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.

Thurs. Show Prep – Micro Apartment Edition

A performance artist in Brooklyn has turned his studio into a replica 6×8 prison cell and he wants people to try it out… For a price. He is charging a dollar a day, and you’re required to stay a minimum of two days, plus there is a $300 deposit. He says that he wants to give Read more

Wed. Show Prep – Falling With The Bulls Edition

A Chicago man who wrote a book called ‘How to Survive the Running of the Bulls’ was gored in Pamplona. He apparently tripped and fell. Well… he did survive, right? Worst. Prison tour. Ever. A man visiting his son at Cook County Jail was accidentally trapped in the maximum security visiting area for 30 hours. Read more

Tues. Show Prep – Love & Marriage Edition

The brand new FYI network has just premiered a new reality series called “Married At First Sight”. Three couples meet for the first time at their weddings. They are paired up by four specialists, two psychologists, a sexologist and spiritualist. The couples will then have four weeks to decide whether they want to stay married. Read more

Thurs. Show Prep – Peace In Our Time Edition

The Wrigleyville rooftop owners have agreed to not sue the Cubs over their Wrigley expansion plan if they go back to the plan to put up only two signs in the outfield. I would say that was probably what the Ricketts family was shooting for all along anyway. They have not yet responded to the Read more

Wed. Show Prep – The Truth Is Out There Edition

July 2 is World UFO Day. Illinois is 7th in the United States in UFO sightings over the last 20 years. Do you think we’re alone out there? I have never seen anything like that, but I think it would be kind of cool. I’ll bet that there are plenty of people listening that have Read more

Tues. Show Prep – Crosswalk Crackdown Edition

Be on alert for folks in crosswalks. Chicago Police are cracking down. That’s one crackdown I would say it’s pretty tough to argue with. Ever had any close calls? I’ve been pretty fortunate. US loses to Belgium 2-1. So we can all stop caring about soccer again for another four years. Here in Chicago there may Read more

Mon. Show Prep – Technological Addiction Edition

A new study shows that 47 percent of Americans admitted they wouldn’t last a day without their smartphones. Could you make it through the day without your smartphone? How long could you last? Days? Hours? Minutes? I smell a Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez science experiment! It’s been a while since we’ve had a good Read more

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