Supervising Producer for WGN Morning News, and keeper of the Voicemails.

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  • Listen: World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast – Episode 5

    It’s the first episode of the new year…. This time, Brian and Ross sit down with Morning Show funny man Mike Toomey. He’s been making audiences laugh for more than 37 years as a stand-up comic. He’s also the announcer for the 9 a.m. show on the WGN Morning News. So you know this episode is gonna be funny. Seriously…look at this old picture of Mike: Funny, right? If you said yes, check out Mike Toomey’s show “TV&ME” in St. Charles on […]

  • Listen: World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast – Episode 4

    It’s been a couple months, but we’re back…. In this episode…Brian and Ross explain why it took so long to bring you this lovely new episode. Then, they have a [PHONY] interview with Snoop Dogg, which is 100% [MANUFACTURED] credible [FAKE] and not at all [FAKE] faked/or edited [NOT REAL]. And in Conversations with the World’s Greatest, we sit down with WGN Director of Production Bob Vorwald. Bob is in charge of getting sporting events up and on the Channel […]

  • Listen: World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast – Episode 3

    WGNTVP turns three episodes old this week… In this episode, Ross returns from his honeymoon, and describes his favorite moment in an aural adventure like no other. Plus, do you know who Frazier Thomas is? Can you pick him out of this lineup of WGN personalities? A viewer text message inspires Brian to quiz some of the millennial WGN anchors to see if they know their station history. And after that, Brian sits down with WGN Security Director Friday. She […]

  • Listen: World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast – Episode 2

    The World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast is back, and better than ever. For the second episode, Brian and Ross discuss the massive success of the first episode, and Brian wonders where his invitation is to Ross’s wedding. Then Brian ventures up to the WGN vault with Channel 9 “archivist” Anna Burkart. It was scary, but fun. Then in this week’s ‘Conversations with the World’s Greatest,’ Ross and Brian sit down with outgoing WGN News Director Jennifer Lyons. She tells us […]

  • Listen: World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast – Episode 1

    For the first time ever, the Old Number Nine is launching a podcast. The World’s Greatest Newspaper Television Podcast is brought to you by morning show producers Brian Seay and Ross McAbee. For the first episode, Brian makes a HUGE announcement, while Ross walks us through one of his terrific (but also terrifying) tennis tips. We listen to some music from Chicago’s Very Own rapping teacher Dwayne Reed. And Brian sits down with retiring WGN Special Projects Producer Pam Grimes […]

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