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The Steve and Johnnie Podcast from WGN Plus

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The Steve and Johnnie Podcast from WGN Plus




Remembering Stan Lee

Comic book legend Stan Lee died today at age 95. We remember him by looking back at some of his visits on WGN Radio. Steve and Johnnie talk with Stan Lee. (5/20/02) Bill Leff and co-host Anne Johnsos talk with Stan Lee about his career and an upcoming appearance at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. (8/1/13) Bill and Wendy talk with Stan Lee about comics, movies, and a upcoming appearance at Wizard World. (8/19/14)


‘This will be the first time since Opal that we are going to take a direct hit from a major hurricane…” Chris Smith of WJHG in Panama City Beach

Nick Digilio, Steve King and Johnnie Putman welcome Chris Smith, chief meteorologist for WJHG in Panama City Beach, to discuss Hurricane Michael. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. Like us on Facebook (/nickdshow) and follow us on Twitter (@nickdshow.)


Nick Digilio 10.09.18: Steve and Johnnie

Nick Digilio was thrilled to have the great Steve King and Johnnie Putman on for almost the entire show. Here’s a rundown: Hour 1: + Show Start + Chris Smith, chief meteorologist for WJHG in Panama City Beach on Hurricane Michael + Br5-49’s new CD featuring music performed on Steve and Johnnie’s show + Thoughts on the new version of ‘A Star is Born’ Hour 2: + Upcoming Steve and Johnnie events and appearances + WGN vinyl memories + Patrick […]


WGN Nightside 6.21.18 | Steve and Johnnie, First day of summer, and Lisa McClowry

Steve and Johnnie are back again on WGN Radio for the second edition of WGN Nightside. Tom Skilling jumps in to discuss the first day of summer and all of the waterworks. Singer Lisa McClowry and Guitarist Van Coppeck stop by the new studio to delight us with some amazing music. They were originally scheduled to perform at the “Rock the 80s” Tribute Show in Rosement at the Parkway Bank Park, but due to the weather, the show has been […]


WGN Nightside 6.20.18 | Steve and Johnnie, Website Wednesday, Car Talk

Steve and Johnnie return to WGN Radio for the first edition of WGN Nightside. Website Wednesday returns with Dr. Patrick Crispen who’s on the line to answer all your questions and give the expert look at the latest in the world of tech. Consumer Guide publisher Tom Appel also jumps in for a little car talk, including Steve and Johnnie’s Road Test review of the Toyota CH-R. Plus, get the inside scoop on WGN’s gorgeous new studios from one of the […]


Remembering Flaurie Berman of Superdawg

Florence “Flaurie” Berman, co-founder of Chicago’s iconic Superdawg, died Wednesday. She was 92. We take a look back with these two visits from Flaurie and her husband Maurie on the Steve and Johnnie Show. September 4, 2009 July 20, 2010


Steve and Johnnie: Bringing in 2018 with guests, countdowns and friends!

Ring in 2018 with Steve King and Johnnie Putman as they do countdowns from across the country. They also have lots of guests including performances from Ronnie Rice, Lisa and PerryMcClowry, Levant Coppock, Josh Soloman and Erika Brett, and Sidney Friedman. For more fun videos and pictures from the night, visit Steve and Johnnie’s blog


Catching up with Steve King and Johnnie Putman!

Nick Digilio welcomes back the wonderful Steve King and Johnnie Putman! In this wide-ranging conversation they talk about their tremendous run here at WGN, Joel Paterson, their book “A Little More Les,” Steve’s brother’s book ‘Safe Inside’, a cool story involving Patrick Crispen’s son, their upcoming Life after Dark New Years Eve Special, free Christmas music / recipes / goodies, their Consumer Guide Video Road Tests of new vehicles, the return of Joe Martin / Mr. Boffo’s unique Christmas...


Steve & Johnnie with Guitar Geek Gifts (Joel Paterson & Muriel Anderson)

Steve & Johnnie hosting their 6,227 radio show on Thanksgiving Day! Terry Straker- Owner of Guitar Works in Evanston. Small business Saturday, guitar geek gifts and Thanksgiving day shopping specials. Guitarist and harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson is host of the renowned Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night ® and founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity. She is the first woman to have won the Natio­nal...


Steve & Johnnie hosting their 6,227th radio show!

More Steve & Johnnie invite you to their book signing on Thursday 11/30/17 from 7pm-8:45 at McHenry Public Library. Dr. Patrick Crispen- Assistant professor of clinical medical education and director of educational technology Keck school of medicine oF USC Talking hot tech gifts, avoiding cyber scams, black Friday deals, Cyber Monday. (Wireless smart speakers/voice activated personal assistants, game...


Steve and Johnnie’s Cheap Date Life After Dark New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!

Steve and Johnnie host their 22nd annual New Year’s Eve! This year’s “Cheap Date Life After Dark New Year’s Eve Extravaganza” is jam-packed with music, laughs and fun starting with Ronnie Rice of New Colony 6 . Steve and Johnnie welcome in Doyle Dykes LIVE from Tennessee to share their New Year’s thoughts and tell stories from their relationship through the radio for the last two decades. Lisa McClowry from “Legends in Concert” then joins the show to sing as […]


The Empty Pockets: Going from eye-rolling, to a series of goosebump inducing songs

The Empty Pockets vocalists, Erika Brett and Josh Solomon, join Steve and Johnnie for an in-studio tune. The couple met while Josh was acting in The Buddy Holly Story. Check them out when they play a house show in Champaign on September 11 – and find out here how you can earn two free songs!


A Labor “Website” Monday with Tech Guru Patrick Crispen: Using a password sentence

When Steve and Johnnie were on-the-air full-time, computer guru Patrick Crispen joined the duo for their weekly tech segment, “Website Wednesday.” He joins us this Labor Day with his wife and new baby, takes listeners’ tech questions and drops the latest in tech news.


Svengoolie, a.k.a. Rich Koz and Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon: The “Svengoolie Stomp” conquers Twitter!

MeTV’s “Svengoolie,” a.k.a. Rich Koz, talks about Saturday’s debut drop of “Svengoolie Stomp,” written by Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon. Freddie also joins Steve and Johnnie! Make the “Svengoolie Stomp” yours now.


Steve and Johnnie Full Show 05-30-16

Today’s guests include Lynn Orman Weiss, Orion Samuelson, Ernie Watts, and Corky Siegel. Steve and Johnnie talk music, Memorial Day, get some in studio performances, and more.


A Little More Les: Steve King & Johnnie Putman’s loving tribute to the great Les Paul

I turn the tables on radio legends Steve King and Johnnie Putman and interview them, and get really personal. Even if you listened to S & J for years on WGN – you will learn more about the radio sweethearts (not sure they’ll like that description). We also talk about “A Little More Les,” S & J’s loving tribute to the great Les Paul. It turns out that Les was inspiration not only for his technical musical innovations but for […]


The 21st Life After Dark Cheap Date New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!

Steve and Johnnie fill in for Patti Vasquez with their 21st NYE special. Many of your favorite Life After Dark guests stop by including: Ronnie Rice, Magoo, The Empty Pockets, Doyle Dykes, Jim Peterik, and more! Old and new friends spending a special night together on WGN Radio!


Nick Digilio Catches Up With Steve and Johnnie

Nick Digilio welcomes back to the studio the wonderful Steve King and Johnnie Putman! In this conversation, they discuss why overnights are so special, share stories about some of their favorite guests (Fran Tate and Les Paul) and talk about that one time Johnnie almost gave Steve a tracheotomy. To get details about some upcoming HimnHer events and fill-ins, click here. To listen to and/or download Steve and Duane Eddy’s free Christmas music, click here. To order a copy of […]


Tommy Emmanuel and his very talented friends!

Steve and Johnnie welcome Tommy Emmanuel along with a few of his VERY talented friends, John Knowles, Pat Bergeson and Annie Sellick! P.S. Thanks to Dane Neal for sharing the first hour of his show!


Christmas treats from Steve and Johnnie

To celebrate the holidays, here are some Christmas favorites from Steve King and Johnnie Putman: Christmas From The Roots Of Rock & Roll – an original song by Steve King. Steve wrote the song and, other than the drum track, performs all the instruments. Enjoy: Right click to download. Christmas music from Duane Eddy – Here’s a special Christmas present from Steve and Johnnie and the most successful rock and roll instrumentalist of all time, Rock and Roll Hall of […]