Gino reports live from the Michigan Avenue Apple Store before the release of the iPhone 6 and finds Fred, a “sketchy guy with a smile” who claims he sold his spot in line for $1,000.; we randomly dial Scotland to get opinions on the vote “no” for independence and talk to “the most responsible guy in the country”, plus more news from Buzz; Darrell Hammond vs. Don Pardo as ‘SNL’ announcer; Blaine Lotz the fast-talking 2014 World Auctioneer Champion calls into the show.

Gino reports live from the Michigan Avenue Apple Store before the release of the iPhone 6 and finds Fred, a “sketchy guy with a smile” who claims he sold his spot in line for $1,000.

Johnny & Buzz talk about Darrell Hammond’s return to ‘SNL’ as announcer. Plus: clips from Darrell Hammond’s visit to the Brandmeier studio.

Alderman Bob Fioretti’s run for mayor reminds Johnny of the Ald.’s problems with Felony Franks, home of the misdemeanor wiener, aka a hot dog joint run by ex-felons…we talk to the owner about it’s new Oak Park location and you crazy listeners suggest ways to make his business better.

“King of the High Wire” Nik Wallenda calls in to talk about his November 2nd tightrope walk over the Chicago River…and his offer to carry Johnny B. on his shoulders while he does it!

Veteran broadcaster Pat O’Brien stops by the studio to talk about his new memoir I’ll Be Back Right After This, including his Chicago roots, his battle with drugs and alcohol, the voicemail that took him down, the worst person he’s ever worked with, and more. Plus: the former sportscaster weighs in on the NFL’s recent trouble with Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice.

Veteran broadcaster Pat O’Brien stops by the studio to talk about his new memoir I’ll Be Back Right After This; Johnny and Buzz discuss the latest news, including the Yusuf/Cat Stevens upcoming Chicago visit, Alderman Bob Fioretti’s run for mayor and his former beef with Felony Frank’s, home of the misdemeanor wiener, aka a hot dog joint run by ex-felons, Barbara Streisand’s Jimmy Fallon appearance, Marriott’s plea to tip the hotel maids, and more.

Actor John Leguizamo talks about his role in Jon Favreau’s passion project “Chef”, his one-man show “Ghetto Klown”, working with heavy hitters Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Steven Seagal (who literally hit him on the set of “Executive Decision” – the real story comes out), Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and more stories from his crazy life.

According to Tina Fey, “one of the great all-time weirdos”, comedian and “World Champion” Judah Friedlander stops by the studio….where he meets a true World Record holder. See him LIVE at Chicago’s UP Comedy Club Sep 11-13! http://upcomedyclub.com/index.cfm

Buzz reports the latest on the Ray Rice saga and listeners discuss a public apology from Fox & Friends for cracking a joke about the Ray Rice TMZ video. Plus: find out why Buzz might be the next guy apologizing.

…but less than Buzz’s bush. Plus more fun facts you won’t hear anywhere else.

Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville talks about Howard Stern’s “dry vagina” eulogy and more stories from Joan Rivers’s one-of-a-kind funeral.

Sep 9 2014

The Ray Rice Saga

Johnny, Hector, Buzz, and listeners discuss Ray Rice, the NFL player who was cut and suspended from the Ravens after TMZ posted a video of him punching his girlfriend.

Cleveland Browns fan goes OFF on the coach & Brian Hoyer to get Manziel in the game!

Newsman Buzz talks about a video of a man refusing to let police search his home without a warrant.

Brandmeier Show’s Gino hit Chicago’s Rock & Roll McDonalds to talk with fast food employees involved in the Fight For $15 protest. There was one guy there. Listen as they practice some chants together.

Johnny and Buzz discuss ESPN’s controversial report about Michael Sam’s showering habits with the St. Louis Rams.

Johnny talks to Bryan Bednarek who currently holds the Guinness World Record for being the fastest clapper in the world.

Johnny and Buzz speak with Max Miller a student from Northeastern University who flipped out when he fell into a Wisconsin lake while kayaking.

Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah talks about the break-up that inspired his viral video “What Does My Girl Say?” and how he re-gained his confidence at SNL. Plus, he tries to teach Johnny and Hector some slang and listens to Movie Man’s Six Second Reviews so he can pick a movie to see this weekend. Featuring cameos from Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Tracy Morgan, The Rock, and Billy the Bed Bug.

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Johnny talks about a YouTube video of a Packer fan receiving a surprise autographed jersey from Aaron Rodgers – and questions girlfriend Olivia Munn’s involvement in the gift.

After hearing the Comcast customer service call from hell that went viral this week, Johnny re-opens the show’s Misinformation Line in hopes that it will get him a gig as the company’s newest service rep.

After playing his jokes and leaving him messages all week, Johnny and Buzz finally catch-up with genius comedian Super Dave Osborne. He tells some jokes, talks about working on Curb Your Enthusiasm, and shares tales from his early days in comedy with the Smothers Brothers, Redd Foxx, Slappy White, and Steve Martin.