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Lou Manfredini reflects on his storied career and the art of home improvement

Joining Justin tonight at The Big Table is WGN Radio legend and 2015 WGN Radio Walk of Fame inductee Lou Manfredini! Lou sits down with Justin to talk about his great career, how he started out working as a stock boy at a hardware store, the importance of teaching young kids to learn a trade, beginning his WGN career as a guest on Bob Collins’ show, getting bumped for a breaking news story before his first guest appearance, getting mentored by the great Roy Leonard, how the internet has changed the home improvement business, the explosion of media surrounding home improvement, what makes a good customer and the importance of doing the work and being prepared. 44 more words

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Remembering Don Baylor: 'I like to be a part of that excitement'

From the WGN Radio archives, two interviews with former Chicago Cubs manager Don Baylor. Baylor died today at age 68.:

Bob Collins talks with Baylor in 1999 shortly after Baylor was named new Cubs manager: 51 more words


The early recordings by Dave Brubeck(3)

July 28.2017

Dave Brubeck had recorded as Dave Brubeck Octet before one year before the recording to Coronet label.

He had played with Paul Desmond in this recording. 410 more words


Some Thoughts On the 4th from Bob Collins

Bob Collins was the legendary morning host on WGN Radio in Chicago for many years before his untimely death in 2000. The week of Independence Day 1996, Bob shared some thoughts about the holiday and what it means for America. 366 more words

Video, Photos and Audio: A 75th Birthday Toast to Bob Collins

Steve Cochran, Orion Samuelson, Andrea Darlas, Dave Eanet and Mary Van De Velde toast Bob Collins with some Jack Daniel’s on what would have been Bob’s 75th birthday. 126 more words

Steve Cochran

Steve Cochran Full Show 02.28.16: Cheers Uncle Bobby!

We raised our glasses w/ Orion in a ‘Toast to the great Bob Collins’ this morning in honor of Uncle Bobby’s 75th birthday. Allstate CEO Tom Wilson brought an awesome kid in for WE Day named Griffin Saul, and we were blown away. 48 more words

Steve Cochran