It’s Groundhog Day and Brian Noonan fills-in for Rick Pearson with a very eventful show! Brian, accompanied by Roger Badesch in the Newsroom and Producer CaSera (aka Cash), talks Groundhog Day results; follows up on New Year’s resolutions and how people are keeping up with them; and the various effects of the “Superbowl Syndrome”. We also check-in with Cody Gough with an update on the previous Bow Tie Theatre Review of Teatro ZinZanni’s Love, Chaos & Dinner. Additionally, Cody fills us in...
Mentalist Jonathan Pritchard joins Brian Noonan and Cody Gough on the Matt Bubala Show this weekend. Pritchard says his skill set started at an early age and we get some first hand knowledge as he joins us in-studio. Tune in to learn more about how you can book him for corporate events, catch upcoming shows....
Brian Noonan and Cody Gough are back and braved the winter storm weather as Matt takes a trip to Florida this weekend. As expected, we talk about winter driving. Mentalist Jonathan Pritchard joins the show live in-studio at 1:15 a.m. At 2 a.m., Brian plays Overnight Arcade with some listeners. Later on, we discuss how realistic it is to give up social media screens….and how Cody has so many famous Twitter followers. Jess takes a trip to Nashville, Cody is […]
Brian Noonan is in for Roe Conn on day two of the new year bringing you all of the laughs and news you need this afternoon! To kick off the show, Brian welcomes back Lauren Lapka and Kevin Powell back from their time off for the holidays. Brian then talks to WGN-TV Ben Bradley about all of the top stories happening in Chicago. Some topics include the legalization of Marijuana and the ride share tax. To close out the hour, […]
Brian Noonan begins his New Years Day show by discussing what the ramifications of legal marijuana will have on the state. He has WGN Reporter Ryan Burrow come on to discuss what his findings were outside the marijuana dispensaries this morning. Then Brian brings on Midway Dispensary General Manager, Leo Barajas, to ask how his dispensary has been holding up on the first day of recreational legalization. Finally, Noonan talks about the Top 10 News Stories in Chicago in 2019 […]
Brian Noonan is in for John Williams on this foggy Christmas Eve bringing you all of the laughs you need this morning! To kick off the show, Brian covers some stories such as Lincoln’s alleged hat, a school distrcit accused of plagiarism and two friends who have sent Christmas cards to each other for decades and how our Christmas card habits have changed over the years. Brian then talks to listeners about how to deal with guest who over stay […]
Wine superstar, James Beard Award winner and show favorite Belinda Chang joins Brian Noonan and brings in some holiday treats on this fine Christmas Eve morning. Listen in as Belinda shares her knowledge on wine and champagne and some tips on how to pair those beverages well with certain holiday treats.
Brian Noonan is in for your Friday night and has an action packed show planned for you! What is so special about cupcakes? Dori Isufi from Molly’s Cupcake joins Brian to share how you can celebrate National Cupcake Day and what their big special is! Next, former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks joins Brian Noonan. Jenks recently wrote an article for The Players Tribune, about his recent struggles with addiction to painkillers and why he is now sharing his story. Including a […]
In a brand-new edition of At the Breweries, Revolution Brewing’s John Carruthers and Goose Island Brewery’s Jesse Valenciana chat with Cody Gough and Brian Noonan about some of the latest in news and events in the craft beer world.
Former White Sox closer Bobby Jenks joins Brian Noonan. Jenks recently wrote an article for The Players Tribune, about his recent struggles with addiction to painkillers and why he is now sharing his story.
Brian presents two brand-new editions of the “Bow Tie Theatre Review,” reviewing The Simon & Garfunkel Story and Beauty and the Beast. You can catch Broadway in Chicago’s production of The Simon & Garfunkel Story, playing through December 8, at the Broadway Playhouse in downtown Chicago (175 East Chestnut). Beauty and the Beast is playing at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. Then, Brian explains why people need to relax about the “OK boomer” meme before he recaps his adventure at […]
Brian gives a “Bow Tie Theatre Review” of “Latin History for Morons”, then discusses the Thanksgiving treats, Real ID’s and Popeyes Chicken’s new chicken sandwich. Brian opens the show by talking with the Executive Chef of Catering over at Goddess and Grocer, Jill Dedinsky. Listen as Jill gives tips for getting everything done/ready at the same time. Plus: learn about Thanksgiving catering options from Goddess and Grocer! Then, Brian brings you his Bow Tie Theatre Review of “Latin History...
Brian Noonan is back in the overnight slot for Dave Plier. Tonight Brian brings back a fan favorite game of “Arcade” getting your calls and guesses. How did you do on the game? Later Jose Lopez joins Brian in Studio to discuss his brewery Casa Humilde Cervecería Artesanal. What are the plans down the room? How did they get inspired to make beer? Brian, along with news anchor Roger Badesch and producer Curtis Koch talk about a variety of topics, […]
Jose Lopez joins Brian in Studio to discuss his brewery Casa Humilde Cervecería Artesanal. What are the plans down the room? How did they get inspired to make beer? Jose gives insight into his brewery, which he runs with his brother Javier, and describes what makes their brewery stand out from the rest in the city of Chicago.
WGN’s Nightside is brought to you by the one and only Brian Noonan! Tonight we speak to Navy Pier Spokeswoman Payal Patel about the upcoming Navy Pier extravaganza Navy Pier Pumpkin Lights! Then, Brian Noonan welcomes in Thelma Uranga from The National Museum of Mexican Art to speak on the popular Mexican holiday ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ which will be highlighted this year in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Thelma speaks on the importance of the national holiday and what it means not only […]
Brian Noonan speaks with actor and storyteller, David Payne about journeying into the incredible life of C.S. Lewis as he portrays the man himself in AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS at the Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited two-week engagement October 22 – November 3, 2019.
WGN Host Brian Noonan welcomes in Thelma Uranga from The National Museum of Mexican Art to speak on the popular Mexican holiday ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ which will be highlighted this year in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Thelma speaks on the importance of the national holiday and what it means not only for the Mexican culture but it’s connection to the city of Chicago. Listen in to hear the details and history behind the holiday and find out how you can […]
Eeek! It’s that time of the year where candy REALLY matters…Halloween! WGN Radio host Brian Noonan and executive producer Michael Heidemann discuss the best and the worst when it comes to Halloween candy…Listen in! What’s your favorite??