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Recent Articles
  • Remembering Canarble

    We remember the WGN Radio Newsroom’s resident fish and mascot of the Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes, Canarble.

  • Photos: WGN Radio’s Allstate Showcase Studio decorated for Christmas thanks to Treetime

    Thanks to our friends at Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington, the WGN Radio Allstate Showcase Studio has been decorated for the holidays. Take a look:

  • ‘I have more fun now than I’ve ever had’ – Remembering David Cassidy

    In an October 2015 interview, Bill and Wendy talk with a sometimes melancholy and reflective David Cassidy about his band, growing up, ‘The Partridge Family,’ and what he predicted would be his final visit to the Chicago area as a performer. Cassidy died November 21, 2017, at age 67.

  • Blackhawks to play in 2019 NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium

    In a series of tweets, the NHL and Chicago Blackhawks revealed that the 2019 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic will feature the Blackhawks vs. the Boston Bruins at Notre Dame Stadium, January 1, 2019. The 2019 @Bridgestone #WinterClassic will make its way to the famous Notre Dame Stadium with the @NHLBruins and @NHLBlackhawks. pic.twitter.com/NfTQPcC5rB — NHL (@NHL) November 18, 2017 One of NCAA's most prestigious stadiums will get the #WinterClassic treatment. Jan. 1, 2019.@NHLBruins vs. @NHLBlackhawks pic.twitter.com/KwEvUQ6uST — NHL (@NHL) November […]

  • Photos: Roe Conn’s Hometown Voices visit to Hofbräuhaus Chicago in Rosemont

    The Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes visited Hofbräuhaus Chicago in Rosemont on October 27, 2017 as part of the Allstate Hometown Voices Tour.

  • Video: WGN Radio goes ski jumping

    WGN Radio’s Ryan Burrow, Dometi Pongo and Lisa Wolf visit Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove for a lesson in ski jumping.

  • How WGN listeners learned of the JFK assassination

    On Friday, November 22, 1963, a young broadcaster named Orion Samuelson was hosting that day’s edition of a program called “Country Fair” (the predecessor of the long-running “Noon Show”) on WGN Radio. He pauses as he is handed the first bulletin regarding shots being fired at President John F. Kennedy, which Samuelson reads.  Then, lacking live network audio or the instantaneous information we are used to today, he has no choice but to return to the program while he waits […]

  • Video: Andrea and Patti visit Affy Tapple

    Andrea Darlas and Patti Vasquez visit the Affy Tapple plant in Niles and learn how to make caramel apples.

  • Video: Patti Vasquez and crew visit Chicago Costume for Halloween 2017

    Patti Vasquez, Esmeralda Leon, Elliott Serrano, Jerry Nunn and Charles Turck visit Chicago Costume as they prepare for Halloween 2017.

  • Video and photos: Marlene Wells celebrates 50 years at WGN Radio

    The WGN Radio staff gathers to surprise Marlene Wells with a Disney-themed tea party to celebrate her 50th anniversary with the station. Vice President of Content and Programming Todd Manley and Director of Sales Jeff Hill speak on behalf of the station, joined by Chicago Blackhawks President John McDonough and Executive Vice President Jay Blunk.