Tag: Chicago radio

Tis the Season for Change...

Tis the Season for Change...
For the third Christmas in my married life of 40 years, my worser half has been pink slipped. And so today, Steve will air his last show on WLS AM. He is a sturdy man, and a prescient one. He saw this severance coming. When he was hired, the station was preparing for Life After... Read more »

Thankful

Thankful
It is Sunday of the Thanksgiving holiday. The tree is up;  the outside decorations are almost complete. (More later on my porch tableau. I even made Steve laugh with my dog house based decor plan) The baby wreaths were hung on the upstairs windows before the blizzard started. I said I would go onto the... Read more »

Steve and Garry, Scumbag worm meat ….idiots.

Steve and Garry, Scumbag worm meat ….idiots.
Tonight Steve and Garry are being inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame at the Museum of Broadcast Communications.  It is a nice coda to a partnership that dared to do the unspeakable: talk on the FM band. Make people laugh. Push every boundary of civility. It is almost impossible to remember the reverence with... Read more »
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Two roads diverged, and I took the Patrick one

Two roads diverged, and I took the Patrick one
Today is an auspicious day in the life of the Dahl family. Thirty three years ago Steve and I were in Detroit. My sister was getting married.  Steve was multitasking: he was simulcasting on Detroit and Milwaukee stations, and he was doing a personal appearance on Friday.  Garry was in town as well. I can... Read more »

Betty Wants a Radio Job

Wow. Betty Loren Maltese quit her hostess job at Salerno’s.  Too little money.  She wants to be a radio host.   I wonder what Chicago area station will open its airwaves to Betty?  I am sure some bottom feeder will try to capitalize on her notoriety. Jim Laski has a lovely radio perch at WGN.... Read more »