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 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!
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.
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 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 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 […]
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 […]
During the break while Dave was out getting some coffee, Steve & Johnnie locked him out of the Showcase Studio, started their old theme song and took Dave’s show hostage! http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/stevejohnnie/SteveJohnniePODCAST9202015MP.mp3
A Little More Steve & Johnnie with ‘A Little More Les’, as the WGN Legends join Dave to talk about ‘life after dark’ and their new book about Grammy Award winning artist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Les Paul.
In hour one of Nick Digilio’s conversation with Steve and Johnnie, they discuss Les Paul and Mary Ford’s beautiful collaboration inside and outside of the studio, check in with ABC 7 meteorologist Tracy Butler and explain why Les occasionally recorded in his bathroom. To order your copy visit wgnradio.com/lespaulbook or call 312-222-5073. Steve and Johnnie will be signing the book this Friday between 4pm – 7pm when the Les Paul Big Sound Experience exhibit comes to the Sam Ash store […]
In hour two of Nick Digilio’s conversation with Steve and Johnnie, they talk about Duane Eddy (who wrote the forward for the book), provide an update on long time guest and friend Fran Tate, and tell the story of how Les magically turned a Fender into a Les Paul. To order your copy visit wgnradio.com/lespaulbook or call 312-222-5073. Steve and Johnnie will be signing the book this Friday between 4pm – 7pm when the Les Paul Big Sound Experience exhibit […]
In hour three of Nick Digilio’s conversation with Steve and Johnnie, they discuss how Les imagined the concept of digital music years before it was created, share the hilarious story of how they introduced Charlie Daniels to Les and reminisce about ‘Uncle Bobby’ Bob Collins. To order your copy visit wgnradio.com/lespaulbook or call 312-222-5073. Steve and Johnnie will be signing the book this Friday between 4pm – 7pm when the Les Paul Big Sound Experience exhibit comes to the Sam […]
It’s two radio legends talking about their friendship with a music legend! Nick Digilio welcomes the wonderful Steve King and Johnnie Putman to discuss their new book about Les Paul titled ‘A Little More Les.’ To order your copy visit wgnradio.com/lespaulbook or call 312-222-5073. Steve and Johnnie will be signing the book this Friday between 4pm – 7pm when the Les Paul Big Sound Experience exhibit comes to the Sam Ash store in Lombard . For other upcoming signings and […]
It’s with a sad heart we announce the passing of singer/songwriter Bob Young, the man responsible for ‘The WGN Song,’ ‘Steve and Johnnie’s Theme,’ and ‘The Yacht Lyle Dean.’ The wonderful Steve King and Johnnie Putman join Nick Digilio to remember this great musician and even better friend. Like what you hear? You can buy Bob’s album ‘American Stories’ via CD Baby. While it does not feature the WGN songs, it does have many listeners’ favorites including ‘Hey Baby,’ ‘Her […]
An old friend of WGN Radio has passed away. Longtime listeners of the station may not readily recognize the name Bob Young. But they likely have heard one of his musical contributions, including his “WGN Song.” WGN Song: Steve & Johnnie Theme: Yacht Lyle Dean: Click here for more, including photos, from Steve and Johnnie. Bob performing at Tornado Aid in 1990: Bob performing at Long Grove Village Tavern in Long Grove IL:
Steve and Johnnie start with show with talks of drones. Then Johnnie reveals what crazy but funny “incident” that happened on Christmas and Tom Appel & Frank Peiler from Consumer Guide Automotive joins the conversation with what’s the latest and greatest in the car industry.