Thursday, July 25, 2019


Record Heat in Europe

I grew up in Europe, and that continent is totally unequipped to handle this: Europe heat: Temperature records are shattered in Europe, with Paris hitting all-time mark of 109 degrees

Almost no-one has air conditioning.

The Bottom Line

Unfortunately this didn't happen until the final moments of the hearing, but it should be in any anti-Trump ads next year...

Mueller Hearing

Writer's Event

Members, non-members, friends, colleagues and guests are invited to join Chicago Writers Association and the Illinois Woman's Press Association for an evening of literature, conversation, storytelling, food and drink.

Click here for more details about the event and RSVP instructions.

This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you! I will be there.

July 27, 2019
7:00 - 10:00 pm
The Atlantic Bar & Grill
5062 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60625

New Morning Show at US-99

This arrived in my e-mail box this morning. A press release from Entercom...

Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., today announced a new morning show on US99 (WUSN-FM), Chicago’s #1 Country Station. Chicago-area native Katie Bright and Jason Pullman will host the show with contributions from Erin, weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CT beginning on August 8. In addition, the morning show will also feature a rotating group of contributors.

“We are thrilled to welcome this talented team to US99,” said Jimmy de Castro, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Chicago. “The team will bring country music fans an entertaining and informative live, local show that is built for Chicagoland.”

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Who is Covering the Mueller Hearings?

Don't call me. I'll be watching. Looks like I'll have a choice of stations.

According to Variety, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and C-SPAN will be covering it live.

The Fox News broadcast plans on redacting the Democrats with big black boxes over their faces during their questioning, and putting Snapchat filters on Mueller's face, and will play the Battle Hymn of the Republic during the Republicans questions.*

*Not really. But would it really surprise you?

Flakus Leaves Chicago

Lost another radio pro this week. This one is heading west. From the RAMP newsletter...

Entercom Alternative KNDD (107.7 The End)/Seattle has managed to nail down the services of major market Alt/Rock star Walter Flakus as APD and afternoon drive personality, effective August 6. Flakus is inbound from Chicago, where he spent the past five years as APD/MD and evening entertainer at Cumulus Alternative WKQX. He was also MD for the late, great WLUP (The Loop)/Chicago, and he previously worked for SiriusXM and the former WHRL-FM/Albany, NY. "We're thrilled to welcome such a talented programmer to the 107.7 The End team," said Jack Hutchison, SVP/Market Manager, Entercom Seattle. "Walter brings extensive experience and leadership both on and off the air, which will benefit listeners and partners."

Monday, July 22, 2019

Tarp Monster

Albert Brooks

Happy birthday to one of the funniest men on the planet, Albert Brooks. I quote this scene all the time in our house..."You can't say nest, you can't say egg"

MInutia Men, Episode 142

EP142: Rick and Dave discuss a parent of the year, the grossest furniture possible, Jenkins in Israel, an ex-Cub who was murdered, Rick’s brush with former Beatle Pete Best, and they interview and play audio genius from production wizard Vince Argento.

Listen to it here.

They would know

When the Germans see it...