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 – 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

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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

Thurs. Show Prep – Death By Snu Snu Edition

Brazilian ‘Amazon Model,’ Gets Paid To Squash People. Emanuel may refund fines on 2.9-second yellows. Report: Holiday shoppers spend an average of over $800. Halloween Candy May Contain Marijuana, Denver Police Warn. Someone Pranked A San Francisco Neighborhood With A Hooters Notice. DWI Suspect Bribes Cops With Mountain Dew. Woman Thrown In Jail Because Of Read more

Wed. Show Prep – Landing Of The Bumble Bee Edition

Distracted by bee, pilot lands plane without landing gear down. Second Dallas Health Worker Tests Positive for Ebola. Ebola Halloween costumes hit the web​. Mayor’s Budget Finds Money Target Rodents, Graffiti, and Plant Trees. Illinois bovine dubbed world’s tallest cow. Chicago’s most dangerous intersections for pedestrians. Eric Karros has a 2003 Cubs World Series hat. Read more

Mon. Show Prep – Rise Of The Machines Edition

Indianapolis Airport Debuts Customer Service Robot. Texas nurse who had worn protective gear tests positive for Ebola. Aurora FAA facility back at 100% two week after it was knocked offline. Esquire Names Penelope Cruz “Sexiest Woman Alive”. Kmart latest retailer hit by data breach. Fire Breather Burned In Fire-Breathing Accident. 6,000 Venomous Brown Recluse Spiders Read more

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