Remembering Jerry G. Bishop

When you think of Svengoolie these days, you think of Rich Koz, the personality behind the character. But to a generation of Chicago TV viewers back in the 1970’s, Svengoolie went by the person who originally created and played the character for Screaming Yellow Theater:¬†Jerry G. Bishop. Bishop, whose real name was Jerry Ghan, died Sunday in San Diego at […]

A thought…

Recently, several individuals who have made contributions to their respective fields – from Donda West to Jimmy Stagg from Roger King to Mark Sullivan to Terry Armour – have passed on. They made them in their own, unique ways. One person was a very gifted and talented DJ in the 1960’s. Another wrote a column for a major newspaper and […]

Happy Trails

My apologies for just getting around to these stories, but a belated happy trails to two notable Chicagoans: Jimmy P. Stagg, a discjockey who worked at the old WCFL in the 1960’s and 1970’s, who helped shape Chicago’s Top 40 wars with WLS back in the day. He passed away last week from cancer at the age of 72. He […]