Category Archives: Radio

2 Life-Changing Anniversaries!

Before we close the door on the month of May, 2021, I (Steve) would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the anniversaries of two events that had a lasting impact on my life. First, it was 55 years ago, on … Continue reading

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Delbert’s Retirement Blues

Well, it seems the pandemic has claimed another victim. The good news is he’s still with us to tell the tale of the bad news, which is that he’s retiring. He is a legendary, Grammy Award winning, American blues rock … 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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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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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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December 8, 1980

40 years ago I was getting ready to come in and do my overnight shift on Chicago’s WIND radio when I heard a news bulletin that said John Lennon had been shot. When I got to the station, I was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dick Clark!

This isn’t Throwback Thursday but, Monday, November 30th, would have been, the legendary, Dick Clark‘s 91st birthday. We had the extreme pleasure of hosting several ALS Mammoth Music Mart events with Dick and having him on our show many times. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: WIND Radio

In a previous post, 1975, we mentioned that we’re going through our photo archives for our second book, tentatively titled “Life After Dark.”  Well, the archeological photo digs continue and we’ve unearthed a few from our days at WIND radio, … Continue reading

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