Dean Richards fills in for John Williams and reminisces with Chicago Loop Graham Crackers Comics Manager Josh Kelly. They talk about some of the most popular movies adapted from the Marvel comic books of Stan Lee. The co-creator of the comic book strips passed away at 95 today. Then, Dean checks in with our agri-business reporter, Steve Alexander, staying in Redondo Beach, as the wildfires in Malibu take the homes of several celebrities. Veterans and loved ones of veterans call […]
Hugh Jackman talks to Dean Richards about playing a politician in an extramarital affair, an highly unusual situation during Senator Hart’s time in the seat. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566217/3566217_2018-11-12-174517.64kmono.mp3
WGN Radio Agri-Business Reporter Steve Alexander joins Dean Richards to describe what he’s seeing and hearing in California after the Camp Fire and Woolsey fires destroyed several celebrity homes. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566212/3566212_2018-11-12-173312.64kmono.mp3
Chicago Loop Graham Crackers Comics Manager Josh Kelly joins Dean Richards moments after news of the death of Marvel creator Stan Lee. Josh talks about what Stan Lee meant to him, and about the most popular Marvel comic book stories. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3566206/3566206_2018-11-12-171506.64kmono.mp3
On this Sunday morning segment, Dean Richards talks with the cast of Holiday Inn, which is about to open at Marriott Lincolnshire. This show will open on Wednesday and play until January 6th. Tune in to hear some of their roles and favorite songs live at Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington.
An apple a day? Dean Richards was persistent on getting the Northside Archery Club on site at Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington this year! Tune in to find out how well Dean’s archery skills were as he shot an apple of Dave Schwan’s head! The Northside Archery thinks that everyone has an opportunity to shoot. Visit their website for more information on how to participate.
It’s only November, but that doesn’t mean WGN Radio isn’t getting into the holiday spirit! Tune in for this fun segment of the WGN Radio crew singing The 12 Days of Christmas with listeners live from Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington. Can you guess who has which part?
It’s a Christmas spectacular! Join Dean Richards live from South Barrington at Treetime for a full 4 hours of holiday cheer as we honor heroes on Veterans Day from the Veterans of Lake Barrington, a volunteer group to raise awareness for veterans in the community. Tune in to the Canterbury Carollers sing The Star Bangled Banner and other holiday tunes. Jim and Laurie Kane, owners of Treetime join the show to talk about trends and styles. Tune in to hear […]
This week, Dean Richards chats with Bohemian Rhapsody’s producer Graham King. He says it was important for him to get their story correct.”You have their whole life span and you have to narrow it down to aa theatrical experience.” He says he loves those types of challenges.
This week, Dean Richards chats with Rami Malek on his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody along with other stars like Gwilym Lee, Joe Mazzello and Ben Hardy. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3563666/3563666_2018-11-05-033206.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3749.mp3
Amy Lucisak, Resident Chef at Ser La Table joins Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning for the Food Time Segment. Lucisak discusses new things on this horizon for cooking procedures for Thanksgiving and traditional holiday dishes. She talks about ovens, insta pots, meat thermometers and sous vide styles of cooking. For more information on purchasing appliances or learning more about cooking classes, visit their website....
Betty Mohr from Lebon Travel and Culture joins Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning Show on This Week In Theatre to chat about upcoming operas. “Human nature doesn’t change,” she says in reference to some plot lines. She also chats about holiday productions opening up in Chicago.
In this full show podcast, Dean Richards chats with WGN-TV’s Larry Potash on his show Backstory. Throughout the show, he chats with Mike Hamernick from the WGN Weather Center and Dave Schwan gives a Far Flung Forecast about some possibilities of an early winter this year as the Hot Chocolate 5K takes place in Chicago this weekend. Dean chats with listeners about the new movie Bohemian Rhapsody and transitions into a theatre segment with critic Betty Moore. Later on, he chats with […]
This week on Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning: Dean welcomes fellow WGN TV Morning Show host Larry Potash to talk about his new Sunday night show, Backstory, which explores the origins of some of the most intriguing tales in history, culture, religion and science from Chicago and beyond. This week in theatre, Broadway legend Betty Buckley sits down with Dean Richards to look back on the role that cemented her in the Broadway canon, Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Andy Meholick from...
This week in theatre, Broadway legend Betty Buckley sits down with Dean Richards to look back on the role that cemented her in the Broadway canon, Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. Buckley talks about how the role shaped both her professional and personal life and the legacy she left behind. Plus, she discusses her current role in the revival of Hello, Dolly! playing now at the Oriental Theater. Head to Broadway In Chicago for tickets and details for Hello, Dolly!
Dean Richards fills in for John Williams, kicking off the Friday show with “Elton” Jim Turano. Jim describes the moment when Elton John himself made a shout-out to him. Then, Steve and Dean update you on the latest about the suspect arrested in connection to several mail bombs planted at public figures’ homes and the CNN office. Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Randall Blankenhorn sits in with Dean to discuss safe driving, and bringing down the number of traffic deaths. […]
Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Blankenhorn joins Dean Richards to encourage discourse on the elimination of traffic deaths. Join Secretary Blankenhorn at the 2018 Traffic Safety Summit and become a part of it. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3560827/3560827_2018-10-26-163527.64kmono.mp3
“Elton” Jim Turano joins Dean Richards to describe the moment when Elton John dedicated a song to him at Madison Square Garden last week. See Dean and Jim together at Treetime on Sunday, Nov. 11. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3560821/3560821_2018-10-26-162621.64kmono.mp3
Dean Richards recently visited our sister station in Los Angeles, KTLA 5, and appeared as a guest on their podcast, “The News Director’s Office,” hosted by Jason Ball and Bobby Gonzalez. They talked about a number of topics, including KTLA’s influence on WGN’s broadcast style, what makes a great Chicago pizza, and the inside story on his notorious interview with Mel Gibson. Click to visit KTLA’s “News Director’s Office” site.
This week on Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning: “Elton” Jim Turano rides co-pilot with Dean for a laugh filled Sunday morning. Dean helps celebrate 100 years of the Chopin Theater in Wicker Park and dives into the theater’s storied history in the neighborhood and upcoming celebratory events. He also shares his interview with the sons of Neil Armstrong who discuss their father’s place in American history and his portrayal in the new film “First Man”. In FoodTime, Dean chats with the […]