July 8 WGN Radio Podcasts & Pictures

Sorry we didn’t get this posted sooner. Blame the delay on a technical snafu, because that’s what we’re doing.

It was a misty, rainy day as we drove in to WGN and, as we approached Chicago’s downtown, it was unusual to NOT see the tops of some of the city’s iconic structures.

A rainy view of, what we hoped was, downtown Chicago, as seen from DuSable Lake Shore Drive

So, of course, we had to document the strange looking metropolis we were approaching.

We thought these buildings used to be taller.

Once we landed at The Mighty 720 complex, things returned to a much normal vibe and we shared a little pre-show conversation with one of our favorite humans, Lisa Dent.

HimNHer with Lisa Dent.

If you’d like to hear our conversation with Lisa just click this link.

As is usually the case, this Friday WGN “radio drive-by” seemed to race by but, as we look into the rear view mirror, here are just a few of the highlights we see.

Getting photography tips from “Chicago’s Picture Poet,” Barry Butler was a great way to start off the show. Plus, he took a selfie with us.

A Barry Butler selfie with HimNHer

You’ll find our conversation with Barry right here.

We had a ton of fun revisiting childhood memories with our friend, noted cartoonist, illustrator, and designer Jim Engel, who is also the children’s television curator at Chicago’s Museum Of Broadcast Communications. If you’d like to hear what we talked about and, maybe, revisit some childhood memories of your own, just point your browser right here.

Any excuse to spend some time with Josh Solomon and Erika Brett from The Empty Pockets. is always a good thing as far as we’re concerned. They’ve got a new album coming out and they were nice enough to share some of their new and old creations in live performances with us.

HerNHim with Josh & Erika

They always sound good and, boy, did they ever. If you want to hear just how good, just click here.

We’ve been fortunate enough to know legendary roadhouse party pianist, songwriter, and vocalist Marcia Ball for many years. When we found out that she was coming back to perform in the Chicago area, we had to get her on the show. We did and it was fun! You can join in the fun just by clicking right here.

As we said at the outset, it ended too soon. So, maybe we’ll have to do it again sometime. If and when that’s gonna happen, you’ll be the second to know.

As always, thanks to Dave Plier for inviting us back into his space.

And, of course, thank you for hanging out with us.

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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