Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the importance of Holy Week including Palm Sunday, the Chrism Mass, and the Triduum: The Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion and Easter, The Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord.
Dave welcomes back the Anderson Family to talk about their amazing chocolate and their sweet Easter treats as they celebrate 100 years! For more information about the delicious treats Leif and Katie have to offer, visit their website at andersonscandyshop.com. What is your favorite Easter Candy?
Steve Darnall of Nostalgia Digest magazine joins Dave Plier to talk about the Spring Edition including the legacy of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis on radio, Chicago’s Riverview Amusement Park, a few moments with The Andy Griffith Show’s Thelma Lou, actress Betty Lynn. For a subscription, visit nostalgiadigest.com.
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the establishment of the Library of Congress, the short life of Chicago’s ‘Crosby Opera House’, ‘Peter Cottontail’ premieres on WGN-TV’s ‘Garfield Goose & Friends’, and the day ‘The Beatles’ met ‘The Rolling Stones’.
Rick Wojcik, owner of Chicago’s Dusty Groove joins Dave to preview ‘Record Store Day’ and will share the story of when he purchased the entire WGN Radio record collection from our archives. To visit the website of the store and for more information visit, dustygroove.com. Plus, listen to two bonus interviews with legendary guitarist Joe Satriani (solo career, Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Chickenfoot) and iconic drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Paul Shaffer, The Bodeans)....
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan discuss some historic events in history including, JCPenney opens it’s first store, the first regular season Cubs game airs on WGN Radio in 1925, Ray Kroc launches McDonalds in 1955 in Chicago, the Ford Mustang is introduced.
Dave’s back to share a rare interview with music icon Olivia Newton John. Dave Plier talks with her about her her life’s journey in music and film, behind the scenery stories as we celebrate 40 years of ‘Grease’ and a candid conversation about her current battle with stage 4 breast cancer. To purchase Olivia’s new book, click here. What is your favorite Olivia Newton John song?
As we kick off the Chicago Cubs 147th season, Dave Plier talks to Chicago’s Own Joe Mantegna about iconic play ‘Bleacher Bums’, his earliest memories of Wrigley Field and his hit series ‘Criminal Minds’ on CBS.
To Illinois Rep. Michael McAuliffe, actions speak louder than words — which is why the Chicago Republican is firing back at Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime hoax charges being dropped with legislation of his own. Dave Plier sits down with Rep. McAuliffe to discuss the proposed amendment to the Film Production Services Tax Credit Act of 2008 and why this legislation needs to send a clear message across the nation. For more information, you can visit michaelmcauliffe.org.
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk ‘This Week in History’ including the first Kodak camera, Hostess Twinkies are introduced in Schiller Park in 1930, the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1938, Batman Comics was introduced, TV Guide publishes it’s first issue, the TV Dinner debuts, President Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act, and Apple I is created,
According to the Cook County Sheriff’s office, 16,000 to 24,000 women and girls in Chicago become victims of sexual exploitation every year. Paula Besler, Director of Advocacy and Awareness at Selah Way Foundation joins Dave Plier to talk about their global network of leading anti-sex trafficking service providers dedicated to eradicating this issue on a global scale. By locking arms with well vetted, expert organizations in this movement, The Selah Way Foundation creates a solid system of...
WGN-TV’s Larry Potash co-hosts ‘WGN Nightside’ with WGN Radio’s Dave Plier! Comedian Mike Toomey from the ‘WGN Morning News’ takes a journey back to 60’s and 70’s classic TV; original MTV Veejay Alan Hunter joins Larry & Dave to share his picks of lost hits and deep cuts from the 1980’s and the stories behind them; and Jim Underdown from the Center for Inquiry will explore the paranormal based on real evidence and science. Plus, a preview of this week’s episode of WGN-TV’s ‘Backstory’, a...
Mike Toomey from the ‘WGN Morning News’ takes a journey back to 60’s and 70’s classic TV with Larry & Dave as they talk about TV classics ‘The Brady Bunch’, ‘Happy Days’, ‘All in the Family’, ‘The Dick And Dyke Show’, Saturday Morning Cartoons and more.