Friday, November 15, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
I went to a charity fundraiser at my nephew's school last weekend and came home the proud winner of a Jim Peterik autographed Fender Stratocaster. I've met Jim a number of times of the years and he's a great guy. Now all I have to do is learn how to play again. I've got a few chords down. It's a work in progress.
What is, "We ❤️ you Alex!"— CNN (@CNN) November 12, 2019
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek choked up after a contestant used his Final Jeopardy answer to send a heartfelt message. Trebek has been battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. https://t.co/4y1WBUxWEE pic.twitter.com/brISyU3rRA
Monday, November 11, 2019
This week's episdode includes one of my favorite stories we've ever covered, and believe it or not, it takes place in Afghanistan. Also, we interview Chicago journalist Robert Loerzel. Take a listen if you get a moment.
You can listen to it here.
Friday, November 08, 2019
The **President of the US** now isn’t permitted to start a charity in New York without special oversight from outsiders.
This follows up his previous fraud of Trump University, in which he was forced to pay millions to defrauded "students".
And 40% of the country believes that someone who is too corrupt to run a charity or a university was obsessed with rooting out corruption in Ukraine.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Kelly Crull, who covered the Chicago Cubs (including their 2016 World Series championship) during her six years as a reporter for NBC Sports Chicago, is out at the regional sports network. “We appreciate everything Kelly has delivered to our network over the years and wish her nothing but success in her future endeavors,” the company said in a statement. Crull, who earned a journalism degree from the University of Missouri on a tennis scholarship, previously worked for Fox Sports Net in San Diego and Oklahoma City, and KOCO, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City.
Monday, November 04, 2019
Friday, November 01, 2019
★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.
At first I thought this was a show where a couple of comedians talk about current events, standard stuff. But after a couple of episodes you realize that there is considerable depth to their banter. Not over-the-top crazy smart, but pretty insightful. Also their celebrity interviews are fantastic.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Once you read about the history of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" you won't be able to hear it any other way.
Also, love the name of the woman who inspired it: Trixie Friganza.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Africa has long been regarded as the cradle of humankind, but scientists seeking a more specific location have narrowed in on northern Botswana as the "homeland" for all modern humans, according to a new study.
There, south of the Greater Zambezi River Basin, which includes northern Botswana and parts of Namibia and Zimbabwe, the ancestors of Homo sapiens began 200,000 years ago, the researchers said.
Their new study, published Monday in the journal Nature, suggests that the ancestors of modern humans thrived for 70,000 years in this region before climate change led them to migrate out of Africa and eventually span the globe.
1. WTMX 101.9-FM hot adult contemporary, 5.5 (4.2)
2. WVAZ 102.7-FM urban adult contemporary, 5.4 (5.7)
3. WDRV 97.1-FM classic rock, 5.2 (5.4)
4. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM all news, 4.9 (4.8)
5. WLS 94.7-FM classic hits, 4.8 (4.9)
6. (tie) WSCR 670-AM sports talk, 4.3 (4.3); WLIT 93.9-FM adult contemporary, 4.3 (4.2)
8. WXRT 93.1-FM adult album alternative, 3.8 (3.5)
9. WGN 720-AM news talk, 3.5 (3.2)
10. (tie) WRME 87.7-FM soft rock oldies, 3.4 (3.3); WSHE 100.3-FM adult contemporary, 3.4 (2.9)
12. WBEZ 91.5-FM public radio news talk, 3.3 (2.9)
13. WKQX 101.1-FM alternative rock, 3.1 (3.4)
14. (tie) WBMX 104.3-FM classic hip hop, 3.0 (3.2); WKSC 103.5-FM Top 40, 3.0 (3.5)
16. WOJO 105.1-FM Mexican regional, 2.9 (3.0)
17. WBBM 96.3-FM Top 40, 2.8 (2.9)
18. WGCI 107.5-FM urban contemporary, 2.4 (2.5)
19. WLS 890-AM news talk, 2.3 (1.7)
20. WUSN 99.5-FM country, 2.0 (2.7)
21. (tie) WLEY 107.9-FM Mexican regional, 1.8 (2.1); WMVP 1000-AM sports talk, 1.8 (1.6); WPPN 106.7-FM Spanish adult contemporary, 1.8 (1.7)
24. WVIV 93.5-FM Spanish contemporary, 1.4 (1.4)
25. WEBG 95.5-FM country, 1.3 (1.5)
26. WSSR 96.7-FM adult contemporary, 1.1 (1.0)
27. (tie) WCKL 97.9-FM contemporary Christian, 1.0 (1.1); WERV 95.9-FM classic hits, 1.0 (1.0); WMBI 90.1-FM Christian ministry, 1.0 (0.8)
30. (tie) WFMT 98.7-FM classical, 0.7 (0.8); WZSR 105.5-FM hot adult contemporary 0.7 (0.7)
Listen to the interview here.
Monday, October 28, 2019
David Ross talking about how to look past 2016 and how he’s looking forward to bringing more championships back to Chicago: pic.twitter.com/1Umo1KwuiF— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) October 28, 2019
I watched the Liverpool-Tottenham game instead. And I didn't even think about switching over until halftime.
I watched two drives (interception, fumble), and switched it back to the Liverpool game for the second half.
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by plyamber65 from United States of America on October 14, 2019
This is a great podcast to binge a few episodes at a time. Quirky news stories, fun hosts and great guests.
Ok, new favorite comedy duo!
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by loveboyyyy from United States of America on October 11, 2019
These hombres crack me up. Great mix of topics and hilarious banter! This is a comedy pod you def need to add to your playlist. Perfect for my long commute!
Life’s about the little things
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by Michael Paul Smith from United States of America on October 11, 2019
And these guys are here for them (and you). You’ll feel like you’re in on every joke, because their chemistry is warm, funny, and inclusive. Get into it!
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by WTPC85 from United States of America on October 7, 2019
They have voices for radio and our spot on with their content. They sound like they have been friends forever. Cheers!!
★★★★★ in Apple Podcasts by inacitylikeyours from United States of America on October 5, 2019
I’m always looking for podcasts that are not True Crime. I am a true crime junkie, and like to break up the murder with something more light. This podcast is one of those easy to get into podcasts. Check them out
This week’s episode includes an interview with Yes drummer Alan White. His career got started when he was 20, and was discovered by little known rocker John Lennon. Minutia Men - Yes, Please - Radio Misfits https://t.co/duwVi529xs— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) October 27, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
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Monday, October 21, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
~Bobby Del Greco 1933--2019 (Cubs 1957)
Del Greco was a well-traveled veteran. During his nine-year big league career, he played for six different teams. One of those teams (for a portion of the 1957 season) was the Cubs. Del Greco was mainly a center fielder who was known for his ability to cover a lot of ground. He wasn’t much of a hitter (career .229 average), however, so he never really managed to claim a full-time job. With the Cubs he only got into twenty games and hit .200 before the Cubs traded him to the Yankees in September. The Yankees used him to fill in for Mickey Mantle late in games, so the Mick could rest those ailing knees.
Well, here's one man's take. It's a little NSFW, but pretty dead on...
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Wow. From Rep. Elijah Cummings' first floor speech: "I only have a minute, only sixty seconds in it... Just a tiny little minute, But eternity is in it." 4/25/96 #RIPElijahCummings pic.twitter.com/SV85PV74c0— Tommy X-TrumpIsARacist-opher (@tommyxtopher) October 17, 2019
His last tweet...
When the history books are written about this tumultuous era, I want them to show that I was among those in the House of Representatives who stood up to lawlessness and tyranny.— Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) September 24, 2019
Read my statement supporting impeachment: https://t.co/xppt73HN6k
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Joe Maddon is the #Angels new manager. In ‘02, Maddon’s father passed away so he carried his fathers Angels hat with him in his bag. They won the ‘02 WS.— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) October 16, 2019
During game 7 of the 2016 WS with the #Cubs, Maddon brought his dads Angels hat w/ him during extra innings. They won the WS. pic.twitter.com/WMLXVbr1qg
This did not come up at our secret liberal media meeting on Monday.
It's almost as if that whole "liberal media" thing is BS, because the people that own the liberal media are all conservative. Someone should write a novel about that. ($everance)
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
For @johnlennon's 79th birthday, @ringostarrmusic Ringo released this cover of John's "Grow Old With Me."— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 15, 2019
I think it's the first time a Beatle has officially released a studio cover of another Beatle.
@PaulMcCartney sings harmonies.https://t.co/PoZBo5fnwI
Introducing your #RockHall2020 Nominees 🎉— Rock Hall (@rockhall) October 15, 2019
Your voice, your vote: Let us know who you think deserves to be a #RockHall2020 Inductee. Join our @KlipschAudio Fan Vote and vote now on @Google: https://t.co/KyAG5Rn12K pic.twitter.com/muYcwl6vIS
If you get five picks, mine are...The Doobies (how are they not in there yet?), Kraftwerk (for innovation and inspiring others), Todd Rundgren (duh), T-Rex (same reason as Kraftwerk), and Thin Lizzy.
If you ignore the "rock and roll" part of the name, I suppose Whitney Houston, Rufus, and Notorious BIG should get some consideration too.
No way on the others.
Entercom today announced the roll-out of RADIO.COM REWIND, an exciting new technology that gives listeners the ability to pause and rewind live radio, enabling users to consume their favorite shows and stations when its most convenient to them. The feature automatically records the broadcast and makes it easy for the user to navigate to their favorite show and begin listening at any point of the broadcast. This new functionality marks the first-ever all-in-one on-demand audio experience for broadcast radio content.
RADIO.COM REWIND unlocks the flexibility to consume broadcast radio content within 24 hours of airing. This feature allows listeners to fast-forward to live content at any time, resume their listening experience from where they left off and select a playback speed up to two times the original speed. In the coming months, users will also be able to share moments of live broadcast radio content for distribution on social media and via email.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
Eckhartz Press is proud to announce that two of our books have been named finalists for the CWA (Chicago Writers Association) Book of the Year. In the Indy Fiction category, William Mansfield’s harrowing tale of recovery after a dog attack “The Scar Dance” claimed one of the four finalist slots. In the Indy Non-Fiction category, Rick Kaempfer’s “Everycubever” is one of the three finalists for Book of the Year. Congrats to those two Eckhartz Press authors! We have now had nine finalists (John Landecker, Mitch Michaels, Ken Churilla, Bobby Skafish, Lee Kingsmill, Pat Colander, ML Collins, Rick Kaempfer and William Mansfield) and two winners (Pat Colander & ML Collins) in our eight years of existence. We strive for excellence, and we thank our talented stable of writers for delivering.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
NEW: **43 new claims of sexual misconduct against Trump**— Courtney Norris (@courtneyknorris) October 9, 2019
“When he says that thing, ‘Grab them in the pussy,’ that hits me hard because when he grabbed me and pulled me into the tapestry, that’s where he grabbed me."https://t.co/PfGei507mN
Overnight, troubling new allegations about former TODAY anchor Matt Lauer were revealed from journalist Ronan Farrow’s soon-to-be-released book “Catch and Kill.” @MorganRadford reports the details. pic.twitter.com/7ooO3oAJ5X— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 9, 2019
Coleen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballer’s wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operation that involved placing false stories in the tabloid newspaper.
Rooney, an online influencer who is married to the former England international Wayne Rooney, said she was forced to act after a series of posts on her private social media account appeared in the media. She has publicly accused Rebekah Vardy, the wife of fellow England footballer Jamie Vardy, of being the individual who was leaking the private information.
Vardy, a former contestant on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, has denied any involvement and suggested someone else may have had access to the password for her Instagram account. The Sun has not disputed Rooney’s suggestion that Vardy was the source but amended all the disputed stories on its website to note that they could have been fabricated.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Nun ist die Zeit gekommen: ich danke Euch und meinen Mannschaften @FCBayern, @ManUtd, @ChicagoFire und @DFB_Team. Natürlich danke ich auch meiner Frau @AnaIvanovic und meiner Familie für Ihre Unterstützung. pic.twitter.com/SrCdP8m6ia— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) October 8, 2019
In a surprising turn of events, Beasley Media Group announced that Mike Thomas, who has successfully led the programming efforts of the mighty WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)/Boston since its 2009 launch has made one of those "life decisions" -- in an effort to a) be closer to his family, and b) fulfill a career goal of becoming a Market Manager, Thomas has accepted a new position as Market Manager for Good Karma Brands Sports-Talk WMVP-AM (ESPN 1000)/Chicago, starting in January 2020.
"We're thrilled to welcome Mike Thomas to the team," said Craig Karmazin, Founder & CEO of Good Karma Brands, who will continue to serve as interim Market Manager. "We're thrilled to welcome Mike Thomas to the team," Karmazin said. "He is the epitome of best-in-class and his expertise, passion for Chicago sports and sports-radio experience will elevate what already is a powerhouse brand." Thomas exclaimed, "As a lifelong Chicago sports fan, this is a dream come true. It's so exciting as ESPN 1000 Chicago has a great team, loyal advertising partners and passionate fans. This also gives me the opportunity to be close to my family and work with a company, who like me, has Midwest roots and a passion for sports!"
I'm not sure he realizes quite what he is getting into here. ESPN has really been struggling. I expect there will be some other changes coming soon.
Monday, October 07, 2019
In a season full of ups and downs, we are grateful for your incredible, ongoing support. While we enjoyed several exciting wins at Wrigley Field and solid individual performances from many of our players, we struggled to deliver as a team in the moments that mattered most. Falling short of our potential and failing to make the postseason for the first time in five years was extremely disappointing for all of us. We share your desire for change and are committed to building our next championship team.
As we look forward to creating our future success, it is important we also take a moment to honor a vital part of our past five years. I join our staff, players and fans in offering a heartfelt thank you to Joe Maddon. Joe’s leadership and dedication helped ignite one of the greatest eras in Cubs baseball. He guided us to the most postseason victories in our franchise’s history and helped bring the World Series trophy home to Chicago. We are forever grateful for Joe’s immense impact on our organization, fans and city and wish him continued success and happiness.
As Theo shared during his end-of-season press conference, we are focused on strengthening our roster, defining our team identity and fostering a culture of accountability to help us return to championship-caliber form. Selecting our new manager is just one of the many actions we’ll take. While it’s premature to predict the extent of change, we will be open-minded, thoughtful and thorough as we explore new opportunities and evaluate all levels of our operations to identify areas of improvement. I’m confident our Baseball Operations staff will make the right decisions to maximize our opportunity to win now while also ensuring our long-term success.
Whether we’re working to field a competitive team or preserve Wrigley Field, we keep you at the heart of everything we do. We don’t take your support for granted and will continue to find impactful ways to enhance your experience and provide best-in-class service at our ballpark and Gallagher Way.
While we’re already working to address our challenges, we understand October should be a time for meaningful baseball games not promises of offseason action. We appreciate your faith in our team and look forward to enjoying more division titles and deep postseason runs together. We believe that’s what we’re capable of and what you deserve.
Friday, October 04, 2019
It was a disappointing Cubs season this year, but I was honored to find out this week that my book "Everycubever" is a finalist for Chicago book of the year (In the Indie-Non-Fiction category). That's a first for me. Takes a little sting off the Cubs season.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
1. WVAZ 102.7-FM urban adult contemporary, 5.7 (5.0)
2. WDRV 97.1-FM classic rock, 5.4 (5.4)
3. WLS 94.7-FM classic hits, 4.9 (3.8)
4. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM all news, 4.8 (4.8)
5. WSCR 670-AM sports talk, 4.3 (4.1)
6. (tie) WLIT 93.9-FM adult contemporary, 4.2 (4.5); WTMX 101.9-FM hot adult contemporary, 4.2 (5.7)
8. (tie) WKSC 103.5-FM Top 40, 3.5 (3.8); WXRT 93.1-FM adult album alternative, 3.5 (3.5)
10. WKQX 101.1-FM alternative rock, 3.4 (3.4)
11. WRME 87.7-FM soft rock oldies, 3.3 (2.9)
12. (tie) WBMX 104.3-FM classic hip hop, 3.2 (3.1); WGN 720-AM news talk, 3.2 (2.8)
14. WOJO 105.1-FM Mexican regional, 3.0 (3.0)
15. (tie) WBBM 96.3-FM Top 40, 2.9 (2.9); WBEZ 91.5-FM public radio news talk, 2.9 (2.8); WSHE 100.3-FM adult contemporary, 2.9 (3.1)
18. WUSN 99.5-FM country, 2.7 (2.6)
19. WGCI 107.5-FM urban contemporary, 2.5 (2.5)
20. WLEY 107.9-FM Mexican regional, 2.1 (2.0)
21. (tie) WLS 890-AM news talk, 1.7 (2.1); WPPN 106.7-FM Spanish adult contemporary, 1.7 (1.9)
23. WMVP 1000-AM sports talk, 1.6 (1.4)
24. WEBG 95.5-FM country, 1.5 (1.6)
25. WVIV 93.5-FM Spanish contemporary, 1.4 (1.5)
26. WCKL 97.9-FM contemporary Christian, 1.1 (1.0)
27. (tie) WERV 95.9-FM classic hits, 1.0 (1.1); WSSR 96.7-FM adult contemporary, 1.0 (0.6)
29. (tie) WFMT 98.7-FM classical, 0.8 (0.8); WMBI 90.1-FM Christian ministry, 0.8 (0.9)
Monday, September 30, 2019
Adam & Rick discuss Chelsea’s climb up Liverpool mountain, throat-crushing Man City, the bubbles at West Ham, take a quiz about a Premier League star, and pick the scores of the top 5 games for next weekend.
Listen to it here.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
It will good to get him back on the radio. When he was with Air America he was a good counterbalance to Rush and his ilk. I think that radio show actually showed the people of Minnesota that Al was more than just a comedian.
He was super serious as a senato thoughr. Hope he remembers to keep it light like he used to. That's the secret of Rush. He's a hyper partisan, but he's also funny (for conservatives).
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
I was invited to go to the live Dahlcast last night at Zanies in Rosemont by Joe Callahan, and I thought, "what the heck, I haven't seen that before".
Enjoyed it. They did three shows and I had to leave during the third one, but I enjoyed it very much. It was nice meeting Joe. I saw a few people I haven't seen in years (like Jennifer Keiper in the picture), and Steve fans from many years ago. Didn't get a chance to talk to Steve or any of the other guys in the show (or Janet), but only because I couldn't stay all the way until the end.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Beautiful #Sunset down the #Chicago river last night! Perfect opportunity to experiment and compare my #iPhone11promax vs. my #pixel3aXL. Very small enhancements to both of these...otherwise straight out of each phone with each cameras #nightshot mode. Which is your favorite? pic.twitter.com/tNRShvnt2E— Will Byington (@willbyington) September 24, 2019
A guest on Fox News called her a "mentally ill Swedish girl". That made Fox News do something it never does--they apologized and banned him from their station.
Get a grip, people. She's 16. She has Aspbergers. She's really smart. But she is no threat to you. Stop acting like whiny little brats. She's the one that's 16. Not you.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Listen to it here.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
Here's his entry in Everycubever...
~Alex Grammas 1926--2019 (Cubs 1962-1963)
Grammas was a big league infielder for ten years, the last year and half of which were with the Cubs. He came to the Cubs (along with Don Landrum) from the Cardinals in the midst of the College of Coaches fiasco. The veteran glove man backed up young Cubs studs Ken Hubbs, Andre Rodgers, and Ron Santo. After his playing career he became a big league manager for the Pirates and Brewers.