As we got ready to fast forward our clocks ahead one hour to Daylight Saving Time we filled the hours by driving to the WGN Radio studios and, once there, “wound up” introducing you to some wonderful food that’s made in Chicago along with the history behind it, got a showbiz report from Gino Salomone, shared some pre-Oscar show picks from brother Lee, demonstrated AI Voice Cloning with Patrick Crispen and a whole lot more.
It was spitting rain as we closed in on Chicago’s downtown and the drops on our windshield enhanced an already pretty view that we happily soaked up.
A little rain, but a lot of pretty!
Once we settled in to the “friendly confines” of the WGN Radio complex, we began the show, as we usually do, with a “round robin,” checking in with all the usual suspects.
One of our favorite “usual suspects,” Gabe Salgado, who mans the news desk in the wee hours.
Then, it was on to our first guests, Monica Eng and David Hammond, authors of “Made In Chicago Stories Behind 30 Great Hometown Bites.”
While our show was packed, David and Monica were our only in-studio guests and it was a genuine treat to meet them.
HimNHer with Monica Eng and David Hammond.
We think they had a good time, too. Although … we’re not sure Monica wants to repeat the experience of having her first sip of Malort anytime soon.
Monica meeting Malort.
The rest of the show just flew by so fast that by the time we wrapped up at 2AM it was 3AM!!
If you’d like to rewind and hear how it all played out, just click this link.
Now, where did we put the instructions for setting the clock on the microwave?
Steve & Johnnie