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Dean Richards says the new Halloween movie has just the right amount of shock moments

10/18/2018
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Bill and Wendy are joined by their pal, uncle Dean Richards! Dean joins the show all the way Scotland. They talk about the highly anticipated movie, Queen biopic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘The Conners‘ premiere. Dean also reviews ‘Halloween,’ ‘Beautiful Boy,’ and ‘The Oath,’ out in theaters on Friday, October 19. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to […]

Duration:00:15:52

Marlene Wells: A Legend In One’s Own Time

10/18/2018
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They say there’s no business like show business. And, when you’re Marlene Wells, who is celebrating 51 years at WGN Radio, your business becomes your family. Bill and Wendy talk to Marlene about her time working at the mighty 720 and all the famous people she’s met. Happy Anniversary, Marlene! Check out all the fantastic photos Marlene has taken with the stars during her time here at WGN here. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

Duration:00:14:05

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 10.18.18: You use what shaving cream?

10/18/2018
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Today on the bonus hour, Bill and Wendy continue their discussion on old slang terms. Then, Kim Gordon (who is in for Judy Pielach) joins the show. They discuss man-sized Kleenex, TV dinners, shaving cream, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:38:45

Bill and Wendy Full Show 10.18.18: Here’s to you Marlene

10/18/2018
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Today we celebrate one of our very own, Marlene Wells. Marlene has been with the station for 51 YEARS. Can you believe it? Bill and Wendy talk to her about her time at WGN and all the famous people she’s met. Then, Bill and Wendy talk about a survey that asked fifth-grade students in Vermont about their sexual history, preference and gender identity. The great Dean Richards joined the show all the from Scotland. And outdated slang terms that will […]

Duration:01:02:56

Dane Neal on the best, worst, and most popular Halloween candy

10/17/2018
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Halloween is just 2 weeks away! Can you believe it? Our food-loving pal Dane Neal stops by to talk about the best, the worst, and most popular candies for Halloween this year. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m

Duration:00:16:44

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 10.17.18: Remembering Dennis Hof

10/17/2018
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Today on the bonus hour, Bill and Wendy chat with Bill’s good friend, David Wallack. David used to work with the late Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner whose business was at the center of the HBO series “Cathouse.” On Tuesday, Hof was found dead two days after his 72nd birthday. Then, the queen of news Judy Pielach joins the show. They talk about grams of fat, Halo Top Ice Cream, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy […]

Duration:00:38:34

Bill and Wendy Full Show 10.17.18: Candyland

10/17/2018
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Today on the show, Bill and Wendy discussed common dreams and their meanings, how ‘The Conners‘ dealt with Roseanne’s exit, Netflix’s ‘The Haunting Of Hill House,’ Stephen Hawking’s final book, the death of Dennis Hof, and much more. Dane Neal also stops by to talk about the best and worst Halloween candy. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from […]

Duration:01:02:28

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 10.16.18: These places are classic

10/16/2018
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On this edition of the Bill and Wendy bonus hour, Bill and Wendy discuss changing batteries, “The Blues Brothers” movie, chain restaurants that are almost extinct, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:39:54

Dr. Matthew Kippenhan says ‘now’ is the time to get your flu shot

10/16/2018
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The best way to prevent the flu? Get the flu vaccine! Dr. Matthew Kippenhan, Central Region Medical Director at the Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers and Immediate Care Technician Matthew Blazo join Bill and Wendy in-studio to talk about everything you need to know about this year’s flu season. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 […]

Duration:00:17:39

#TechTuesday with CNET’s Bridget Carey: The Palm smartphone is making its big comeback

10/16/2018
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It’s #TechTuesday, so that can only mean one thing. CNET senior editor Bridget Carey is on the hotline! Every Tuesday, Bridget joins Bill and Wendy over the phone to share the latest in tech news. Remember the Palm smartphone? Well, Palm is coming back IN SUCH A WEIRD WAY. Speaking of a retro comeback brand, the tech company Arcade1Up is taking the retro game system craze to the next level with build-it-yourself home arcade cabinets. They also discuss the death of […]

Duration:00:09:26

Bill and Wendy Full Show 10.16.18: Flu season is upon us

10/16/2018
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Justin Kaufmann from the Steve Cochran show joined Bill and Wendy at the top of the show to discuss Chance the Rapper announcement to endorse Amara Enyia for the upcoming Chicago mayoral election. Then, Bridget Carey from CNET talks about the return of the Palm Pilot and retro gaming cabinets from Arcade1Up. Flu season is here. Dr. Matthew Kippenhan, Central Region Medical Director at the Northwestern Medicine Immediate Care Centers and Immediate Care Technician Matthew Blazo breaks down...

Duration:01:05:27

The ‘feisty’ Tribune Columnist Eric Zorn: It’s time to retire the debate format

10/15/2018
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Bill and Wendy are joined in the studio by their pal, the feisty Tribune columnist, Eric Zorn! Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Democratic challenger, J.B. Pritzker, met in Quincy last Thursday for the third and final debate of the 2018 elections. Eric shares his thoughts on the debate and its format. Then, Eric explains the Laquan McDonald shooting conspiracy case. Follow Eric’s posts at the Chicago Tribune here. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. […]

Duration:00:13:44

Steve Dale: How To Have a Happy and Safe Howl-o-ween

10/15/2018
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He’s our favorite noted pet expert. He’s Steve Dale. Steve joins the Bill and Wendy show to discuss the FDA’s alert on some flea/tick products, the truth about the FDA’s grain-free food warning, and much more. They also talk about Halloween safety tips for pets. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:15:30

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 10.15.18: HA-HA-HA

10/15/2018
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Today on the bonus hour, Bill and Wendy chat about Sandra Bernhard’s interview with Justine Bateman, the painting, “The Republican Club,” laughing Jesus, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:43:15

Bill and Wendy Full Show 10.15.18: Steve is back!

10/15/2018
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Steve Bertrand is back. Steve recaps his recent visit to England. In other royal news, Meghan Markle is pregnant. Bill and Wendy talk about odd royal baby names! Noted pet expert Steve Dale joins the show to discuss the FDA’s Alert on some flea/tick products, grain free diets, Halloween safety tips for pets, and much more. Wendy finally saw ‘A Star is Born.’ Eric Zorn checks in with us to talk about the last televised Illinois gubernatorial debate, the LaQuan […]

Duration:01:02:52

Managing Editor of Decider.com Alexander Zalben: What to watch on TV this week

10/12/2018
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Managing editor of Decider.com Alexander Zalben joins the Bill and Wendy show to talk about the return of ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ The Walking Dead’s season 9 premiere, ‘The Kids Are Alright,’ Amazon’s The Romanoffs, and much more. Find Alex on Twitter. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:16:48

He’s the Godfather of Sports Talk Radio: Chet Coppock

10/12/2018
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Longtime Chicago sportscaster Chet Coppock joined the Bill and Wendy show to talk about his latest book, Your Dime, My Dance Floor: Chet Coppock In Pursuit Of Chet Coppock. Chet talks about his first sports memory, how he got into broadcasting, his thoughts on the Bears, and much more. Your Dime, My Dance Floor: Chet Coppock In Pursuit Of Chet Coppock is now available for purchase on Eckhartzpress.com. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The […]

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 10.12.18: Watch out for warnings

10/12/2018
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Today on the bonus hour, Bill and Wendy discuss cars, Party City’s pop-up shops, pantyhose, timeshares, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:40:35

Bill and Wendy Full Show 10.12.18: Technical Friday

10/12/2018
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Hello, Houston? We’ve got a glitch in the system. Legendary sportscaster Chet Coppock joined the show today to discuss his new book, “Your Dime, My Dance Floor: Chet Coppock In Pursuit Of Chet Coppock.” Managing editor of Decider.com Alexander Zalben gives our weekly roundup of TV news. We also welcomed our newest addition to the WGN Radio family, Kathy Hart! You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday […]

Duration:01:07:04

Dean Richards joins us from O’Hare and he has on his lucky sombrero

10/11/2018
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Bill and Wendy chat with the great Dean Richards. Dean is checking in from O’Hare. They talk about “A Star is Born,” Melissa Mccarthy’s new movie ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’, and more. Dean also reviews ‘First Man,’ ‘The Hate U Give,’ and ‘Bad Times at the El Royals.’ You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:14:18