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Our man Gino reports on gunshots that interrupted his drinking, we try to find out why a 12-foot rooster statue was stolen from a Wisconsin restaurant, Buzz considers joining a rally to protect invading beavers, we talk with a listener stuck in Kuwait because of COVID, and more. Plus: we celebrate Cheap Trick’s 20th new album with a flashback interview from the Brandmeier Archives.

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Aunt Marcia is the new Alexa; the April Fools’ Day call you can’t stop repeating; Easter egg hunts gone bad; Johnny talks about the passing of his mother-in-law Millie and the Six Degrees of Buzz; Chris Rock has the answer to all the gun violence; So long, civility! We read tweets about bad airplane behavior. Plus, from the Brandmeier Archives, a studio interview with Ike Turner in honor of the new Tina Turner doc on HBO. Note: There will be no show out next week. Happy Easter!

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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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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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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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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 Lisa.

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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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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.