WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer about ‘Chicago on Vacation’, exploring the history of the places Chicagoans have been visiting for generations, helping plan your next adventure. You’ll find 20 of the best vacation destinations within driving distance of Chicago – whether you seek stunning hiking trails, wild water parks, tranquil beaches, or […]
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier catches up with Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier to talk about how the pandemic caused an explosion in vinyl demand , the greatest classic rock songs and bands of all time, and more.
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Frank Sinatra’s closest confidant and an eventual member of his management team, Tony Oppedisano, about his new book called ‘Sinatra & Me: In the Wee Small Hours’. Deep into the night, for more than two thousand nights, Frank and Tony would converse—about music, family, friends, great loves, achievements and successes, failures […]
WGN Radio’s ‘The Dave Plier Show’ presents ‘The Women of Rock’ featuring Dave’s conversations with music legends Joan Jett, Debbie Harry, Pat Benatar and Suzi Quatro. When looking back at the classic rock era, it’s easy to point to musicians like John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix or Bob Dylan as the pioneers of the genre… but there were countless female musicians […]
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Chicago’s Own Gary Sinise to honor our fallen and to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten; Gary also shares new projects and information on The Gary Sinise Foundation. Garysinisefoundation.org.
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes the Honorable Denis McDonough, new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to salute our fallen on Memorial Day, a vaccination update within the V.A., new and expanded programs take care for our veterans, mental health issues and efforts to reduce and eliminate the growing rate of Veteran suicides.
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Bill O’Reilly about the latest installment of the multimillion-selling Killing series: ‘Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America’. The book focuses on the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, the nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses.
As Dick Van Dyke just received the Kennedy Center Honors for a lifetime of entertainment, airing on Sunday June 6th on CBS, WGN Radio’s Dave Plier looks back at his conversation with the movie and TV icon and the legacy of his iconic sitcom.
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes Weber Grillmaster Dustin Green to kick-off the grilling season to get your grill ready for the summer, and recipes for a great brisket, burger, side dishes, dessert and more! weber.com
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the true meaning of Memorial Day, which originated as ‘Decoration Day’ after the Civil War and was officially signed into law in 1967. Plus, Dave shares President Ronald Reagan’s moving Memorial Day speech from 1984.
Actor Gavin MacLeod, best known as Capt. Merrill Stubing on “The Love Boat” and newswriter Murray Slaughter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died today at the age of 90. WGN’s Dave Plier spoke with MacLeod in 2013 shortly after the publication of his book, “This is Your Captain Speaking.” They spoke about his nearly […]
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about new album ‘In Another World’, his writing technique, his guitar collection, and the band’s rise to fame from the late 70’s to today. Cheaptrick.com
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes actor/director Andrew McCarthy to talk about his new book ‘Brat: An 80’s Story’, stories of filming his first movie in Chicago, ‘Class’, ‘Pretty in Pink’, ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’, directing ‘Orange is the New Black’, ‘Grace & Frankie’, acting on NBC’s ‘Good Girls’ and more.
Music aficionado Dag Juhlin of Poi Dog Pondering, The Sunshine Boys. Expo 76, Sonic 45 and ‘The Steve Dahl Podcast’ joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to break down this year’s inductees into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the glaring snubs over the years.
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks all things late-night TV with executive producer Bill Carter on CNN’s new docuseries ‘The Story of Late Night,’ delving into Johnny Carson’s reign and the story of naming his successor – the battle between Leno and Letterman, a look at how Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert helped reinvent the genre, […]