Tonight (2/4/23) on WGN Radio, we have a FULL show, from 9PM-2AM (Central)!
Tonight’s game plan includes MotorWeek‘s John Davis with a preview of The Chicago Auto Show, an in-studio performance with Erika Brett and Josh Solomon from The Empty Pockets, a look back at Peter Green’s legendary Fleetwood Mac in Chicago sessions at Chess studios with Jeff Lowenthal and Robert Schaffner, a conversation with Steve Sarowitz, Co-Chairman of Wayfarer Studios, who will share his vision for the future of the Renaissance Theater, in Highland Park and a whole lot more.
We hope you’ll join us on 720AM, in the Chicago area, or click this link to listen live from anywhere else.
Many of you have been nice enough to ask for an update on Johnnie’s bout with shingles. Fortunately, the news is good. Johnnie is feeling better and, if we can make it through the snow (!), our plans are to talk to you this Saturday night/Sunday morning (1/28-29/23) from inside the cozy studios of WGN Radio. Remember, due to the Chicago Blackhawks game, we’ll have a late start, at 12:30 AM (Central).
Saturday night version 2.0, show #1 is in the books. WOW, that went fast!
We have to say a HUGE thank you to our producer, Andrew Harris, Ron Brown and Gabe Salgado in the newsroom and the “keeper of the big plug,” WGN engineer, Dan Long. They all went out of their way to make sure show #1 went smoothly.
This Saturday night, January 7th, we’re starting the new year with a full circle moment bringing us back to our first first regular show as a duo on WGN Radio, in February 1985 – on a Saturday night. With the exception of occasional shortened shows for Chicago Blackhawks games, we’ll be on every Saturday night from 9PM-2AM. We hope you’ll hop on board with us for version 2.0 and see where it takes us.
11 years ago today (Dec. 9, 2011) we were reflecting on wrapping up 27 years of shows on WGN Radio, most of them spent sharing our “Life After Dark” with you. Today, as we remember those adventures, we wanted to share some news from our future timeline.
Tuesday – Friday, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29 & 12/30 – 2022 Lisa Dent is going to spend some quality time between Christmas and the start of a new year doing just whatever the heck she feels like doing. While she is, we’re going to enjoy spending most of the week between those holidays, from 2PM-6PM (Central), celebrating with you in her space.
Per usual, we’ll posting updates to our game plan as we figure it out so, as always, you might want to check back here now and then to know what we know as we know it.
Along with falling leaves and temperatures, early sunsets and early Christmas displays, one of the annual signs of the advent of Thanksgiving for us is the avalanche of email and snail mail we get requesting the recipe for Stuffin’ Muffins.
This recipe was made famous to our listeners by our bro-in-law, “Chef John,” who joined us on the air during Thanksgiving week for many years long before Rachel Ray added them to her menu.
Once again this year, the avalanche has started, so without further ado …
Use any stuffing recipe you like, that could be Stove Top stuffing, apple, sausage or you name it.
Butter well or spray Pam in muffin tin cups. Scoop the stuffing into the cups til each is almost full. An ice cream scoop makes this easy.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20- 25 minutes. The time variation is determined by the stuffing ingredients. Apple or sausage for example will take longer than bread or cornbread stuffing with celery and onions.
The muffins are extra tasty if you baste the tops with turkey juices at least once while they are baking. I use a turkey baster and fill it with the juice and squirt it onto the tops of the muffins.
Let muffins cool a bit in the pan then pop out and enjoy. The inside should be soft and the top should have a chewier texture.
Don’t be surprised if, as they’re leaving, some guests ask if they can take a few for “the ride home.” That request has become a part of our Thanksgiving traditions.
Oh, also, if you’d like a little variety, add a dollop of cranberry sauce on top. Trust me, it’s ALL good!
And, of course, some scary little friends joined in the festivities.
And, you knew there had to be bats … and cats.
Music was provided by The O Family, who performed next to their newly acquired hearse. Madame O is backed by Diego, Fernando and Leonardo, who makes the act even scarier with his, dare we say it, … accordion.
When we arrived in Panama City Beach, ghosts, spiders and other spirits quickly took over the porch of our little yellow house.
Our spirited troubadour, Henry Howl, brought his guitar to help set the mood.
We heard, saw and spoke of many strange things.
There were moments, when the wind was still, that her and him didn’t quite feel ourselves. It was almost as if we’d been … transformed.
But, at the end of the day, we were back to feeling as close to normal as we ever get, so we end this post with a toast to you from the good witch who channeled Halloween from the North to the South.
This photo popped up in our memories and reminded us to remind you that, once again, our Halloween Poem is available for you to have some fun with your little people.
For the uninitiated, this is a poem which, in one form or another, we’ve been presenting on radio and the Internet for several decades. Honestly, we don’t know the origin of the poem. A listener sent it to Steve many years ago in a galaxy far, far away in the days before him n her became HimNHer. The positive response to the poem and the fun it can provide, particularly for kids, at a Halloween party resulted in it becoming one of our annual traditions.
You’ll find all the instructions along with downloadable audio just by clicking this link.