from our news wires LAKE FOREST, IL – Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Month after recording six tackles, four sacks, one tackle for loss, 10 quarterback pressures and three pass break ups in November. Peppers’ four sacks were tied for most in the NFC and his 33 […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox

        Song Of The Day – “Party Doll” by Buddy Knox Buddy Holly wasn’t the only rockabilly artist to come out of Texas in the late ’50s. Buddy Knox and his Rhythm Orchids featuring Jimmy Bowen on bass also sprang forth from the Lone Star State with this classic in 1957. Like […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Femme Fatale" by Aloe Blacc

        Song Of The Day – “Femme Fatale” by Aloe Blacc You may already know who Aloe Blacc is if you watch the HBO series “How To Make It In America.” It is his “I Need A Dollar” that is used as its theme song. Or perhaps you were a fan of […]

Big Ten Announces 2011 All-Big Ten Teams and Select Individual Award Winners

The Big Ten on Monday announced the 2011 All-Big Ten Teams along with 10 postseason individual award winners, as voted by conference coaches and a media panel. With a new era of Big Ten football beginning this season, the conference debuted its newly created postseason awards process that honors teams, coaches and student-athletes at conference […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

Song Of The Day – “We Found Love” by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris Robyn Rihanna Fenty is one sexy-hot island girl…and she can spin a pretty good tune too! She is one of the most successful recording artists of all time landing eleven records on top of the Billboard singles chart while selling more than […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "5:15" by The Who

        Song Of The Day – “5:15” by The Who Since it recently received the deluxe reissue treatment, I revisited the Who’s “Quadrophenia” album on Spotify for the first time in years. I’ve got to admit that the album holds up better than most of the other Who albums and this clip […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Freeway" by Gerry Mulligan Quartet

Song Of The Day – “Freeway” by Gerry Mulligan Quartet Some of the greatest Jazz the West Coast had to offer from the very first release by Pacific Jazz Records. I’ve got this one on a 10″ heavy vinyl microgroove record from 1952: catalog number PJLP-1! What a line up: Gerry Mulligan on the tenor […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – "Shop Around" by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles

Song Of The Day – “Shop Around” by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles As for me…I am in no rush to get to Target, Best Buy or the Mall. You can keep Black Friday, I think I’ll pass. Except tomorrow is also one of two Independent Record Store Days per year where you’re supposed to […]

Thanksgiving Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen

Thanksgiving Song Of The Day – “Surfin’ Bird” by The Trashmen Yes, I’ve played the “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” by Arlo Guthrie every Thanksgiving ever since I was a little kid…and I will force my family to sit through it again tomorrow. However, aside from, perhaps, “Bye Bye Birdie,” I can’t seem to think of a […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Easy To Slip" by Little Feat

Song Of The Day – “Easy To Slip” by Little Feat This Lowell George classic comes from Little Feat’s 1972 album “Sailin’ Shoes.” Lowell had been a session musician playing oboe and baritone sax on several Frank Sinatra recordings. He formed the band after a stint as a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention […]

Home Improvement USA – 11/22/11

with Dave Rusch and Steve Leventhal George Rieger of North Branch Property Inspection of Evanston, IL joins the show, along with Julia Billen of Warmly Yours Radiant Heating. In the third segment, John Schaab from Orban discusses new developments in home theater and online streaming. Finally, Dave and Steve discuss ways to ensure your contractor […]

Weekend Sports Report – 11/19/11

with Les Grobstein, Steve Leventhal, and Alison Moran The Cubs have a new manager, the Packers try to stay undefeated, the Bears attempt to stay in the playoff hunt, and a big upset in college football are just a part of the discussion. Bruce Pinsler joins us with his thoughts on the Blackhawks and Northwestern.  […]

Song Of The Day – "NPR Tiny Desk Concert" by Nick Lowe

Over the years, the “Jesus Of Cool” has morphed into a country-tinged Nat King Cole-esque crooner…and he’s still “The Jesus of Cool!” Here’s one of the many great Tiny Desk Concerts sponsored by NPR featuring the songs “The Kind Of Man That I’ve Become,” “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day,” “All Men Are Liars” and […]

Dorf on Sports – 11/16/11

with Andy Dorf and Fred Wallin On this edition of Dorf on Sports Fred and Andy talk about the Penn State Scandal. It is one of the most disturbing stories to ever come out of sports! We also talk NFL Football. Tim Tebow continues to win and the Cardinals continue to win without Kevin Kolb […]

USC Pushing Robert Woods

USC is touting their super wide receiver Robert Woods for the Biletnikoff award. Ever the savvy marketers, they’ve compiled a video montage with music from Maroon 5