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  • Brandmeier mired in the radio ratings

    Media blogger Robert Feder at TimeOut Chicago looks at the numbers: One year ago this week, Jonathon Brandmeier joined news/talk WGN-AM (720), inheriting the morning mantle of the late Radio Hall of Famers Wally Phillips and Bob Collins... On the...
  • Radio rewind: My magazine profile of new WGN-AM morning host Jonathon Brandmeier

    In light of today's news that veteran radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier (left) is taking over morning drive at WGN AM 720, I am republishing the following extensive profile that came out almost exactly 25 years ago in the Tribune's Sunday...

    Chicago's Very Own Bob Newhart

    Chicago's Very Own Bob Newhart
    One of Chicago's biggest stars and legendary entertainers is celebrating 50 years in show business. As WGN Entertainment reporter Dean Richards reports, at age 82, "Chicago's Very Own" Bob Newhart may be better than ever! "Thank you- Thank you very much....

    Dinking around on the radio, or words to that effect

    Yesterday, I heard WGN-AM host John Williams refer on the air to banks "dicking" people around and was one of several listeners who sent him a note to the effect that Wally Phillips was rotating in his grave. He and...

    Steve & Johnnie

    Steve & Johnnie
    "The Steve and Johnnie Show" is an overnight kaleidoscope of people, places and things ranging from breaking local, national and international news stories, to celebrity interviews, to creative sculpture (with Spam), to in-studio "jams" with visiting rock...