Keith Conrad

WGN Radio producer, Cubs fan, space geek, and a lonely beacon of restraint and self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. Opinions expressed are my own.

Tues. Show Prep – Bucket List Edition

Malaysia Airlines Asked for Travelers’ ‘Bucket Lists’ in Ill-Advised Contest. 37 wounded in Labor Day weekend shootings in Chicago. 3 people were killed. The FBI is investigating the leak of dozens of celebrity nude photos. Seems like it’s actually more “theft” than a “leak”. GM to launch cars that can pick up on distracted driving​. Read more

Thurs. Show Prep – Marital Bliss Edition

The couple that smokes together… A new study says that couples who smoke marijuana are less likely to engage in domestic violence. The Wrigley Field renovation project finally begins, with utility work on Sheffield and Waveland. Chicago native suspected of fighting with ISIS is killed. 4-year-old expelled from preschool over mom’s Facebook rant. Homewood man sues village Read more

Thurs. Show Prep – Ill-Advised Swan Dive Edition

Video has appeared on YouTube that appears to show a person leaving Lollapalooza doing a backflip off of the Michigan Avenue Bridge into the Chicago River. Police say they aren’t investigating the case, but it is illegal to swim in the Chicago River so he could be charged with disorderly conduct. Am I the only Read more

Hey look, my website is back!

It’s been a very long week or so, but thanks to the folks at GoDaddy and the tireless work of Kevin Conrad, The Ninja is back. We will now return to our normal programming of Instagram pics, audio snippets and snarky show prep.

Tues. Show Prep – Little Green Men Edition

NASA scientists say that we are closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth. They were talking up the planned James Webb Telescope, which will be the first with the capability to specifically seek out new lifeforms and new civilizations. Do you think we’ll ever find Little Green Men out there? Today feels a little Read more

Mon. Show Prep – Mandatory Exercise Edition

Cicero had their “Running of the Bulls” over the weekend at Hawthorne Race Course. About 4,000 people took part in the first American version of the showdown of man versus beast. Early Saturday morning a cab driver in the city was robbed by either a very large woman or a cross-dressing man. They took a Read more

Fri. Show Prep – Unwanted Sequel Edition

“Polar Vortex II” is still coming… maybe: Overnight lows could reach the low 50s downtown and sink into the low 40s further away from the city on Tuesday and Wednesday. Brace yourselves, Global Warming jokes are coming. Someone has created a device that lets people pedal to get exercise while they are sitting at their desk Read more

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