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The Trotter Project: Carrying on the legacy of an iconic chef through education, positivity
Brian Noonan talks with Executive Director Derrek Hull and President Robert Houde of the Trotter Project, which is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Excellence Gala on Saturday, October 27th at Revel Fulton Market.  Hull and Houde discuss the organization’s mission of educating, mentoring, and motivating youth to get into culinary and hospitality disciplines.  We also get a preview of the Gala, which features food from Michelin-starred chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, who’s designing a complete dining experience that captures the […]
Top Five@5 (12/28/17): Roy Moore files lawsuit, Miss America scandal and much more…
Top 5 @ 5 for Thursday, December 28th: Meghan Markle’s step sister lashes out against Prince Harry, a mix up with the South Carolina lotto, Trump bashes Vanity Fair in his tweets, the Miss America email scandal continues and Roy Moore files a law suit against the certification of opponent Doug Jones.
Brian Noonan Full Show 12/27/17: The Best Wine for NYE, Night Ministry and much more…
Brian Noonan fills in for Roe Conn with a fun filled show! First Brian checks in with WGN-TV’s Lourdes Duarte to talk about the top 3 stories of 2017, the CEO & President of the Night Ministry in Chicago tell us how they help the homeless and award winning sommelier Belinda Chang stops by to talk to us about New Year’s Eve champagne!
Belinda Chang, Award Winning Sommelier
Award winning sommelier Belinda Chang joins Brian Noonan in studio to talk about different types of sparkling wines for New Year’s Eve, the best bang for your buck and educating us about how different wines are made.
Brian Noonan Full Show 1/1/18: John Fox is out, Keeping New Year’s Resolutions and more!
Brian Noonan fills in for Roe and Anna on New Year’s Day! On the show Brian talks to Glen Kozlowski about John Fox being fired as Bears head coach, a professor from NYU about New Year’s Resolutions and the Top 5 @ 5!
Glen Kozlowski: “The Bears need a young, quality coach”
Former Chicago Bear Glen Kozlowski joins Brian Noonan to talk about the team firing John Fox, extending Ryan Pace’s contract and what they need to do to be successful in the future.
Herbal Notes brings Cannabis Infused Dining to Chicago
Brian talks with Chef Manny Mendoza of Herbal Notes about the cannabis-infused restaurant that is coming to Chicago December 4th. Herbal Notes is a California-based supper club that serves cannabis-infused meals. During every meal, there is an emphasis on education where customers learn about the many health benefits of cannabis, strains, and more. The cost of the 6-course meal is $125, reservations can be made HERE!  
Brian Noonan talked to Brent Sopel on the Blackhawks’ odds
Brent called in to the show to weigh in on the Blackhawks odds against Nashville, and he remained hopeful that the Hawks would make a comeback.
Brian Noonan Show 4/9/17: Brian’s Dominican Republic trip and springtime tips
Brian recaps his vacation in the Dominican Republic, including a mini-lesson about Christopher Columbus and a cautionary tale about getting sick while traveling. Brian kicks off the show by talking about the White Board, a show staple which his producer Cody may (?) have accidentally destroyed prior to the start of the show. Then, Brian talks about his rip to an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic, where he just took a vacation that was wonderful in almost every way… until the […]
Brian Noonan Show 3/12/17: Daylight saving time and Florida News
Brian talks about daylight saving time and hangover cures, then discusses the latest antics from down south in this week’s Florida News! Brian kicks off the “hour late” program by lamenting the level of effort it takes to adjust clocks twice a year for daylight saving time. Since we had to “spring forward” over St. Patrick’s Day weekend this year, Brian also discusses top Chicagoland hangover foods to recover from the big holiday or for any other drinking occasion. Then, […]
Brian Noonan Full Show (5/26/17): Worst tourist traps, Fly Jamz Friday and more
Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) returns to overnights, and brings an American history-themed Overnight Arcade with him; we look at a list of the worst tourist traps in America, which sparks a discussion on some ones that are worth your while; it’s Friday, so we dig into a few Fly Jamz, Brian is reluctant to set up his new FitBit after reading about some wild inaccuracy issues, and more.
The Biggest Threat To Middle-Aged Men: Loneliness
Billy Baker from The Boston Globe breaks down the biggest threat to middle-aged men, loneliness. They talk about how middle-aged men lose contact with friends as they grow older and the struggles men have at maintaining relationships over phones and how men keep in contact through activities, not face-to-face interaction. Baker says the simplest thing to do to maintain happiness during your middle-aged years is just having some friends. Are you feeling the “loneliness” they are talking about? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3311301/3311301_2017-03-15-191001.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3785.mp3
WSM Nashville’s Charlie Mattos on the Predator-Blackhawk rivalry
Brian Noonan was looking for a Nashvillian perspective on the Predator/Blackhawk rivalry, and that’s where Charlie Mattos, producer and co-host at WSM Nashville stepped in. He told Brian about the college-level passion that Predators fans have and the true home-court advantage Nashville maintains because of it. He also answered Kevin’s burning question: do Nashville fans hate the Blackhawks for being such consistent winners in the past couple of years? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3341556/3341556_2017-04-17-233456.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3779.mp3
Brian Noonan Show 5/7/17: Opera in Chicago and sports memorabilia
Brian and his producer discuss opera in Chicago, and several lucky listeners receive appraisal estimates for their sports memorabilia. To kick off the show, Brian discusses his daughter landing an internship and the hilarious but complicated logistics his family had to quickly figure out in order to help make it possible. You’ll never guess how much it costs to have a car delivered halfway across the country! Then, Cody Gough (Brian’s producer) gives a rave review of his first experience […]
Brian Noonan 08.05.18:  Irish rock band The Coronas and Milwaukee Irish Fest
Brian Noonan celebrates the Irish during his shortened show! Brian is joined in studio by Milwaukee Irish Fest executive director, Mike Mitchell to discuss the fest and the immense amount of entertainment that fills the annual event! Brian is also joined by Dublin Irish rock band The Coronas as they perform live in the studio throughout the show! You can learn more about the band and hear samples of their music here.
Brian Noonan Show 7/9/17: Dr. Alan Hirsch, new study that links scents to nostalgia
Brian talks being stuck in a box with his wife, ethical quandaries, and Dr. Alan Hirsch discusses his latest study. To kick off the show, Brian talks to Roger Badesch in the newsroom about the Irish fest. Brian and his wife volunteered to be “locked in a box together for 3 hours”! They also discuss ethical quandaries, as Brian found money laying on the ground and had to decide whether to keep the money or try to return it. Then, […]
Brian Noonan Show 9/10/17: The Newberry Library and Hurricane Irma
Brian welcomes a guest from the Newberry Library to discuss their new exhibition, Religious Change, 1450-1700. Plus: Brian and the crew check in on damage from Hurricane Irma throughout the program. To kick off the show, Brian asks why anyone in Florida with the means to leave their home would choose to instead stay put during the devastating Hurricane Irma (or really any hurricane). He and newsman Roger Badesch discuss the widespread destruction and check in with updates from down […]
Nine Line Apparel is dedicated to serving Veterans
Brian Noonan talks with former Special Ops Commander and Co-Founder of Nine Line Apparel, CPT Tyler Merritt. The name “Nine Line” comes from a medevac request for a solider that is injured on the battlefield. As a start-up primarily owned, ran, and operated by veterans, Nine Line is dedicated to supporting veterans who return from war with PTSD through exclusive t-shirt design sales. PTSD has become an epidemic among America’s veteran population, as a result,  as many as 22 veterans take their […]
Brian Noonan (11/23/2017) | Full Show
Happy Thanksgiving! Brian Noonan fills-in for Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes with a very eventful show. Brian, accompanied by Violeta Podrumedic in Traffic, Eric Rung in News, Andy Masur in Sports, and Producer CaSera Heining, takes a look at how expensive Thanksgiving celebrations can get; things guys over 40 shouldn’t say; and much more! Top Five@5 features a couple that finds an unlikely friend in a cup of water, Master P shares his thoughts on LaVar Ball, and a judge […]
Brian Noonan Show 4/1/18: April Fool’s Day and the saddest Easter story ever
An April Fool’s Day scandal rocks the show in the most hilarious fashion, Brian tells his “saddest Easter story ever,” and the program takes several unexpected turns. To kick off the show, Cody Gough announces that he’s going to host the program because Brian was “let go” from the station earlier in the day. He conveniently recorded Brian in a studio while he was on the phone with management, plays back the audio multiple times, and takes a few calls […]
Brian Noonan Show 4/15/18: Tax season, Illinois education, and sports memorabilia
On a full show during an exciting tax day weekend, Brian discusses education in Illinois (from grade school field trips to a higher education “brain drain”), sports memorabilia, and much more. To kick off the show, Brian talks about taxes, and David Hochberg calls in with a few tips for tax filing and investments as the deadline for filing looms. Then, Brian laments the passing of legendary radio broadcaster Art Bell by telling a personal story and offering his thoughts […]
A Stroll Down Radio Memory Lane with ‘The Loop’, “Get Behind The Vest” Fundraiser, Bring Back “You’re Welcome”, and Insulting Words From The Past! | Brian Noonan Full Show (March 6th)
Tonight Brian is in for Patti as we take a Stroll Down Radio Memory Lane with Rick Kaempfer who used to be a producer at Chicago’s legendary Loop Radio station which has been recently been sold.  Then, Joe Aurelio of Aurelio’s Pizza jumps on air to discuss the “Get Behind The Vest” Fundraiser which supports Chicago Police.  All this and so much more!
Brian Noonan Show 3/18/18: The Barrel Run, Brian in England, and Michael McDermott
Brian talks to David Baker, CEO of The Barrel Run, about how you can experience Chicago’s best craft breweries and distilleries in a fun new way. Plus: Brian talks to Steve Bertrand about heading to England, and singer-songwriter Michael McDermott performs live in-studio. To kick off the show, Joann Pierdomenico and Vincent James from Keep Music Alive discuss the 4th Annual Teach Music Week (formerly Teach Music America Week) from Monday, March 19th to Sunday, March 25th. Learn where you can find […]
Brian Noonan Show 1/21/18: Chicago Restaurant Week, consent apps, and the word “elderly”
Brian’s show has been moved to the 3-7pm Sunday time slot, and his first show at the new time doesn’t disappoint! Brian gives his thoughts on the government shutdown, women’s marches, apps for giving consent, and the word “elderly.” Plus: hear what’s new for Chicago Restaurant Week in 2018! To kick off the show, Brian gives the rundown of who exactly is affected by the government shutdown, including suspended services and other changes you can expect while Washington struggles to […]
Reflecting on the life of Hugh Hefner, World Alzheimer’s Month, National The NFL Protests are Affecting Elementary Schools, and the New TV Show “Dad-Narc” | Full Show (Sept 28th)
Brian Noonan is in for host, Patti Vasquez tonight — With the news of Hugh Hefner’s passing, WGN Radio host Brian Noonan speaks with former Playboy Playmate and February 1979 cover model, Candice Jordan. Candice reflects on the former Chicagoan and magazine pioneer, Hugh Hefner. They discuss the life of Mr. Hefner and the controversy his magazine brought to the forefront of American popular culture. They also discuss the larger than life parties that the Playboy mansion was known for […]
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