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JANUARY 2021

TUESDAY JANUARY 26, 2021  3:31 AM...  Great talking with Jerry Blavat earlier. Fun to talk with
Sean Compton too, though the topic, Larry King’s death, is sad.  A long life, fully lived, but it marks
the passing of another unique individual who made radio so compelling.  After that, we had fun on
Monday night trivia.  One question answered: Rarely do you find a neighborhood without one, but
the first one in America didn’t appear until the 1880s.  It was in Boston.  First what?   Playground. 
(In 1886, for the first time ever in the US, a public area was set aside for young children to play.  It
was little more than piles of sand in front of a children’s mission.)  The second question is still in
play, so if you missed it, you’ll hear it again next Monday (or listen to the stream or replay file, use
the nav bar above)— for those who heard it, it gives you a week to think about it. If you’re here to
discover the artists of the Bumper Stumpers, here’s what we played:

Tommy Ridgley – Jam Up
Four Seasons – Soon
Flamingos – Nobody Loves Me Like You Do
Lee “Shot” Williams – Juke Joint Slide
Johnny Bartel & The Soul Masters – I Waited Too Long
The Robins – A Little Bird Told Me
Jay McChann & Priscilla Bowman
Gene Redding – This Heart
Little Milton – Baby I Love You
Gees – It’s All Over


MONDAY JANUARY 25, 2020 10:30 PM CT... Talking with Jerry Blavat as I type. If you haven't
ready "You Only Rock Once,"  the story of Jerry's life, click on it for a great price from Amazon.  At
any price, it's worth the read!


FRIDAY JANUARY 22, 2021  WGN Radio 3:31 AM CT..  Great hearing from many of you last night. 
If you missed the show, you can always catch the replay on the stream until the next live show, or
access it on demand anytime (use the nav bar above). One of the things we discussed was what
you wanted the show to discuss.  We stopped doing political topics for the benefit of my blood
pressure (that in tandem with not watching any news or reading it online has been alarmingly
helpful).  But what we discovered was many of you called saying you didn’t want to hear political
issues, you just wanted to have fun on the radio at night.  I can do that (providing enough people
call, because it’s you guys who lead me down the trail of good stories), and of course should major
breaking news happen, we’ll always stop to talk about it, but as for the day to day diatribe of
politically related topics, is that what floats your boat or would you prefer we steer clear?  Call and
tell me (or email me here, if you must).  As for bumpers last night...

Shirelles – It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Ford “Snooks” Eaglin – Willy Lee
Miracles – Ooh Baby Baby
Nolan Strong & The Diablos – Since You’re Gone
Barbara Lewis – I Still Remember The Feeling
Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
Barbara George –You Talk About Love
Gino Vannelli – People Gotta Move
Huey Piano Smith & His Clowns – Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu
Brook Benton – Two Tickets To Paradise


THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2021  3:31 AM CT...  Another night of nothing of consequence but plenty
of fun.  What inauguration?  You didn’t hear about it from me.   More of the same tonight at 10.  A lot
of what I played earlier came from your calls, so thanks for that and keep ‘em comin’!

David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks – I Couldn’t Believe It
El Chicano – Put On A Show
Tams – What Kind of Fool
Impressions – Senorita (I Love You)
Freda Payne – Memories & Souvenirs
Poets – So Young (And So Innocent)
Neil Sedaka – Stairway to Heaven
Nina Simone – I Loves You Porgy
Nina Simone – To Be Young Gifted And Black
Wayne Cochran – Goin’ Back To Miami
Corsairs – Smokey Places


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20, 2021  3:31 AM CT...  We continue to ignore everything of
consequence.  Nothing makes sense, so no sense trying to make sense out of nonsense.  We’ll just
continue to read the tabloids and talk obscure oldies. Speaking of which, there’s a bumper list from
last night below.  But before I go, reminder:

TONIGHT'S SHOW STARTS AT 9:30 CT INSTEAD OF 10.  Or at least it's expected to do so. 
Could be anything as we're following sports play by play, but check in around 9:30 PM CT if you
don't want to miss a word of it.

Emotions – So I Can Love You
Delfonics – La La Means I Love You
Barbara Lynn – Until Then I’ll Suffer
Rays – Daddy Cool
Chris Montez – End of a Love Affair
Jimmie Rodgers – The World I Used To Know
Don Julian – I Want You Back
Marvelettes – Strange I Know
Paul Evans – Midnite Special
Jim Stafford – My Girl Bill
Hank Snow – I’ve Been Everywhere


TUESDAY JANUARY 19, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  Great time playing trivia and so nice to hear from so
many of you!   (We rescheduled Jerry Blavat for next Monday.)  The bumpers we played are below,
so if you were wondering what you heard, now you know. Tommy recognized The Spoiler but
everything else remained a mystery.   You did better on trivia questions. We had two of them, and
both were guessed: 

Americans do this more than residents of any other country.  On average, American does this 12
times in their life.   Does what?  Moves.   17% percent of us do it every year.  Australia ranks #2
with 10% of its citizens doing it every year.

More of these are sold every year in India than in any other country, though the USA is close
behind.  More of them are made in India than anywhere else.  The USA is number 2 but at only half
the annual amount.  Indonesia comes in third, making a tenth of what India does in a year.  What is
it that India makes the most of?  Movies.

We’ll continue to talk about absolutely nothing that matters tonight through Tuesday.  It does seem
to keep my blood pressure lower, and it also serves as a safe-haven from the incessant analysis of
the issues of the day. But it’s a lot more fun when you call, so if you want to talk about nothing of
consequence, I’d love to have you call!

Lou Johnson - Unsatisfied
Turbans – These Golden Rings
Marlina Mars – Just Another Dance
Eddie Purrell – The Spoiler
Monitors – Say You
Wade Flemons – Easy Lovin
Gifts – Lovin’ You
Peppermint Harris – Wait Until It Happens To You
Spellbinders – For You
Mayer Hawthorne – The Walk


FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2021 3:31 AM CT... Fun time talking to all of you who called.  Back Monday
night, with Jerry Blavat with any luck.   Bumpers last night?

Roy Head – Treat Her Right
Bernie Moore – 45 RPMs
Neil Sedaka – Alice In Wonderland
Keystoners – Gossip
Dells – It’s All Up To You
Johnny Taylor – Blues In The Night
Major Lance – Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
Whispers – The Time Will Come
Fats Domino – Whle Lotta Lovin’
Moonglows – We Go Together



THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2021  3:31 AM... Had fun talking about nothing again earlier and will do
it toniht night too. I hope you’ll call. As for bumpers, here’s what I played:

Clarence Carter – Tell Daddy
Georgie Fame – In The Meantime
Doris Troy – Just one Look
Shirelles – Baby It’s You
Nino Tempo & April Stevens
Buckinghams – Don’t You Care
Big Al Downing – I’ll be Holding On
Kit Carson – Band of Gold


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13, 2021 3:31 AM CT...  We talked about absolutely nothing of
significance last night and will probably do it again tonight and tomorrow night.  Jon noted my blood
pressure before the show and gave me two choices.  Not do it, or do it and not talk about the state
of the country right now.  I opted for the latter, but it only worked because you called.  We can talk
about absolutely anything you like as long as it’s not controversial or political. Damn. It’s sounding
like The Nitecaps.  But when I got done with the show my blood pressure was a couple points
lower.  I even went out for a drive before digitizing the replay.  It’s still off the charts high however,
so no ETA for the return of issues.  If ever. Actually it’s not a bad thing because there are a ton of
places to get news of consequence depending on your political persuasion (there really is
something for everyone) and you don’t need to social media to find what you want.  It’s harder to
find a respite where you can relax and just have fun, so for the time being, that’s what I am.  A
respite from insanity.  Hope you’ll call tonight.  As for last night's bumpers:

Jerry Butler – Hey Western Union Man
Gene McDaniels – Point of No Return
Jerry Butler – Walk Easy My Son
Sam & Dave – I Thank You
Shirley Brown – Woman to Woman
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Lavern Baker – Tweedle Dee
Tyrone Davis – Can I Change My Mind
Dionne Warwick – Don’t Make Me Over
Roger Miller – Kansas City Star
Flamingos – Nobody Loves Me Like You Do


TUESDAY JANUARY 12, 2021  3:31 AM CT... No Jerry Blavat last night.  That’s unusual for him, so
here’s hoping he just forgot.  We’ll hopefully have him on again soon.  Last week’s straggler turned
out to be this week’s stumper on trivia:  Almost 4,000 federal employees have the authority to do
this. Do what?  Stamp a document as Top Secret.  3,978 to be exact (as of 2004, anyway).  And in
case you were wondering, there are 4.3 million Americans with a security clearance.  2.9 million
have Confidential or Secret clearance, 1.4 million have Top Secret.  By far the biggest reason for
denying someone a clearance is how they handle money.  Being in debt or late on bills is usually a
disqualifier.  Now, ass for the bumpers:

Clarence Hill – A Lot of Lovin Goin’  Round 
Dontells – I’m Gonna Tell The World
Hearts of Stone – If I Could Give You The World
Blinky & Edwin Starr – Oh How Happy
Little Anthony & The Imperials – If I remember to Forget
Bob & Earl – Gee Whiz
Jesse Belvin – Love My Life
Four Tops – Ask The Lonely
Marie Osmond – Who’s Sorry Now (I’m sorry I played it. but a listener wanted 1975 country)
Dells – Dry Your Eyes


MONDAY JANUARY 11, 2021 9:30 PM CT...  Comin’ up in a half hour, Jerry Blavat!  At least I think
he is, we haven’t heard back from him yet.  Either way, you gotta read his book, “You Only Rock
Once”  (click on it for a good price from Amazon).  And if you’re on Facebook, don’t miss a ton of
great interviews from Frankie Avalon to Lenny Welch here (and yes, they’re current, too!)   After that
(or maybe in lieu of that) it’s Monday Night Trivia.  Talk to you in 30 minutes on WGN Radio.


FRIDAY JANUARY 8, 2020  3:31 AM CT... Great talking with Luis Miguel in the first hour of the
show last night, which didn’t begin until 10:30 CT due to basketball. We talked for an hour and it’s
on the stream now (and available on demand too- use the nav bar above). Check out Luis’ website
at LuisAntonioMiguel.com.  Since I only had an hour with Luis’ we forwent the bumpers.  However,
after that, here’s what we played:

Joe Simon – Drowning In The Sea of Love
Young Holt Unlimited – Wack Wack
Johnny Adams – I Won’t Cry
Keith – You’ll Come Running Back To Me
Carl Perkins – Dixie Fried
Jackie Wilson – Come Back To Me


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6, 2020 9:45 PM  CT...  No live show tonight.  I really feel bad about this,
but I really feel bad.  I was prepped and set to go on when I thought maybe I should check my blood
pressure.  You don't even want to know.  I'm lying down now.  But unless something totally
unexpected happens to me between now and then, I'll be on live tomorrow night at 10.  And I'll have
Luis Miguel on with me.  If you haven't read his latest article, pondering whether this is the start of
a civl war, that's your pre-show assignment.  (Click here.)  Talk to you about that and more in just
about 24 hours.  I'll have a lot to say and I want your take as well. Thanks for understanding.


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6, 2021 3:31 AM..  had fun talking with many of you last night, which in
part accounts for some of the odd bumper choices below. Here to serve, lol. 

Arthur Conley – People Sure Act Funny
Pat Boone - Wish You Were Here, Buddy
Pete Seeger – Draft Dodger Rag
Bobby Sheen – How Many Nights
Teresa Brewer – Till I Waltz Again With You
Rupert Holmes – Second Saxophone
Dottie West – You’re Not That Easy To Forget
King Floyd- Groove Me
Wilbert  Harrison – Goodbye Kansas City
Parliaments – Don’t Be Sore At Me


TUESDAY JANUARY 5, 2020  3:31 AM CT.. It was great talking with Ceasar (Al Berry), an original
member of The Tymes in the first hour of last night’s show.  Pleased to say he’s still performing with
the group, and expect to see them back on stage by March (pandemic willing). In the second and
third hour, we played trivia.   Question?   More than 1 in 4 American dog owners have done this. 
Done what?  Mentioned their dog in their will.    Dan in New Jersey got it right, so we threw out
another question. If you were listening, you heard it and you’ve got a week to think about it, if not,
you’ll hear it next week on Monday Night Trivia.   No correct guesses on the bumpers. Here’s what I
played (the first hour being Tymes records, while we talked with Ceasar). 

Tymes – So Much In Love
Tymes – Anymore
Tymes – Ms. Grace
Tymes – One Little Kiss
Whispers – Needle In A Haystack
Beverly & The Del Capris – Mama I Think I’m In Love
Purple Mundi – Stop Hurting Me Baby
Millionaires – Never For Me
Calvin Arnold – Satisfy My Woman
Sunny & The Sunliners – The One Who’s Hurtin’ Is You
Wade Flemons – That Other Place
Themes – Reminds Me Of You




FRIDAY JANUARY 1, 2021  3:31 AM...  Congratulations you made it through 2020.  Hopefully that
wasn’t the demo version of what’s to come in ’21.  But we’ll find out together.  In case you missed
last night’s show (Andrew Anderson’s contact info is below), here’s what we played:

Jewels - Who’s It Gonna Be
Heartbeats – After New Year
Ruby & The Romanics – Every Day’s A Holiday
Orioles – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve 1
Shirelles – Blue Holiday
Moonglows – Sincerely
Pixies 3 – 442 Glenwood Aveue
Rupert Holmes – The Place Where Failure Goes
Steve & Eydie – I Want To Stay Here
Bo Diddley – Ooh Baby
Rick Nelson – Fools Rush In


DECEMBER 2020

THURSDAY NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020  3:31 AM CT...  It’s finally over – that’s the sentiments of
many about 2020.  But will 2021 be an improvement?  We’ll be talking with a psychic medium about
that.  Chicago’s own Andrew Anderson may know a few things we don’t, and after that, I’d love to
get your thoughts as we welcome the New Year.

Last night, Johnny Gowen brought up a YouTube Video chronicling some of the deception behind
the Swine Flu Vaccine.  If you prefer to read a transcript it’s here, but either way, take a few minutes
to check it out.  And if you’re wondering what happened to vaccine victim Judi Roberts, here’s her
obit from 2011.

As for last night’s bumpers...

Patti Drew – Tell Him
Wild Cherry – 1-2-3 Kind Of Love
Carl Dobkins jr. – My Pledge Of Love
Leon Russell – Tightrope
Yvonne Elliman – Hello Stranger
Little Hank – Mr. Bang Bang Man
Little Hank – Try To Understand
Curtis Lee- Gee How I Wish You Were Here
Dorsey Burnett – The Greatest Love
Helen Reddy – Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)
Mary Wells – Two Lovers
Lenny Welch – Since I Fell For You


DECEMBER 30, 2020 3:31 AM CT...  Toward the end of the stream of consciousness show, which
was mostly about radio back in the day, Johnny in Austin called in and wondered what everyone
thought of the Covid-19 vaccines?  I broadened that to include what you thought about everything
you were hearing about Covid.  Because of the lateness of the hour, I made a date with Johnny to
open the show with his question tonight. He’d appreciate it if you weighed in—and I would to.  So
talk to you tonight at 10 (phones willing).  As for last night’s bumpers, I was bummed to learn Rudy
Salas passed away so all but one (which was a request from listener Mary), were from
Rudy—froom his early days with the Salas Brothers to the final years of Tierra.  The bumpers below
are in no particular order (as I can’t remember what I played when and right now I’m feeling too sick
to find out— I expect a full recovery by tonight—actually, I don’t but I’m planning to feel more than
up for talking with you by 10.)

Salas Brothers – One Like Mine
Tierra – A Place Called Home
Tierra – Gonna Find Her
Carly Simon – Let The River Run (played for Mary in Midway proving I’ll do anything for a listener)
Tierra – Latin Lady
Tierra – Memories
Salas Brothers – Donde Esta Santa Claus? – Faro
Tierra – Sugar
Tierra – Together
Tierra – Old Songs


TUESDAY DECEMBER 29, 2020 3:31 AM CT...  Great talking to Kevin Gershan producer/director
from CBS Television about radio back in the day, and great playing trivia with you.  James from the
Southside knew the answer to the trivia question:  Most Americans have one.  Texas residents have
the fewest. New Hampshire residents have the most. Fewest and most what?  High school
diplomas.  (At the low end, 77% of Texans have one, and at the top of the class, 92% of New
Hampshire residents have one.)  And so I asked another question. You heard it if you were listening
and that gives you a week to think about it. We’ll pick it up next Monday when we again play trivia,
and hope to talk with you about anything tonight at 10.  No one ventured a guess on last night’s
bumpers. (The first three were related to my conversation with Kevin, so they weren’t in play but
those that followed were—and shame on everyone for not knowing The Fascinations with a great
Curtis Mayfield song.)

Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Curtis Lee – Under The Moon Of Love
Crows – Gee
Emanons – Blue Moon
Lovers – Darling It’s Wonderful (no, it’s awful but Tom wanted to hear it)
Ron Holden – Can You Talk
Mar-vells – Go On And Have Yourself A Ball
Fascinations – Girls Are Out To Get You
Rufus & Roots – Caught Up
Irma Thomas – He’s My Guy


DECEMBER 26, 2020 3:31 AM  It was great spending the evening with Steve Bryant.  We had a
lot of fun talking about home shopping, with all his years on QVC, but you might want to check out
his music too. Here’s his YouTube Channel.  And here’s Steve’s work on SoundClick.  And here’s
his blog:  SteveBryantBlog.com.   If it wasn’t Christmas we’d be playing Steve’s stuff, but as it was,
we picked Christmas music you don’t hear in stores as you shop (especially true with “James
Brown’s Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto”)

Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz It’s Christmas
Velons – Let’s Make Christmas New This Year
Augie Rios – Donde Esta Santa Claus
Tom Lehrer – A Christmas Carol
Bill Mumy & Sarah Taylor – I’ve Got Some Presents For Santa
Pearl Bailey – Five Pound Box of Money
Louis Armstrong – Christmas Night In Harlem
Emotions -What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas
James Brown – Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
Donnie Hathaway – This Christmas
Miracles – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
Kenny Vance - Mr. Santa
Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa 


THURSDAY DECEMBER 24, 2020 8:30 PM CT...  Replay from last night's show is up.  That's many
thanks to the wonderful Ashley at WGN who quickly got me the file I forgot to record at this end.  
It's on the stream now, and available on demand as well.  Use the nav-bar above.  Christmas night
tomorrow, it's me, Steve Bryant and hopefully you 10 PM WGN Radio.


THURSDAY DECEMBER 24, 2020  3:31 AM... Apologies for a couple things—for missing Tuesday
night’s show (blood pressure too high to do it—that’s good for Huey Piano Smith, but not much for
me—and if you’re an R&B oldies fan you got that reference).  And for forgetting to record last night’s
show.  I’ve imposed upon WGN for a copy of the file and as soon as I get it, I’ll put it online and let
you know. (Speaking of that, I still haven’t put the spring shows online, but it’s on the infamous to do
list. Hopefully early next year.)  Meanwhile, here’s the bumpers you missed last night if you weren’t
listening live:

Esther Phillips – Let Me Know When It’s Over
Lee Dorsey -Get Out Of My Life Woman
Eugene Record – Trying To Get To You
Fats Domino – My Girl Josephine
Chubby Checker – Popeye
Sir Mack Rice – Mustang Sally
Tokens – Tonight I Fell In Love
L.T.D.  – Back In Love Again
Betty Wright – No Pain, No Gain
Martha & The Vandellas – In My Lonely Room

No show tonight, Christmas eve. WGN is doing special programming. But there is a live show
Christmas Night and Steve Bryant joins me. Talk to you Friday night at 10.


TUESDAY DECEMBER 22, 2020  3:31 AM.  Had fun playing trivia last night, but you guys were
brutal.  Tom got my first question immediately:  A hundred years ago there were over 27 million in
America.  Now there are under 7 million. 7 million what?  Horses. (Christopher Columbus brought
35 of them to America in 1493, reintroducing an animal that had been extinct here for about 10,000
years.  Indians, having never seen a horse initially thought the rider and animal were attached.  100
years ago there was one horse for ever 3 people in America. Today only 1.2 million of the 7 million
here are working horses.)  But I had a backup.  James got it on his first guess:  In the 1920s, as a
publicity stunt a manufacturer dumped this product by the thousands out of planes flying over
American cities. Traffic jams ensued. Headlines happened: US cities bombed with this.  With what? 
Candy Bars. (Baby Ruth candy bars, to be exact.  Curtis candy company in 1923 pulled off what
would have probably been termed domestic terrorism today.)  And so I asked a third question, and if
you were listening, you’ll know what it was.  Either way, we’ll open next Monday night’s trivia show
with it, which if you heard it, gives you a week to ponder it.   Meanwhile we played some mystery
bumpers.  One was guessed:

Ruby & The Romantics – Every Day’s a Holiday
O’Jays – Christmas Aint Christmas
David Allen Coe – You Never Even Called Me By My Name
Frankie Karl – The boy next Door
Marvels - Go On nd have Yourself A Ball
Manhattans – Give Him Up
Deon Jackson – Hard To Get A Thing Called Love
Frank Dell – He Broke Your Game Wide Open
Whispers – As I Sit Here
Shorty Long – Devil With The Blue Dress
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Garland Green – Ain’t That Good Enough

Can you guess which one?  The most obvious answer is the right one:  Shorty Long.  All open lines
tonight and I’d love to hear from you  10PM-1AM Central Time.  888-876-5593.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 3:31 AM.  It was great talking with Mary Ann Winkowski last night.
Scroll down to the next entry for how to discover more about this amazing woman.   Monday night
we’ll talk to Larry States.  He called the show last night, and when I saw Larry from Akron retired
newsman, I knew exactly who he was.  So we’ll get into radio history and the magic of Akron— if
you don’t know much about the market, you’ll be amazed who worked on the air there.  Then we’ll
play trivia for a couple hours.   As for last night’s bumpers:

Jimmie Rodgers – The World I Used To Know
Jay & The Americans – Fifty Fifty Deal
Exciters- He’s Got The Power
Ray Charles – Sticks & Stones
Yardbirds – Ha Ha Said The Clown
Robbie Fulks – The Scrapple Song
Chuck Berry – Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames – In The Meantime


THURSDAY DECEMBER 17, 2020   3:31 AM...  Tonight at 10, Mary Ann Winkowski.  Mary Ann is a
good friend who just happens to see dead people. Not those who have made it to the other side,
but those left lingering here.  Ghosts.  And she’s always seen them.  So if you want to know if
you’ve got a ghost nearby, call in and she’ll tell you!  Check out her website,
MaryAnnWinkowski.com and her YouTube page.   If you haven’t read any of her books, I think
you’ll enjoy them all.  Find out more here.

Jesse Belvin – Beware
Dusty Springfield – I Only Want To Be With You
Jermaine Jackson – You’re In Good Hands
Clarence Frogman Henry – Lady With The Hat Box
Aretha Franklin – Until You Come Back To Me
BeeGees – Night Fever (played under duress)
Mark Dinning – Top 40 News Weather & Sports
Chris Kenner – I Like It Like That
Isley Brothers- This Old Heart of Mine
American Breed – Step Out Of Your Mind


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16, 2020  3:31 AM..  Replay for last night’s show is streaming and
available on demand.  Use the Nav-Bar above.  Thank you to those of you who called. I hope more
of you will do so tonight.  10P-1A CT.  It’s not only good to hear from you but it’s a good way to test
out the phones, which seemed to work well last night for the first time in a long time.  888-876-5593.
Last night’s bumpers:

Mel & Tim – Backfield In Motion
Donald Byrd –  Cantaloop Island
Charley Pride – Kiss An Angel Good Morning
Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Whispering / Cherchez la Femme / C’est  Si Bon
Neil Sedaka – Alice in Wonderland
Linda Jones – Give My Love A Try
Gene Pitney – I’m Gonna Be Strong
Lawrence Keyes Trio – Noisy Clock
Dionne Warwick – Make It Easy On Yourself
Charlie Rich – Mohair Sam
Pointer Sisters – Fairytale
Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman


TUESDAY DECEMBER 15, 2020 3:31 AM... Fun Talking with Bob Crane last night, and playing
trivia with you. If you missed the answer (or even the question) here you go:  It wasn’t until the
1850s that any neighborhood could boast homes with this.  And it wasn’t until almost 1870 that
homes in a Chicagoland neighborhood offered it.  Offered what?   A front lawn.  The first suburb to
feature them was Llewellyn Park, NJ in 1853.  The 2nd was in 1869: Chicagoland's Riverside, IL in
Cook County.  Bumpers last night (Johnny D from Youngstown guessed Charlie Rich, the rest
remained unknown, though James from Chicago thought Jesse Belvin was Nat King Cole-- Jesse
would have been honored. Love that song and it was only a demo. Wish he lived long enough to
have it produced):

Freddy Cannon – Transistor Sister
P.R. Battle – Radio Loves You  (Paul Roberts Battle, given name)
Donna Summer – On The Radio
Charlie Rich – July 12, 1939
Jesse Belvin – Love of My Life
Clifford Curry – Once Or Twice
Sylvers – Wish That I Could Talk To You
Exciters – Do Wah Diddy
Steve Alaimo – Lady of The House
Linda Jones – What’ve I Done (To Make You Mad)
Bleu Lights- Forever


FRIDAY DECEMBER 11, 2020  3:31 AM...  Apologies for missing Wednesday night’s show.  The
score was Chemicals 1, Rollye 0.  (I talked about it at the start of last night’s show—which is
streaming now and available on demand.)   I’ll be back Monday night at 10, and with me will be 
Bob Crane.  Most likely you’re very familiar with the CCrane Company (and if you’re any kind of a
radio fan, you should be).  So get your questions ready and call in.  Talk to you then. As for last
night’s bumpers:

Benny Spellman – Lipstick Traces
Stylistics – Stop Look Listen (To Your Heart)
Young-Holt Unlimited – Soulful Street
Impressions – Gypsy Woman
Willie Hutch – Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
Marvelettes - Forever
Martha & The Vandellas – My Baby Loves Me
Temptations – I Want A Love I Can See
LaBrenda Ben – Chaperone


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9, 2020  3:31 AM CT...  The phone problems continue, and probably
will for the next several days.  But if you’re persistent, you’ll get through.   I’d like to try an
experiment.  Instead of the toll free number, dial 610-640-6400.  If you still can’t get through, try
WGN’s master control at 312-981-7200.  Apologies for the hassle. We will straighten it out. Just not
in time for tonight’s show.  But consider this me groveling for you to call.  It’s easier to ascertain the
issues if I have a big base of people reporting them to us.  So thanks in advance.

Tonight the show will start a half hour or so later than usual—whenever the post game ends.  I’m
thinking around 10:30 CT, but we’ll find out together.  Meantime, last night’s bumpers?  Here they
are: 

Bobby Russell – Saturday Morning Confusion
Lee Dorsey – Confusion
Patty & The Emblems – Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
Steve Alaimo – Every Day I Have To Cry
Tymes – Here She Comes Again
Love Peace & Happiness – Strip Me Naked
Derek Martin – Daddy Rollin’ Stone
Jessie Hill – Ooh Poo Pah Do Pt 2
William DeVaughn – Blood Is Thicker than Water


TUESDAY DECEMBER 8, 2020 3:31 AM...  Great talking with Leroy Phillips earlier tonight and in
a way our phone snafu was a stroke of luck as we got to talk with him longer and hear the rest of
the story.  Next Monday at 10, we’ll be speaking Bob Crane—many of you, like me, are
CCrane.com fans.  Get your questions ready. As for trivia, our question tonight:  People all over the
world have done this.  Some do it regularly.  Others do it every once in a while. Most people do it for
fun, but some do it for money.  The longest time on record that anyone has ever spent doing this,
and not succeeding is 23 consecutive hours. Doing what?   Trying to catch a fish.  On August 24,
1990 at 8:30 in the morning, Ron Smothers hooked a giant Marlin, estimated to be 1100 pounds. 
He battled the fish until 7:30 the next morning when his line snapped.  He was about to— from
exhaustion. It was documented during a fishing tournament off the coast of Hawaii.

Bumpers:
Main Ingredient – Rolling Down A Mountainside
Edwin Hawkins Singers – Oh Happy Day
21st Century – Remember The Rain
Avons – Since I Met You Baby
Steve Alaimo – Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying
Richard Dimples Fields – Earth Angel
Spinners – Marvella
Jessie Hill – The Pot’s On Strike
Artistics – Patty Cake
Temptations – Heavenly
Sparks of Rhythm – Handy Man

Coming up tonight at 10, we’ll talk with Rebecca Branstetter, author of several books concerning
not only be your child’s problem. It could answer a lot of questions about you.  (Click on it for a good
price from Amazon.)  Her latest is The School Psychologist’s Survival Guide (click on that one too,
in fact, here’s a list of all her books).  If you’ve got questions, she’ll have answers.  Open lines at 11
and Midnight.  Talk to you then.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 4, 2020  3:31 AM CT...  Thinking of the late Jack Armstrong, extraordinary top
40 jock who would have turned 75 today. Hard to believe he’s been gone almost 13 years.  It’s also
former Libertarian presidential candidate Andre Marrou’s birthday. He turns 82 today.  Time flies. 
Next live show, Monday, when we’ll play trivia.  We’ve procured better prizes too. (Anything would
be better, though the certificates have been a hit.)  I’ll be back here before then to tell you about
Leroy who joins us in the first hour.  Then trivia 11-1.   Bumpers last night:

Elgins -Darling Baby
Joe Tex – I Wanna Be Free
Supremes – You Bring Back Memories
Larks – The Jerk
Pete Wingfield  - 18 With A Bullet=
Chris Montez – Time After Time
Little Anthony – Better Use Your Head
Curtis Lee – Pretty Little Angel Eyes
Halos – Nag
Pete Wingfield – A Shadow of a Doubt


THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2020 3:31 AM   Coming up tonight at 10, Joseph P. Anthony.  He’s a
Sedona-based psychic astrologer and his predictions are worth hearing.  At 11 & Midnight,
whatever’s on your mind, but you can bet I’ll have some starter topics. As for last night’s bumpers:

Three Degrees – No No Not Again
Richard Dimples Fields – You Send Me
Hot Chocolate – Every 1’s a Winner
Foundations – My Little Chickadee
Rascals- A Ray of Hope
RB Greaves – Always Something There To Remind Me
Essex – What I Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Me
Count Basie – Open The Door Richard
Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers – Does Your Mama Know About Me


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2, 2020  3:31 AM...  Not sure what’s on tap for tonight.  It might be a 3
hour monolog which would be much better if you’d call.  888-876-5593. I’ll spend between now and
then coming up with topics that might invigorate you to amble towards the phone.  As for last night’s
bumpers:

Denise La Salle -  Trapped By A Thing Called Love
Hudson & Landry – Ajax Airlines
Youngsters – Christmas in Jail
Billy Paul – Am I Black Enough For You
Luther Ingram – If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don’t Wanna Be Right)
Shells – Happy Holiday
Marvelettes – Playboy
Allan Sherman – 12 Days of Christmas
J.J. Barnes – Real Humdinger
Dells – She’s Just An Angel
Jimmy Bowen – My Kind of Woman


TUESDAY DECEMBER 1, 2020  3:31 AM CT...  Fun talking with Raynard Miner at 10 last night,
and playing trivia 11 to 1—though more callers would be nice.  You asked for trivia—you’ve got to
participate to make it work.  888-876-5593 Mondays 11-1 PM CT...   As for last night’s trivia
question:  Undoubtedly you’ve got one, but it isn’t this large.  The largest one, at least of which
we’re aware is, 3500 square feet.   Largest what?   Bedroom Closet.  (It was in Candy Spelling’s
former home, and it took up an entire floor of the 123 room Holmby Hills domicile, which still boasts
over 56,000 square feet but was completely remodeled after Candy sold it a few years ago.  594 S
Mapleton Dr, LA, CA 90024, in case you want to drive by.)

As for bumpers, all were related to Ray Miner in some way, he might have written them produced
them, or they’re done by artists he’s worked with on other projects:

Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
Gems – Can’t You Take A Hint
Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto – In The Basement
Little Milton - Who’s Cheatin’ Who
Radiants – (Don’t It Make You) Feel Kinda Bad
Bobby McClure – Peak of Love
Sugar Pie DeSanto – Ask Me
Billy Stewart – What Have I Done
Jackie Wilson – I Don’t Want To Lose You
Freda Payne – Memories & Souvenirs
General Johnson – Gone Fishin’

Tomorrow night at 10, we’re talking with David Souci about the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight
370, which has never been found, and other aviation anomalies.  (Click on it for a great read and
good price from Amazon and check out David’s Safer Skies too.)  At 11, it’s Quentin Brogdon, an
attorney up on the legal aspects of Covid-19, of which there are many, and as usual, open lines in
the webitching hour of midnight. 


NOVEMBER 2020

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2020  3:31 AM  CT.. As promised, we spent Thanksgiving talking to you
live on WGN and playing portions of the World’s Worst Hit Records as voted on by you on WGN
Radio.  The top 10 shaped up nicely.  Mark in Aurora wondered about voter fraud and while we saw
no evidence of that, we do have to reveal that we broke our own rules with  #4, anything by
post-Beatle Paul McCartney.   He was our lone exception to prohibiting ‘anything by’ and if we
allowed it for other artists, Christopher Cross would have clearly made the list. Should Mr. Cross
wish to take issue with that, we will be happy to reconfigure the list with him coming in at #2 on the
worst stuff ever to hit the  chats, which would move  Terry Jacks out of the top 10 to Bubbling Under,
as Billboard used to say, about their almost-Hot 100 entries.   

10Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
9Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
8America - Horse With No Name
7Charlene - I’ve Never Been To Me
6Rick Dees - Disco Duck
5David Geddes - Run Joey Run
4Anything Paul McCartney Post Beatles,  Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey in example 
3Debbie Boone - You Light Up My Life
2Captain & Tenille - Muscrat Love
1Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On

Other bumpers:
Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird
Jimmy Cross- I Want My Baby Back
Linda Laurie – Ambrose Pt 5
Brian Hyland – Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Innocence – Mairzy Doats
Barbarians – Moulty
April Stevens – Teach My Tiger
Peggy Lee – Is That All There Is
Cadets – Stranded In The Jungle
Walter Jackson – What Would You Do
Billy Gilman – Warm & Fuzzy Time Of Year

Talk to you Monday night at 10.


THANKSGIVING 2020  3:31 AM CT...  It’s here--  to compliment a day of turkeys we’ll be playing
them tonight as we reveal the World’s Worst Hit Records, as voted on by WGN listeners.  The
show will be live (10-1 PM as usual).  Between now and then, I’ll likely be tabulating all the votes,
given the last minute online rush.  And I’ll probably be as surprised as you are by the results.  The
show will be live so if your holiday festivities grind to a halt, give me a call 888-876-5593.  As for last
night’s bumpers:

Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas
Pearl Bailey – Five Pound Box of Money
Louis Armstrong – Christmas Night in Harlem
Bob Kuban & The In-men -  The Cheater
Dells – Now I Pray
Matadors – Vengeance (Will Be Mine)
Carl Perkins – Dixie Fried
Chaps - They’ll Never Be
Concords – Should I Cry
Mitty Collier – I Had A Talk With My Man

Didn't want to leave without adding Dr. Marilyn Singleton's website:  MarilynSingletonMDJD.com.  
Check it out!


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2020  3:31 AM...  We’ll be talking to Chris Byrne from
TheToyGuy.com tonight at 10 about the hottest gifts for kids this year. 

At 11, Dr. Marilyn Singleton joins me to talk about all things Covid-19, including the role it played
in this month’s election.  Check out her archives at aapsonline.com.

Ike & Tina Turner – It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
Lee Michaels – Do You Know What I Mean
Orlons – Don’t Hang Up
Mighty Pope – Heaven On The 7th Floor
Garnett Mimms – A Quiet Place
Betty Everett – I Can’t Hear You No More
James & Bobby Purify – Help Yourself (To All Of My Lovin’)
Billy Swan – Don’t Be Cruel
Manhattans – I Wanna Be (Your Everything)
Don Covay – Mercy Mercy


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2020  9:00 PM CT...  We’re talking with Jerry Corsi at 10.  If you want
to see and hear the latest, go to Jerry’s YouTube page here.  Or CorsiNation.com.  And if you
haven’t read Jerriy's latest book, Coup d’Etat, click on it for a good price from Amazon. 

At 11, we’ll talk with Andy Challenger, VP of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a Chicago-based
outplacement firm— about Christmas this year. How is holiday hiring going?  And what expectations
do sellers, online and terrestrial, have for 2020?   Black Friday is so named because of the
propensity for retail businesses to go into the black at the start of the holiday shopping season, but
how much will it matter this year? 


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2020  3:31 AM...  Great to talk with Robert Pruder last night.  Had fun
playing trivia with you too... Question?  This standard practice today, was prohibited by 7 US states
in the early 1900s.  An organization was formed to outlaw it, with over 100,000 members.  They
managed to accomplish it in 7 states for a while.  What is it?  Tipping.   The anti-tipping society of
America was formed in 1905, quickly growing to 100,000 members, virtually all of whom were
traveling salesmen.  By 1919, with the coming of prohibition, the group disbanded.  No idea what’s
on tap for tomorrow, but I’ll be back here before the show to let you know.  In the meantime, last
night’s bumpers:

Lovelites - How Can I Tell My Mom and Dad
Marlina Mars – Just Another Dance
Daylighters – What A Way To Be Loved
Liz Lands – One Man’s Poison
Dells – Long Lonely Nights
Barbara Green – Young Boy
McKinley Mitchell – The Town I Live In
Gifts – Lovin’ You
Charmels – As Long I’ve Got You
Walter Jackson – What Would You Do
Little Hank – Try To Understand


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2020 3:31 AM CT...  I have no idea why the live stream volume was low,
but the replay is fine—it’ll be on the stream until Monday’s live show, and is indefinitely available for
downloading.   We’ll play trivia again Monday, and in the first hour we’ll talk with Robert Pruter, the
author of the definitive Chicago Soul & Doo Wop, The Chicago Scene.  Click on them for a good
price from Amazon.  You won’t be disappointed.

Thanksgiving next week and we’ll be live on a night of turkeys—counting down your Top 10 of the
World’s Worst Hit Records.  You’ve got until Wednesday night to get your votes in. Since it’s a
cumulative total, please weigh in, so we don’t have a 900 place tie.  You can vote on as many as
you like, but only once on any individual record. You can nominate your own worst song, or second
someone else’s.  It’s more fun when you vote on the air (which you can do between 10P and 1A this
coming Monday through Wednesday), though most of this year’s votes have come via email. If
you’re too shy to call or don’t have the time, then click here to email your list.  

As for last night’s bumpers...

Bloodstone – Something’s Missing
Broadways – Goin’ Goin’ Gone
Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
New Riders of the Purple Sage – I Don’t Need No Doctor
Carol Douglas – Doctor’s Orders
Arthur Alexander – A Shot of Rhythm & Blues
Mel Gadsden - Comin' down with Love
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Lionel Richie – Love Will Conquer All
Brick – Dazz
Miracles – Ooh Baby Baby


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2020 3:31 AM CT...  I’m excited about tonight. We’ll talk to Dr. Judy
Wood at 10.  If you haven’t read her “Where Did The Towers Go”, click on it for a a deal from
Amazon.  It’s not cheap but well worth it.  On the other hand if you want a lot of info at no cost to
you, go to DrJudyWood.com.  Judy holds a PhD in mechanical engineering  and she not only knows
her stuff but is brave enough to share the truth with you, though it’s cost her almost everything.  Her
premise is simple: “The Towers didn’t burn up, nor did they slam to the ground. They turned (mostly)
to dust in mid air.”  Your eyes did not deceive you.  What you witnessed was a display of free
energy technology heretofore unknown.

At 11, you’ll meet Alan Phillips, JD.  If you’ve been worried about a vaccine for Covid—not if there
will be on, but if you’ll be forced to take it— you’ll want to listen.  You’ll also want to check out his

We had fun last night with Buck Angel and Pam Meyer. As for the bumpers we played:

Marvin Rainwater – So You Think You’ve Got Troubles
LaBrenda Ben – Just Be Yourself
Barbarians  - Are You A Boy or Are You A Girl
Drifters – Saturday Night At The Movies
Heatwave – The Night We Fell
Shirley Gunter & The Flares – Ipsy Opsy Ooh
Little Willie John – Leave My Kitten Alone
Four Seasons – Big Girls Don’t Cry
Lost Generation -The Sly, Slick & The Wicked
Chi-Lites – Have You Seen Her


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2020 3:31 AM CT... We’ll be talking with Buck Angel tonight at 10. 
If you think your life is complicated, you haven’t met Buck.  OMG.  He’s a motivational speaker,
pornographic movie actor and producer, human rights activist and that’s not the half of it.  He
started out as she.  But wait there’s more.  Listen tonight, click on his name for his website, or
@buckangel (Twitter / Instagram) or checkout Facebook if you're on it, at officialbuckangel. There
could be a quiz later.  Something tells me you might have a few questions.

At 11, we’ll talk about collecting—originally I suggested we look at various facets and offbeat but
prevalent collectors, citing depression ware as an example.  (Is that a thing?, asked my good friend
Carol Ford, thinking I meant depression wear and she was wondering what an ensemble might
resemble, everybody being depressed and all these days) but the producers somehow thought I’d
want to focus exclusively on depression ware (depression glass, more properly identified) and so
we’ll talk with the President of the National Depression Glass Association.  Check them out at
NDGA.net and have pity on me by calling.

It was interesting talking with Dr. Josh Bloom.  In addition to his website, asch.org where you’ll find
65 stories related to the opioid crisis (the crisis being that genuinely sick people can not get access
to the only drugs that can relieve their pain), he’s also on Twitter @joshbloom.acsh.  Start to
understand the depth of this draconian problem, whereby the government will let you needlessly
suffer rather than allow doctors to freely prescribe the only thing that might alleviate your pain,
before you find out first hand. 

Fittingly we played some bumpers:

Barbara Wilson – Every Little Bit Hurts
Timi Yuro – Hurt
Cal Smith – The Lord Knows I’m Drinking
Spanky & Our Gang – Lazy Day
Bobby Darin – Lazy River
Chubby Checker – Lazy Elsie Molly
Si Zentner – Up A Lazy River
Aretha Franklin – Until You Come Back To Me
The Sherrys – Pop Pop Pop Pie
Rupert Holmes – Soap Opera
Stephen Bishop – Save It For A Rainy Day


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2020  3:31 AM... We’ll talk with Dr. Josh Bloom tonight at 10 about a
different take on the opiod crisis— how patients in dire pain are left to suffer needlessly in the name
of drug abuse prevention.  At 11, we’ll find out that we’re not lazy—laziness is a lie. It doesn't exist.
That welcome news will come courtesy of Dr. Devon Price. Open lines at midnight. 

And whenever you call, don’t forget to vote on the World’s Worst Hit Records. You’ve got until
next Wednesday—we’ll be playing the Top 10, or parts of them anyway on Thanksgiving—a night of
turkeys.    Fun talking with John Records Landecker last night, and playinig trivia with you.  As for
the bumpers, here’s what you heard:

Capitols – Hello Stranger
Barbara Lewis – My Heart went Do Dat Da
Toulouse – What Would My Mama Say
Major Lance – Delilah
Carl Carlton – Don’t Walk Away
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs – Being Without You
Fantastic Johnny C – (She’s) Some Kind of Wonderful
Trammps – Hold Back The Night
Little Willie John – Heartbreak It’s Hurting Me
Fatso Theus & The Flairs – Be Cool My Heart
Joe Jones – California Sun


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2020  3:31 AM CT... We talked with Neil McCabe from Project Veritas in
the first hour last night.  If you have witnessed any voter fraud before, during or after the recent
election, he’d love to hear from you.  Tell your story here. They will keep it confidential, if that’s your
wish. Replay is streaming, downloads are up, and here are the bumpers we played:

Mike & The Censations
Keith – Ain’t Gonna Lie
James Ray – If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
Al Matthews – Fool
Brian Hyland – 3000 Miles
Tavares – Whodunit
Drifters – Only In America
Ides of March - You Wouldn’t Listen
Baby Washington – I Can’t Wait Until I see My Baby’s Face

Talk to you Monday night—we’ll visit with John Records Landecker in the first hour, and play trivia
in the 2nd and third hours of the show 10P-1A CT.   Call in (888-876-5593) or email (here) anytime
to vote on the World’s Worst Hit Records. 


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2020 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight at 10 we'll talk with Neil McCabe of
Project Veritas about we know so far about voter fraud.  And at 11, we'll be joined by Professor
Fraud, Bill Kresse, an assistant professor at Governors State University in Chicago and the former
director of the Center for the Study of Fraud and Corruption.  Election Fraud may come up, but we'll
focus on a whole host of scams courtesy of Covid-19.  We'll start with unemployment insurance
fraud, where some of the most creative scammers ever have emerged this year.   Last night's show
is online and available on demand (use the nav-bar above). As for the bumpers we played:

Players – He’ll Be Back
Charmels – Please Uncle Sam (Bring Back My Man)
Gene Chandler – Groovy Situation
Lavern Baker – Fee Fee Fi Fo Fum
Marvelettes – Too Man Fish In The Sea
Johnny Tillotson – Poetry In Motion
Mickey Murray – Shout Bamalama


WEDNESDAY VETERANS DAY 2020... 9:50 PM CT... We'll talk with retired Navy Seal Senior Chief
Ty Smith in the first hour about PTSD, the alarming rate of veterans suicide and more.   A lot of
patriotic Americans joined the military to protect our country.  What are we doing to protect them?  A
perfect topic for Veterans Day.  Check out Ty's website CommSafe here.  And will talk with William
Jasper in the second hour. Keep reading to find out more about him.


VETERANS DAY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2020 3:31 AM Central Time...  We’ll celebrate
Veteran’s Day in the first hour—exactly how and to whom I’ll be talking, I’m not sure as of this
writing, but a big thanks to all who have served over the years.  At 11, we’ve got a subject that will
bring any patriot, veteran or not, to tears.   We’ll be talking with William Jasper, Senior Editor of
The New American about the non stop effort to take down Trump.. and America.  Sadly fitting for
Veterans Day. As for last night’s bumpers...

Weird Al Yankovic - Eat It
Rupert Holmes – Beef Lo Mein
Claudine Clark – Walking Through A Cemetery
Billy Stewart – Strange Feeling
Dickie Lee – Laurie
Red Sovine – Phantom 309
Sir Mack Rice – Mustang Sally
Dee Clark – Just Keep It Up
Jim Gilstrap – Swing Your Daddy
Dee Dee Sharp - Ride


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2020  3:31 AM Central Time...  We had fun playing trivia tonight and I
had a great time talking to Tom Toad Doody from The Cryan’ Shames.  Below are the records we
played, along with some mystery bumpers and a couple requests (well one is actually a vote on The
World's Worst Hit Records-- don't forget to vote-- unlike some people, I won't mess with the integrity
of your ballot.  Best way to do it is by calling the show-- interrupt whatever we're doing, but if you
must email your choice, do it here). 

The trivia question I threw out:  According to a research study in the mid 1990s, you are 500% more
likely to be in a car accident if the driver is doing this.  Doing what?  Driving at 35 mph or less.  I
doubt it’s that higher speeds are safer (in this study the comparison was 35 mph or under verses 65
mph or over), I think it’s that there are much fewer high-speed drivers compared to your usual jaunt
to the supermarket parking lot.  (Nobody said they have to be fair questions, or even reasonable
ones—besides you can pick your own category and we’ll play trivia on your terms.  And the prizes
aren’t worth the postage to mail them, but we do.)   

Tonight at 10, we’ll talk to Meghan De Maria, senior editor at Eat This, Not That, and at 11, John
Kachuba, author of Ghosthunting, Illinois (click on it for a good price from Amazon) will give you
tips on where things that go bump in the night have been noticed in Chicagoland and beyond.  Talk
to you then   Don’t forget, the replay of last night’s show is on the stream and available for
downloading (use the Nav Bar above). 

Cryan’ Shames – Sugar & Spice
Cryan’ Shames – It Could Be We’re In Love
Cyran’ Shames – Greenberg, Glickstein, Charles David, Smith & Jones
Cryan’ Shames – We Could Be Happy
Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds – Love Itis
Otis Leavill – Nobody But You
Cicero Blake – Sad Feeling
Mob – I’d Like To See More Of You
Mel Carter – Band of Gold
Kenny Wells –HooDoo Man
Tony Clarke – Landslide
Charlie Drake – My Boomerang Won’t Come Back


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2020 4:00 AM CT. Last night we welcomed Robert A. Bergman, a prof
from Lewis University with a strong marketing background.  We talked about getting a job during the
pandemic and things not to put on your resume. (Some hilarious examples.)  In the second hour we
talked about another impact of Covid-19... how it’s affecting swingers. I kid you not.  The clubs are
all closed now, you know. (Hell, I thought they were all closed inthe 1980s.) Our guest was Dr.
Shannon Chavez.   We played bumpers accordingly:

Prince Patridge – Choosing A Career
Roy Orbison – Working For The Man
Benny Bell – I used to work in Toledo
Tim Cavanagh – Really Safe Sex
Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
The Midnighters – Sexy Ways
ZZ Hill - Cheatin In The Next Room
Con Funk Shun – Ffun
Jive 5 – Don’t Believe Him Donna
Tams – What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am
Nat King Cole – That’s All

Replay is streaming (and will until Monday night), downloads are up (and available on demand, use
the above nav-bar).  And don’t forget, voting continues on The World’s Worst Hit Records (any
decade, any genre, as long as they’re hits).  Email me here.  Talk to you Monday at 10.  You’ll be
surprised by my choice of guest in the first hour, but it should be fun and we’ll play trivia in the 2nd
and 3rd hours.  But to play trivia, I need callers, so please be one of them:  888-876-5593. Talk to
you then.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 5, 2020  3:31 AM CT...  Who is on tomorrow? Check back before showtime
at 10PM and I’ll know I hope.  What I do know is the replay is streaming and available on demand
(use the nav-bar above).  I also know what bumpers we played: 

First Choice – Armed And Extremely Dangerous
Link Wray - Rumble
Katie Love & The Four Shades – It Hurts So Good
Jerry Butler – Mr. Dream Merchant
Friends of Distinction – Let Yourself Go
Honey & The Bees – Please Have Mercy Baby
J.G. Lewis – Let The Music Play
Dells – It’s Not Unusual
Fiestas – Think Smart
Tower of Power – This Time It’s Real


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2020 10 PM CT...  Show's about to start.  Emma Freire joins me in
the first hour to talk about  what life would be life in America if those who want to defund police got
their way.  (Click on her name for some of the articles she's written on that, and much more.)  At 11,
we'll talk with Jona Bryndis, founder of transCODES-- she's an energy healer, remote viewer and
more.   At midnight, the webitching hour, it's open lines as usual and we'll have a lot to talk about. 
And don't forget, the voting on the World's Worst Hit Records continues.  Talk to you in moments on
WGN Radio (or listen on the stream, click on STREAMING on the above nav bar).


TUESDAY ELECTION DAY 2020 3:31 AM Central Time...  It’s a better than even chance that I won’t
be on the air tonight.  Unless there is some kind of landslide win that causes coverage to be
curtailed very early, you’ll hear what you should hear on WGN Radio:  Election results. But I’ll be
back live on Wednesday and back here before that to let you know what we’ll be talking
about—meaning I haven’t a clue but as soon as I do, I”ll share it with you here.

We inaugurated Monday Night Trivia last night, and several of you called.  Thank you.  Several of
you need to call every week for this to work, so if you’re one of the many who has requested
trivia—call in!  I was surprised not to hear from some of our regulars, but hopefully you’ll make up
for it next week.

In the first hour we talked with Carl Amari, who is synonymous with old time radio drama. You’re
probably very familiar with him, but if you haven’t checkout his ClassicRadioClub.com website,
you’ll want to do that now.  The bumpers we played in the first hour included:

Clifford Curry - She Shot a Hole in My Soul
Cadillacs – The Girl I Love
Fiestas – That Was Me

All the bumpers in the second and third hour were in play as trivia questions, but we got nary a
guess on them. So in case you were wondering”

Harold Burrage – What You Don’t Know
Otis Leavill - Keep On Loving
Dukays – The Girl’s A Devil
June Conqeust – What’s This I See
Jan Bradley – Back in Circulation
Artistics – Girl I Need You
Opals – I’m So Afraid

OCTOBER 2020

FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2020  3:31 AM Central Time...  Coming up Monday, the return of trivia and
we’ll open the voting on the World’s Worst Hit Records.  Why not, it’s election season.  An like the
election, I’ve taken a few early votes, but we’ll start in earnest on Monday and run through the night
before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving night, a night of turkeys, we’ll play back your top 10.   More to
say on all that before Monday.

Full Moon tomorrow night—just in time for Halloween.  Be careful.  Of course that’s child’s play
compared to Tuesday when not only is it general election day, but Mercury stations.  The last time it
did that on election day was in 2000, and you’ll remember how the hanging chads turned out.  Who
knows what will happen this go round.  But the lunar eclipse on November 30th in Gemini affecting
Trump’s chart, and the solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14th—the day the Electoral College
casts ballots— also present interesting possibilities, astrologically speaking.  (So what is stationing?
Mercury goes retrograde about 3 ½ times a year. It doesn’t actually move backwards but it appears
to do that from the earth perspective. Mercury rules communication and transportation, so things
can get mighty confusing. The interval between Mercury appearing to go in one direction (in this
case, backwards), and then appearing to go in another (forward again) is known as stationing.  All
planets have retrograde periods—some much longer.   What does it all mean? Probably absolutely
nothing but it’s fun to contemplate.)   Now, about last night’s bumpers...

Capitols – Hello Stranger
Franky & The Spindles – Count To Ten
5 Royales – Think
Natural Four – Hanging On To A Lie
Temptations – I Want A Love I Can See
First Choice – Doctor Love
Eddie Holland – Jamie
Hank Jacobs – Hank’s Groove
Martha & The Vandellas – My Baby Loves Me
Basia Trzetrzelewska – Astrud
Jimmy Ruffin – What Becomes of the Broken Hearted


THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 2020 3:31 AM Central Time..  Last night in the first hour we talked with
Drew Clark, Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast about—you guessed it, the state of
broadband in America and how important it is to small towns, many of which fail to understand its
role.  In the second hour we talked with Sean Stone (Oliver’s kid) about what’s behind fake news,
and virtually all of Hollywood for that matter.  Check out Sean’s Twitter feed at @WatchingSean

Tonight at 10 CT we’ll talk with Chris Chmielenski, deputy director of Numbers USA. My ire was
raised when I saw an article on Chinese surrogate babies stranded in America.  I wasn’t aware that
American women are renting out their wombs and agencies are helping them do it, but what really
puzzles me is how anyone can be ok with the offspring granted American citizenship before being
shipped off to China.  Now is a good time to close that loophole.  At 11, we’ll welcome Cleo Pascal
of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies to reveal China’s goals, how they are achieving them
and how we have been pawns in the process.  Open lines at Midnight. 

A few links I wanted to share.  One is for Kings of Indiana, the basketball documentary Johnny
Goyen mentioned Monday night.  Another is for Soroya Biela’s book website, VelvetHeaven.net
The third is for the Patch article on the science Gov. Pritzker is following for his Covid-19
shutdowns.  Political science that is, as Pritzker feels that actual science is too much for Illinoisans
to understand.

Replay is on the stream and on demand.  Use the nav bar above.  When I have a burst of energy,
or find the time, I will start putting the on demand shows up as individual interview files, rather than
as show dates.  Don't hold your breath. In the meantime, if you look for the date of the show in this
blog, you can then find it on the download page.

Last night’s bumpers?

Freddie Hughes - Send My Baby Back
Four Seasons -Big Girls Don’t Cry
Pet Clark – A Sign of The Times
Sergio Mendes – Cinnamon & Clove
Thurston Harris – Do What You Did
Martha & The Vandellas – My Baby Loves Me
Raindrops – The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget
Chuck Berry – Nadine
Marvin Gaye – Hitch Hike
Tavares – A Penny For Your Thoughts


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28, 2020 3:31 AM Central Time.  Wonder what I’m talking about tonight? 
Me too!  Not sure what the booker’s been doing, but he sure hasn’t been booking guests—at least
not for me.  So I’ve got about 18 hours to come up with something. We’ll find out together who or
what  that might be.  Perhaps it’ll be a three hour monolog interrupted by your calls, which I hope
you’ll make. As for last night’s bumpers:

Los Zafiros – Dichoso Mar
Deodato – Havana Strut
Tavares – It Only Takes A Minute
Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
Blood Sweat & Tears – And When I Die
Harvey & The Moonglows – 10 Commandments of Love
Bettye Swann – Don’t Wait Too Long
Sam The Sham – Ring Dang Do
Charlie Rich – Mohair Sam
Dallas Frazier – The Conspiracy of Homer Jones
Ike & Tina Turner – A Fool For A Fool
Bob Luman – Let’s Think About Livin’


TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2020 3:31 AM Less than a week before the return of Trivia.  Next
Monday night November 2nd.  And we’ll kick it all off with the opening of The World’s Worst Hit
Records annual poll.  Get your votes ready.  As has become tradition over the years, we usually
spend the first hour of trivia night talking with someone way back in the day—I was thinking about
all the great 50s and 60s Chicago radio denizens I knew—and all of them are no longer with us. 
Then I thought about Ron Britain and made a note to give him a call.  Yesterday I awakened to the
news that he died Sunday at home in Louisville.  I first heard him on WSAI and wasn’t at all
surprised when Chicago called him. All of his ducky friends, tulu babies, and chico buddies grieve.  
We’ll come up with someone else.  Maybe Dick Biondi, if he’ll do it. Or maybe we’ll just wade right
into trivia.  Listen and find out.  That’s next Monday (and every Monday thereafter) 10PM  WGN
Radio.

If you aren’t sure where America might be headed, you’ll want to catch Frank de Varona, a Bay of
Pigs veteran who sees far too many similarities between America today, and Cuba before the
revolution. We’ll talk to him at 10. At 11, Stefan Gleason, President of the Money Metals Exchange
joins us to talk about the truth behind precious metals sales, and where prices are likely to go.  At
midnight, the floor is yours—we’ll drag out the beef box and ask you to call in and stand on it. 
Whatever’s on your mind is fair game.

Court Jesters – Roaches
Joey & Danny – Rats In My Room Part I
Jackie Wilson – That’s Why
Steve Bryant – We Need Some Cash
Jesse James Singers - Income Tax Evasion
Scott Pettersen – The Bubble Man
Bo Diddley – Say Man
Belita Woods – That’s When I’ll stop Loving You
Brainstorm – You Put A Charge In My Life
Everly Brothers – Cathy’s Clown
Bob Luman – Let’s Think About Livin’


FRIDAY OCTOBER 23, 2020  3:31 PM CDT...  The Thursday night replay is on the stream and
available on demand (use the nav bar above).  Coming up Monday night at 10 we’ll talk about rats. 
Not politicians, though they qualify, but the rats taking over Chicago (and you thought it was only
Eggplants...  oh sure we’ll play that, and if you’re now hopelessly lost, you’ll just have to listen. 
Apparently the pandemic is fertilizer to rats. They’re every where in Chicagoland.  At 11, we’ll talk
with Adam Schuster from the Illinois Policy Institute about the unFAIR tax issue on the state ballot. 
Proponents want to raise state income tax.  Appparenly they haven’t heard of the Laffer Curve.
We’ll talk about all that and in midnight, the webitching hour, we’ll drag out the beef box and ask you
to stand on it with whatever’s on your mind.  You’ve got a few days to think about.  Meanwhile, the
bumpers we played last night:

Little Anthony & The Imperials – Reputation
Martha & The Vandellas – Come And Get These Memories
Marvin Gaye – Stubborn Kind of Fellow
Intruders – Who’s Your Favorite Candidate
James & Bobby Purify – I’m Your Puppet
Wild Cherry – Hold On
Young Rascals – You Better Run
Valentines – Woo Woo Train
Valentinos – Lookin’ For A Love
Bobby Fuller Four – Love’s Made A Fool Of You



THURSDAY OCTOBER 21, 2020  3:31 AM CT...  tomorrow night at 10 Central, we’ll talk with Dr.
Elizabeth Englander25 Myths about Bullying and Cyber Bullying (click on it for a good price from
Amazon) and at 11, we welcome James Murphy, a freelance journalist covering the news you
should be hearing—like the alarming rise in acceptance of socialism among college students, or the
real scientific facts surrounding “climate change”, in particular whether human behavior matters one
whit.  (Click on his name for a sample of some of his stories.) At midnight, your turn.  There’s a
debate tomorrow evening and the floor will be yours on that or anything else.   All open lines, all the
time in the webitching hour.  As for last night’s bumpers:

Orlons – Mr. 21
Manfred Mann – My Name Is Jack
Jimmie Beaumont – Ev’rybody’s Cryin’
Evelyn Knight – Candy and Cake
Carol Blades – Candy Store Lullabye
Astors – Candy
Roy Orbison – Candy Man
Elvin Bishop - Juke Joint Jump
Elvin Bishop – Sure Feels Good
Contours – That Day When She Needed Me
Clovers – Devil or Angel


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21, 2020 3:31 AM...  Voter fraud.  We’ll count the ways.  And if you have
any notion that this doesn’t matter, or worse yet, you somehow believe that it’s not an issue, you
might want to listen to tonight’s show.  Logan C. Churchwell, Communications and Research
Director for the Public Interest Legal Foundation joins me at 10.  At 11, we’ll talk about Chicago’s
sweetest asset:  Candy.  It’s a long and rich history, and candy historian— yes there’s such a thing,
and Dr. Leslie Goddard, PhD is one.  (I bet I’d like to eat her dissertation.)     

If you want to hear last night’s show, it’s on the stream and available as a download. Use the
nav-bar above.  As for the bumpers we plays:

Brighter Side of Darkness – Love Jones
Lovelites – How Can I Tell My Mom & Dad
Lavern Baker – See See Rider
Spencer Davis Group – You Put The Hurt On Me
Wanda Jackson – Let’s Have A Party
Chordettes – Eddie My Love
Julito Y The Latin Lads - Nunca
Kool & The Gang – Joanna
Eddie Harris – Exodus
Tony Orlando – Bless You



TUESDAY OCTOBER 20, 2020  3:31 AM...  What happens when social media giants like Facebook
and Twitter ban an article—like the New York Post’s piece on Hunter Biden’s laptop?  It’s not
rhetorical, and fortunately for freedom, it’s precisely what they don’t want.  Brad Polumbo, the
opinion Editor for the Foundation for Economic Education will tell you all about it tonight at 10. 
Follow him on Twitter at @brad_polumbo.  Then at 11, we’ll talk with Bud Connell—in addition to
having a legendary radio background, he’s a marvelous author. I’m reading Cyberdie now. (Click on
it for a great price from Amazon.)  As for last night’s bumpers:

Delfonics – Ready Or Not Here I Come
Johnny Bush – Green Snakes On The Ceiling
Parliaments – Don’t Be Sore At Me
Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Fire
Archie Bell – Love Will Rain On You
Brothers Johnson  Strawberry Letter #23
Nolan Porter – If I Could Only Be Sure
Earls – Remember Then
Jeannie C Riley – The Back Side Of Dallas
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love
Channels – All Alone

A replay of last night's show is streaming and available under downloads on above NavBar. 



FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2020 2:30 AM CT... Last night’s show is on the stream, and available under
downloads (use the above nav bar).  I’ll be back on Monday 10 PM talking with Gordon Chang
again. (@GordinGChang on Twitter)   If you don’t have his The Great U.S.-China Tech War book,
click on it for a good price from Amazon.  At 11, we’ll talk with Catherine Austin Fitts, former
Assistant Secretary of Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner under George HW Bush.  She’s
president of Solari, Inc., publisher of the Solari Report and she joins us from Amsterdam.  At
midnight, the We-Bitching hour, step up on the beef box and share your thoughts.    Meanwhile
have an otherwise uneventful weekend.   Bumpers last night?

Jackie Wilson – Lonely Teardrops
Carpenters – All You Get From Love Is A Love Song
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Peculiar
Nellie Lutcher & Nat “King” Cole – Can I Come In For A Second
Entertainers – Good As Gold
Mickey & Sylvia – Love Is Strange
Wild Cherry – 1 2 3 Kind of Love
Marv Johnson – Come To Me
Jimmy Cliff – Sitting In Limbo
Mad Lads – Don’t Have To Shop Around
Paul Anka – Diana



THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 2020 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight at 10, we'll talk with Dr. Melissa Venable,
online education advisor for BestColleges.com on how Covid-19 is impacting education and it might
not be all bad.  At 11, we'll talk with Christy Whitman, author of The Desire Factor.  She's a
channeler who is gonna tell you how to get what you don't know you even want.  Sort of.  Open
lines at Midnight, so please call.  As for Bumpers last night:

Blue Magic – Sideshow
Robert Parker – Tip Toe
Chris Kenner – I Like It Like That
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
Jackie Wilson – I’m Comin’ On Back To You
Buckinghams – Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song)
James Brown – Night Train
Lulu – I’ll Come Running
The Vibrations – You’re Mine
Hall & Oates – Las Vegas Turnaround
Rochell & The Candles – Once Upon A Time


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2020 2:00 AM CT...  We'll talk with researcher and writer Dennis
Behreandt about the down in the lockdown, the resulting public harm; and the folly of major media
coverage on all things Corona Virus at 10 tonight. (Read some of his articles here.)  At 11, we'll
continue that discussion with the publisher of the Foreign Policy Journal, Jeremy R. Hammond
And at 12, you're up. Open lines and midnight madness.

Last night's show is streaming (obscenity and all), and it's also available on demand. Use the above
nav bar.  As for the bumpers we played:
Little Anthony & The Imperials – If I Love You
Jerry Landis – Lone Teen Ranger
Hugh Masekela – Grazing In The Grass
Chicago – Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is
Poppies – He’s Ready
Knight Bros – Temptation ‘Bout To Get Me
Lavern Baker – Bop Ting A Ling
Santana – Evil Ways
Dorothy Moore
T-Bone Stankus
Fireflies – You Were Mine



TUESDAY OCTOBER 13, 2020 3:31 AM CT...  Did you know it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness
Month? Every October since 2008 has been so proclaimed.  This year’s theme is “Do your part. Be
cyber smart.” and it’s broken down by weeks:  Last week featured, “If you connect it, protect it”. 
This week focuses on securing devices at home and at work.   Next week tackles securing internet
connected devices in health care; and the last week of the month highlights the future of connected
devices.  In the first hour of tonight’s show, we’ll talk again with Jason Glassberg of Casaba
Security.   In the second hour, we’ll be joined by clinical forensic psychologist, Dr. John Huber of
Mainstream Mental Health about the state of Americans’ mental health. One survey says that 61%
of us believe we’re nearing a civil war.  And as always, midnight madness with open lines in the
third hour:  888-876-5593.    Tonight’s show is on the stream. It’s also available for downloads (click
on the above nav bar for either).

Frankie Laine – Lucky Old Sun
Nappy Brown – Don’t Be Angry
Sammy Davis Jr – Something’s Gotta Give
Peter Allen – Peter Allen
Garnet Mimms & The Enchanters
Impressions – It’s All Right
Ernie Fields – In The Mood
Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists – Cool Aid
Sam & Dave – You Don’t Know Like I Know
Clinger Sisters – Shoop, Shoop, De Doop, Rama Lama
Barbara Mason – Oh, How It Hurts


MONDAY OCTOBER 12, 2020   3:31 AM  It’s been an interesting couple days.  After falling on
Friday and managing to break a rib or two, I felt pretty good all things considering on Saturday. 
Yesterday.. woah boy. I had no idea muscle spasms could hurt that much.  But that won’t stop me. 
At least I hope not.  Planning to talk to you tonight on WGN radio at 10 Centra.  In the first hour,
we’ll talk with Tom Dreesen.  It’s a long way from Harvey to Hollywood, and a good chance you’ll
lose yourself in the journey. That wasn’t what happened to Harvey native and well-known stand up
comic, Dreesen.  If you don’t already know Tom, you’ll meet him at 10.  Want to jump the gun?  Get
a copy of his book Standing Still from Amazon.   In the second hour, you’ll meet Sarah Frey, the
Pumpkin Queen of America.  She grew up knowing about rural poverty in southern Illinois, and
managed to transform her lot in life, becoming one of America’s largest fresh fruit growers and
shippers.   We’ll talk about The Growing Season (click on it for a good price from Amazon) at 11. 
And it’s Midnight Madness in the third hour, which only works well when YOU call.  888-876-5593.



FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2020 3:15 AM CT... Last night's show is on the stream and available on
demand and I'm out of here until Monday. I'll be back before the show to tell you what's on tap. 
Meantime, the bumpers:

Silhouettes – Headin’ For The Poorhouse
Ray Charles – Busted
Chapter One – Money Won’t Do It
Lee Dorsey – Confusion
Temptations – Ball of Confusion
Three Degrees – No No Not Again
Lari White – Just Thinking
Otis Redding – Security
Jo Armstead – A Stone Good Lover
Barry McGuire – Cloudy Summer Afternoon
Buzz Clifford – So Good At Loving You



THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2020 10:30 PM CT.. We're talking with Daisy Luther, The Organic
Prepper right now. Her latest book is The Ultimate Guide To Frugal Living. Click on it for a good
price from Amazon.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 8, 2020  4:00 AM CT  Apologies for not having three days of replays up.
I've been busy. And that is the understatement of the year. We'll leave it at that.  Monday, we talked
with Ted Rossman from CreditCards.com-- you can guess the subject; and Tom Appel from
Consumer Guide about cars (and California once again mandating electric cars-- the last attempt
ended in 1995 when it was obvious you can't legislate technology).  Tuesday we talked with Seth
Breedlove about the Mothman documentary he just finished; and futurist Rebecca Hardcastle
Wright.  Last night it was Robert Owens of OwenRiggs on the one segment of the economy that's
going gangbusters-- gun sales; and aviation expert David Soucie (whyplanescrash) about staying
safe on planes.  Tomorrow night it's Daisy Luther the Organic Prepper on the supply chain; and Dr.
Eileen Graham on the personality traits that can predict old age cognition issues.  Maybe you don't
want to know. And every night in the show's last hour, it's Midnight Madness (Central Time)--  all
open lines, all the time. Please call.  

All three shows are currently streaming back to back.  You can also hear them on demand (click
Downloads on the above Nav Bar). 

As for bumpers:

Monday:
Versatiles - Blue Feelin'
Johnny Nash - Hold Me Tight
George Freeman - Down and Out
Edsels- Rama Lama Ding Dong
Medallions - Buick '59
Steve Miller Band - The JOker
Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Rocket 88
David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick - I Couldn't Believe It
Bobby Penn - Gone Forever
O'Kaysions - Girl Watcher
Gladys Knight - He's My Kind of Fellow

Tuesday:
Etta James - Strange Things
Billy Stewart - Strange Feelings
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Strange
Nat Kendrick & The Swans (James Brown) - Do The Mshed Potatoes
Smokey Robinson - Ever Have A Dream
Donays - Devil In His Heart
Barbie Gaye - My Boy Lollypop
Futures - Angel In Disguise
Bullmoose Jackson - Big Ten Inch
Big Joe - Ice Man

Wednesday:
Versatiles - Cold Feet
Ruth Wallis - The Pistol Song
Little David Wilkins - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
King Cole Trio - Straighten Up and Fly Right
Johnnie Taylor - Blues In The Night
Ruby & The Romantics - Young Wings Can Fly
Superlatives - Don't Walk Away
Lions - No One
Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Sure Gonna Miss Her
Little Johnny Taylor - Part Time Love
Tymes Ms Grace



FRIDAY OCTOBER 2, 2020 3:00 AM.  Quite the feisty show last night.  But good to have callers in
the Midnight Hour, which is always open lines. If this keeps up, we can restart trivia.  And yes, you
betcha we'll be voting on the annual poll of the World's Worst Hit Records as of Halloween, a night
of Horrors, playing the winners (or losers depending on how you look at it) on Thanksgiving, a night
of Turkeys.  Not sure wha's on tap for this coming Monday but I'll be back here to let you know as
soon as I do. In the meantime, last night's bumpers:

Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Ray Smith - Makes You Feel Good
Buddy Knox - Somebody Touched Me
Robbie Nevil - C'est La Vie
Isley Brothers - Who's That Lady
Redbone - Witch Queen of New Orleans
Fats Domino - My Girl Josephine
Shalamar - A Night To Remember
Penguins - Hey Senorita
Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Come Along
Bobby Helms - My Special Angel



THURSDAY OCTOBER 1, 2020   5:30 PM CT...  Apologies for not getting last night's show online
earlier.  It's playing on the stream now and will be available on-demand indefinitely. Use the nav bar
above.  As for bumpers, here's what we played:

Basia - Promises
Deltas - The Work Song
Chants - Dick Tracy
Brook Benton - Hit Records
ZZ Hill -Cheatin' In The Next Room
Esquires - Youve Got The Power
Fifth Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues
Chiffons - So Shy Am I
Johnny Mathis - Gina
Mac Davis - Every Now and Then
Sergio Mendes - Chove Chuva

Tonight at 10 (Central) on WGN Radio, Dr. Jane Orient joins me again. She's the executive director
of AAPS, and a voice of reason for how to combat Covid-19.  At 11, we'll talk with Rachel Malone,
the Texas director of GOA (gunowners.org). Gun Owners of America is everything the NRA should
be in their dedication to protecting your second amendment rights.  And as usual, open lines in the
Midnight Hour.  The only thing that would make it better is your call.  888-876-5593 that's 88-88
ROLLYE (and, of course, 610-640-6400 always works). 



SEPTEMBER 2020


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2020  2:15 AM CT...  Great to talk with both Peter Chowka and
Rod Pyle last night. Here's the bumpers we played.

Dick Dale & The Del-Tones - Miserlou
Intruders – Who’s Your Favorite Candidate
Royalettes- It's Gonna Take A Miracle
Tides - Chicken Spaceman
Tornados - Telstar
Joe Harnell - Fly Me To The Moon Bossa Nova
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Jerry Lee Lewis - You Win Again
Curtis Lee- Pretty Little Angel Eyes
Jackie Wilson - It's So Fine
Helen Reddy - Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)

Coming up tonight at 10, Dr. Jerome Corsi!  Check out his website, CorsiNation.com.  His latest
At 11, we'll welcome Kay Rubacek, a documentary filmmaker and author of "Who Are China's
Walking Dead" Click on both for great prices from Amazon and listen to WGNradio.com to hear the
backstories and more.


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 3:00 AM CT...  Will Joe Biden show up for the debates tonight? 
Either way, we'll be talking with a good friend of mine, Peter Chowka. We've done several shows
on the air over the last almost 30 years (the first time was in March 1991 on KFI in Los Angeles),
and we've spent a lot more time on the phone off the air.  If there is anyone more insightful and level
headed about the events that shape our world, I don't know who it would be.  So who is Peter?

Peter Barry Chowka has worked as an investigative journalist in a variety of media – including
print, radio, television, and documentary films – for the past five decades. He has done on the
ground reporting on national politics including presidential primaries and campaigns; the medical
industrial complex and Big Pharma; and promising innovative alternative medical treatments. His
work was recognized by the National Institutes of Health, which appointed Peter to two of the first
advisory panels of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine in 1992.  Since 2017, Peter has
contributed over 250 articles on politics, socialism, the media, Covid-19, and other subjects to
AmericanThinker.com. Earlier this year, Peter was invited to be a regular contributor to the BBC –
the largest broadcaster in the world.  Peter’s Web site with links to his free archive of several
hundreds articles at American Thinker and The Epoch Times is Peter.media.  His Twitter is
@pchowka.

Following Peter, we'll talk with Rod Pyle, author, journalist, and Editor in Chief at Ad Astra, the
magazine of the National Space Society.   Ralph Cramden was always saying 'To The Moon' when
he was upset with Alice on The Honeymooners TV show in the 1950s.. Well, it's taken over 60
years and Alice is going to the moon in 2024. Ok, not Alice Cramden, but some woman and I'm sure
a lot of you have a few gals on the list of who you'd like to see make that trip.  All kidding aside, if
you've got questions on our space program and where we're headed, Rod has answers.

Bumpers from last night:

Donnie Elbert - I Got To Get Myself Together
5 Royales - I Know It's Hard But It's Fair
Orlons - Envy
Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle
Contours - First I Look At The Purse
Five Stairsteps - Baby Make Me Feel So Good
Jaynettes - Sally Go ' Round The Roses
Johnnie & Joe - Kingdom Of Love
Rex Garvin &  the Mighty Cravers - Emulsified
Ben E. King - Amor


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2020  11:00 PM... Talking to Geralde Celente in moments.  Check out
his website, TrendsResearch, and call with your thougths.  888-876-5593  (88 88 ROLLYE)


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2020  10:30 PM...  Talking to Thomas W. Jones.  His book, From
Williard Straight to Wall Street  is nothing short of inspirational. click on it for a good price from
Amazon.    Next hour we'll talk visit with Gerald Celente, who needs no introduction, which is a
good thing since I don't have time to give you one-- back on the air now.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 2:00 AM CT  Last night's show is streaming and available on
demand. As for the bumpers we played:

Five Keyes- I Took Your Love For A Toy
Peter Paul & Mary - The Marvelous Toy
Clinger Sisters - Puppet
Dolph Hewitt - I Wish I Knew
Peterson Farm Brothers - Takin' Care of Livestock
Tom T Hall - Who's Gonna Feed Them Hogs
Valentinos - It's All Over Now
Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays The Fool
Dee Dee Warwick - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Bob Kuban & The In-men - The Teaser

Next live show, Monday night 10PM.  I'll be back here before then to tell you what's on tap.



THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2020   9:30 PM CT... I'll be talking to you live on WGN in about half
an hour. Orion Samuelson joins me in the second hour (11P CT).  Until today I did not know he'd
written an autobiography.  Just ordered a copy on Amazon, if you, too, want a copy of You Can't
Dream Big Enough, click on it for a good price from Amazon.


THURSDAY DECEMBER 24, 2020 4:14 AM CT...  Tonight at 10 we'll be talking with Chris Bensch,
the Chief Curator of the Strong Museum of Play about toys over the years. What was your
favorite?    Then at 11, we'll be sharing the mic with Orion Samuelson who is celebrating 60 years
with WGN this week.   His long standing highly revered agriculture reports need no introduction, but
you might have forgotten that one of his first duties on WGN was to host the National Barn Dance,
which came to the station after decades on WLS.  Needless to say he has some amazing stories,
and you won't want to miss any of them.   Bumpers last night:

Premiers - Lonely Weatherman
Volcanos - Storm Warning
Spaniels - Stormy Weather
Boogaloo & The Gallant Crew - Cops And Robbers
Futures - Silhouettes
Ray Charles - Greenbacks
Soul Survivors - (Just Like) Bein' In Love
Whispers - I Was Born (When You Kissed Me)
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Over You
Booker T & The MGs - Groovin'
Nat King Cole - That Sunday That Summer



WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 3:31 AM CT...  Tonight at 10 (CT) on WGN, we'll talk wtih
Jim Edds, who captures some of the most violent weather seen on the planet.  We'll find out
exactly why someone seemingly sane would do that.  Find out more at ExtremeStorms.com and
check out his YouTube channel too. At 11, we'll talk with Matthew Guariglia, policy analyst at the
Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF.org, about what you need to know before your neighborhood
inslls an automated license plate reader, and why you should tell Congress to ban federal use of
face recognition.

Bumpers from last night's show (which is on the stream and available on demand, use the nav bar
above for both):

Marvelettes - Beachwood 4-5789
Lee Dorsey - Do Re Mi
Tick Tock - The Catalinas
Mighty Blue Kings - Jumpin' At The Green Mill
Billie Holliday - God Bless The Child
Mighty Blue Kings - Meet Me In Uptown
Marlena Shaw - Looking Through The Eyes of Love
Four Seasons - Marlena -
Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch
Duprees -You Belong To Me



TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 9:00 PM CT  We'll be talking live in an hour on WGN. The show
info is in the post below, however I wanted to let you know that thanks to Tom Hush, WGN
producer extraordinare who saved me when I didn't record last Wednesday's show, I've got a copy.
And now you do too. It's available on demand (click on DOWNLOADS on the above nav bar). As to
what I played...

Major Lance - The Monkey Time
Harpers' Bizarre -  Come To The Sunshine
LaCosta - This House Runs on Sunshine
Cornelius Brothers - Ain't No Sunshine
B.B. King - Happy Birthday Bluess
Brenda Holloway - You've Made Me So Very Happy
Shirelles - Foolish Little Girl




TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2020  3:00 AM CT..  We'll talk with Ian Sherr, editor at large at CNET
tonight at 10 about how your personal data is being exploited to win elections and influence policy,
and all things tech.  At 11, you'll meet David Jemilo, owner of The Green Mill.  If you're not a
Chicagoan, itt might not sound familiar, but if you are, you know The Green Mill not only as a
watering hole of over 100 years well-known for it's jazz, but also for its infamous mob connections. 
And at midnight, like every night, open lines for an hour. Please call!  Bumpers from Monday night's
show (which is streaming and available on demand):

Emotions - So I Can Love You
Spinners - It's A Shame
Platters - Voo Vee Ah Be
Jackie Wilson - Squeeze Her Tease Her
Bobby Vee - The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Nutty Squirrels - Uh Oh Pt. 2
Freda Payne - Memories & Souvenirs
Dominoes - Can't Do Sixty  No More
O.C. Smith - On Easy Street



MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2020  10 PM CT... we're about to talk with Judith Matloff, journalist
professor and author of "How To Drag a Body" (click on it for a good price at Amazon).  at 11, we'll
talk UFO's with Mark Rodigher President and Scientific Director of the Center for UFO Studies, and
at Midnight, it's the usual open line free for all. I hope you'll call. 


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2020  4:01 AM  CT  Tonight's show is on the stream, and available on
demand (use the nav-bar above).  As for tonight's bumpers:

Tommy Facenda - High School U.S.A.
King Cole Trio - You Don't Learn That In School
Emory & The Dynamics - Little School Girl
Baritones - After School Rock
Donnie Elbert - What Can I Do
Cicero Blake - Sad Feeling
Hedgehoppers Anonymous - Good News Week 
Jimmy Beaumont - The End Of A Story
Lost Generation - The Sly, Slick & The Wicked
Mighty Pope- Heaven on the Seventh Floor
Michael Franks - The Lady Wants to Know
Casinos - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye

I don't have Wednesday night's show yet but as soon as I get it, I'll upload it and let you know. 
Meanwhile, I'll talk to you live Monday night at 10 CT  and will probably type to you here before that.



THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2020  11:15 PM CT  We're talking with David Thibodeaux right now
on WGN.   Check out his website WacoSurvivors.com.   If you order David's book from the site, he'll
autograph it.  And you'll see more than you ever have about everything surrounding the seige. 
Tune in and call.


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2020  1:05 AM CT... I just can't be trusted to remember anything,
anymore.  That includes streaming and recording the WGN show, specifically the one that just
ended.  I've asked for a copy, and if one is available, I'll get it up under downloads (on the above
nav bar) as soon as I see it. 

I will make amends tonight at 10PM CT, when we'll have a full show.  Jeffrey Selingo author of
"Who Gets In And Why" (click on it for a good price from Amazon joins me in the first hour, and in
the 2nd hour, David Thibodeau ("Waco: A Survivor Story" click on it too) returns to fill us in on the
aftermath of that saga.  Third hour is open lines-- whatever you want to discuss is fine with me, only
limited somewhat by the bounds of good taste.


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2020  5:30 AM CT...  Was fun talking to Layne Dalfen & Joyce
Keller last night.   Both gals have written some books you might want to check out, like Layne's
"Have A Great Dream", or Joyce's "Why Am I Here?" among many from both gals. (Click on them
for a good price from Amazon.)  The show is streaming now, and will be on demand in perpetuity.
Use the above menu bar.

Tonight, after the White Sox game, we'll talk with Chris Bensch, the Chief Curator of the Strong
Museum of Play. Toys over the years. Wha was your favorite?  We'll also talk with Josh Hill who is
trekking across the country in a 100% solar vehicle.  That's heavy.  Literally.  8 tons worth of heavy. 
Here's his site.   Last night's bumpers?

Majors - A Wonderful Dream
Thee Midniters - Dreamin' Casually
Jimmy Gilmer& The Fireballs - Bottle of Wine
Benny Spellman - Fortune Teller
Olympics - Western Movies
Bobby Curtola - Fortune Teller


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 3:00 AM CT..  The White Sox ran long last night-- but they won! 
We were on after that talking with the  consumer man Herb Weisbaum  ConsumerMan.com.  I just
realized I didn't digitze last Thursday's show or tell you about the bumpers. I've corrected that now.
Both shows are on the stream, and both are available on demand. Ciick on streaming or downloads
above.  As for what we played:

Thursday September 10th:
Sheiks - So Fine
ZZ Hill -Gimme Gimme
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
Little Joe The Thriller - Don't Leave Me Alone
El  Dorados - I'll Be Forever Loving You

Monday September 14th:
Coasters - Shoppin' For Clothes
Frank Dell - You Broke Your Game Wide Open
Shirley & Lee - Baby
Honey Cone - Want Ads
Clarence Carter - I'm Easy

Tomorrow night, we've got dream interpreter Layne Dalfen (HaveaGreatDream.com) and spiritual
medium Joyce Keller (JoyceKeller.com).   Enough said.  For now.   But listen tonight 10p-1a and
call in!


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 2:00 AM...  On last night's show, we talked with Alejandro
Rojas about the UFO conference going on virtually right now.  Find out more at OpenMinds.TV
and with Mark Reddig of Land Line Now.  I can't say it enough, trucking is the single most
important thing to our comfort.  Look around at everything you own.  Now realize that all of it came
on a truck-- whether it was to the store or to your door, if you're eating it, wearing it, using it-- it
came on a truck.  Check out LandLine.media.  As for bumpers:

Kool & The Gang - Too Hot
Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign
Jessie Lee Turner - The Little Space Girl
Inez & Charlie Foxx - Mockingbird
Billy Preston - Let Me Know
Dave Dudley -Truck Driving Son of A Gun
Futures - Lonesome Road
Jay & The Techniques - Are You Ready For This
Dee Dee Sharp - He's No Ordinary Guy

I'd tell you what's on tonight's show, but at this point I have no idea.  You'll have to listen.  10P-1A 
Monday through Thursday on 720 AM WGN  WGNradio.com or my stream (click on streaming
above-- right now you'll hear a replay of the last show, but when you're live, you'll hear it there-- and
click on downloads for the on-demand files).

Still formulating when we'll do trivia.  Leaning toward Monday nights, but weigh in with your
preference. Talk to you tonight.



WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2020  3:00 AM CT...   It was so good to talk to Melody
Cedarstrom.  If you've got any questions about precious metals, she'll give you straight answers.
You can also check out her radio show.  DGScoins.com is the place to go.  We also talked with Dr.
Carole Lieberman, who is on the same page as I am about the government's reaction to Covid-19.
Check out her site too--  DrCarole.com. As for  bumpers, we played:

Contours - First I Look At The Purse
Entertainers - Good As Gold
Presidents - Hey Diddle Diddle
Carl Lester & The Showstoppers - Don't You Know That I Believe
Bobby Hendricks- A Thousand Dreams
Gene Chandler - Nothing Can Stop Me
Tru Tones - Magic
Bob & Earl - Gee Whiz
Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite
Barbara Lewis - Make Me Belong To You
Toquinho & Vinicius - Essa Menina

Talk to you tonight at 10.  And one of these days I'll get around to revamping this website.  Not any
day soon however.  Last night's show is streaming.  It's also on demand.  Use the nav bar above to
access the stream or downloads.



TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2020  3:00 AM CT... Muddled through three hours of talk Monday night.
It's on the stream (and available as a download--  click on the nav bar above for either).   As for the
bumpers:

Sapphires - I Found Out Too Late
Philly Cuzz - The Summer Kids of Ireland
Janet Jackson - Whoops Now
Little Milton - Baby I Love You
Tony Owens - Confessin' A Feeling
Supremes - Your Heart Belongs To Me
Five Stairsteps - Danger She's A Stranger
Don Julian & The Meadowlarks
Sam Cooke - You Send Me

I haye no idea what we'll talk about tonight, but I know it will get better if you call.  888-876-5593.  
10P-1A  CT  WGN 720 AM,  WGNradio.com or for the unvarnished off the board from my studio
stream (click on streaming above).   Talk to you tonight.


LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2020  12:45AM   It's a holiday and I'll be talking to you tonight, if
you're around.  I'll be live on WGN from 10PM to 1AM Central Time.  In the first half hour I'll have a
quick conversation with Hans Von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation.   We talked with him
last month and at the end of the show he mentioned that he knew how the democrats were going to
try to rig mail in voting.  That got my attention, so I'm expecting to hear the rest of the story tonight
at 10P CT.  If you're listening, you will too.  After that, anything goes. 

I made some good use of my time last week while taking a break from talking on WGN, but much
happened there in my absence.  Due to some changes in WGN's lineup, my buddy asked if I
wouldn't mind handling late nights for the time being. With the caveat that it's only 4 nights a week,
and that there is no guarantee I'll be in good enough shape physically to do it on any given night, I
agreed.  I'd walk on coals for this guy.  In comparison to what he's done for me, this is not a big ask.
I hope I'm up to making him proud, and with any luck entertaining you along the way.   Funny how
time changes everything. If this were 40 years ago, I'd be begging for this opportunity.  Now I'm
hoping I'll feel well enough to live through it, but more than ever, I am grateful to you for listening. 

You can hear me live Monday through Thursday 10PM Central Time.  If you're in one of the over 30
states or four provinces that WGN's night time signal blankets, you can listen on 720 AM.  You can
also listen to the stream at WGNradio.com.  Or if you prefer to hear it live from my studio, there's
always my stream (just click on streaming on the above nav bar).   I'll continue to archive the shows
each night (that's on the above nav bar too).

All this was last minute over a holiday weekend, so beyond Hans, it's just you and me tonight.  I
have utterly no idea at this writing what might grab my attention to discuss. About the only thing of
which I'm certain, is the show will get better if you call.  It will be absolutely open lines, so if it
interests you, I'll be ready to talk about it.    888-876-5593   88-88 ROLLYE (or 610-640-6400 for
those of you who memorized that number). 

So the big question-- what about Friday night trivia online?  Given this schedule, that is now firmly
past tense.  But I am planning to set aside one of the four nights each week on WGN for trivia and
radio talk.   Not sure of the particulars yet, but you're welcome to phone me tonight with your
thoughts.  You're not just welcome, you're downright encouraged.  Hope to hear from you.



AUGUST 2020

THURSDAY AUGUST 27, 2020 10PM MST... I put tonight's show on the stream and left last night's
and Monday night's.  It's also available for download.   That's it for me, at least through next week.
Hoping to go into hybernation.  But I'll probably be back before Labor Day with something to say. 
Here for the bumpers?
Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
Los Lonely Boys - Heaven
Elis Regina - Alo Alo Marciano
The Robins - Magic of a Dream
Aalon - Magic Night
Mel Carter - Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me
Tony Allen - Nite Owl
Mel Gadsden - Commin' Down With Love


THURSDAY AUGUST 27, 2020  4:30 PM  MST...  In half an hour we'll be talking to Penny Kelly on
WGN.  Her book, The Robes, captivated me quite a while ago. Click on it for a good price from
Amazon.  Likewise Click on Getting Well Again Naturally, which Penny also wrote-- among many. 
Her website is PennyKelly.com but if you go to YouTube and search for Penny Kelly, you'll find a
seemingly endless supply of videos. The most recent is "Where are we going with this Mask & Virus
business?"  Click on it to see it for yourself.  Penny's got some fascinating ideas on Trump too.  (For
some inexplicable reason I can't find the best ones now-- but Penny will tell us all about it.  In the
third hour, we'll talk with Integrative physician Dr. Jason West on Why we get sick and what to do
about it.  Yes, it's a book--  click on it for a good price from Amazon, and check out Dr. West's 
Hidden Secrets to Chronic Disease too.  And his website, WestClinicOnline.com.   Listen online
(use "Streaming" on the above nav bar); on the radio on WGN AM 720 Chicago; or on


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2020  11:30 PM MST..  Another WGN show tomorrow night (Thursday) 
7-10 PM Central Time.  We’ll spend two hours with Penny Kelly. She’s one of the most remarkable
people I’ve encountered online.  A former Chrysler engineer, her life was turned completely around
by visits from little men in brown robes in her kitchen.  You gotta listen to hear the rest of this. You
can check out my live stream or you can hear it WGNradio.com.  You can also check out
PennyKelly.com.  Speaking of my stream, I’m currently replaying tonight’s show and Monday night’s
show back to back. I’ll add tomorrow night’s show after I do it.

Meanwhile, you might be hear to find out what bumpers I played (and again, many are ‘this day in
history’ stuff or related directly to topics we discussed.

Radiants - Voice Your Choice
Presidents - Sweet Magic
Delegates - The Convention
Dyke & The Blazes - Funky Broadway
Winstons - Color Him Father
Don Julian - What Chance Has A Man
Cellos - Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am The Japanese Sandman)
Archie Bell & The Drells - I Just Can’t Stop Dancin’
Moovers - One Little Dance
Johnny Woodson & The Crescendos - Dreamer From My Heart


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2020  4:30 PM  MST…  Next WGN show in half an hour.  In the first
hour we’ll talk with Hans von Spakovsky from the Heritage Foundation about what Vote By Mail
really means. It's a miracle!  The dead rise to vote!    Jeffrey Leving, DadsRights.com, a Chicago
based matrimonial attorney, joins us in the second hour delving into what the pandemic is doing to
disconnect divorced dads.  In the third hour we’ll talk with Gordon Chang.  You can get a copy of
his current short but terrifying read, The Great U.S.-China Tech War (click on it for a good price
from Amazon), but beware, this must read may leave you sleepless.  We’ll also talk with Gordon
about the terrifying claims of Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan.  If you can listen over the air on AM
720, great.  Or you can hear my stream by clicking on "streaming" on the above nav-bar — or go to
WGNRadio.com.  Talk to you in about 30 minutes.



TUESDAY AUGUST 25, 2020 10 PM MST...  On the air last night, I promised a few links.  One is for
the video with the Larry Santos jingle for Pan Am. It's here.  The other is an email address for
Vincent Zurzolo of Metropolis Collectibles who might be able to tell you what your comics are
worth.  If you include pictures, even better. Click here and put WGN show in the subject line.  As for
the Bumpers we played last night

Sonny Holiday – School Days
The Jaedes - Teach Me A Lesson In Love
Superbs - Story Book of Love
Wynonie Harris - All She Wants To Do Is Rock
Timi Yuro - Turn The World Around The Other Way
Skeeter Davis - The End of the World
Garry Miles - Look For A Star
Harptones - That's The Way It Goes
4 Seasons - Candy Girl
Chi-Lites - Low Key
Impressions - It's All Right

Talk to you tomorrow night at 7 Central.  One of the guests we'll have on (in the 9 PM hour) is
Gordon G. Chang.  Of course we'll touch on The Great U.S.-China Tech War (click on it for a good
price from Amazon) but I have a strong feeling he has a very good idea about where the Corona
Virus originated. You'll want to hear that. Thursday night, we'll spend a couple hours with Penny
Kelly, a most amazing woman, but more on that as we get closer to the show.



MONDAY AUGUST 24, 2020  4:30 PM MST…  Three shows this week, tonight, Wednesday and
Thursday. 7-10PM Central Time  WGNradio.com     We’ll talk to Jim Masson from the Home
School Legal Defense Association at 7. HSLDA.org. The brightest silver lining of the pandemic is
the spreading of online and home schooling, but issues still abound.  At 8, we’re talking with Dr.
Katie Mack, the author of The End of Everything—  and she means everything.  As an
astrophysicist she has insights she’ll share. (Click on the book title for a great price from Amazon.) 
And in the third hour we’re talk with Vincent Zurzolo about comics.  You might have a fortune in
your attic and not know it.  Talk to you in half an hour.



FRIDAY AUGUST 21, 2020  12:45 AM MST…  Last night’s WGN show is on the stream, and
available for download (under downloads above).   Next week there are 3 WGN shows  7-10 PM
Central Time,  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Then we’re off for a week (courtesy of sports).
After that?  Well, ask me after that.   Don’t expect our usual Friday night show until this sorts out. 
Meanwhile, as for tonight’s bumpers:

Jamo Thomas - I Spy For The FBI
Chants - Dick Tracy
Jewell  (& The Rubies) - Kidnapper
Chicago - You Are On My Mind
Dick Feller - The Credit Card Song
Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science
Johnny Nash - Love Ain't Nothing But A Monkey On Your Back
Isley Brothers - Who's That Lady
Billy Preston - How Long Has That Train Been
Carman - Some-O-Dat
Ron Kenoly - As For Me And My House

Yes, the either elated to show topics or otherwise had historical significance. Talk to you Monday
night.  Type to you sooner.


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19, 2020 11:30 PM MST..  Tomorrow night (Thursday) 7-10PM Central,
WGNradio.com.  We'll be talking with FBI hostage negotiator Gary Noessner who was on the
scene at Waco, and David Thibodeau who was inside the compound, as a holdout.  They have
differing and fascinating views of an unspeakably horrible event.  (Gary's book is "Stalling For Time:
My Life As An FBI Hostage Negotiator".  David's book is "Waco: A Survivor Story".  Both are good
reads, click on them for a good price from Amazon.  We'll also talk with Jason Glassberg, an ethical
hacker (yeah, which I always call an oxymoron, but Jason makes it seem reasonable) about the
latest scams ready to ensnare you, cryptocurrency and more.  Feel free to call in.  888-876-5593
88-88 ROLLYE (or of course 610-640-6400). Talk to you Thursday night.


TUESDAY AUGUST 18, 2020  11:50 PM MST...  In a fit of efficiency, I have put tonight's WGN show
on the stream made it available to you under download's above.  As for tonight's bumpers:

Little Hank - Mister Bang Bang Man
Ruth Wallis - The Pistol Song
Four Preps - More Money For You And Me
Chapter One - Money Won't Do It
Scott Pettersen - The Bubble Man
Lee Dorsey- Do Re Mi

Next live show, Thursday evening 7-10 PM Central Time.. Should be interesting, we'll talk to one of
the FBI profilers at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, and one of the holdouts. And we'll
again talk with Ethical Hacker (not an oxymoron-- or so he says) Jason Glassberg about protecting
yourself from the digital onslaught in these disease ridden times.


TUESDAY AUGUST 18, 2020 4:15 PM MST… Dr. John Lott joins me in less than an hour on
WGN.  If you have any doubt that more guns results in less crime, you’ll want to read his books. 
His latest is  Gun Control Myths How politicians, the media and botched studies have twisted the
facts on gun control. Learn the actual facts that debunk them.   And if you’ve never read the 1998
classic, More Guns, Less Crime, Understanding crime and gun control laws, or if you want an
update, the third edition is out  Click on either for a great price from Amazon.  Then at 6 MST, we’ll
talk crypto currency and maybe get to the bottom of this alleged coin shortage. Talk to you tonight.


SUNDAY AUGUST 16, 2020 11:00 PM MST...  Two live shows on WGN coming up  this week. 
Tuesday from 7-9 PM Central TIme, and Thursday  7-10 Central.

Apologies for not getting the replays on in a more timely manner.  I'm beyond swamped.  But the
three WGN shows from last week are now on the stream, and they're also available to download. 
As for the bumpers (which often have a tie in historically or to the topic), as far as I can remember:

Tuesday 8-11-20
Major Lance - Monkey TIme
Faith Taylor & Sweet Tens - I Love You Darling
Patti Austin - (I've Given) ALl My Love
Fascinators - Come To Paradise
Fasinators - In Other Words

Wednesday 8-12-20
Joe Jones - California Sun
Trini Lopez - If I Had A Hammer
Kenny & Tommy - Some Day (You'll Be My Love)
Sheppards - Stubborn Heart
Otis Leavill - Nobody But You
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
Isley Brothers- I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door
Five Stairsteps - Ooh Chidle
Lee Shot Williams - Juke Joint Slide
Frank Frost - My Back Scratcher

Thursday 8-13-20
Sounds of Dawn - How Many Times
Lee Dorsey - Working In A Coal Mine
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog
Richard Berry - Have Love Will Travel
Shirley Wahls - Why Am I Crying
Eugene Church - Pretty Girls Everywhere

Talk to you Tuesday at 7 Central.


TUESDAY AUGUST 11, 2020  4:30 PM..  Sports scheduling has me doing a couple hours tonight
on WGN.  In the first hour we'll talk about the pitiful state of American Infrastructure with someone
who really knows what he's talking about.  The second hour, however, is open lines-- and if you're
reading this and have anything on your mind at all, I hope you'll call! 610-640-6400 (or 88-88
ROLLYE)  WGN AM 720 Chicago wgnradio.com

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5, 2020 10PM… Tonight’s WGN show is on the stream and available under
downloads on the nav bar above. It was a two hour show prior to Blackhawk’s Hockey. So what did
we play? 

Johnny Gosey - Fools Will Take Chances
Fabuleers -If I Had Other Chance
Vows - I Wanna Chance
5 Royales -I Know It’s Hard But It’s Far
Gallahads - Be Fair
Radiants - Voice Your Choice
Intruders - Who’s Your Favorite Candidate

Next week there are three live shows, Wednesday through Friday.  Really looking forward to Friday.
Unca Marvy is joining me and this time I’ll have the generator ready if the power goes out.  I think
it’s my only Friday show in August. We’ll get some trivia in too, so plan on calling.  I’ll tell you more
about Wednesday and Thursday as we get closer. Talk to you next week.


TUESDAY AUGUST 4, 2020 7PM MST…  The replay of last night's show is streaming and is
available from downloads above.  Next show, tomorrow night--  and in the second hour (8-9P
Central Time) we're going to talk about the disenfranchisement of blind citizens. Nothing new there,
however, with vote by mail being adopted by several states-- how much attention is being paid to
blind voters, and how to accommodate them without compromising the privacy of their vote.   The
Blackhawks play at 9, but I'll be on from 7 to  9 Central. I hope you'll join me.   Now, as for what I
played in last night's 2 hour show:

Mickey & Sylvia - Love Is Strange
Four Tops - Ask The Lonely
Lou Rawls - Love Is A Hurtin' Thing
Swallows - It Ain't The Meat, It's The Motion
Cornelius Brothers & Baby Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now
Olympics - Western Movies
Inez & Charlie Foxx - Mockingbird


JULY 2020

FRIDAY JULY 31, 2020  1:30 AM MST…  So when is the next live show? I thought I'd have all week
off next week, but turns out I've got two partial shows. Monday and Wednesday August 3rd and 5th,
7 to 9 PM  Central Time. I hope you'll call! If you can't pick up WGN where you are, you can listen

Shows from Monday and Wednesday night have been on the stream and are available from
Downloads above.  I promised I'd tell you what bumpers we played Wednesday-it was a short show
after the White Sox-8:40 -10P CT.  I'm probably leaving one out, but these are what I recall:

Drifters - Dance With Me
Channels - All Alone
Danderliers - Little Man
Del Vikings - Cold Feet

Last night's how is now on the stream, but it's not yet available for downloading. (I"ll let you now
when it is.). As for the Bumpers last night:

Ann Cole - Brand New
Clovers- Your Cash Ain't Nothin But Trash
Silhouettes - Headin' for the Poorhouse
Ruby & The Romantics - Day Dreamin'
Betty Johnson - I Dreamed
Keystoners - Sleep & Dream
Eddie Hodges - Bandit of my Dreams
Dells - Dreams of Contentment
10CC - Good Morning
Unifics - Court Of Love
Buchanan & Goodman  On Trial


WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2020 9:35 MST…   Monday night's WGN show is now on the stream, and
available under downloads above. I forgot to record tonight's but WGN did, so you can probably find
it there.  WGNRADIO.COM.  As for bumpers, here's what we played:

Monday 7/27/20
Harvey - Any Way You Wanta
Moonglows - When I'm With
Doris Troy - Just One Look
Artistics - What'll I Do
Blue Magic - Side Show 
Louis Jordan - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby 
Big Sambo & the Housewreckers - The Rains Came
Ben Iverson - Love Me
Ronnie Hawkins - Mary Lou
Lou Johnson - Unsatisfied
Dee Clark - Raindrops

Tonight I wound up coming on at 8:40 CT as the White Sox ended early.  But I forgot to record the
show. Fortunately for me WGN captured it and it's on their site. So I grabbed it and soon it will be
on mine.  As soon as it is, I'll let you know what the bumpers were.


SUNDAY JULY 26, 2020  8:30 PM MST…   Sorry for not putting the Thursday night show online
before now. It’s on the stream, or access it under Downloads above.  As for the bumpers…

Jarmels - A Little Bit of Soap
Janie Grant - That Greasy Kid Stuff
Lou Johnson - Magic Potion
Blossoms - That’s When The Tears Start
Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Rocket 88
Burt Keyes - Stop Jivin’ Start Drivin’
Chuck Berry - Jaguar & Thunderbird
Sonny Day & His Versatiles - Speedillac
Bat McGrath & Don Potter - Mr. Cadillac
Madeline Bell - I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Gene McDaniels - A Hundred Pounds of Clay
Coasters - Little Egypt
Chicago - Another Rainy Day in New York City
Ben Iverson - Love Me

Next live show is this Wednesday and it’s only an hour.  9-10 PM Central Time.  If it’s on your mind
we’ll talk about it on the radio, so please call  888-876-5593 (88 88 ROLLYE).  Talk to you then


WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 2020  Midnight MST   Apologies for being remiss in putting replays of the
WGN shows online, and in getting you a list of the bumper music I played. I’ve put last night’s show,
and last Thursday’s show on the stream back to back, or you can access them on DOWNLOADS
above.  I have a lot of shows I haven’t tackled yet— they’ll be up eventually. 

When the White Sox are playing I’m not.  So if you’re wondering when I’m next on WGN, here are
the upcoming shows for the remainder of July and August (all are 7-10 PM CDT, unless noted).
Thursday 7/23
Wednesday 7/29— 9-10PM — it’ll be a free for all, please call
Thursday 7/30
Wednesday 8/12
Friday 8/14 (We’ll have Unca Marvy back! and we’ll play trivia— so call.)
Thursday 8/20
Monday 8/24
Wednesday 8/26
Thursday 8/27

OK, Bumpers. Bear in mind that most relate to the topic of the hour, or have historical significance—
but  few are just faves.

Monday July 13th
Rufus -Tell Me Something Good
Terry Cashman - Talking Baseball (White Sox Version)
Intruders - Love Is Like A Baseball Game
Mel & Tim - Backfield In Motion
Softones - Laundromat
Prince Patridge - How Come My Dog Don’t Bark
Sawyer Brown - Out Goin’ Cattin’
Five Royales - Dedicated To The One I Love
Dick Feller - Making The Best Of A Bad Situation
Cyrkle- The Visit
Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

Tuesday July 14th
Barbara Lynn - To Get You Back Again
Bobby Lewis - Tossin’ & Turnin’
Sheiks - So Fine
Every Brothers - Poor Jenny
Rupert Holmes - Soap Opera
Etta James - 7 Day Fool
C&C Music Factory - Things That Make You Go Hmmm
Mello-Kings - Tonight Tonight
Barbara Acklin - Love Makes A Woman
Del Reeves  Girl On The Billboard
Diablos - Since You’re Gone

Wednesday July 15th
Major Lance - Sweet Music
Robins - Live Wire Suzy
Evelyn Freeman - Didn’t It Rain
Jesse James Singers - Income Tax Evasion
Senators - Scheming
Contours - First I Look At The Purse
Imperials - Life Of Ease
Eddie Holman - I Surrender
Moonglows - Don’t Be Afraid
LaBrenda Ben - The Chaperone
Uniques - Not Too Long Ago

Thursday July 16th
Pearls - Ice Cream Baby
Dynamics - Ice Cream Song
Thurston Harris - Little Bitty Pretty One
Denise LaSalle - Trapped By A Thing Called Love
Solitaires -The Angels Sang
Fantaisions - Unnecessary tears
Rufus Hunter - Caught Up
Second Nature - Just Another Day In The Breeze
William Bell - Crying All By Myself
Fashions - Lonesome Road
Hal Miller - A Blessing In Disguise

Tuesday July 21st
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Joe Sun -Bombed Boozed And Busted
Peppermint Harris - I Got Loaded
Nat Stuckey - Don’t PayThe Ransom
Marvelettes - Forever
Johnny Taylor - Cheaper To Keep Her
Bette Midler - You’re Moving Out Today
Larry Groce - Junk Food Junkie
Dee Dee Sharp -Gravy
Moroccos -Red Hots & Chili Mac
tamps - Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy


FRIDAY JULY 17, 2020  6:00 PM MST… So you see what happened was….  (Don’t all good stories
start out that way? This one is not too good.)   Less than an hour before the show, we had a power
failure. For no reason whatsoever, that I could determine.  And then about 15 minutes into the show,
power was restored. Maybe you heard that portion.  It lasted all of 10 minutes.   The power has
been on and off since then, and there was no way I was putting you, or Jasmine or Brett at WGN,
through more stops and starts.   I’m kicking myself as we have 4 locations here, and 4 generators—
2 are hooked up and function automatically.  Two are connected to nothing. You can guess where I
am.  So I’ll be taking it upon myself to get someone to the middle of nowhere, Arizona (good luck to
me on that) to properly connect the remaining two units so it will be the flip of a switch, rather than
furiously looking for extension cords (like that was really gonna help, but there was not much else I
could do). 

I’ve got my trivia question ready to go, and Unca Marvy’s promise that he’ll come back the next time
we’re live on a Friday night.  While I’m at it, I’m also going to come up with a backup plan for our iffy
broadband. That was the first disaster of the day.  I was down for an hour this afternoon and was so
glad I dodged a bullet and it came back— what else could go wrong, I thought.  Clearly,  I
momentarily forgot that my power company was APS.  

Wow, that’s a long winded way of saying sorry for the confusion.  The next live WGN show is
Tuesday, 7 PM Central,  and I’ll look forward to talking to you then.


FRIDAY JULY 17, 2020 12:20 AM MST…  We’ll be live tonight on WGN starting at 7 Central (8
Eastern / 5 Pacific) and yes, we’ll do trivia— that is, we’ll do it if you call.  In the fist hour we’ll talk
with Unca Marvy.  (If you don’t know about UncaMarvy.com and are a vocal group harmony fan,
you are missing out on the treat of a lifetime.  Go there now!)   Then at 8 Central, anything goes.
I’ve already got a trivia question picked out.  So call.  (I’m taking a risk here.  Without calls, I’m
gonna be talking to myself for a couple hours, so I’m counting on you.)  Same number
—610-640-6400—or if you want me to pay for long distance, 888-876-5593.  Talk to you tonight!)



THURSDAY JULY 15, 2020 NOON MST.. Last night's WGN show is on the stream and you can
download it (click on dowloads above).



TUESDAY JULY 14, 2020 11:50 PM MST... Tonight's WGN show is on the stream and available
under downloads above. I'll get the bumper list for last night and tonight up soon, and I'll also get
last nighit's show up.  But give me a couple days.



FRIDAY JULY 10, 2020  8:50 PM MST…  This was the last Friday night show for  while. It’ll be on
the stream replay through Monday, and it’ll be available as a download anytime.

I’ve agreed to take a stab at doing 7-10 PM Weeknights on WGN Radio through August 28th (if I
live the long).  This arises from the very the very complimentary ask of someone close to me who
has done more for me in the last couple decades that anyone else has done for me in my lifetime. 
It’s that simple. Saying no was out of the question.  I’m flattered— but a bit frightened.  I’m up to the
task, but is my body?  We’ll see.  I held nothing back, and flatteringly, it wasn’t an issue for them.  I
hope it won’t be for me. 

The good news (not only for me, but for baseball fans) is that barring heaven knows what, the game
will be played— and the White Sox will be playing.  And when they do, WGN will be carrying the
play by play action. So it’s not as much as difficult as it could have been. I hope.   I also hope you’ll
listen, better yet, call.  And by all means, email with guest suggestions.

Trivia question?  In the first decade that the World Wide Web was in common use— 1994 to 2004,
this word was misspelled online almost 17,000 times.  What word.  Misspelled.  According to the
folks at spellweb.com.   Even the New York Times spelled it incorrectly 14 times between 2000 and
2005.  The common misspelling drops an “S”.


SATURDAY JULY 4, 2020 2:30 MST.. The complete WGN show from last night is up.  Click on
downloads above and look for Friday July 3, 2020.  The show will also running on the stream.


FRIDAY JULY 3, 2020  11:00 PM MST..  Happy Birthday Jerry Blavat.  The Geator With the Heator
turned 80 today.  I bet he celebrated dancing on state at Memories in Margate.   I spent the evening
on the air at WGN Radio. They’ve put the interviews on their site:  Earl Geier talking comics is here
Captain Mike Trahan talking Viet Nam and commercial aviation is hereAri Rastegar is here.   I’ll
be putting the show up in its entirety on rollyestream.net (click on downloads, above) hopefully
before the weekend is over.  So… what about bumpers?  Some of what we played was related to
historical happenings, but here’s what we had:

Marvelows - I Do
Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure - You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone
Champion Jack Dupree - Walking The Blues
Chords- Sh-Boom
Del Satins - Feeling No Pain
Five Satins - Our Anniversary
Cornelius Brothers & Baby Sister Rose - Treat Her Like A Lady
Freddy Cole - I’m Not My Brother, I’m Me
Manhattans - I Wanna Be (Your Everything)
Barbara Lewis - Pushin’ A Good Thing Too Far
Gene Chandler - Bless Our Love

Plans are to do a live show for you Friday for an hour—  after that, I’m committed to doing WGN
through August.  It’ll be a test of my stamina, and no shame if I bow out, but I’m going to give it a try.
(There’s only minutes between the news I do on my FM and the start of the WGN show, so I’ll
probably lose weight— which is not a goal for me at all, but I can’t figure out when I’ll schedule
meals.)  This too will work out.  Talk to you Friday.


JUNE 2020

SUNDAY JUNE 29, 2020 11:00 PM MST   As promised, bumpers scheduled for WGN shows: 
[Disclaimer— I say scheduled because occasionally there were last minute changes due to
requests or topics— and I don’t always remember what was swapped out. Eventually I’ll listen to
the shows and amend this list.]

Easter Sunday 2020
The Artistics - Patty Cake
Jackie Ross - Jerk & Twine
Major Lance - Think Nothing About It
Patti Drew - Tell Him
Dee Clark - Hey Little Girl
Etta & Harvey - My Heart Cries
Radiants - It Ain’t No Big Thing
Gene Chandler - Bet You Never Thought
Lost Generation - You’re So Young But You’re So True
Walter Jackson - What Would You Do
Naturals - Let Love Be True

4/19/20
Jerry Butler - Only The Strong Survive
Liz Lands - One Man’s Poison
Major Lance - Delilah
Dells - Now I Pray
Ruby Andrews - I’ve Got A Bone To Pick With You
Little Willie John - Fever
Beverly Shaffer - Where Will You be Boy
Barbara Acklin - Raindrops
Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
Jerry Butler - Rainbow Valley

4/26/20
Chi-Lites - Hot On  Thing
Boogaloo & The Gallant Crew - Clothes Line
Jan Bradley - Mama Didn’t Lie
Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson - Soul Shake
Magnificent - Up On The Mountain
Ruby Andrews - I Guess That Don’t Make Me A Loser
Donnie Elbert - Will you Ever Be Mine
Dells - Stay In My Corner

5/3/20
Jerry Butler - Mr. Dream Merchant
Holly Maxwell - (Happiness Will Cost You) One Thin Dime
Gene Chandler - You Threw A Lucky Punch
Five Stairsteps - Danger She’s a Stranger
Tyrone Davis- Turn Back The Hands Of Time
Tower of Power - This Time It’s Real
Sonny Holiday - School Days
McKinley Mitchell - The Town I Live In
Girls Are Out To Get You - Fascinations
Young Jessie - Mary Lou
Admirations - Don’t Leave Me

5/4/20
C.O.D.’s - Michael The Lover
Players -Why Do I Love You
Natural Four - Heaven Right Here On Earth
sugar Pie DeSanto - Soulful Dress
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Lost Generation - The Sly The Slick & The Wicked
Walter Jackson - That’s What Mama Say
Sheppards -Feel Like Loving
Barbara Green - Young Boy
Bobby McClure - Sitting In The Park
Dells - I’m Calling

5/5/20
Esquires - Get On Up
Gene Chandler - There Goes The Lover
Impressions - Shorty’s Got To Go
Jackie  Ross - Everything But Love
Ray Stevens - Jeremiah Peabody…
Emotions - So I Can Love You
Danderliers - Chop Chop Boom
Garland Green - Jealous Kinda Fella
Tony Clarke - The Entertainer
Moonglows - The Beating Of My Heart
Betty Wright - Girls Can’t Do
What The Guys Do

5/6/20
Ted Taylor - Somebody’s Always Tryin’
The Gems - I Can’t Help Myself
Major Lance - Please Don’t Say No More
Jackie Wilson - Am I The Man
Mel Gadson - Comin’ Down With Love
Betty Everett - Getting Mighty Crowded
Wade Flemons - Here I Stand
Little Milton - Who’s Cheating Who
Billy Butler & The Chanters - I Can’t Work No Longer
Jamo Thomas - I Spy For The FBI
Priscilla Bowman (& uncredited, The Spaniels)  A Rockin’ Good Way

5/10/20
Olympics - Shimmy Like Kate
Bertha Tillman - Oh My Angel
Barbie Gaye - My Boy Lollipop
Lonnie Russ - My Wife Can’t Cook
Beverly & The Del Capris - Mama I Think I’m In Love
Dontells - I’m Gonna Tell The World
DeeDee Sharp - What My Mama Say
Eskew Reeder - Never Again
Little Richard - The Girl Can’t Help It
Little Richard - Every Hour
Jackie Shane - Comin’ Down

5/17/20
Flamingos - Mio Amore
Don & The Delighters - (Native Girl) Elephant Walk
Dukays -The Girl’s A  Devil
Gifts - Loving You
Vi-Tones - Blue Moon
Betty Wright - No Pain, No Gain
Jay McShann & Priscilla Bowman - Hands Off
The Sheppards - Tragic
Dells - Tel The World
Spaniels - Everyone’s Laughing
Wade Flemons - That Other Place

5/22/20
Tony Clarke - Ain’t Love Good
Annuals - Hungry, I’m Hungry
Paul Revere & The Raiders - SS396
Billy Emerson - Every Woman I Know
Huey Piano Smith - Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu
Bobby Marchan - What Can I Do
Esquires - Listen To Me
Five Stairsteps - Playgirl’s Love
C.O.D.’s - Michael (alternate take)
Kool Gents - This Is The Night
Cicero Blake - Sad Feeling

5/24/20
Salty Peppers - La La Time
Maurice Rodgers - Coming In Out Of The Rain
Sheppards - Elevator Operator
Jo Armstead - Stone Good Lover
Charles Sheffield - It’s Your VooDoo Working
Otis Leavill - Keep ON Loving’
Spaniels - Stormy Weather
jackie Wilson - YouGot Me Walkin’
Kenny Wells- HooDoo Man
Jan Bradley - Back In Circulation
Four Gents - Young Girls Beware
Bobbie Smith & The Dream Girls - Mr. Fine

5/25/20
Jerry Butler - Make It Easy On Yourself
Louis Jordan - Five Guys Named Mo
Linda Clifford - Runaway Love
Donne Elbert - Run Little Girl
Olympics - Good Lovin’
Maxine Brown - Oh No Not My Baby
Five Stairsteps - Baby Make Me Feel So Good
Tony Clarke - This Heart of Mine
June Conquest - What’s This I See
Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack - You Are My Heaven
Four Buddies - Dolores
Mood Makers- Dolores

5/26/20
Fontella Bass & Bobby McClure - Don’t Mess Up A Good Thing
Major Lance - I’m The One Who Loves You
Andre Williams - Bacon Fat
Andre Williams - Pass The Biscuits Please
Bobby Sheen - Dr. Love
Etta James - Pushover
Lost Generation - Wait A Minute
Opals - I’m So Afraid
Jackie Wilson - Talk That Talk
Shorty Long - Devil With The Blue Dress
Impressions - Señorita I Love You
Billy Stewart - I Do Love You

5/27/20
Dells - It’s Not Unusual
Nolan Strong- Just Like The Weather
Re-Vels - False Alarm
Minnie Riperton - Reasons
Chiffons - Doctor of Hearts (west coast group)
Chiffons -A Love So Fine (east coast group)
Jerry Butler - Find Another Girl
Harold Burrage - What You Don’t Know
Betty Everett - I Can’t Hear You No More
Gene Chandler - Just Be True
Syl Johnson - Straight Love, No Chaser
Billy McGregor - Mr. Shy

5/28/20
Tierra - Together (Unity)
Barbara Lewis - Think A Little Sugar
Impressions - A New Love
Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds - Love It is
Dynells - Call on Me
Little Milton - Grits Ain’t Groceries (All Around The World)
Jerry Butler - I Don’t Want To Hear it Anymore

5/29/20
Alvin Cash - Twine Time
Jerry Butler - Giving Up On Love
Tides - Chicken Spaceman
Brenton Wood - Catch You On The Rebound
Moon Martin - Bad Case of Loving You
Artistics - girl I Need You
Barbara Lewis - Straighten Up Your Heart
Bobby Parker - You Got What It Takes
Billy Eckstine - Wish You Were Here
Gene Chandler & Barbara Acklin - Show Me The Way To Go
Benny Bell - Shaving Cream
Impressions-  I’m the One Who Loves You

5/31/20
Dorothy Williams - Watchdog
Esquires - You Got The Power
Dells - Now I Pray
Moonglows - See Saw
Chi-Lites - Low Key
Chi-Lites - Give It Away
Chi- Lites - Have You Seen Her
Mob - I Dig Everything About You
Eastside Heartbeats - They Don’t Know Me
Buckinghams - Kind of a Drag
Mob - I’d Like To See More Of You
Cholli May - You Will Never Get Away
Clifford Curry- She Shot a Hole in My Soul
Comic Books - Manuel
Thee Midnighters - That’s All

Sorry I didn’t have time to upload the audio files for the above shows, but it’s on that infamous to-do
list and I’ll get to it eventually.  Probably not before Friday when I’ll be on WGN from 7-10 CT, but
you never know.


FRIDAY JUNE 26, 2020  9:30 PM MST…  No show next week, but I’ll be live on WGN 720 AM
7-10PM CT.  As for trivia tonight:  This happens to 10 million Americans ever year.  What?  Getting
pulled over by a cop for speeding.   Replays are up, stream is on, I’m gone.   But I promised you I’d
upload the WGN shows I did in  April - June. I hope to do that this weekend.  I also promised I’d get
you a complete list of bumpers I played.  I’ll try to do that too. Don’t hold me to it, but know that’s the
plan as I type now.


FRIDAY JUNETEENTH 2020  8:45 PM MST….  Good to talk with several of you.  Yes, we had a
trivia question. No, it was not answered. So it will be now:  This happens in America once every
year, though there’s reason to believe most Americans don’t even know it.  The longest one lasted
an hour and a half.  The shortest one was 2 minutes.  What is it?  Presidential Addresses.  George
Washington’s second inaugural Address was 2 minutes.   Bill Clinton’s  2000 State of the Union
Address was an hour and a half.  Replays up, streams on, I’m gone. Talk to you net Friday at 7
MST.


FRIDAY JUNE 12 2020  8:50 PM MST…  Trivia question? 60% of Americans do this at least
monthly, but only 19% of England residents and just 12% of French residents do it that often.  Do
what?  Attend church, according to European Values survey reported in Time in 2003, and a Gallup
Poll conducted in 2004.   We’ll be live again next Friday night at 7 MST. Until then, the stream is on,
the replay is up and I’m gone.  Schedule:  Live 1 hour shows Friday June 19th and June 26th, then
3 hours on WGNRadio.com  Friday July 3rd  7-10 PM Central Time.


FRIDAY JUNE 5, 2020  8:45 PM… Good to hear from many of you.  And congratulations to David
and Lisa who knew the trivia question (and emailed the answer weeks ago).  It stumped everyone
else, however.  It used to happen in America on occasion until the mid 1830s, then increasingly, it
became more rare.   The last time this happened in America was over 24 years ago, but it
absolutely could happen again.  What is it?    Capital punishment by hanging.  The last one was on
January 25, 1996 when Bill Bailey was executed in Delaware for killing an elderly couple. It remains
a legal option in both new Hampshire and Washington state if  requested by the condemned.   The
protocol is the day before a hanging, a professional hangman weights the prisoner and then
rehearses with a sandbag to gauge the correct drop for fast death.  (The Boston Herald relayed the
info on 1/31/04—  gotta wonder about the context.)   Stream is on, replay is up and I’m gone until
next week at 7 PT  / 10 ET. 



FRIDAY JUNE 6, 2020  6:55 PM  Yes, there's a show tonight.  Apologies for not giving you a
reminder.  But I promised I'd be on the first Friday in June, and I will.  In about 5 minutes.


MAY 2020

FRIDAY MAY 15, 2020  8:30 PM… Good to talk about Little Richard and Betty Wrignt, but so sorry
for the reason being their passing.  Next show will be Friday June 5th.  Have to talk a couple weeks
off.. but we’ll pick it up with the same trivia question, which remains unanswered.  It’ll give you time
to think about it:  This used to happen in America on occasion until the mid 1830s, then increasingly,
it became more rare.   The last time this happened in America was over 24 years ago in 1996, but it
absolutely could happen again.  What is it?    Stream is on, replay is up and I’m gone. Talk to you in
June!

FRIDAY MAY 8, 2020   Our trivia question was guessed, almost immediately.  Who knew?  I didn’t,
and now that I do, I’d rather I didn’t but here it is: Trivia question: In the 12th century, cocoa beans
were a currency. A Mayan could buy a rabbit for 8 of them.  But if he parted with 100 cocoa beans
he could buy this.  What?  A slave. (Don’t blame me for this horrid piece of esoterica.  It cam from
Times of London Higher Educational Supplement 5/21/04.)  Stream on, replays up, I’m gone. Talk to
you next Friday night 7 MST.


FRIDAY MAY 1, 2020  8:30 PM   The trivia question went quickly this week.  Bragging rights go to
John In New York for knowing this: Salt Lake City is the Jell-o capital of the world.  They’ve held that
almost-honor seemingly forever. But about 20 years ago they briefly lost the title to another city? 
What city dethroned Salt Lake City for the title Jell-o capital?  Des Moines, IA. In 1999.  I don’t think
they’re advertising this victory. But they do have great loose hamburgers— Maid-Rite.  Don’t laugh.
They’re good. And they’re historical. Maid-Rite was the first chain to have car hops and drive
throughs.  Things haven’t been the same since the last of the Angell family, which started them in
Muscatine, but I digress. I’ll digress more next Friday night at 7 MST. Talk to you then!


APRIL 2020

FRIDAY APRIL 24, 2020  8:15 PM MST…  Good to talk to so many of you, and thanks for keeping
the show to an hour.  Just enough time for some coffin stories (you had to be listening) and a trivia
question:  The average American spends $2500 on this annually.  Connecticut residents spend the
most on it.  West Virginians spend the least.  What are we buying?   household furnishings. 
Replay’s on the stream, replay is downloadable.   Talk to you next Friday night at 7 MST. 


FRIDAY 4/17/20  8:10 PM MST… Thanks for helping me keep the show to an hour for the time
being.  Great to hear from John in New York— first time in over a decade. And to those of you who
haven’t called in a long time, or maybe at all, please do.  Our trivia question?  Stayng with last
week's cat theme.  37% of cat owners admit to doing this every year?  Dog owners do it too— in
fact dog owners are more likely to do it. Do what?  Hang a Christmas stocking for their pet.  (Gallup
Poll 1996).  Streams on, replays up, and I’m gone til next Friday at 7 MST (same as Pacific while
daylight savings is on).  Talk to you then.


FRIDAY APRIL 10, 2020  8:30 PM MST…  Thanks for calling— and keeping the calls short. For the
foreseeable future, I’ve got to limit Friday night to around an hour— and I appreciate your help on
that, and of course your listening.  Several guesses on the trivia question. None of them correct,
and given the right answer there’s no surprise there:   11% of Americans admit they’ve ended a
relationship over this. What?  Their cat. It comes in 5th on the list.  More prominent causes include
poor communication, financial problems, lack of commitment and infidelity. according to a 1999
article in the Houston-Chronicle.  If you missed the show entirely the stream is on until we’re live
again next Friday and the download is up.  I’ve heard from Phil in Minnesota that this page isn’t
loading right in all browsers. I know the cause but finding the culprit is not as easy. I’ll probably
replace this pane entirely.  But not tonight.  I will put it on the infamous to-do list, so if your’e having
trouble reading this, bare with me. It’ll get fixed.  Eventually.  Talk to you next week.


FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2020  10:15 PM… No trivia question tonight.  Too busy putting out sponsor fires
(offering to update everyone’s copy was a great idea until everyone took me up on it), and airing the
Arizona Town Hall, which wasn’t supposed to be a comedy but…  well, enough bad news. The good
news is I’ll be back next Friday night and I’ll have a trivia question.  But I’ve got a caveat. With so
much happening right now, I need to keep these shows shorter. I don’t want bail— especially since
so many of you have been gracious enough to write that you consider the show a nice break from
world events right now— but in order to keep doing it, I’d like to keep it closer to an hour. Your part?
Call in earlier. Talk to you next week   7PM PT / 10 PM ET.


MARCH 2020


FRIDAY MARCH 27, 2020  9:45 PM MST…  Good to hear from so many of you.  Trivia question? 
We had one:As of 2004, there were over 100 million in the US, and under 10 million in China—
which is a pretty paltry number considering there are over 1.3 billion people there.  What is it?  
Cars, according to the New York Times.  Hope to talk to you next Friday night, at 7 MST.


FRIDAY MARCH 20, 2020  11:30 PM MST…  Long show.  But good to talk with many of you,
including Tom who hasn’t called in 9 years.  After several weeks, we reveal the trivia answer:   The
first time a woman held this job was 1974.  She was on the job until retiring at the end of the
century.  By the 2000s there were 8500 women doing it for a living.  Doing what?  Fighting fires
Judy Brewer was the first woman to be hired as a firefighter.  She signed on at the Arlington Virginia
department  and retired as a battalion chief in 1999.  Stream is on, replay is up and I’m down until
next Friday at 7 PM


FRIDAY MARCH 20, 2020  6:05 PM MST…  Yes, show tonight.  The important thing to remember is
that Arizona has no daylight savings time.  So if you’re on EDT we’ll start at 10.  CDT, that’s 9. 
MDT, that’s 8, and PDT that’s 7.  No matter how I express it, it’s less than an hour from now.  And I
hope you’ll call.


FRIDAY THE 13th OF MARCH 2020  5:00 PM MST…  No show tonight.  Can’t imagine we won’t be
back in action next Friday but this afternoon saw the demise of two of the computers I use to do the
program—  none to worry, I’ve got spares, but they’re not formatted and I’d be unrealistic to think
they will be in time to talk with you.  So apologies, and hopes that we’ll get together next Friday
when it won't be the 13th.


FRIDAY MARCH 6, 2020  9:30 PM MST….  Good to talk with several of you tonight—  we’re
holding over that trivia question for a final week (scroll down below to read it), and we’ll reconvene
next Friday night—  but between now and then, Daylight Savings Time happens— except not here
in Arizona. We stay on Mountain Standard Time.  That means if you’re listening in Eastern Time,
we’ll be live from 10 to Midnight,  Central from 9 to 11,  Mountain from 8 to 10 and Pacific from 7 to
9, just like here in Arizona.  Streams on, replay is up and barring an ugly relapse, I’m gone til next
Friday. Talk to you then.


FRIDAY MARCH 6, 2020 5:00 PM MST... Live show in 2 hours.  No guarantee for what condition in
which you may find me, but if we make it through 2 hours, I'll proclaim it a success... even more so
if you call.  Talk to you soon.


FEBRUARY 2020

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2020  2:15 AM MST….  No show tonight.  Haven’t been able to get my
fever to break, so I’m not up to sitting upright, let alone talking.  Maybe next week?  I’ll keep you
posted.


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2020 NOON MST…  We'll I've done it now. Contracted a Corona
Virus. Not the thing from China, more like the common cold from Globe.  Whatever it is, it feels like
the end is near.  Of course as soon as the fever breaks, I'll reassess that and probably be fine.  But
for now, no show tomorrow night. Hopefully next week, but I'll keep you posted.


FRIDAY VALENTINE’S DAY 2020  9:00 PM… We’ll save our trivia question for next week.  Be
thinking about it in the meantime:  The first time a woman held this job was the mid 1970s.  She
was on the job until retiring at the end of the century.  By the 2000s there were 8500 women doing it
for a living.  Doing what?    Stream on, replay up.  Talk to you next Friday night,  6 PT,  9 PT.


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2020  10:00 PM MST..  Good to talk with several of you last night. 
Apologies to those on hold who gave up.  Maybe next week.  As for trivia tonight-- it was a broad
question that easily could have been narrowed, but if I did that, you’d get it instantly.  So we went
with the global view:  Over 190 million Americans do this. Not only that, most do it every day.  When
polled 74% of us say we’re better than average at doing it.  That breaks down to 84% of men who
claim to be superlative,  61% of women.  Only 1% of either gender admits being sub par when we
do it. What is it we’re doing?  Driving.  According to the Journal of Safety Research, we think we’re
better at it than we probably are. And of course if I added the obvious— you gotta be able to see to
do it, it would have lasted about a minute. 

The phones held up well, and I’m grateful to Telos for that.  My heartfelt thanks to them for fixin’ me
up.  Eventually though this equipment will fail. It’s old and impaired and we agreed that this would
be the last go-round for these antiques.  I’ve got the financial ability to replace everything, but not
the reason to expend anything on it.  It’s fun to get together with you on Friday nights, but I don’t
have sufficient time to commit to doing it.  So when I’ve lost my last piece of hybrid gear, that’ll be it
for now.  My hope is that I may well have time in the future to commit to a real show, and at that
point, I’ll freshen everything and be back.  My humble thanks to several people who have offered to
hire me, carry the show, or whatever I want.  Honestly, that says more about the slim pickings
among radio hosts, than it does about me.  But it’s nice to be wanted for whatever reason.  And it’s
wonderful to have you listening.  And who knows, this equipment may well outlast me, so it could be
awhile that we’ll be talkin’, health-permitting.  So, talk to you next Friday night at 9 ET / 6 PT.


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2020  12:01 AM MST…  Yes, there really will be a live show tonight. 
Barring unnatural catastrophes, that is.  OK, natural ones too, but I'm not expecting any.  9 PM ET /
6 PM PT.  The phones seem to work, so do call.  610-640-6400.  Talk to you tonight. 


JANUARY 2020


FRIDAY JANUARY 31, 2020  HIGH NOON MST…  The phone hybrids are back.  I plan on testing
everything this coming week and talking to you live next week,  February 7th.. the first Friday in
2020.  Apologies for not changing the stream.  But with any luck, we’ll make it moot next Friday.  I
greatly appreciate all the encouragement I’ve received in the interim. Seems like more than two
people do listen to the show, and more impressively, are clamoring for its return.  I’m humbled. 

Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with another Chick Lambert spot for Ralph Williams Ford  This one from
Seattle.  And no, it didn’t air.  Chick’s fondness for adult beverages was legendary, but I believe he
was stone cold sober on these spots.  As a precaution however, Williams had him picked up by limo
at home (for a while, a boat in Marina del Rey), after (according to widespread rumors, anyway), he
totaled a few demos on the way to record.  There was also a rumor that his dog, Storm, was a
rental.  Brought to the site by handlers each shoot.  And word is the crew took bets on who would
urinate on the tires first— Storm or Chick, or both simultaneously.  The foregoing not withstanding,
he was reputed to be a good guy— and a great car salesman (off the air, even more than on it). I
think he died over a decade ago now, but I can’t find a word of it online.  Too bad.  Cal Worthington
whose entire on air persona was a pimp on Chick, and Mad Man Muntz who started the genre (if
you can call it a genre), were both eloquently remembered.  Chick?  Nary a word. But late night
1950s Los Angeles television viewers will never forget him.


NEW YEAR's NIGHT 2020 10 PM MST... We made it to 2020 and I remembered to do the show. 
Thanks for listening. Proof that my memory isn't what it once was, it wasn't Ralph Edwards with the
car lots-- it was Ralph Williams and his announcer was Chick Lambert.  Here's what we couldn't
play on the air.   The phones hybrids should arrive at Telos in Cleveland before the week is out. 
Several of you have written to let me know you wanted me to continue these shows. So, as soon as
they phones are back, the live shows will resume.  I will keep you posted on when that is. 





 
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