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.


Wed. Show Prep – Public Urination Edition

Dutch government asks people to stop peeing on the royal palace. Rauner declares victory, Quinn won’t concede. The Daley Plaza Christmas Tree Will Be a 57-Foot Spruce from Elgin. Nude women advertising COFFINS upsets the Catholic Church. Berkley passes first soda tax in the country. Man tries to rob bank with cordless drill. Woman in Read more

Tues. Show Prep – Mortal Coil Edition

Smartphone App Predicts When You’re Going to Die​. Matthew McConaughey Lincoln Ads Worked: Sales Up 25%. Chicago’s first Shake Shack opens today. N.J. man struck, killed by falling tape measure. Cubs World Series odds drop from 50-to-1 to 20-to-1 after Joe Maddon hire. Possible meteor sightings reported in Chicago area. Couple Ties the Knot on Read more


Mon. Show Prep – Sweet Smell of Space Edition

Scientists say that comets smell like rotten eggs, horse urine, alcohol and vinegar mixed together. In other news, scientists have spent a lot more time considering the smell of horse urine than I would have thought. Dentists offer Halloween Candy Buy-back Program. Because, gun buy-back programs have done so well. Terminally Ill Woman Brittany Maynard Read more

Tues. Show Prep – Manly Men Edition

Manly Men Are Not Always the Best Choice, Study Says. Rahm Defends CTA Screening for Explosives, Saying, ‘The World Is Different’. ‘Pithy Diction’ Is One Man’s Alternative to Mushy Greeting Cards. Group develops new modern manners guide. Walmart Apologizes for Advertising ‘Fat Girl Costumes’ on Its Website. Broncos fan vanishes during NFL game in Denver. Read more

Tues. Show Prep – Imaginary Human Trafficking Edition

People Are Selling Their Imaginary Friends On eBay. Monica Lewinsky calls for end to culture of cyberbullying. Ebola fear puts family in voluntary quarantine in Rock Island. Chicago to see partial solar eclipse Thursday. Oscar Pistorius sentenced 5 years for Steenkamp killing. Painter Says He Lost His Virginity To Alien Lover. Cook’s ‘Sexy’ Shirtless Photos At Read more


Mon. Show Prep – Run For Your Life Edition

Illinois Cemetery Hopes 5K Race Will Draw New Customers. Suspect Held In 7 Murders In Northwest Indiana. Taste of Chicago loses $169,000. San Francisco Radio Station Bans Lorde’s ‘Royals’ for World Series. Britain threatens Internet ‘trolls’ with two years in jail. British porn star criticized for ‘sex tour’. Bear Bites Boy’s Arm Off After He Read more

Fri. Show Prep – Fertile Apocalypse Companion Edition​

Craigslist Ad: Single Male Seeks ‘Fertile’ Apocalypse Companion​. Texas Nurse Who Handled Ebola Samples Now Isolated on Cruise Ship Outside Belize. Ill. lawmakers to discuss police body cameras. FL Billboard Hawks Bulletproof Vests for Young Boys to Stop Police Brutality. Starbucks Holiday Promo: Free Drinks For Life, Or At Most 30 Years​. $84M Lotto Check Collected Read more

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