Sad to hear about the passing of my high school soccer coach. RIP, Coach Bachir. https://t.co/ZJqZq393Mp— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 11, 2021
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".
Friday, June 11, 2021
On the day the European Cup begins, Eckhartz Press announces our latest book available for pre-order, "Transatlantic Passage: How the English Premier League Redefined Soccer in America" by @PaulMBanks. It's a good one! https://t.co/XZSvc1Cp8q @fkadamandrick— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 11, 2021
Thursday, June 10, 2021
I must admit I didn't see this coming. The latest news about Roe Conn, via Robert Feder's column this morning...
Roe Conn, the veteran Chicago broadcaster, has joined the Office of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart as a senior project manager. He’s currently working on a crime analytics team specializing in vehicular hijacking and roadway shootings. “It’s definitely an unexpected pivot, but Chicago is where I’m from and where I always want to be,” Conn, 57, told me. “It’s been the honor of a lifetime to be part of Chicago’s radio landscape – especially on two of the continent’s most legendary stations. But our town is facing a tough battle ahead and I couldn’t be more proud to get the chance to work alongside these amazing men and women who try to make our streets safer and our city better.” Conn, who hosted afternoons on Nexstar Media Group news/talk WGN 720-AM and Cumulus Media news/talk WLS 890-AM, continues as a contributor to “Windy City Live” on ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 and co-host of “Screen Time with Roe & Roeper,” a weekly podcast with Richard Roeper.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Former #Cub shortstop (1948-53) Roy Smalley was born on this day in 1926. Smalley had pop in his bat (21 homers one year), but was probably better known for his wild throwing arm. The nickname of Cubs double play combination: Miksis to Smalley to Addison Street. #everyCubever pic.twitter.com/SYNCcZscRV— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 9, 2021
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
Happy birthday to Tim Donahue. After he was let go by the #Cubs, he wrote:“Ye called me knocker, and ye did well to call me such. Upon the West Side Grounds I made you look like soiled deuces in a clean deck. None of you had any edge on me. I was too good for you.” #everyCubever pic.twitter.com/AJGjQlKCEg— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 8, 2021
Monday, June 07, 2021
Wicker Park Wishes
The reason we do this. That moment the author gets to hold her book in her hand for the very first time. Congrats to Margaret Larkin, author of Wicker Park Wishes. https://t.co/PRPbPLMNVi pic.twitter.com/PbUbX0QWMk— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 7, 2021
Congrats to my son Sean and his Green White team for winning Division 1 of the U-19 age group in the state of Illinois. Great accomplishment. They didn't concede a single goal until the final game of the season (which they won last night, 3-2).
what a call on Univision pic.twitter.com/l5HHsFmKek— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 7, 2021
Sunday, June 06, 2021
Bob & Margaret
Eckhartz Press authors Bob Boone and Margaret Larkin on WGN Radio (listen here) https://t.co/4jH7Pl2W7B— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 6, 2021
Happy 150th birthday to Bill Lange, a flashy charismatic #Cubs outfielder from 1893-1899. They called him “Little Eva” because of his dancing prowess. At the age of 28, while still at the peak of his career, he abruptly retired to marry an extremely wealthy girl. #everyCubever pic.twitter.com/5k35voWG6x— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 6, 2021
24 #Cubs served in the military during World War II, but Larry French (Cubs 1935-41) was the only one to actively take part in the D-Day invasion. French stayed in the navy for 27 years (22 in active duty) before retiring in 1969 as a captain. #everyCubever pic.twitter.com/TT2iZOJXyU— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) June 6, 2021