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  • Farewell to the Ultimate Cool Gent, Herb Kent

    Farewell to the Ultimate Cool Gent, Herb Kent

    Renowned giant of Chicago radio and larger than life personality Herb Kent died last Saturday, October 22, at the age of 88. Known as the “mayor of Bronzeville,” he grew up in the Ida B. Wells housing project and attended Hyde Park High School. Arguably, Kent‘s most influential position was from 1962 to 1970 at Chicago’s WVON. The station was and is an integral part of Chicago’s black community. Kent kept his thumb on the pulse of the community and was a … Continue reading

  • Radio Faces #3

    Radio Faces #3

    A behind-the-scenes look at Chicago radio personalities: how they view their careers, what they ‘re like off the air, plus, what goes into the creation of a successful radio show. Continue reading

  • [Radio Faces raw: Ty + Eddie #2]

    [Radio Faces raw: Ty + Eddie #2]

    Interview with Ty Wansley about his position on the Ty and Ed [Vrdolyak] Show on WJJD 1160 AM. Continue reading

  • RF on the streets #2

    RF on the streets #2

    Tom Weinberg and Nathan Goldstein interview people in downtown Chicago for the Radio Faces program. Continue reading

  • Radio Faces #1

    Radio Faces #1

    A program following several Chicago radio personalities and examining the business of radio in Chicago. The program contains footage of the personalities at work (both on the air and off the air) and follows some of them during their time outside of work. Other people interviewed include various station managers and executives and Chicago radio critic, Robert Feder. Some personalities featured include: WGN ‘s Bob Collins, WGCI’s Tom Joyner, WBEZ’s Dick Buckley, WXRT’s Terry Hemmert, WLUP’s Steve Dahl, Garry Meier, Kevin Matthews, and Jonathon Brandmeier. Continue reading

  • WLS Kick off

    WLS Kick off

    WLS 94.7 Kicks Kicks Off. Footage of a live broadcast from 94.7 Kicks Country in Chicago, December 26, 1995. Continue reading

  • Jiggles + North #1

    Jiggles + North #1

    0:03 Open on black and white photos in 820 SportsRadio, The Score. The videographer wanders around the studio catching bits of other people’s conversations. Soon we can see a man in the middle of a live broadcast but we have no audio at this point. 6:25 Audio returns but very little of interest is happening on screen. 8:12 We then hear the show that is being aired for the first time. The men on the show talk about sports in … Continue reading

  • RF on the streets #3

    RF on the streets #3

    Nathan goldstein interviews people in dowtown Chicago about their tastes in radio for the TV show Radio Faces. Continue reading