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Burt Reynolds back in the news

Burt Reynolds ex-wife Loni Anderson says he still owes her a lot of money and wants it now. No comment from Burt. He became a regular guest on the Roy Leonard Show in the early 70′s and was on the show when the famous “Cosmo Nude” shot was published. He joked with Roy about it... Read more »

Interview with Pearl Bailey

 was asked recently about favorite guests and Pearl Bailey quickly came to mind. You’ll understand why after listening to this 1989 interview (47:00 minutes) in which she talks about her degree from Georgetown University,, her  work at the U.N.,her AID’s speech in Geneva, Switzerland. education in America, her Ihusband, famed drummer Louis Bellson whose writing a... Read more »

Jacques Cousteau

Hearing about the use of  submersibles to help find wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, I recall talking to Jacques Cousteau, the most famous undersea explorer of the 20th Century, about his venture to find the lost city of Atlantis way back in 1978. You should find this very interesting. To listen to the conversation,... Read more »
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Roy & Ella Fitzgerald

What does EllaFitzgerald think about the Beatles, Steve Wonder and other pop stars? She tells Roy in this 1977 interview. To listen to this rare conversation just click here: http://wgnradio.com/2014/02/10/ella-fitzgerald/  

Larry Gelbart - a conversation with a comic genius

Larry Gelbart - a conversation with a comic genius
He developed M*A*S*H, wrote the Broadway hit, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” and co-wrote the film, “Tootsie”. You’ll enjoy our 1998 conversation with Larry Gelbart. Just click on the link   http://wgnradio.com/2014/01/06/larry-gelbart/

Bill Murray - 30 years ago

Bill Murray -  30 years ago
In 1981 Bill Murray dropped by to talk about his new movie, “Stripes”, and a lot of other things like Second City, Saturday Night Live and growing up in Winnetka, Il. To hear the interview, just click on this link: http://wgnradio.com/2013/11/19/bill-murray/
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WGN's Ray Rayner - from Prisoner of War to Bozo's Circus

  One of Chicago’s most revered TV personalities, Ray Rayner was appearing in “Guys & Dolls” at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse back in 1984, when he took time out to chat about his months in a German Prisoner of  War camp in WW II where he developed his acting skills while putting on shows for... Read more »

Leo Durocher - Baseball legend who said, "Nice guys finish last!"

Leo Durocher - Baseball legend who said, "Nice guys finish last!"
As the baseball season winds down and Chicago fans have nothing to cheer about, you should enjoy this 1975 interview I had with one of the sport’s all time greats, Leo “The Lip” Durocher, who coached the Cubs from 1966 to 1972 (he was fired midway through the season). He was a win-at-all costs manger... Read more »

Peggy Lee - a legendary pop singer for six decades

The legendary pop singer, Peggy Lee and I sat down for an hour in April of 1988 and tried to condense a sixty-career into one hour. It wasn’t easy but we were able to hit most off the highlights from her discovery here in Chicago by Benny Goodman in 1941 to the controversial Leiber &... Read more »
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Dick Clark in Radio Archives

Dick Clark in Radio Archives
Dick Clark, the legendary  TV personality and producer from American Bandstand to New New Year’s Rockin’ Eve came by to talk many times over the years and we’ve chosen  a visit on November 8, 1985 to share with you. He was in town to plug his new book on the history of Bandstand. At the... Read more »
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