey of our listeners indicates our audience is very outdoors oriented. A high percentage of our listeners participate regularly in fishing, hunting, shooting, camping, boating and other outdoor sports in Wisconsin and neighboring states.

Our show is podcast and streamed on several Internet addresses, including Lake-Link and iTunes. We have a five-star rating among outdoor shows on iTunes. On Lake-Link, we have more than 2,000 online listeners and 3,000 podcast downloads per month. The show has won more than 100 awards in regional and national competition.

Host/producer Dan Small is host/producer of Milwaukee PBS TV’s OUTDOOR WISCONSIN, which has aired throughout Wisconsin and other Midwestern states on PBS-affiliate stations since 1984. He is also contributing editor of the bi-weekly WISCONSIN OUTDOOR NEWS and a writer/photographer with credits in national and regional magazines. His awards include 1986 Conservation Communicator of the Year (WI Wildlife Federation), 1990 Gordon MacQuarrie Award (WI Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters), and 1999 Excellence in Craft Award (Assoc. of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers.) A former director of the Friends of Milwaukee’s Rivers, Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation, WI Outdoor Communicators Assoc., Assoc. of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, Outdoor Writers Assoc. of America, he holds a PhD from Rice University.

Co-host/editor Jeff Kelm is an avid hunter and angler with 15 years of experience in broadcast and radio production. Jeff is a tournament ice fisherman who competes in the North American Ice Fishing Circuit. He is a member of the USA Ice Fishing Team that represented the USA at the Ice Fishing World Championship in Kazakhstan in 2012, Wausau, Wisconsin in 2013, and Ukraine in February 2016.

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…