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  • Coyote Peterson joins the WGN Morning News

    A lot of people think he’s crazy… Wildlife expert Coyote Peterson has been bitten and stung by some of the world’s most dangerous insects. He joined the WGN Morning News Wednesday to tell us about some of it. Click the player above to watch!

  • Blues Guitarist Melody Angel performs live on the WGN Morning News

    Melody Angel is a Chicago native who belts out the blues on her guitar at Rosa’s Lounge most Thursday nights. She’ll soon make her theatrical debut, using music to comment on the circumstances and setting of the characters in “Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3).” The show kicks off this Friday, May 25, at the Goodman Theatre. You can also catch Melody at the Chicago Blues Festival on June 8, where she’ll play a Jimi […]

  • Journey keyboardist and Chicago native Jonathan Cain talks about his new book “Don’t Stop Believin'”

    Journey keyboardist and songwriter Jonathan Cain joined the WGN Morning News Thursday. Cain was born and raised in Chicago. He was a third grader at Our Lady of the Angels in Humboldt Park when a fire broke out on December 1, 1958, killing 92 students and three nuns. He wrote about that fateful day in his new memoir, “Don’t Stop Believin’: The Man, the Band, and the Song that Inspired Generations.” “School was almost done. We had been so close to […]

  • WGN’s 70th Birthday: A Morning Show Retrospective

    It’s WGN’s 70th birthday! We had a special 9 at 9 today to celebrate. Here’s number 2… Things were a little different here when the Morning Show kicked off more than 20 years ago. Larry was on the anchor desk…Robin was flying high in Skycam 9…and Paul had a full head of hair. Check it out in the player above! Still didn’t click? There’s a bonus! Number 1 is at the end of the clip, featuring a fun WGN commercial […]

  • WGN’s 70th Birthday: ‘Reflections’ with Tom Skilling

    It’s WGN’s 70th birthday! We had a special 9 at 9 today to celebrate. Here’s number 3… He needs no introduction. Tom freakin’ Skilling sat down with one of our Morning Show producers to talk about his 40 years at the old number nine. Check it out in the player above!

  • WGN’s 70th Birthday: The Cubs and Channel 9

    It’s WGN’s 70th birthday! We had a special 9 at 9 today to celebrate. Here’s number 8… Almost immediately after hitting the airwaves in 1948, WGN started broadcasting Cubs games. Jack Brickhouse led the charge in those early days, and later…Harry Caray. We also found some really strong 7th inning stretch performances. Check it out in the player above!

  • Oak Park native talks about how he scored a role in ‘Black Panther’

    Oak Park native Mark Willis still can’t  believe he got to act in the year’s biggest film, “Black Panther.” He sat down with Larry and Robin Friday morning to talk about his experience. Check out the interview in the player above.

  • Monday Morning Rewind Vol. 3

    Did you miss last week’s Morning Show hijinks? Don’t worry. The old number nine’s got you covered. Click the player above for this week’s Monday Morning Rewind.

  • Monday Morning Rewind Vol. 2

    Did you miss last week’s Morning News hijinks? Don’t worry. The old number nine’s got you covered. Click the player above for this week’s Monday Morning Rewind.

  • Monday Morning Rewind Vol. 1

    Did you miss some of the Morning News hijinks? Don’t worry. The old number nine’s got you covered. Click the player above for Volume 1 of the Monday Morning Rewind.