Nite Mirror (nitemirror) wrote,
Nite Mirror

I need to keep moving, but I just found WGN's newsletter in my email, and want to comment on two things in it. First of all, I've talked about Bob Collens in this journal. Granted he wasn't one of my favorite WGN people. I will also say he was a Chicago radio legend who left us too soon.

He's up for the Radio Hall of Fame. Um, well, I think I'll just copy and past what WGN's newsletter has about it

Uncle Bobby Nominated for the 2007 National Radio Hall of Fame

Beloved former WGN Radio host Bob Collins has been nominated for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF). Uncle Bobby was a fixture on WGN Radio for over 25 years and hosted the top-rated morning show from 1986 until his tragic death in 2000.

Voting is open to NRHOF members. Anyone wishing to vote can join the NRHOF online at for $15.

The other thing was the quote quiz. They listed some of the radio personalities' favorite quotes and had you match them. I only tryed to get the quotes from my two favorite WGN people Steve King and Johnnie Putman, and I was correct on my guesses with them.

Steve's favorite quote --> When legendary guitarist Chet Atkins was once asked if he read music he replied, "Sure, but not so much that it affects my playing."

It being the only guitar related quote sorta gave it away.
Johnnie Putman's favorite quote --> "A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up."

I have no idea why I automatically thought of her when I read the quote, but I figure it would be Johnnie that liked that quote.
I didn't even try for Steve Cochran's favorite quote, but I do like his: "As long as you try to be someone else, the best you'll ever be is second."

Now that I think about it, I do remember hearing him saying this quote a few times on the air.
Ok, time for me to get moving. Past time actually.
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