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The Dark History of Macoupin County? WTL? with Kaylan Schardan

Kaylan is back again, and this time with a new book in hand! "Haunted Carlinville: History & Hauntings that shaped Macoupin County". It went on sale 9/15/18, and we talk about her process, why she wrote it, and of course some of the dark history of Central Illinois' Macoupin County. She also talks about upcoming tours in Carlinville and Alton - https://illinoishauntings.com/ You can buy the book here: Autographed -...


New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-12 w/Jeff Grunwald & Being a Newspaper Reporter w/ Olivia Ervin WTL?

Another two parter this week! First up is Jeff Grunwald, Director of the New Madrid Historical Museum. We talk about the largest earthquakes ever to hit North America in 1811 and 1812. Did they feel it in Boston? Did the Mississippi run backwards? We will talk about what it was like for the sparse river population over 200 years ago and also the key city of New Madrid during the Civil War. Great Stuff! http://www.newmadridmuseum.com/ https://www.facebook.com/newmadridmuseum/ Next Up......


"When I'm 64" BeatlesFest w/Paul Miller & TurnerFest w/ Randy Bersch

First Up, Paul Miller is hosting the 4th Annual "When I'm 64" Beatles Music Festival in Prarietown, IL on 9/8/18 from 12-9p. 7 Bands and all the Beatles you can handle... Lots of fun side activities and food as well! https://www.facebook.com/When-Im-64-Beatles-Festival-103995760047994/ Then, Randy Bersch rejoins the show to talk the second annual Turnerfest in Mt. Olive. 12p-12a, all original music!' Headlined by the Jeremiah Johnson Band from STL. Food Trucks, Kids Zone, and More!...


The Historic Benld Coliseum - WTL? with Jim Marcacci & John Ubben

The Coliseum Ballroom... Benld, IL... you can't mention one without the other. Built in 1924 by Dominic Tarro for an unheard of $50K, was it funded by Al Capone? Did all the greats play there? Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Elvis, the Beatles? Why was Joyce Tarro murdered in 1976? We will find out...what it was like! Jim Marcacci & John Ubben are putting together a documentary, "Memories of the Coliseum". This walk down memory lane for thousands and thousands is a must listen. We talk about the...


Jason Kramer / Boston Marathoner

I bring you my long time friend Jason Kramer as he trains for his 13th Boston Marathon. We talk about growing up in Staunton, IL, listening to Van Halen's 5150, the Beasties, running HS Track, and then him taking on the granddaddy of all foot races, the Boston Marathon. Jason runs for the Alzheimer's Association, and you can donate to his team in their goal for a "World Without Alzheimer's" https://www.crowdrise.com/alzheimersassociationboston2017/fundraiser/jasonkramer1


Bobby Krug - Kart Racer

Bobby Krug is a man with a plan! Many in the area may know Bob from his YouTube.com/ATANetwork channel where he vLogs and documented most of his and his classmates HS career... But today, we talk to Bob about his new passion. Kart Racing at the Gateway Kartplex in Madison, IL. He's preparing for his second season in the iDrive series, and these karts are not your amusement park types... they are 50mph racing machines. http://youtube.com/atanetwork