Friday, August 13, 2021

Morning Show Boot Camp

 I'll be appearing this afternoon at the Morning Show Boot Camp at the Swissotel in downtown Chicago. If you're in the area, stop by and say hi. I don't get out often these days.

Dwier Brown

If you watched the Field of Dreams game last night, you'll love this episode of Minutia Men Celebrity Interview with Dwier Brown. He played the dad in the movie.

Free Kicks is Back!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Fake News

 We can thank the former president for popularizing the term "fake news". He used the term whenever he didn't like a story. Of course, he also created fake news. All the time. So did his attorney, Rudy. From today's Washington Post...

During the February 2018 interview to try to determine if FBI agents had leaked him sensitive information, Giuliani’s then-law partner and counselor, Marc Mukasey, opined that the standards for truth-telling are different in electoral politics than in legal matters.

“In the heat of a political campaign, on television, I’m not saying Rudy necessarily, but everybody embellishes everything,” Mukasey said.

“Oh, you could throw a fake,” added Giuliani — who in addition to serving as mayor of New York from 1994 to 2001 also spent eight years as a federal prosecutor in the city.

“You’re under no obligation to tell the truth,” Mukasey replies, according to the transcript. To which Giuliani repeats, “You could throw a fake.”

An agent then said, “Fake news, right?”

Mukasey replied, “Right.”

There is another word for Fake News, as this portion of the article implies. The word is lie. At it to the list of more than 30,000 verifyiable lies.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Chet and Tony

 Both are gone now. My friend Chet, and my childhood hero Tony Esposito. RIP.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Larry Corcoran

Chicago Radio Ratings

Thanks to Robert Feder for publishing these today. For the daypart breakdown, click here.

1. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM all news, 6.7 (6.0)
2. WVAZ 102.7-FM R&B, 5.8 (6.5)
3. (tie) WDRV 97.1-FM classic rock, 5.2 (5.2); WLIT 93.9-FM adult contemporary, 5.2 (5.6)
5. WOJO 105.1-FM Mexican regional, 4.4 (4.1)
6. WLS 94.7-FM classic hits, 4.1 (3.5)
7. WTMX 101.9-FM hot adult contemporary, 3.5 (3.8)
8. WBEZ 91.5-FM public radio news talk, 3.4 (3.4)
9. WXRT 93.1-FM adult album alternative, 3.3 (3.7)
10. WGN 720-AM news talk, 3.1 (3.3)
11. WPPN 106.7-FM Spanish adult contemporary, 3.0 (2.9)
12. WSCR 670-AM sports talk, 2.9 (2.6)
13. (tie) WUSN 99.5-FM country, 2.8 (2.8); WKSC 103.5-FM Top 40, 2.8 (3.1); WRME 87.7-FM soft rock oldies, 2.8 (2.7)
16. WBMX 104.3-FM classic hip-hop, 2.7 (2.6)
17. WCHI 95.5-FM rock, 2.4 (1.9)
18. WGCI 107.5-FM hip-hop, 2.2 (2.4)
19. (tie) WBBM 96.3-FM Top 40, 2.1 (2.3); WKQX 101.1-FM alternative rock, 2.1 (2.1); WSHE 100.3-FM adult contemporary, 2.1 (2.8)
22. WLEY 107.9-FM Mexican regional, 1.7 (1.8)
23. (tie) WFMT 98.7-FM classical, 1.5 (1.9); WPWX 92.3-FM hip-hop, 1.5 (1.2)
25. (tie) WLS 890-AM news talk, 1.3 (1.4); WMVP 1000-AM sports talk, 1.3 (1.2)
27. WCKL 97.9-FM contemporary Christian music, 1.2 (1.1)
28. WVIV 93.5-FM Spanish contemporary, 1.1 (1.2)
29. WMBI 90.1-FM Christian ministry, 1.0 (1.1)
30. WXLC 102.3-FM hot adult contemporary, 0.8 (1.0)

Monday, August 09, 2021

Abbey Road

Perfectly Summed Up

In an non-condescending manner...