Category Archives: Partly Personal

Happy Birthday, “Hillbilly Cat”

He was born on January 8, 1935. He would have other nicknames over the course of his career, such as “Elvis the pelvis” and “The King of Rock & Roll” but, for the purpose of this discourse, I’d like to … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2021 WGN Podcast

Yes, we’re a few days into 2022, but we’re still feeling the after effects of having way too much fun as we said goodbye to 2021 on our WGN radio New Year’s Eve special. It had been quite a long … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve … 1973?!?!?

Before the New Year’s afterglow completely wears off, allow us to share one of Steve’s year end celebrations from a previous life. It was New Year’s Eve of 1973 and Steve was on Chicago’s “Big 89” WLS radio counting down … Continue reading

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A 5 Year Old’s First Snow

You really don’t see much of it when you live in the Los Angeles area, so the little dude’s priority when he made his way to see Gigi and Grand Dude in the frozen tundra of the Midwest was “I … Continue reading

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Reflections On Ten Years After

December 9, 2011 we closed out a major chapter in the history of HimNHer when we did the last of a full WEEK of shows celebrating the over a quarter of a century we spent at WGN radio. Has it … Continue reading

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A “Hot” Time!!!

So, there we were, on Wednesday night, just relaxing after dinner and engrossed in a movie. Johnnie was sitting in a chair with a heating pad on her feet. Steve was stretched out on the couch across from her when, … Continue reading

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With A Heavy Heart … Meet My Dad

August 16th…that’s the day Elvis fans remember where they were and how they heard the news that Elvis had died. I am one of those people but, now I’ll always remember August 16th, 2021 as the day my dear sweet … Continue reading

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78s

The first two were by Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins. I clearly remember the day “Roll Over Beethoven” came home with me. I just stared at the spinning turntable as I played it over and over, amazed at both the … Continue reading

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Has It Really Been That Long?

The answer was “yes!” The question that started the conversation was “Have we really not driven down to the WGN radio studios since the pandemic began?” As preoccupied as we were with figuring out what was going on when everything … Continue reading

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Silver Dome Anniversary!

The month of June is just about done with us but, before it completes its mission, we’d like to take note of the 10 year anniversary of a significant moment on our professional timeline. 10 years ago this month (Wednesday, … Continue reading

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