Friday, June 07, 2019

Everyone Loves Minutia Men

We taped our latest episode yesterday and it will drop this weekend. Meanwhile, here are some of the more recent reviews on iTunes. There are now more than 200 5-star reviews...

Great interviews
in iTunes by braceletbain from USA on April 11, 2019
Love the wide range of guests. What other podcast can you hear interviews with Mark Cuban, Cousin Oliver and the hooker from Fargo?

Not bad
in iTunes by travissmall from USA on April 11, 2019
Pretty good podcast for a mainstream show.

Fun stuff
in iTunes by treftyh from USA on April 8, 2019
Love that these guys interview guests. Totally different than the typical shows. Lots of laughs.

What a hoot. Dave and Rick rock
in iTunes by AforAmi from USA on April 8, 2019
Love this podcast. I’ve been listening for a year or so and they never disappoint. I’m glad it is catching on.

Fun Show
in iTunes by Jacob and Olivia from USA on March 29, 2019
Fun show with great banter. Very entertaining. Keep up the great work.

Not bad
in iTunes by shello1969 from USA on March 29, 2019
A good show that’s a perfect length for a commute

RIP Dr. John

The New Orleans musician has passed away at the age of 77.

Printers Row Past

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Cara Carriveau on WLS-FM

I cheered when I saw this in Robert Feder's column this morning! Way to go Cara...

Cara Carriveau, a longtime favorite of Chicago radio listeners, is the latest familiar personality to sign on at WLS 94.7-FM, the Cumulus Media classic hits station.

She’ll officially debut July 4 as a part-time and fill-in host, according to program director Wade Linder, who confirmed her hiring Wednesday.

Cara and I worked together at the Loop years ago. She's good people. This picture is from last year when she bought Mitch Michaels' book.

The Final Piece?

Every Cub fan in Chicago was talking about this story last night: Source--Cubs, Kimbrel reach 3-year-deal.

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.

It's the one thing they need to go up against the Dodgers in the playoffs.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Printer's Row Litfest

If you're coming out to the Printer's Row LitFest this weekend, look out for Eckhartz Press authors Bill Paige, Alex Burkholder, Randy Richardson, and Becky Sarwate-Maxwell. They'll be selling and signing their great books...

I have something in my eye

Garry Meier filling in for Mancow

From Robert Feder's column...

Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier will soon be heard again on WLS 890-AM, the Cumulus Media news/talk station. This time Meier will appear as a guest on Mancow Muller’s morning show June 21 and then fill in for Muller the full week of June 24, according to Stephanie Tichenor, program director of WLS. Quoth Mancow: “Radio’s greatest second-banana lands the greatest honor of his career — filling in for me. . . . This is very big for him!” Meier, who worked with Steve Dahl at WLS in the ’80s, spent eight years as Roe Conn’s afternoon co-host there before he quit in a bitter salary dispute in 2004. He’s been gone from terrestrial radio since 2014 when his five-year run ended at Tribune Broadcasting news/talk WGN 720-AM. In 2016 Meier launched a subscription podcast.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Rick with Bill & Wendy

Had a great time with Bill and Wendy today. Thanks so much for having me on. Listen to it here if you missed it:

Rick on the Radio

Tune in this morning between 11:30am--Noon on WGN Radio, and you'll hear me on with Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder. We'll be discussing my latest book "Everycubever'.

Janet Sutherland Madden in Ohio

This heartwarming reunion happened over the weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Eckhartz Press author Janet Sutherland Madden appeared at a book signing to promote her book "Nose Over Toes"--a story that chronicles her recovery from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Among the people who showed up was the first responder who saved her life back in 2004. She tells the story below...

Here are a few more photos from her book signing...

Janet also wrote about her Columbus trip on Linked In.

Monday, June 03, 2019

Night and Day

I thought this was kind of cool. You know how you often take two pictures of the same thing to make sure you got a good one? Well, these two pictures of my nephew Andrew were taken on Saturday night at his HS graduation, one after the other. The second one looks like daytime, but it's really lightning going off in the background...

Third of June

I always think of this song on this day...wish I didn't...but I do. (First line)

British Humor

Rick Kogan

The June issue of Illinois Entertainer is out and features my interview with Tribune/WGN icon Rick Kogan.

You can read it here.

WGN Walk of Fame

They named four new members last week. From this morning's RAMP newsletter...

Andrea Darlas, whose career as a news anchor, reporter and show host at WGN Radio spans more than 21 years; WGN marketing and sales pro Marlene Wells, who celebrates her 52nd anniversary with the station this October; "King John" Williams, who started at WGN as an intern, took over middays in September 1997 and moved to afternoons in 2000, and the late "Tenpin Tattler" Sam Weinstein, who hosted the longest-running radio program with one host. The show debuted on WCFL on August 24, 1935 as a 15-minute bowling program. In 1966, the show moved over to WGN Radio as a five-minute program on Saturday nights, where it ran until August 26, 1995. "There's unforgettable wisdom in each of this year's inductees," said Todd Manley, WGN Station Manager and VP of Content. "They are among the greatest WGN ambassadors and inventive entertainers." The Walk of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast live from the Chicago Architecture Center on Friday, September 13 at 10am.

I will actually be on WGN Radio tomorrow morning at 11:35 discussing my book. I can pass on my congratulations in person.

People are Loving Everycubever

Back in the Blogging Chair

After a two week vacation, I'm back in the blogging chair this morning. I visited Spain, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, England, and Detroit. Yes, Detroit, Michigan.

Here are a few highlights below...