“100 Years of WGN Radio: A Retrospective”

We’ve heard from a lot of you from various points around the globe who were not able to see the WGN Radio documentary, “100 Years of WGN Radio: A Retrospective.”

So, for those of you who have been asking about it, you can now see it on WGN Radio’s website.

Just click this link to watch.

We may be a little biased, but we think it’s really well done. However, we’re going to have to take a second look at it to be sure. We both must have gotten a little something in our eyes when we watched it the first time.

You may have heard the phrase “the WGN Radio family” and, yeah, that’s a real thing.

We’re incredibly proud to be a part of it.

Stay safe,

Steve & Johnnie

About steveandjohnnie

Award winning Chicago Broadcasters, inducted into WGN radio's Walk Of Fame. Authors of the Les Paul memoir, "A Little More Les." http://alittlemoreles.com You'll find even more about us at http://www.steveandjohnnie.com/
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8 Responses to “100 Years of WGN Radio: A Retrospective”

  1. Jo Christian says:

    The documentary was so well done. Wish it had been at least 2 hours long. Missed a lot of folks I remember.

  2. Sue McNeil says:

    So sad that Nick, Eddie Schwartz
    we’re not mention.

    • Also not mentioned were Max Armstrong or Milt Rosenberg or Paul Harvey or Roe Conn or Garry Meier or Jim Lounsbury or Virginia Gale or The Sportswriters or Dean Richards or Anna Davlantes or Bill Berg or Floyd Brown or Franklin McCormick or Catherine Catalane or Steve Cochran or Ian Punnett or Al Lerner or Ed Curran or Paul Rogers or Mike Rapchak. Yup, a lot of names were left out. Also, while an overview of the Wally Phillips, Bob Collins, Roy Leonard, Spike O’Dell and Kathy & Judy shows were featured, there wasn’t really anything about the specifics of our show and we were absolutely fine with that. The point is, it was a one hour show with about 40 minutes of programming to cover a one hundred year period of time. Obviously, there is a lot more footage that was left on “the cutting room floor” and, hopefully, some of it will surface and see the light of day as a follow up special or an extended version DVD or download or whatever. As we said in our blog post “We may be a little biased, but we think it’s really well done.” We do know that everyone involved worked really hard on that documentary and we were honored to have been a part of the finished product.

      • camerondowning1 says:

        Can confirm: SO MUCH CONTENT on the cutting room floor. Was a tough balance to strike. I hope that the spirit of WGN Radio came through. Thanks for graciously taking the time to be apart of it!

      • Thanks to the hard work you, Zack and everyone else involved in the production put in to it, we thought the spirit of WGN Radio ABSOLUTELY came through. Thanks, so much, for going out of your way to make sure we were a part of it.

  3. Michael Brose says:

    Thank you so much for all the great memories.  I will soon be 75, on the 29th and I started listening to WGN at least 70 or so years ago when Arthur Godfrey was on.  I’m sorry to sat that I have not listened to WGN in the resent past because SIRIUSXM has gotten in the way.  The 100 Years of WGN brought back so many, many memories.  THANK YOU again for bringing back those good times. Mike BroseLena, Ill. 

  4. Judith says:

    I depended on WGN Radio for my news and entertainment all my life until I moved to Florida in 1986 All life’s joys and tragedy 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    • We regularly pick up WGN Radio when we’re spending time at our little house in Panama City Beach, Florida. Also, you can hear it anywhere on your phone or computer just by clicking “listen” on WGN Radio’s website.

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