Lou’s Favorite Things: Celebrating 25 years on WGN Radio


After writing letters to WGN Radio to pitch his idea for a call-in home improvement show, Lou Manfredini was booked as a guest on the Bob Collins Show in 1995 where he received the “Mr. Fix-It” nickname. Manfredini subsequently appeared as a regular contributor on Roy Leonard’s Saturday show which led to hosting his own show he’d written so many letters about.

That show is still on the air today on Saturday mornings as “HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini” and 2020 marks Lou’s 25th anniversary on the station.

Over the years, Lou has promoted services and recommended products to listeners. And now, in honor of Lou’s 25th anniversary, each week, he’ll be giving you the chance to win some of those products and services you’ve heard about – they’re Lou’s Favorite Things!

Schedule of Lou’s Favorite Things:
(Schedule may be subject to change. See contests page for current weekly Lou’s Favorite Things promotion. All weekly sweepstakes begin at 12:01 a.m. on a Monday and end at 11:59 p.m. on a Sunday. See individual sweepstakes for complete rules.)

August 3 – August 10: Lindholm Roofing – $3,000 gift certificate for roof or gutter service

August 10 – August 16: Rhino Cart – a Rhino Cart: The Next Generation Hand Truck and Moving Dollie and $500 Ace Hardware gift certificate

August 17 – August 23: Deck Tech – $750 gift certificate for Deck Tech service

August 24 – August 30: Wet & Forget – a Wet & Forget gift package of product

August 31 – September 6: Robert R. Andreas & Sons, Inc. – $1,500 certificate for concrete or asphalt service

September 7 – September 13: Twist and Seal – a Twist & Seal gift pack and $500 Ace Hardware gift certificate

September 14 – September 20: Gilkey Window Company – 2-panel 6’ x 80” fiberglass patio door with complete installation valued at $6,000

September 21 – September 27: Garage Remodeling Group – FixMyGarage.com

HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini
Saturdays 7-10am LouManfredini Since 1995, Lou has developed a loyal following of listeners who’ve grown to rely upon his entertaining mix of practical, useful and valuable home improvement advice. (Click for more.)

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