National Radio Day 2022

Rumor has it that August 20th is National Radio Day.

That started us talking about some of the radio stations we’ve worked at and got us looking up some old photos. A couple of stations from our respective resumes are missing because we couldn’t find photos, but we thought we’d share a few of the ones we did find from our adventures inside your speakers.

First, a couple of baby disc-jockey photos from our very early days.

Steve at WLTH, in Gary
Johnnie at WMRO, in Aurora

And then, a couple from our “FM (No Static at All)” days.

Steve at WNAP-FM, in Indianapolis and Johnnie at WAUR-FM, in Aurora

One more FM stop was on Steve’s journey before he segued over to the AM band.

We think you can probably guess who this next one is and what the station was.

The above survey photo was taken lying down on a median on Chicago’s Dan Ryan expressway, because the photographer liked the location and thought it would make for a cool photo.

And then there was WIND, where Him and Her first met and became HimNHer.

Her at WIND thanking Kevin for listening.
Him at WIND

And then, at WGN, the pairing of HimNHer on the air, as a duo, became a permanent thing.


And, as most of you know, while we no longer face the demands of a daily radio show, we still do the occasional “radio drive-by” at WGN and some other locations inside your speakers.

HimNHer at WKGC-FM, in Panama City, FL.

Looking back through our radio photo scrapbook on our 101 years combined experience hanging out inside your speakers, we can absolutely agree with The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, who once said, “What a long strange trip it’s been.”

And, it ain’t over, yet.

Thank you, so much, for turning us on.

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." You'll find even more about us at
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7 Responses to National Radio Day 2022

  1. Mark Orr says:

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…. “Simply The BEST” Legends in Radio….

  2. Jo says:

    Thank you for being you

  3. Melanie S says:

    You couldn’t ask for a better life. Those were great times💛❤️ Technology, music, movies, Les, and more to add to my insomnia. Thank you both.

  4. Mike Brose says:

    Keep on keeping on! I started listening to WGN when Arthur Godfrey was on the air in the mornings.

  5. Laurie Gardner says:

    Listened to You every night learned so Much! Thanks so much for having someone to get me thru Learning the computer! I feel you Opened my Eyes to so Many things! Live in West Palm Beach now retired! Thanks for the Fond Memories! Your Friend Always🌴🎶🌈

  6. lissakeywest66 says:

    Thank you both for the wonderful radio all these years! Best to you both💙

  7. Hank Pielach says:

    Steve & Johnnie,
    Always enjoyed listening to both of you on WGN Radio. Fun, laughter, informative, and educational! Wish you were back on the air here at WGN.
    Thanks for the memories.

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