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ChicagoNow Radio: October 9

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Amy Guth

Amy Guth is digital news editor for the Tribune's books section and blog and is co-host of ChicagoNow Radio on News 720 WGN alongside Alex Quigley. Also? Author, adventuress and grade-a sass-mouth.

This week's line-up on ChicagoNow Radio on News 720 WGN with Alex Quigley and Amy Guth from 9 a.m. to noon:

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9 a.m.
The Queer Guy Tells It Straight's Daniel Scogin will kick off the show with us as he tells us the do's and do not's of "sexting." Follow @ChicagoDaniel on Twitter.


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9:30 a.m.
Jason Chin from An Improvised Blog is next and he'll talk about why the Chicagoans are kicking ass, taking names and saving SNL's butt right now. Follow @TextingJason on Twitter.


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10 a.m.
Speaking of kicking ass, it's all Blackhaws talk at the top of the ten o'clock hour with John Talarico of One Goal.


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10:30 a.m.
Holy moley! It's Chicago marathon weekend already! We've read their blogs, we've checked in with them on the radio, we've followed their trials and tribulations and now it's time to talk with Dan Malinski of Cubicle Dad and Connie Reyes of Marathon MissFit one last time before they can forever call themselves marathoners. (*sniffle* I promise not to cry because crying is for stupid babies and I'm not a stupid baby and shutupshutupshutup.....! *sniffle*) Ahem. It's gonna be badass. Follow @CubicleDad and @MarathonMissFit on Twitter.


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11 a.m.
Metromix and RedEye man-about-town Ernest Wilkins of ReMix is coming by the studio to kick off the eleven o'clock hour to class the place up and give the inside info on where to watch Sunday's Chicago Marathon in style. Follow @ErnestWilkins on Twitter.


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11:30 a.m.
Alex Quigley and I hijack the show for ourselves in the final half-hour for a few important updates such as how you can now text us during the show (text 24720, my people), our spiffy new Vimeo channel, the Weekly Wager Quigley has *yet* to notice I have paid, the bizarre-o marathon we'll be running ourselves, plus all sorts of other uber-useful bits of information that you cannot possibly live without. Boom!


Find the latest on our spiffy ChicagoNow Radio Facebook page, too, and by following me (@AmyGuth) and Alex Quigley (@AlexQuigley) on Twitter.

ChicagoNow Radio Weekly Wager: Alex Loses, Amy And the Internet Win

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Alex Quigley

Former rock DJ, currently a multipurpose Chicago media guy.

So yeah, I hate losing bets. I only bet if I think I'm going to win. So I felt pretty confident going into our most recent Weekly Wager (audio available on wgnradio.com right here). Amy and I both asked our moms, "What's the worst thing I ever did as a kid?" We wrote our answers down in advance to prevent cheating.

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The 2010 Stanley Cup Finals Chicago Philly cheese deep steak dish pizza thing (it's for real)

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Amy Guth

Amy Guth is digital news editor for the Tribune's books section and blog and is co-host of ChicagoNow Radio on News 720 WGN alongside Alex Quigley. Also? Author, adventuress and grade-a sass-mouth.

Stanley Cup pizza now exists. More specifically, the 2010 Stanley Cup finals Chicago Philly cheese deep steak dish pizza thing now exists, and all as a result of ChicagoNow Radio. What is Stanly Cup pizza and what does it have to do with ChicagoNow Radio, you ask? I'll tell you.

Remember when Alex Quigley and I had Joe Campagna the Chicago Food Snob on ChicagoNow Radio on Memorial Day weekend? If not (or if you do remember and want to enjoy it again) listen to his segment at WGN Radio's archives of the show. I'll wait right here.

Right. So, In that segment, Campagna discussed with us Quigley's idea for the 2010 Stanley Cup pizza: a Chicago-style deep dish pizza with Philly Cheesesteak toppings. We discussed options: provolone slices or full-on Cheez-Whiz? Tomato sauce? Or no? Well, as a result of Campagna's culinary expertise (and-- yes, I dare to go here-- his good sense to roll with a thin crust for crying out loud), this beast of a food is now real. And, for as much as I winced as we discussed it, this creation actually seems like it would be quite good. However, as Campagna said in an email, "It was tasty but since I'm superstitious I won't be making it again until the series is over!"  F'reals, Food Snob. For. Reals.


We'll have the line up for Saturday's show posted for you here in the next day or two. In the meantime, give us a shout on the ChicagoNow Radio Facebook page, follow @AlexQuigley and yours truly (@AmyGuth) on Twitter (and @ChiFoodSnob, too while you're at it), and catch up on any show segments you may have missed in the WGN ChicagoNow Radio archives.

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