All posts by Jonathon Brandmeier

Episode 42 – Piece of Sh*t Show

We talk about the “skyrocketing” catalytic converter thefts (turns out Buzz wasn’t the only one!), angry Americans in the news (“why are we fighting??”), NOT screaming on roller coasters, why Three Dog Night should be in the HOF, and more. Piers Morgan got a record number of complaints for his Meghan Markle comments, but was it as many as Adam Sandler got for SNL’s Canteen Boy? Plus: your emails, voicemails, and a March Madness flashback to the time we hooked up Dickie Vitale and Senator John McCain (awesome, baby!).

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Episode 41 – Catalytic Cancel Culture

Buzz’s stolen catalytic converter is worth more than the stimulus check! The cancel culture continues, from Dr. Seuss to a Chicago sportscaster – are Irish jokes next to go? The Royals’ “two-hour trashathon” with Oprah makes Piers Morgan “boil over.” JB watches the Woody Allen HBO doc “Allen v. Farrow” – is it a pick to click? Dolly Parton is “the one good thing in our empire’s twilight” and still the sweetest thing, even when we wake her up! Plus: Dr. Buzz explains quaaludes to little Johnny.

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Episode 40 – Baked Wind & Grumble Soup

There’s a “big story” out of Johnny’s hometown of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and we got an exclusive interview. Tom Brady takes on his haters; JB takes on the daughter of the Lombardi Trophy silversmith who’s ticked off at Brady for tossing it. Stink about it – a man is caught crapping in cars. Movie/TV show picks to caaa-lick and a Brandmeier interview flashback with Bryan Cranston in studio.

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Episode 39 – Cold Weather, Hot Love, & Cheese

The ultimate lounge singer Richard Cheese Zooms in to talk about his role in Kristen Wiig’s new movie “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.” Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt died – hear the Brandmeier interview that had national media calling and The Loop apologizing. We remember finding former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks a job. Stupid cold weather tips from reporters and for Valentine’s Day, how to satisfy your luvah, plus Johnny tests a listener’s idea for a new bit featuring “love notes” from his wife.

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Episode 38 – Now Apologize! (Breaking Buzz)

Buzz wants to apologize. Johnny wants to start smoking pot. Tony Bennett in the news has us remembering the good old days. Screech is dead; Danny Bonaduce is not. The Movie Man loves boobs, but not Denzel’s new movie. A flashback with Steve Carell, star of “The Office” (the most-streamed show in 2020). Plus: Elon Musk’s wired up monkey, coyote armor for dogs, your emails and voicemails, and more!

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Episode 37 – Tuna Talk

Buzz has a pre-show rant about his current living situation. Subway’s tuna sandwich allegedly doesn’t have any tuna in it. Larry King is still dead – was he frozen? A Chicago man who got national attention for helping out ex-cons has a new idea. In honor of the Brady/Mahomes Super Bowl, audio from the archives feat. JB catching a pass from Bart Starr on Michigan Avenue. Plus: your emails, voicemails, a call to a Dead Head, and more.

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Episode 36 – 2021 & Still Havin’ Fun

We talk about the presidential pardon spree, Bernie Sanders in a cocoon at the inauguration, Hot Pockets’ recall, and more. We remember Larry King, Hank Aaron, and Tommy Lasorda. Plus: our friend Russ Leatherman, aka the iconic Mr. Moviefone, finally picks up HIS phone and goes off on “full-blown A-hole” Ellen “Degenerate”, why he can’t return to civilization after the pandemic, and the future of movies.

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Archives: Danny Bonaduce vs. Donny Osmond

The Vanilla Thrilla! Today is the anniversary of the greatest fight in the history of celebrity boxing – Danny Bonaduce vs. Donny Osmond. According to ESPN, the Jan. 17, 1994 fight “came to fruition thanks to some inspiration and goading from WLUP host Jonathon Brandmeier” and “presaged a lot of what would follow in the world of celebrity boxing: the level of “celebrities” participating, professional-level trash talk, dirty tactics and ugly, often unwatchable fights.”

Relive the moment below. Featuring commentary from Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Brickhouse and former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks.