WGN: Steve and Johnnie say bye w/FAQ

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Posted by Regulus Coffee Cafe on December 05, 2011 at 01:32:32:

From their web site (linked below):

Are we retiring? NO! Are we leaving WGN? Yes.

We’ve known for over a year that this was a possibility. Our own personal countdown to this week has been going on for a month since we had some conversations with Tom Langmeyer, WGN Radio’s Vice President & General Manager, and Bill White, Wgn Radio’s Program Director, and worked things out in a way that, you should know, we’re MORE than OK with. In fact, we want to make it VERY clear that Tom and Bill are class acts who have treated us with nothing but respect. We would not hesitate to work for and with them at any time and any place. One of many reasons we feel this way is that, starting tonight, what we’re experiencing just doesn’t happen in this business. We’re not being given just one show to say goodbye, we’re being given a full WEEK of shows to CELEBRATE the over a quarter of a century we’ve spent at the best radio station on the planet.

So, what are our future plans? Well, they include TV and a lot more, but we’ll be filling in some of the details throughout the week. After all, this may be our last week but, we still want to keep you listening so, we have to have a cliff-hanger or three, don’t we?

If, out of curiosity, you’ve stopped by for the first time tonight or you are a new “Tour One-r,” maybe joining us only in the last 5 or 10 years or less, allow us to take you back to the beginning some 5 or was it 6 bosses ago…

It was Christmas Eve 1984 Steve was first heard on WGN and Valentine’s Day, 1985, we newlyweds were first heard as a duo on WGN. This Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, our last show, we will wrap 6,207 shows that started as three and a half, then four, then five, and, until recently six hour shows. They were always Sunday night through Thursday night with a few years of Saturday night and Sunday afternoon shows thrown in. That’s a LOT of talking, a lot of history covered, a lot of friendships made with guests and with those of you who were nice enough to hang out with us on the other side of your radio speakers.

We can’t promise that we won’t tear up a time or two, but we can promise that there will be lots of laughs and good times as we reconnect with some of the friends and events that have been a part of our “Life After Dark.”

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