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16 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
60 years of the sounds of summer with Mike Love of ‘The Beach Boys’ at Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center
What is your favorite Beach Boys song? The legendary Mike Love, founding member of ‘The Beach Boys’, joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about five decades of Good Vibrations, being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with ‘The Beatles’, finding peace through meditation, touring, and their songs of the summer! Get tickets […]
8 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
The Salt Shed, Chicago’s newest music venue at the iconic Morton Salt Building
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Bruce Finkelman of 16 on Center about transforming the Morton Salt Factory to Chicago’s newest music venue, The Salt Shed.
15 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
The Wisconsin State Fair: A Midwest tradition since 1851
Shari Black, new CEO of the Wisconsin State Fair (now through Sunday August 14th in West Allis, WI) joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to share the best ways to explore this 171 year old family tradition across the border.
17 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Fab Four fans rejoice! Chicago’s ‘Fest for Beatles Fans’ returns
What is your favorite Beatles song? Beatles fan and historian Wally Podrazik talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about the Chicago’s ‘Fest for Beatles Fans’, taking place this weekend and the Beatles most important albums.
20 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Exploring history at the Volo Auto Museum: TV and movie cars, vintage boats, campers, cycles, planes, trains and more!
What is your favorite classic movie or TV car? WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Brian Grams of Volo Auto Museum about the classic cars, boats, campers, planes and more’… plus the addition of a train exhibit in 2023.
14 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Summer movies: 30 sun-drenched classics
What is your favorite summer-themed movie of all-time? John Malahy from Turner Classic Movies joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the films that truly define summer, along with his book, ‘Summer Movies: 30 Sun-Drenched Classics’.
30 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Classic Chicago commercials, legendary pitchpeople and memorable jingles only Chicagoans know
The commercials may no longer play, but it's hard to forget these earworms.
17 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
This Week in Sports with Lauren Magiera: Bears training camp, MLB trade deadline
It’s time to play the game ‘Where is the world is Lauren Magiera’?! We’ll also talk sports, Bears training, camp, the MLB trade involving the Cubs’ Contreras and Happ and more.
26 minutes | Jul 30, 2022
Remembering Tony Dow from ‘Leave It to Beaver’ with Jerry Mathers
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier celebrates the life of TV legend Tony Dow, who starred as Wally Cleaver on the legendary situation comedy “Leave It to Beaver”. Tony Dow died Wednesday, July 28, 2022 at the age of 77. Dave shares his 2018 conversation with Dow and co-star Jerry Mathers.
26 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
‘I’m really proud to have been part of it’ – A visit with Tony Dow, ‘Wally’ from ‘Leave It to Beaver’
Correction: An earlier version of this post had reported on Tony Dow’s passing after the actor’s management team prematurely released a statement on his death. Tony Dow, who starred as Wally Cleaver on the legendary situation comedy “Leave It to Beaver,” is under hospice care. Dow has been battling cancer. In 2018, Dow and his […]
8 minutes | Jul 23, 2022
Poi Dog Pondering’s Frank Orrall and Dag Juhlin: Return to Ravinia, new album
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Frank Orrall and Dag Juhlin of Poi Dog Pondering about their return to Ravinia and their upcoming album.
10 minutes | Jul 23, 2022
Mental health must be a top priority for our first responders
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to John Garrido about the mental health crisis in the Chicago Police Department after losing 20 officers to suicide since 2018, three in the last two weeks.
22 minutes | Jul 23, 2022
Bob Schwartz, VP of Vienna Beef on National Hot Dog Month, Hot Dog Hall of Fame, free hot dog promo with Miller Lite
To celebrate ‘National Hot Dog Month’, Bob Schwartz, Vice President of Chicago-based Vienna Beef and author of ’Never Put Ketchup on a Hot Dog,’ talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about the sausage company’s history, trivia, and the most iconic neighborhood stands that proudly display the Vienna name.
29 minutes | Jul 23, 2022
Celebrating the 100th birthday of legendary TV producer Norman Lear
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier shares his interview with TV legend Norman Lear, the producer behind classic sitcoms ‘All in the Family,’ ’The Jeffersons,’ ‘Good Times’ and others. Norman shares his experience and front-row seat at the birth of television and his success in writing, producing, creating, and developing more than a hundred shows, viewed at their peak by more than 120 […]
12 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
Radio legend Tommy Edwards on The MBC’s ‘Rock Radio Revisited’, Sunday August 14th at The Des Plaines Theatre with John Landecker, Bob Stroud and hosted by Wendy Snyder
Radio legend Tommy Edwards joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the upcoming Museum of Broadcast Communications’ event ‘Rock Radio Revisited’ on Sunday August 14th at The Des Plaines Theatre, which stars Tommy, John Records Landecker, Bob Stroud and hosted by Wendy Snyder. For tickets, visit MUSEUM.TV.
8 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
Chicago Classic Rainbow Cone: Summer ice cream trucks on the move
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Lynn Sapp, 3rd generation owner of Chicago’s iconic Rainbow Cone, about it’s history, future, and where their trucks will be all weekend.
18 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
This Week in Sports with special guest Sam Panayotovich from NESN
Sam Panayotovich joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk This Week in Sports including Duncan Keith’s retirement from the Blackhawks, Cubs losing streak, and the Bears season that is right around the corner.
16 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
The Infatuation’s best new restaurants, patios, rooftops and views around Chicagoland
Adrian Kane from theinfatuation.com joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the summer in Chicago and the best places to eat and drink, patios, rooftops and more! For more, visit: https://www.theinfatuation.com/chicago/collection/chicago-summer-guide-2022.
16 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie Theater
Chicago’s own April Wright, writer, producer and director of the documentary ‘Going Attractions, The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie,’ talks with WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about the history and future of the drive-in theater and its role in American culture, family, cars, and entertainment.
5 minutes | Jul 16, 2022
Secret concerts in Chicago
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Tori Hughes from Sofar Sounds about the ‘secret concerts’ popping up all over the city. For more info, visit: https://www.sofarsounds.com/cities/chicago.
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