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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

  • Ed + Ty WJJD #1

    Ed + Ty WJJD #1

    An excerpt of the live broadcast of Ed Vrdolyak’s political radio talk show on WJJD 1160 AM. Continue reading

  • RF on the streets #1

    RF on the streets #1

    Some of the camera crew from Radio Faces goes out onto the bike paths and parks of Chicago in order to ask people about their favorite radio shows and radio personalities. Continue reading

  • Radio Faces #2

    Radio Faces #2

    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 #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