Friday, February 09, 2018
I will have the full report in next month's Illinois Entertainer, but in the meantime here are a few photos...
In many ways, the Nick Digilio show was the perfect place for Lee Kingsmill to talk about his memoir "Safe Inside". The two men share a love of movies and the old movie palaces as you can hear in this podcast taken from DiGilio's Thursday's morning show.
Listen to it here.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
In the meantime, I'll be taking a two-day break on the blog. Back on Friday.
The latest episode of Minutia Men will drop tomorrow at it's usual time.
imagine what those locks look like soaking wet pic.twitter.com/mIz0oetAYd— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 7, 2018
Of the 30, 15 did it last century, 15 have done it since the turn of this century.
The full list and their stories are here.
Suggestions should be made for individuals in the following categories: Longstanding Local/Regional (20 years or more), Active Local/Regional (10 years or more), Networks/Syndication (10 years or more), Longstanding Network/Syndication (20 years or more), Music Format On-Air Personality, and/or Spoken Word On-Air Personality. Leading radio imaging and production company The Mix Group is the presenting sponsor of the National Radio Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
To submit your chosen candidates for consideration, visit radiohof.org and click on the NOMINATE tab.
Last year I nominated John Landecker, and it actually worked! (I suspect, however, that I wasn't the only one who did so).
Eckhartz Press author Lee Kingsmill taped an interview last night with WGN Radio's Nick Digilio. It will air either tonight or tomorrow night on Nick's overnight show.
When I get the podcast link, I'll post it.
Lee's book is incredible, and it appears that Nick was quite taken with it. I understand why. I was quite taken by it too.
Fake news sharing in US is a rightwing thing, says study https://t.co/QJY447XFXS— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) February 7, 2018
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
His nickname in college, again according to Deadspin, was "Big Dick Nick" and "Footlong Foles"
Needless to say, Foles has not denied this report.
A beautiful #oldschool #Cubs uniform worn by the relatively forgotten INF Heinie Zimmerman. In 1912 he became the 1st unofficial Triple Crown winner in the NL (RBIs were not yet an official stat). See his @sabr bio https://t.co/gX8D1GD0NS @Cubs pic.twitter.com/So8wK8CFca— SABR BioProject (@SABRbioproject) February 6, 2018
I met John several times over the years. The Chicago-area native was a down-to-earth nice guy--exactly like you'd expect if you've him on television and films.
I know most of the tributes to him over the past 24 hours have been about his great role on Frasier (including this touching one by Frasier writer/director Ken Levine), but to me, I will always remember him as the manager of the Chicago Black Sox in the movie "Eight Men Out"...
Monday, February 05, 2018
And this morning, Trump proved the point of the skit.
Thank you to @foxandfriends for exposing the truth. Perhaps that’s why your ratings are soooo much better than your untruthful competition!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
It's impossible to be a satirist these days.
You can read the entire Fred interview here.
Maureen Dowd wrote the story about Uma in yesterday's New York Times, and if you haven't seen it yet, it's pretty damning to both Harvey Weinstein (who sexually assaulted her) and Quintin Tarantino (who treated her cruelly).
Arthur Jones has a campaign website.
It outlines the Republican candidate’s education background, his stance on issues and how to donate to his campaign to represent the Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District.
It also lays out Jones’s unapologetically racist and anti-Semitic views.
In a section called “Holocaust?” Jones describes the atrocities as a “racket” and “the biggest, blackest, lie in history.” Under another tab titled “Flags of Conflict,” he lists the Confederate flag first and describes it as “a symbol of White pride and White resistance” and “the flag of a White counter revolution.”
And in his most recent blog post — dated Aug. 24, 2017 — Jones railed against “Radical Leftists” and blamed them for starting racial violence in Charlottesville about two weeks before.
He's running against Congressman Bill Lipinski. Probably won't beat the Congressman, but sheesh. This is a scary country we're living in these days.
I remember the first time I heard it. I lived in Germany at the time, and I was listening to Casey Kasem's American Top 40 on Armed Forces Radio. This song immediately got my attention. Even though I was no more than 15 years old at the time, and was far from sophisticated, I thought "Wow, these are the worst lyrics I've ever heard."
You are the magnet. And I am the steel.
Now thanks to HBO's Divorce, I can't get the stupid song out of my head.
This is worth at least 1/2 a Super Bowl share, wouldn't you say?
#Eagles OC Frank Reich said they got the 4th and 1 trick play thrown to Nick Foles from #Bears and Dowell Loggains. Cam Meredith threw a 2-yard TD to Matt Barkley vs #Vikings last year here. Same end zone at US Bank Stadium too.— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) February 5, 2018
It wasn't yesterday.
Berlin wall stood for 10316 days, and tomorrow is 10316 days since it is gone. pic.twitter.com/9HdDrnXILx— Milos Vojinovic (@infinite_milos) February 4, 2018