Two-time Emmy Award-winner and four-time Achievement in Radio Award-winner Mike North started his broadcasting career in 1990 when, as a hot dog vendor in Chicago, he suggested a new sports radio show to WSBC/Chicago management, also frequent customers. In 1992, the first Chicago-based sports radio station, The Score Sports Radio 820, was born, and North was offered a job to host a radio show with former Chicago Bear, Dan Jiggetts. They soon became "The Monsters of the Midday," delivering a unique brand of opinionated, street-smart, sports talk to Chicago sports fans. In September of 1999, North began hosting his own show, "The Mike North Show," Monday through Friday. Three years later, he teamed up with another former Chicago Bear, Doug Buffone, and the duo soon became known as "The Wise Guys." In September of 2004, North moved to the mornings to host “The Mike North Morning Show” with Fred Huebner till June 2008.