Monday, January 27, 2020

Fox 32 Fires Rafer Weigel

Sorry to hear about this. Channel 32 has decided that Rafer couldn't continue at Fox despite being cleared of charges. I understand the decision, but I still feel bad for Rafer.

Robert Feder has the details.

Good News

It won't be the same without Neil Peart, but it will still be awesome.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Minutia Men--The Royals & The Cubs


A few stories about the Royal family, and an in-depth interview with Cubs TV play-by-play man @LenKasper

Listen to it here.

Pure Genius

Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States



What an embarrassment this man is. Seriously. He's a third grader.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Pedro Strop

Looks like Pedro Strop is moving on from the Cubs. He will always remain in the pages of EveryCubEver, and I know for a fact he has a copy of the book, because I gave it to him. Best of luck, Pedro!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Free Kicks--Final Across the Pond Special

Adam and Rick talk about the greatest team in the world (Liverpool), and file their final “Across the Pond” report from Chelsea in London. [Ep57]

Listen to it here.

You will surprised where this goes

I know I sure was...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Chicago Radio Ratings

These are the numbers for Chicago radio in December. Note that December is usually abnormal because of the holiday music played at WLIT...

1. WLIT 93.9-FM adult contemporary, 13.7 (9.5)
2. WVAZ 102.7-FM urban adult contemporary, 5.7 (5.4)
3. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM all news, 4.9 (5.0)
4. WDRV 97.1-FM classic rock, 4.6 (4.7)
5. WLS 94.7-FM classic hits, 4.3 (4.8)
6. WSCR 670-AM sports talk, 3.5 (3.1)
7. WTMX 101.9-FM hot adult contemporary, 3.3 (3.4)
8. (tie) WXRT 93.1-FM adult album alternative, 3.1 (3.8); WBEZ 91.5-FM public radio news talk, 3.1 (3.5); WOJO 105.1-FM Mexican regional, 3.1 (3.5)
11. (tie) WGN 720-AM news talk, 3.0 (3.5); WRME 87.7-FM soft rock oldies, 3.0 (3.3); WSHE 100.3-FM adult contemporary, 3.0 (3.4)
14. WBBM 96.3-FM Top 40, 2.9 (2.7)
15. WKSC 103.5-FM Top 40, 2.8 (3.2)
16. (tie) WBMX 104.3-FM classic hip hop, 2.5 (2.9); WGCI 107.5-FM urban contemporary, 2.5 (2.2)
18. WKQX 101.1-FM alternative rock, 2.4 (2.9)
19. WLS 890-AM news talk, 2.3 (2.3)
20. WLEY 107.9-FM Mexican regional, 1.9 (2.1)
21. (tie) WUSN 99.5-FM country, 1.6 (1.9); WCKL 97.9-FM contemporary Christian, 1.6 (1.5); WPPN 106.7-FM Spanish adult contemporary, 1.6 (1.9)
24. (tie) WMVP 1000-AM sports talk, 1.4 (1.6); WPWX 92.3-FM urban contemporary, 1.4 (1.0)
26. WEBG 95.5-FM country, 1.2 (1.5)
27. WVIV 93.5-FM Spanish contemporary, 1.1 (1.2)
28. WMBI 90.1-FM Christian ministry, 1.0 (1.0)
29. WSRB 106.3-FM urban adult contemporary, 0.9 (1.1)
30. WFMT 98.7-FM classical 0.8 (0.8)

Rich Koz

This week's Minutia Men Celebrity Interview is with the alter ego of Svegoolie--Rich Koz.

Listen to it here.

RIP Terry Jones

So sorry to hear about the passing of Terry Jones from Monty Python. He was 77 years old.



Tuesday, January 21, 2020

He's a Baby Boomer


Hey John Landecker, Bridget and I were cleaning out closets over the weekend and look what we found...your "Baby Boomer Diaper"! Where should it go? The Smithsonian, the Museum of Broadcasting, or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

Monday, January 20, 2020

Eckhartz Press Author Flashback: Joel Daly

This year I'm going to be going into the archives to highlight some of the great authors featured in the Eckhartz Press catalogue. First one up is our favorite local anchorman: Joel Daly.

Read his tribute and relive his media tour here.

MLK Day

Minutia Men--Escaping Court, McDonald's and Berlin

Rick and Dave discuss a unique court case, annoying homeless people at McDonald’s, Gwenyth’s candle, Rick’s brush with Mayor Richard Daley, and they interview author Lou Macaluso about his Berlin Wall book.

Listen to it here.