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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/

Satan Is Her Name

The inspiration hit me one night in the 1960s.  I was walking back home from my, then, girlfriend’s house.  It was probably around 9 or 10 … PM.  I know walking alone at night might seem strange in light (or, … Continue reading

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37!

Once upon a time, in a fairy tale land, him and her went for a ride … on an elephant. While on the ride, he had a proposal that she reacted to positively. 37 years ago today (April 7, 1984) … Continue reading

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Happy Easter 2021!

It’s more than a little understandable if there is much about 2020 that you and we don’t choose to look back on. But, now and then, it’s not a bad thing to reflect on something to underscore, not only what … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Was that the sound of an Irish jig we just heard? Or, was it the sound of the wonderful tree lady dancing through our house as she weaved her magic for St. Patrick’s Day? Smart pot o’ gold money would … Continue reading

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One. Long. Year.

COVID-19 was declared a pandemic on March, 11, 2020. One year ago? Only one?!?! Some days it feels like more … a lot more. Like you, during the past year, we’ve had our share of ups and downs and, now … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 1985

As you can probably tell by now, Valentine’s Day has always been special to us. Being lucky enough to have found “the one” isn’t a gift that’s given to everyone and we know how lucky we are to have received … Continue reading

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Speaking of Valentine’s Day …

Blame it on the pandemic and/or wanting to make our “bubble” as pretty as possible? Who knows the reason. All we do know is that, for 25 years, the Wonderful Tree Lady has magically decorated our house and one 6 … Continue reading

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Chicago Auto Show Throwback

If you’re wondering why the Chicago weather is so sucky it’s because it’s that time of year again … Chicago Auto Show time! We know it’s not happening, in February, this year but, in the “before time,” the Chicago Auto … Continue reading

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Snow Days

As I (Steve) write this, it’s the wee hours of the morning of January 26, 2021, and snow is falling over the Chicago area. The forecast is for around 8 inches over the next 24 hours thanks to a major … Continue reading

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A New Year? Heck yeah!

New Year’s Eve 2020 marks the 26th anniversary of our first “Cheap Date Life After Dark New Year’s Eve Extravaganza” broadcast on WGN radio. Sadly, 2020 being what it has been, our annual kicking out the old and welcoming in … Continue reading

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