The Black Friday release of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout is one of the most highly anticipated beer events of the year, and 2020 may see the best lineup in recent years. To discuss their brewing process and preview this year’s varieties, Brian Noonan and Cody Gough are joined by Mike Smith, Sr. Brand Manager at […]
Hour 1: + At the Breweries Hour 2: + Ryan Oestreich, Music Box Theatre Hour 3: + Bad Theater Manners + What will you miss this Summer? Hour 4: + Overnight Arcade Hour 5: + You Big Dummy + Straight Outta Context + Tiger King update + Cicadas return!
While the city slowly opens restaurants, barbers and more, movie theaters are left in the dark. With current restrictions, theater owners are searching for a middle ground to reach profitability. Ryan Oestreich, general manager of Chicago’s legendary Music Box Theatre joins Brian Noonan to lay out the state of the movie theater business and what […]
Comedian Lenny Schmidt knows a thing or two about life and comedy on the high seas. He joins Brian Noonan to talk about his experiences as a cruise comic, how to handle pandemic comedy and his upcoming comedy album.
Hour 1: + Kevin O’Hare, The Bad Apple Bar + Are you ready to return to restaurants? Hour 2: + Marnie Shure, The Takeout Hour 3: + Comedian Lenny Schmidt Hour 4: + Dog tips for Tom + Calls from around the world! Hour 5: +Should we be worried about asteroids?
In the wake of destructive riots, Central Camera was left in ruins at its longtime location on Wabash Ave. But third generation owner Don Flesch doesn’t plan on shuttering his beloved photography store. Flesch joins host Brian Noonan to dive into the deep history of Central Camera and the family legacy the store represents for […]
Ian Beacraft and Julia Momose are with Cocktails For Hope, the organization that helped push the bill that will allow the takeout and delivery option for premixed cocktails in Illinois. The two spoke with Brian Noonan about the soon-to-be new cocktail takeout ruling. Beacaft and Momose also talk about the precautions in place from the […]
With Illinois reopening and the summer travel season starting, some people are expressing anxiety about staying in hotels. Michael Jacobson is president and CEO of the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association and joins Brian Noonan to discuss the impact the pandemic has had on hotels. Jacobson talks about the measures hotels in Illinois are taking […]
Doctor Stewart Shankman is the Chief of Psychology at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shankman says that the biggest problem is the uncertainty. He says that it’s normal to have some anxiety as things begin to reopen because there is a level of trust that must take place between people when in public. […]
Brian Noonan talks with Colleen Callahan, the Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources about the reopening of Illinois State Parks on May 29th. Callahan says that Illinois residents have become a “model” for other states and their parks as Illinois opened a few sites early. Callahan also breaks down the new guidelines in […]
Katherine Valleau is the owner of Exit Strategy Brewing and talks to Brian Noonan about how the recent news of all Illinois restaurants, bars to close for inside dining for 2 weeks to limit COVID-19 spread
It’s Groundhog Day and Brian Noonan fills-in for Rick Pearson with a very eventful show! Brian, accompanied by Roger Badesch in the Newsroom and Producer CaSera (aka Cash), talks Groundhog Day results; follows up on New Year’s resolutions and how people are keeping up with them; and the various effects of the “Superbowl Syndrome”. We […]
Mentalist Jonathan Pritchard joins Brian Noonan and Cody Gough on the Matt Bubala Show this weekend. Pritchard says his skill set started at an early age and we get some first hand knowledge as he joins us in-studio. Tune in to learn more about how you can book him for corporate events, catch upcoming shows. […]
Brian Noonan and Cody Gough are back and braved the winter storm weather as Matt takes a trip to Florida this weekend. As expected, we talk about winter driving. Mentalist Jonathan Pritchard joins the show live in-studio at 1:15 a.m. At 2 a.m., Brian plays Overnight Arcade with some listeners. Later on, we discuss how […]
Brian Noonan is in for Roe Conn on day two of the new year bringing you all of the laughs and news you need this afternoon! To kick off the show, Brian welcomes back Lauren Lapka and Kevin Powell back from their time off for the holidays. Brian then talks to WGN-TV Ben Bradley about […]
Brian Noonan begins his New Years Day show by discussing what the ramifications of legal marijuana will have on the state. He has WGN Reporter Ryan Burrow come on to discuss what his findings were outside the marijuana dispensaries this morning. Then Brian brings on Midway Dispensary General Manager, Leo Barajas, to ask how his […]