Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, co-host of Minutia Men, Minutia Men Celebrity Interview and Free Kicks, and the author of "Back in the D.D.R", "EveryCubEver", "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," "Records Truly Is My Middle Name", and "Gruen Weiss Vor".
Saturday, May 02, 2020
Phil & Greg
Both are fellow former WPGUers (University of Illinois) and both are consummate pros.
I interviewed Greg back in 2009 for Chicago Radio Spotlight.
I interviewed Phil just last year for Illinois Entertainer.
Minutia Men--Michael Jordan & Josh Gondelman
Listen to it here.
Friday, May 01, 2020
RIP Bart & Bob
I missed the passing of two of my childhood baseball heroes over the last few weeks. Bart Johnson and Bob Oliver both died in April. Neither played for my Cubs, but I always loved these baseball cards. RIP Bart & Bob. pic.twitter.com/sGx76C1kAh— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) May 1, 2020
You are the Champions
Rock band Queen and singer Adam Lambert are raising money for health workers fighting COVID-19 with a new single ‘You Are The Champions,’ an updated version of classic hit ‘We Are The Champions’— Rich Tehrani (@rtehrani) May 1, 2020
The May issue of Illinois Entertainer is out and features my interview with Brian Paruch, aka Whip, from the Mix Morning show (WTMX)
Read it here.
Is Premier League coming back?
*Players must arrive at training grounds in kit and wear masks at all times.
*They must not shower or eat on the premises. If clubs want to provide players with food, it must be delivered as a takeaway to players' cars.
*Only essential medical treatment would be allowed, with all medical staff in full PPE.
*All meetings and reviews must take place virtually and off-site.
More information is here.
Grace Fights Covid 19
Priced to simply cover our costs.
Find out more about it here.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Listen to it here.
News Radio From Home
Here's how they do it.
Thanks to Robert Feder for that report.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Listen to it here.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Lossano and Friends
#VintageLossanoAndFriends! with @LarryPotash @DickBiondiFilm @tracyswartz @RickKaempfer @MinutiaMen @LossanoFriends @LOSSANO https://t.co/YbNlPBjDcp— Radio Misfits (@RadiosMisfits) April 28, 2020
David Ross story
ESPN’s Jon “Boog” Sciambi recently hopped on “The Compound,” a podcast hosted by Cubs Ian Happ, Nico Hoerner, Dakota Mekkes and Zack Short. Sciambi recalled a time where Ross got up to use the restroom during a commercial break of a Red Sox-Phillies entering the 10th inning.
The 10th already started by the time Ross returned to the booth, giving Cubs legend Rick Sutcliffe — the third member of broadcast team — a chance to mess with him.
“[Ross] puts the headset on kinda quiet, like he’s sneaking back into the booth. And Sutt, to his credit — and Sutt’s not the brightest light on the Christmas tree — sees it.
“Rossy puts his headset back on, and Sutt goes ‘That’s a great point, Boog. What do you think about that, Rossy?’
“[Ross’] eyes bulge out. He looks at me and I look at him, like ‘Well…’ It’s like one-one thousand, two-one thousand, three-one thousand, he realizes we’re ****ing with him, and he just blurts out ‘You guys are like camels; you never go to the bathroom.’”
Yes, this happened live on the air during a national broadcast of an MLB game. Three Red Sox-Phillies games went to extras from 2017-18; which of the three this story occurred during is uncertain.
How is this story not getting more attention?
Pentagon formally releases 3 Navy videos showing "unidentified aerial phenomena" https://t.co/HpbbVoiT2P pic.twitter.com/f7vVQV8h3v— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 28, 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020
Freddie in Quarantine
Quarantined in France — this guy doing his best Freddie Mercury on the balcony while playing “I Want to Break Free” is the Twitter content I’m here for...🌎❤️😂🤣pic.twitter.com/YYtiz005gX— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) April 27, 2020
Winds of Change
Did the CIA write Scorpions’ hit song Wind of Change? This is the wild story of Spotify’s latest original podcast documentary series.
The audio platform has teamed up with New Yorker investigative journalist Patrick Radden Keefe, Pod Save America producer Crooked Media and Missing Richard Simmons producer Pineapple Street Studios for Wind of Change.
The eight-part series, which debuts May 11, follows Keefe as he explores a rumor he heard from a source within the CIA: The CIA was behind the 1990 international hit. He will look at spies doing the unthinkable, a secret history of propaganda hidden in pop music, and a maze of government secrets as he attempts to untangle one of the great mysteries of the Cold War.
I played this song a million times when i was on the Loop. We pushed it hard. Don't think we were part of the conspiracy, but I must admit, this song never spoke to me. And I'm German. And I was blown away by the Berlin Wall coming down. And I love the Scorps. This song just isn't that good.