Just a quick heads up. If you havent checked out our Events page in a while, you might want to click on that link and point your browser in that direction.
Starting with Thanksgiving, we’ve got several new listings into the new year. We’ve also updated some guests who will be joining us on the electric radio.
As always, as we get closer to the appearances and radio “drive-by” dates we’ll be adding confirmed guests and appearance specifics.
If we haven’t said it in a while, thanks for joining us right here, on our other social media sites, at appearances and whenever we jump back into your radio speaker or TV screen.
We never take your friendship for granted.
We’ve been big fans of the Illinois Entertainer for a long time. Back in the day, when the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame was looking for a place to live, along with “The Iceman”, Jerry Butler, and other notables from the Chicago area, we were part of Mayor Harold Washington‘s committee to raise funds and support for the idea of Chicago being its home base. Well, the Illinois Entertainer stepped up and helped us to get thousands of signatures on a petition to further the cause. Unfortunately, even though we had secured all those signatures, $4o MILLION and Navy Pier as a site, Cleveland got the hall.
Oh well, point is, the Illinois Entertainer stepped up and we’ve always thanked them for that.
Well now we have to give another huge thank you to the Illinois Entertainer and Rick Kaempfer for the nice article about us in the Illinois Entertainer’s October issue. You can pick it up free at book stores, music stores and other cool places or just click this link.
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We’d love it if you could join us, Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 pm, when our “A Little More Les” book tour heads to Les Paul‘s home state of Wisconsin for an appearance/book signing in Kenosha at the Kenosha Public Museum (5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140).
Because it’s the state Les was born in, we’re bringing a VERY special Les Paul guitar with us.
Steve & Johnnie holding a VERY special Les Paul guitar.
We’ll be happy to share the story behind the guitar when we see you.
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Tagged A Little More Les, alittlemoreles.com, Epiphone, Epiphone Guitars, Gibson, Gibson Guitars, Johnnie Putman, Kenosha, Kenosha Public Museum, Les Paul, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Les Paul book, Les Paul Foundation, Life After Dark, Steve & Johnnie, Steve and Johnnie, Steve King, WGN, WGN Radio, Wizard Of Waukeshau
Yes, we’re doing another “drive by” on the “Mighty 720” this Labor Day!!
We’ll start off our Labor Day celebration in the WGN Radio Showcase Studio as we fill in from 9-Noon for Steve Cochran and Bill Leff & Wendy Snyder. Among the goodies we’re planning to serve at our Labor Day Fest is having some fun with Svengoolie a/k/a Rich Koz and Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon.
Svengoolie & Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon
Freddy created a new song all about Sven called “The Svengoolie Stomp” and if you think it might be coming out of your radio speakers while we’re on the air, you’d be correct.
We’ll have some back to school computer tips from our Website Wednesday Night Cybersquad guru, Patrick Crispen.
We’ll also have an in studio performance with Josh Solomon and Erika Brett from The Empty Pockets.
And, we’ve got a few more surprises planned. Don’t forget, you can listen AND WATCH from anywhere in the country just by clicking on WGN Radio’s live stream!
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Tagged Computers, Erika Brett, Freddy "Boom Boom Cannon, Freddy Cannon, Johnnie Putman, Josh Solomon, Life After Dark, Patrick Crispen, Rich Koz, Steve & Johnnie, Steve and Johnnie, Steve King, Svengoolie, Svengoolie Stomp, The Empty Pockets, WGN, WGN AM, WGN Radio
Our latest Video Road Test of the redesigned 2016 Kia Optima SX-L has just been posted on Consumer Guide Automotive’s Daily Drive website.
Just click on the link above to take a spin with us and see what you think.
2016 Kia Optima SX-L
And don’t forget, if you want to check some of our previous road tests and some of the other goodies we’ve been pouring into the Daily Drive tank, just point your browser right here.
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Tagged Automobile, Automotive, Car and Driver, Car review, Cars, CG Daily Drive, cgdailydrive.com, collectible automobile, Consumer Guide, Consumer Guide Automotive, Johnnie Putman, Kia, Kia Optima, Kia Optima SX-L, Life After Dark, Motor Trend, Motor Week, MotorWeek, Radio Road Test, Road and Track, Road Test, Steve and Johnnie, Steve King, WGN, WGN AM, WGN Radio
If you’re up in the “wee hours” Friday morning, we hope you’ll tune in to WGN Radio.
In the 2 AM hour, we’ll be stopping by the Tribune Tower to hang out with Nick Digilio. Any time we get to hang with Nick is always a good time.
Johnnie, Nick Digilio & Steve at WGN Radio
If you’re not in the Chicago area, you can listen in online just by clicking this link.
Remember, as we’ve always said, sleep is highly overrated!!
We’re back in Chicago and, just in case you haven’t checked our Events page recently, our “A Little More Les” book tour is landing in Grayslake this weekend for an appearance/book signing.
Here’s all the details.
Saturday & Sunday, 8/13 &14/16
9 AM — We’ll be doing an appearance/book signing in Grayslake, IL, at the Chicagoland Vintage Guitars Vinyl Records Classic Drums Rock N Roll Memorabilia Show & Sale.
If you’re in the area, we hope you’ll stop by and say hi.
And don’t forget we’re always updating our Events page, so you might want to pop in there now and then.
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Tagged A Little More Les, Johnnie Putman, Les Paul, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Les Paul Foundation, Life After Dark, Steve & Johnnie, Steve and Johnnie, Steve King, WGN, WGN Radio, Zurkopromotions