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Podcast collab with Barguments (Episode 976)

Remember DC’s “World’s Finest” comics, where Superman would join forces with Batman? Or Marvel’s “Marvel Team-Up,” where Spider-Man would be paired with a new hero every month? That’s kinda like what this episode is all about. This episode’s content is…

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Legendary blues DJ Tom Marker talks Harlem Avenue Lounge benefit at Fitzgerald’s (Episode 921)

Tom Marker’s been playing the blues on Chicago radio since 1975. He’s probably best known for his time on-air at WXRT radio, where he hosted the “Blues Breakers” specialty show for close to 40 years. These days, you can listen…

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Remembering radio legend Dick Biondi with WJBC’s Scott Miller (Episode 852)

Dick Biondi was an absolute radio legend. He died last week at the age of 90, after a 67-year career that paved the way for generations of broadcasters. He was the first guy to play the Beatles on the air…

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‘Roast Battle,’ radio and running late: Kevin Kellam (Episode 791)

KELLAM ALL! Kevin Kellam returns to the podcast after many years to talk about the fantastic “Roast Battle” nights happening at the Lincoln Lodge (1st and 3rd Thursdays, 8pm). Roast Battle pits two comedians against one another in a no-holds…

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What Can Digital Audio Learn From Traditional Media (Panel): Chicago Podcast Day (Episode 736)

This episode features the audio from a panel held at the first-ever “Chicago Podcast Day” event held at 2112 on May 21, 2022. “What Can Digital Audio Learn From Traditional Media?” was the focus, and my guests were prolific creators…

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Chicago radio legend Kevin Matthews introduces ‘Elevator a Go Go’ (Episode 597)

One of Chicago’s “Mount Rushmore” radio personalities, Kevin Matthews appears on Car Con Carne to catch us up on his health, happenings and insanely cool Elevator a GoGo video series. Music friends: Watch to find out how to be part…

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‘Records’ truly is his middle name: Radio Hall of Famer John Landecker (Episode 400)

The first radio disc jockey whose name I remembered as a child was John Records Landecker. He’s a Radio Hall of Famer and recent inductee to the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. His autobiography, “Records Truly is My…

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Talking local music, radio and food with Jill Hopkins of Vocalo’s ‘Morning Amp’ (Episode 325)

Jill Hopkins is the smart, funny and entirely engaging host of “The Morning Amp” on Vocalo (8-10am). She joined me for a long-overdue conversation about all things Chicago. Car Con Carne is sponsored by C&H Financial Services.

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101 WKQX DJs Tim Virgin and Jon Manley talk COVID-19 on Quarantine Con Carne (Episode 320)

Catching up with my friends/101 WKQX afternoon and night DJs Tim Virgin and Jon Manley!

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Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier on radio’s past, present and future (Episode 235)

Radio Hall of Fame member Garry Meier jumps in the Mazda CX-9 on the eve of his weeklong fill-in doing mornings on WLS-AM 890.