WXRT Hires New Jock--A Greeting To Her From the Program Director.

Annalisa Parziale to join WXRT Getting More from Les Blog Readers: You might have read that WXRT has hired a new DJ, AnnaLisa Parziale, a radio veteran with stints in San Francisco and Boston. Somehow, an email from ‘XRT program director Laura Duncan to Annalisa wound up in my inbox. I reproduce it below with... Read more »

Hey, NPR. You Are Making Me Feel Old!

In July of 1984, I mentioned to a friend that for the first time that I could recall, the number one song on the Billboard charts was something I had never heard. The song was “When Doves Cry” from Prince’s Purple Rain soundtrack album. It had totally escaped my ears and for the first time... Read more »

Stop Playing this Song. I'm Beggin!

I’m at my desk listening to the sports radio “experts” discuss the White Sox chances in the playoffs, and the future of Andy Dalton now that Justin Fields is the Bears’starter. I am peering through my microscope, drawing lines and dots on the prostate slides. All is as it should be. And then I hear... Read more »

Should I Try To Win Tickets to a Genesis Concert?

Genesis. Photo Courtesy Chicago Tribune The DJ’s on WXRT are super-excited. The station is giving away tickets to see Genesis perform at the United Center in November. Call In To Win! Should I make that call? So many thoughts come to mind, so many questions. First, as I have said before, I am not particularly... Read more »

Cole Porter and Suburbia--A Great American Weekend

Just slippin on by on LSD Alliota Haynes and Jeremiah- 1971 Yes, I know. I swore I would not go near the Taste. I documented my reasons, and I swear by every one of them, even though Whitney from SpotHero did give me some parking alternatives. What I had neglected to take into consideration was... Read more »

Easy Tuesday Music Trivia with a Prize!

“B.B. Bumble and the Stingers… …Mott the Hoople, Ray Charles Singer” Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)–1974 Summer days, full moons, and the heat is rising. Chicago may not have it as bad as many parts of the country, but it is still time for chilling out,  cracking out your favorite lemonade... Read more »

Virtual Prizes for Virtual Contests-White Sox, WXRT and Donald Trump

Feelin’ Groovy! 59th St. Bridge Song Simon and Garfunkle-1966 Remember Sarah Palin’s “Bridge to Nowhere”? It was a convoluted tale that garnered a lot of attention when the Alaska Governor was selected as John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 Presidential election. Since than Madame Palin has had the career to nowhere, but that is... Read more »