Podcast by World's Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast
For the first time ever, the Old Number Nine is launching a podcast. The World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast is brought to you by morning show producers Brian Seay and Ross McAbee.
For the first episode, Brian makes a HUGE announcement, while Ross walks us through one of his terrific (but also terrifying) tennis tips. We listen to some music from Chicago’s Very Own rapping teacher Dwayne Reed. And Brian sits down with retiring WGN Special Projects Producer Pam Grimes on her last day. Pam tells us about the time Tom Skilling put his life in her hands. It’s a crazy story. Oh yeah, and we listen to some viewer voicemails. Somebody send this to Pete, from Cicero!
The World's Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast is back, and better than ever.
For the second episode, Brian and Ross discuss the massive success of the first episode, and Brian wonders where his invitation is to Ross's wedding. Then Brian ventures up to the WGN vault with Channel 9 "archivist" Anna Burkart. It was scary, but fun. Then in this week's 'Conversations with the World's Greatest,' Ross and Brian sit down with outgoing WGN News Director Jennifer Lyons. She tells us who she'll miss the most. Oh yeah, and we listen to some viewer voicemails.
WGNTVP turns three episodes old this week...
In this episode, Ross returns from his honeymoon, and describes his favorite moment in an aural adventure like no other. Plus, do you know who Frazier Thomas is? Can you pick him out of a lineup of WGN personalities? A viewer text message inspires Brian to quiz some of the millennial WGN anchors to see if they know their station history. And after that, Brian sits down with WGN Security Director Friday. She tells us what she wants for Christmas. Oh yeah, and we listen to some viewer voicemails.
It's been a couple months, but we're back....
In this episode...Brian and Ross explain why it took so long to bring you this lovely new episode. Then, they have a [PHONY] interview with Snoop Dogg, which is 100% [MANUFACTURED] credible [FAKE] and not at all [FAKE] faked/or edited [NOT REAL]. And in Conversations with the World's Greatest, we sit down with WGN Director of Production Bob Vorwald. Bob is in charge of getting sporting events up and on the Channel 9 airwaves. He also helps televise parades, the auto show, and the fireworks on Independence Day. He tells us about that time flushing toilets spoiled a predictive soundbite from MJ. Oh yeah, and at the end of the show, we listen to some viewer voicemails.
It's the first episode of the new year....
This time, Brian and Ross sit down with Morning Show funny man Mike Toomey. He's been making audiences laugh for more than 37 years as a stand-up comic. He's also the announcer for the 9 a.m. show on the WGN Morning News. So you know this episode is gonna be funny. Later in the show, Brian returns a phone call from a viewer. Cleatus Murdaugh has been watching the old number nine since the 40's. Not only that, he's written more than 8,000 poems. He called in and asked if he could write one about the WGN Morning News, and we said yes. We'll listen to that. And at the end of the program, we listen to some more viewer voicemails.
Paul Konrad is an international sex symbol. But you knew that...
For Episode 6 of the World's Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast, Brian and Ross sit down with the Morning Show weatherman. He tells us about his storied upbringing... from his days performing with his family's Austrian folk group, the Traveling Konrads... to that time his father threw a television down the stairs... to that other time he was locked up in a Russian jail.
Paul's a survivor, and an artist. So buckle up and listen as we peer into his soul.
Ben and Lourdes have been anchoring the WGN Evening News at 4 p.m. for two full years now. That made Brian and Ross wonder... what do they hate about each other? Do they like each other more than their previous co-anchors? What's with Ben's weird airplane obsession? Will Lourdes invite us to her wedding? Duarte and Bradley: an unrelenting investigative duo. But with the script flipped, it's their turn to get into the hot seat. So buckle up and listen as we stir the Evening News pot.
Dean Richards has been broadcasting over Chicago airwaves for more than four decades. He got his start in radio. But you can also catch Dean on the Old Number Nine, breaking down the latest entertainment stories on the WGN Morning News. He's interviewed all the biggest stars, and he sees all the latest movies... But when he's not out living his glamorous, celebrity-filled lifestyle, he's laughing with (at?) Brian and Ross. He loves our hijinks. So what do you do when you entertain the entertainment reporter? You have him on your podcast. Brian and Ross talk pizza, radio mimes, and the famous Mel Gibson interview with "The Deaner." And while Mr. Richards gives us the Tommy Lee Jones treatment, and tries to derail the whole interview, Brian and Ross push through, and secure new roles as regular contributors on his radio show - "Dean Richards' Sunday Morning" - Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on WGN 720 AM.
Photojournalist Mike D'Angelo has been all over the world shooting stories for WGN. He's been to the Vatican with Dina Bair. He went to Harvard with Larry Potash. He looked away as Dean Richards retrieved a tiny microphone from Aretha Franklin's cleavage. He's even been up in a hot air balloon on a shoot with Tom Skilling. Hear all these stories and more on the latest episode of the World's Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast.
Marcus Leshock didn't think he'd ever be on television. He applied with WGN-TV's sister station CLTV to be a video editor. But the boss talked him into taking an on air position. Now he's the Trending News Anchor and the Roller Coaster Bureau Chief for the old number nine. He's also the latest guest on the World's Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast.