Category Archives: Dead Things

Don Wade has died

Don Wade & his wife Roma were the morning talk show team on WLS-AM since before WLS flipped from Rock to Talk in 1989. He had a seizure a year ago and was diagnosed with brain cancer and he has … Continue reading

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And then there were two…

Tom Taylor knows everyone in the radio business and he’s careful – so his rumors are highly reliable. Less than two weeks ago, the people who run Dial Global gave up and agreed to be acquired by Cumulus Media. Fallout … Continue reading

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“Safe” Passages

Safe Passages is the plan rolled out this year to keep Chicago Schoolchildren safe – many schools are being shut down this fall because of the exodus of families from Chicago – this means children may be walking to a … Continue reading

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Kidd Kraddick dead at 53

Kidd Kraddick hosted a morning show on Cumulus Media (he was another of the ABC Radio personalities Cumulus inherited). He keeled over at a golf tournament in New Orleans. Just last week he was discussing with his onair staff what … Continue reading

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The Gathering

The venue is the chapel of the Lutheran Convalescent Center, where my sister came every Sunday to make music. The minister is a very nice man with a beautiful singing voice. I could see immediately why they were drawn to … Continue reading

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Your Google Personhood

Let’s say one morning you wake up and you’re dead. Google has your emails for the past decade, your YouTube videos, your Google Voice account, your Google Wallet, your search history, your Adsense account, your building models for Google 3D, … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher invented the Internet!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/04/08/video-early-adapter-margaret-thatcher-loved-the-internet-before-it-was-cool/ Google News is interesting today about the death of Margaret Thatcher. The main list of stories I get are highly negative – how she had troubled relations with UK Sports, how Northen Ireland was mishandled, being divisive, how her … Continue reading

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Boris Berezovsky says “I’m dead”

Boris Berezovsky was one of the “capitalists” who looted Russia after the Soviet Union fell apart. At one time he was a billionaire who had control of the import of BMW’s into Russia. He has been in exile in the … Continue reading

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Chicago shootings YTD

Note this is shootings, not deaths

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DNR and you

A story has been bouncing around the media the past few days – as presented by the 911 audio, the nurse was ordered by the 911 operator to perform CPR on the patient. She refused and the woman died. bad … Continue reading

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