Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont
Sunday 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont is a weekly two-hour radio program that takes America's political pulse and provides a fresh and balanced perspective of national politics. The program is produced every Sunday night from 6pm-8pm at the Radio Hall of Fame Studios in The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.  Beyond the Beltway began as “Inside Politics” on WBEZ-FM/Chicago in 1980 and offers a fresh, spirited and balanced analysis of national affairs.

In addition to being one of the Midwest's most quoted political analysts, Bruce DuMont is a civic leader.  He is the Founder and President of The Museum of Broadcast Communications, one of only two broadcast museums in the United States. The Museum includes America's only Radio Hall of Fame, which DuMont brought to Chicago in 1991.

DuMont began his talk radio career as the original producer of WGN/Chicago'sExtension 720 in 1968. After an unsuccessful run for the state legislature, he returned to WGN in 1970 as producer of The Howard Miller Show, one of Chicago's most controversial radio programs.  He has had an extensive radio and television career and Chicago and the Mid-West.

In 1994, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from his alma mater, Columbia College/Chicago. He was also recognized in 1989 by the Chicago Sun-Times as one of Chicago's most influential television leaders of the 1980s.

DuMont is past Chairman of the Board of the George Foster Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia. In addition, he serves on the National Advisory Board for Northwestern University's School of Speech and on the Executive Committee of the Harris School Council on Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

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