1.11.2012

Bill Leff: an Entertainer Keeping it Real

Bill Leff talks about his luck-filled career, including his time at WGN with Kevin Metheny and his new overnight gig there, plus his adventures at WLUP and WKQX (Q101) with Wendy Snyder, and his stints at WLIT and WLS. He explains why his shows were cancelled at Q101 and WNND, what he thinks of Mancow and dumb radio, why he left stand-up comedy, and if you can still see him on TV. Basically, he's done a lot in the entertainment biz, but has managed to maintain normalcy.

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http://radiogirl.us/audio/RG68.mp3

1.03.2012

John Dempsey: Excellent News Guy

John Dempsey, a news anchor at WLS radio in Chicago, talks about his radio and TV career, which includes WMAQ, WBEZ, WLS, Fox Chicago, and Kansas City; the difference between working for public radio and commercial radio; influential people such as Jim Frank and Lorna Gladstone; how he developed his writing and speaking styles; what it was like to work with convicted governor Rod Blagojevich; and what he thinks of his bosses.

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http://radiogirl.us/audio/RG67.mp3