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Art Sims

WVON 1690AM - Midway Broadcasting Company
Radio Show Host

Legendary Broadcaster, Social Media Influencer, and Voiceover Artist. Art Sims, affectionately known as “Chat Daddy,” has established a well-respected, 26-year career and has entertained audiences via the radio, television, print, on stage, and online. His undeniable charm and quick wit led to appearances on Windy City Live, ABC TV Chicago, You & Me This Morning, WCIU TV Chicago, in addition to a columnist role with the historic Chicago Defender. Sims is currently the creator, executive producer, and host of The Real Chat Daddy Show. The Real Chat Daddy Show is a Live nightly digital media show that offers current news, health awareness, pop trends, and lifestyle stories, streamed via various social media platforms. In 2014, Sims joined WVON 1690am as an on-air talent. He served as the Executive Producer of Real Talk, Real People with Chat Daddy, a nightly broadcast that was heard globally via iHeart Radio Network that highlights local and national lifestyle stories, relationship advice, and celebrity news connecting with change-agents who offer their expertise to listeners. Sims is a familiar and welcomed voice in many diverse communities in Chicago and worldwide, providing inspirational, educational, and vital information on the development and maintenance of positive, sustainable relationships while connecting various communities through philanthropic efforts. Sims civic engagement and social involvement includes a two year Board Member position for Healthy Living with A Vision Foundation. Sims is also a Disability Lead 2019 Fellow & Ambassador. Sims recently joined the Health Equity Advisory Committee for the American Heart Association of Metro Chicago. Sims is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his commitment to more positive and sustainable relationships.

Healthcare, Urban Planning and Policy, Culture
Marketing/Communications, Program Development, Public Relations