A true woman of passion, Ro Coleman is a Radio Producer for WGN Radio and Executive Producer for The Rotation Network, her network and digital strategy agency. Ro first found her passion while attending Illinois State University, where she studied Broadcast Journalism. After ISU, Ro attended Illinois Media School where she received her certification in Radio/TV Broadcasting.

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Recent Articles
  • Nocturnal Journal W/ Dave Hoekstra | 10.12.19 | Ozarks singer-songwriter Jodee Lewis joins the conversation

    From chemical engineer to “starving artist?” Ozarks singer-songwriter Jodee Lewis joins the conversation with host Dave Hoekstra in the Skyline Studios to talk about her journey to Chicago from the Ozarks, transitioning from a chemical engineer to a successful singer-songwriter and her latest album Buzzard’s Bluff. “I was working full-time as an engineer so I wasn’t playing much … then my first daughter was born and my husband bought me a guitar … It kinda started from there,” Jodee said. […]

  • Author Gerry Nicosia talk his latest book on the life of Jack Kerouac

    October 21 is the 50th anniversary of famed novelist and poet Jack Kerouac’s death. Author Gerry Nicosia joins the conversation from San Francisco as he talks about his book about the end of Kerouac’s life. “It was proven! The estate of Jack Kerouac was stolen by a forged will,” said Gerry. Find out more of Gerry’s books on his website geraldnicosia.com. Keep the conversation going with Dave Hoekstra on Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66  

  • After Hours W/ Rick Kogan | 10.06.19

    Halloween is quickly approaching. What better way to enjoy the spooky than with a good suspense novel. Author Raymond Benson joins Chicago Tribune’s Rick Kogan in the Skyline Studios to talk about his latest suspense novel, “Blues in the Dark.” The Hollywood crime drama is set in the 1940s and present day tackles racism, sexism, and murder. “Blues in the Dark” will be published on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Find out more about Raymond and other book or pre-order a copy […]

  • WGN Radio anchor Roger Badesch talks about the process of writing his auto-biography

    Tonight on After Hours W/ Rick Kogan: WGN Radio anchor Roger Badesch prepares to tell the world of his many adventures as he talks about his upcoming auto-biography and more. Roger hopes to release the auto-biography by the Spring. “I’m a good writer when I write the news … and I thought, well that’s what’s going to make the book easier — because I have that talent. No!” he said when asked about the difficulties in his writing process. Listen […]

  • After Hours W/ Rick Kogan | 9.29.19 | First Fridays with Union League Boys and Girls Club, “Sudden Change” documentary, adventures of Roger Badesch and more

    Tonight on After Hours W/ Rick Kogan: John Cusick joins the conversation in the Skyline Studios to talk about his book, “Never Be Ordinary: Wisdom from My Father.” Board members Mike Cahill and Cathy O’Connell-Cahil  talk about the latest season of his First Fridays at the Union League Club, which begins with Laurie Lightfoot on Oct. 4. Visit firstfridayclubchicago.org for more information. Adam Francis Raby visits the studios to talk about pilot for his documentary, “Sudden Change,” that’s ccreening on […]

  • Author Dusty Sang and his wife Joyce host art competition for artists with Bipolar Disorder

    Author Dusty Sang and his wife Joyce Sang join the conversation inside the studio as they discuss “Insights III: An Art Exhibition Creativity and the Bipolar Brain,” the third art competition of the “Insights” series for artists living with Bipolar Disorder. The competition is presented by the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation, founded in honor of the lost of Dusty and Joyce’s son Ryan who passed away fighting the disorder. For more information visit ryanlichtsangbipolarfoundation.org. The art exhibition competition  will […]

  • Chicago soul music legend Willie Henderson and author Aaron Cohen joins the Skyline Studios

    Chicago soul music legend Willie Henderson and Chicago author Aaron Cohen visit the Skyline Studios with host Dave Hoekstra to talk about Aaron’s latest book, “Move on Up (Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power)” on the University of Chicago Press. Plus, they prepare for the live launch of “Move on Up” Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6p-8p at Seminary Co-Op Bookstores in Hyde Park. Keep the conversation going with Dave Hoekstra on Twitter! @DaveHoekstra66

  • Nocturnal Journal W/ Dave Hoekstra | 10.05.19 | The best obituary ever, honoring Jack Kerouac, and “Moving On Up”

    After 82-year old prankster Joesph A. Heller passed, his family could not think of a better way to honor his life than by writing what the New York Times called “the best obituary ever,” a unusually long and slightly inappropriate story on the life and tricks of Joesph in true Joesph fashion. That’s why his daughter, Monique Heller, joins with host Dave Hoekstra as she talks about her father’s wacky obit and funeral in Centerbrook, Ct. “During the last week […]

  • Author Raymond Benson talks his new book “Blues in the Dark”

    Halloween is quickly approaching. What better way to enjoy the spooky than with a good suspense novel. Author Raymond Benson joins Chicago Tribune’s Rick Kogan in the Skyline Studios to talk about his latest suspense novel, “Blues in the Dark.” The Hollywood crime drama is set in the 1940s and present day tackles racism, sexism, and murder. “Blues in the Dark” will be published on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Find out more about Raymond and other book or pre-order a copy […]

  • The best obituary ever gets national attention | 10.05.15

    After 82-year old prankster Joesph A. Heller passed, his family could not think of a better way to honor his life than by writing what the New York Times called “the best obituary ever,” a unusually long and slightly inappropriate story on the life and tricks of Joesph in true Joesph fashion. That’s why his daughter, Monique Heller, joins with host Dave Hoekstra as she talks about her father’s wacky obit and funeral in Centerbrook, Ct. “During the last week […]

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