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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…

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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…

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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.

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It’s a slippery slope… and cooooo. Former WLUP-ers Abe Kanan and Al Roker, Jr. at Calumet Fisheries (Episode 155)

For this episode, we visit a long-running south side Chicago institution: Calumet Fisheries (3259 E 95th St, Chicago, IL 60617). I’m joined by my (recently) former WLUP co-workers, Al Roker,…

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Public restroom talk over steak sandwiches: Ricobene’s with Abe Kanan, Bass and Tim Virgin (Episode 136)

This week, I’m joined by my very funny colleagues Abe Kanan (WLUP-FM, Abe Kanan on Hold), Tim Virgin (WLUP-FM) and Bass (WLS-AM). We ate at Chicago’s famous home of the…

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The man who eats like a 12-year-old boy: Comedian/radio star Kevin Kellam at Seafood City (Episode 118)

This week, it’s a trip to Seafood City Supermarket (5033 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630) with my colleague/stand-up comedian Kevin Kellam (101 WKQX). http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/CCC_Kevin_Kellam.mp3 Before we started the podcast,…

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Tinder disasters, radio stories and cheeseburger revelations: WLUP’s Lyndsey Marie (Episode 102)

I’m joined by cheeseburger enthusiast/WLUP co-worker Lyndsey Marie for a trip to Little Bad Wolf (1541 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660). Lyndsey takes her burgers seriously, which is…

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Radio chameleon Abe Kanan: ‘on the same page with eating disgusting foods’ (Episode 97)

(This episode contains adult language that may not be appropriate for non-adults and/or hypersensitive people.) I’m joined this week by the very funny Abe Kanan, who can be heard every…

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The smarmy side and high points of modeling: Loop Rock Girl April Rose (Episode 84)

“Am I allowed to eat while we’re doing this?” “That’s kinda the thing.” Model and radio/TV star April Rose jumped in the Mazda 3 while Game 2 of the NLCS…