6:04am Thursday - Andy Qunell
The Republican debate was on Wednesday night, so I asked Andy, the head of the Munster Republican party, to dissect it. His winner - Ted Cruz. My winner - Chris Christie
6:39 - Griffith police ch. Greg Mance
On Monday, a Griffith man died perhaps because the new consolidated Lake County 911 system didn't work properly. Mance took this hot-button topic head on, assuring callers that eventually we'll all be safer.
7:35 - John Gregg, Democratic candidate for governor
940am - Me
9:40am - Los Angeles radio personality Matt "Money" Smith called in to preview the Arizona at Cleveland NFL game on Sunday. "Money," the hometown guy who grew up blocks from WJOB, will be on the call for that one.
10:10am - Anthony Diaz
Local film buff Diaz - also a steelworker - dropped by an antique phonograph of some sort. "If anyone can get this working, it's you, JED." Hope so because we have some old, heavy discs that could play on this beast
10:45am Thursday - Death explains it
5:40am Friday - Three Movements
6:30-8:00am Friday - Movement 1 - 18 grand in 90 minutes
1pm - Movement 2 - New athletic fields at Purdue Cal
The bloodlines with Purdue Cal run deep... but perhaps the thing that gets me most excited about the University is the new baseball, soccer and softball fields.. and a new tennis complex... that the city of Hammond built (along with help from the local business community). This changes everything. It's only a matter of time before we're going to Dowling Park on a Saturday afternoon for an NCAA div. II football game.
4-7pm Friday - Movement 3 - A celebration: The 30th anniversary of "Purdue Calumet Sports Insights" on WJOB
I was there that first day 30 years ago. So was Purdue vice-chancellor Regina Biddings Muro, pictured below. We were, as Regina says, "newbie" reporters. We sat in the WJOB newsroom and paid little attention as Wes and coach Friend walked in to the studio to do their first show. Thirty years later, I was proud to sit with Wes for an hour long tribute shownwhile Alexis hosted a little party on the other side of the glass. Great night, great dude... Wes Lukoshus.