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SHOW NOTES 5/23/18

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The Harry Caray statue at Little Cubs Field in Freeport was vandalized! Apparently it was done by some punk kids with a baseball bat, and witnesses came forward with information that will hopefully lead to their official bust. Poor Harry’s arm just lay on the ground and we actually think it might be corked.

We are still taking submissions for this week’s Koz and Jen’s Everyday Hero! Because we are approaching memorial day, we are looking to recognize veterans or those helping veterans and we need your help to find these people. Send your submissions to hero@wtmx.com and let us know about that special person making a difference in your community in 150 words or less. We will select one person to recognize on Friday at 2:40. So many great stories have already rolled in!

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about jobs. If you do this for a living you walk about 4.5 miles a day. What is it?
Clues: CARE and MEDICAL
Answer: Nurse
Congrats to Yvette in Schaumburg for getting the answer today! We will waste more time tomorrow starting at 3:20.

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts, our unofficial countdown to the end of the school year, featured the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy. In 1958 Kennedy was in a fender bender with the one and only Larry King! King hit Kennedy’s parked car and Kennedy was not happy. Cooler heads prevailed and Kennedy said he would forgive the incident if Larry King agreed to vote for him. We will have another fun fact for you tomorrow at 4:10.

We learned earlier this year that dinosaur Sue, the Field Museum icon, was moving up a floor to make way for a newbie. The titanosaur Maximo is the largest dinosaur ever uncovered and he will be the new main-floor attraction starting June 1st. Crews started moving him into place today, and the pictures are incredible!

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in Milwaukee. It was there that police discovered a suspicious package on the corner and shut down the intersection. Authorities used devices to pull the bag to the middle of the intersection, and that’s when a cyclist rolled up under the police tape and emptied out the contents of the bag! It didn’t take long for the man to be tackled and taken into custody by the FBI. There’s no word on the status of this dude, but we’re guessing this will not be a happy ending. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

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Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz was not one of Jen’s best showings. She struggled to get 3 right, which matched contestant Brian’s 3 and the contest ended in a 3-3 tie. All ties go to Jen because Jen is buying dinner, so her record is now 103-15. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Jake Gyllenhaal hall will play Spiderman villain Misterio in Spiderman: Homecoming 2. What is Spiderman’s alias?

2. Charlize Theron will play Megan Kelly in an upcoming movie about the rise and fall of Roger Ailes. Roger Ailes was the chairman and CEO of
what news network?

3. Danica Patrick has been named as the first female host of the ESPYS. What sport is Danica Patrick a part of?

4. Liam Neeson will star in the Men in Black reboot and play the MIB boss in London. In Men in Black, the US headquarters are in what city?

5. After nine seasons The Middle came to an end last night on ABC. What is the last name of the family in The Middle?

* PETER PARKER
*FOX NEWS
AUTO RACING
NEW YORK CITY
HECK

* INDICATES FREE ANSWERS FROM TODAY’S CHEAT SHEET WITH LISA ALLEN AT 12:40. LISTEN AGAIN TOMORROW TO GET YOURS!

Thanks for listening again today! We will be back tomorrow starting at 2:00!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/22/18

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We are still taking submissions for Koz and Jen’s Everyday Hero! This is your chance to recognize someone doing good in your community. Tell us a story of someone you know who deserves to be honored in 150 words or less and send it to hero@wtmx.com . We will choose someone on Thursday and share their story on Friday at 2 pm. This week we are looking to honor a veteran or someone who helps veterans since Memorial Day is right around the corner!

3p Hour

Macy‘s is doing some major hiring! They are holding job fairs at retail locations across Chicago and are looking to fill about $1,000. You can apply in advance online!

Today’s Kill a Half Hour Question is all about women. 75% of women have asked a stranger this question. What is it?
Clues: FEET and FASHION
Answer: Where did you get those shoes?
Congrats: to Chris in Winnetka! She got the answer today! We will waste more time tomorrow starting at 3:20.

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts features the 33rd POTUS Dwight D. Eisenhower. President Eisenhower was the only president to serve in both WWI and WWII and was the first licensed pilot to serve as president. We will have another fact for you as we countdown to Koz’s son’s last day of school tomorrow at 4:10.

Miracles happen in sports from time to time, and this year is no exception! The Las Vegas Golden Knights have made it to the Stanley Cup finals in their very first year of existence! When the season started they were 500-1 odds to win the cup, and if they do go all the way the biggest single payout would be $120,000! Since we have no horse in the race we are rooting for Vegas to win it all!

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report takes us to Florida for the second time this week. It happened when a mobile alert went out to customers who lost power and they were told it was all due to “extreme zombie activity”! An investigation is underway to determine who was responsible for the error message, because clearly this was not a zombie event. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50!

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On today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz it was contestant Melissa going up against Jen, trying to hand Jen her next loss. It was not to be since Jen got all 5 right. The final score was 5-4 and Jen’s record is now 102-15. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal tocreate new programming for Netflix. What was Barack Obama’s last job?

2. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon is the winner of Dancing With the Stars: Athletes. What’s the name of the winner’s trophy on DWTS?

3. A new trailer for Mission Impossible: Fallout trailer has been released ahead of it’s July 27th opening. Who plays Ethan Hunt in the Mission Impossible movie series?

4. Marc Summers is returning to Double Dare as executive producer with an on camera role when it comes back to TV. What network originally aired Double Dare?

5. Ariana Grande is casually dating Pete Davidson after her breakup with Mac Miller. Pete Davidson currently appears on what NBC show?

POTUS
*MIRROR BALL TROPHY
*TOM CRUISE
NICKELODEON
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

* INDICATES FREE ANSWERS FROM TODAY’S CHEAT SHEET WITH LISA ALLEN AT 12:40. LISTEN AGAIN TOMORROW TO GET YOURS!

Thanks for listening again today! We will be back tomorrow starting at 2:00!



SHOW NOTES 5/21/18

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We are starting a new weekly feature called Koz and Jen’s Everyday Hero. We want to recognize Everyday Heroes. Do you know someone who is doing something above and beyond to help their community? A kindergarten teacher, a local grocer, a little kid with a lemonade stand…it can be big or small. Nominate your neighborhood hero by sending an e-mail with 150 words or less to hero@wtmx.com. One hero will be recognized every Friday in the 2PM hour. Since Memorial Day is fast approaching, we would like to honor anyone with a connection to those who have served our country or have served themselves and are now doing good in their community. We look forward to reading your stories!

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about fashion. 40% of people say you should not wear one of these during the summer. What is it?
Clues: TROPICAL and ALOHA
Answer: Hawaiian shirt
Way to go Ashley! She was the first one to get the right answer today! There’s some disagreement on this topic (Koz says no way, Jen thinks they are fine in the right situation) but we can all agree jorts (jean shorts) shouldn’t be a thing.

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts, our countdown to the end of the school year, featured the 33rd POTUS Harry S. Truman. The middle S didn’t stand for any one particular name. The S was chosen as his middle initial to honor both of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young. We will have another presidential fact for you tomorrow at 4:10.

One more chance with us to win sold-out 4 day passes to Lollapalooza AND qualify for the grand prize VIP package. Our random text winner was Liz from Oswego! Your last chance to qualify happens tomorrow morning at 7:20, and the grand prize winner will be chosen after 9:00 tomorrow morning!

Today’s Lack of Intelligence report took place in Florida when a 50 year-old man and his 32 year-old lady friend stole a motorized scooter from a local Wal-Mart and drove off in it. Police found the scooter about a half mile away parked outside of a bar. At first the couple denied their involvement in the theft but realized they had no way out. They were arrested and charged with grand theft. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50 tomorrow.

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Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz featured contestant Karen from Arlington Heights. Karen did amazing, getting 4 out of 5 questions right. But Jen got all 5 right and her record improves to 101-15. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. 29.2 million Americans tuned in to watch the Royal wedding on Saturday morning. This was the Royal wedding of what couple?

2. Tough guy Mr. T turns 66 today. Who does Mr. T pity?

3. Taylor Swift says she’ll release another album before she turns 30 next year. What’s the name of Taylor Swift’s current album?

4. SNL spoofed the Sopranos with President Trump’s legal team in their season finale this weekend. What network originally ran the Sopranos?

5. A new Batman prequel series focusing on Batman’s butler is coming to the premium channel Epix. What is the first name of Batman’s butler?

*PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE
*THE FOOL
REPUTATION
HBO
ALFRED

* INDICATES FREE ANSWERS FROM TODAY’S CHEAT SHEET WITH LISA ALLEN AT 12:40. LISTEN AGAIN TOMORROW TO GET YOURS!

Last week we spoke with Julie-Ann, a woman from Ireland who was invited to the royal wedding because of the charity work she does. She is the most humble and grateful person and we couldn’t wait to hear all about her experience in the garden viewing area of Windsor Castle. She was kind enough to let us call her again (it’s super late in Ireland now!) and she said she is still floating on cloud 9! She was so close to George Clooney, David Beckham, and James Corden! Julie-Ann told us they had an audio stream of what was going on inside and that the day was just incredible. She allowed us to share some of her pictures from the day on our Facebook page and we can’t thank her enough for giving us an insider’s perspective of the royal wedding. She even got a good look at the Queen!



SHOW 5/18/18

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The royal wedding is tomorrow and therefore Koz feels the need to sprinkle in his British accent throughout the show. Jen can’t do one, so you won’t get that from her but both of them will be watching the royal wedding for sure! After all, they created those amazing facinators.

We have a friend of the show named Emily and we are joining her and her family in #GoRedForEmily This is happening on Monday because Emily is going in for her 3rd heart surgery and she’s just 2 years-old. She was born with Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect and going red is a way for us to show our support for Emily and to spread awareness. If you’d like to read more about Emily go here and if you wear red on Monday share your pics with us on the Koz and Jen Facebook page.

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about the parental bribe. 40% of parents say they have bribed their child with this to try and get them to do something. What do you think it is?
Clues: SWEET and SCOOP
Answer: Ice cream
Congrats to Elaine for getting the right answer today! We will waste time again on Monday starting at 3:20.

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts features the 32nd President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR was the 5th cousin to President Theodore Roosevelt, and Roosevelt told him as a boy “don’t become president”. Well, FDR not only became president but also became the longest serving POTUS, dying right as his 4th term began. We will have another fun fact for you on Monday at 4:10.

We have another pair of the sold-out 4 day passes to Lollapalooza! We also get you qualified for the VIP experience grand prize being handed out on Tuesday morning. Congrats to Sal from Bridgeview. He’s going to Lollapalooza! Your next chance to qualify will be Monday at 7:20.

On this last day, Jen attempted to hook Koz into the royal wedding madness with humor. This edition of Make Koz Care is social media based. Twitter is an amazing place to find hate-watch companions – other’s who are suffering through the same viewing torture you are, and then creating comedy around that. I have found Koz’s tribe tribe! The twitter handle you want to follow is @HashFakeFacts – they challenged social media users to tweet their own “hashtag fake wedding facts” and boy did the public respond.

Here are some of Jen’s favorites so far:

* In Ireland instead of rice wedding guests throw baked potatoes
* If you cross your fingers while saying I do you have 14 days to end the marriage no questions asked

* Ring bearers are simply bears who wear jewelry

Miracles happen every day, because Koz officially cares! Jen’s work is now done.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in Wisconsin when a man driving a Roto-Rooter van was seen crashing into mailboxes and circling the neighborhood. Officers made contact with the man and instead of complying, he rolled the window up and flipped off the cop. That didn’t go over too well and the dude was arrested and is now facing charges of Operating While Intoxicated, Threat to a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting an Officer, and Disorderly conduct. We will have another report for you on Monday at 4:50.

5p Hour

It was a special Royal Edition of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz today featuring contestant Allison from Lombard. Allison apparently watches more Netflix than Jen because Allison got all 5 right to Jen’s 4 and now Jen is buying her dinner! Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. In 2014 the song Royals won Best Song of the Year during the 56th Grammy Awards. What Mix Artist sings ‘Royals’?

2. What is the name of Kansas City’s MLB team?

3. In 1950, Disney released a movie about a girl and a glass slipper. What was the name of this Disney classic?

4. The trailer for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was released this week. The movie opens in theaters this November. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is about Freddie Mercury and what Rock and Roll HOF band?

5. Word is that The Queen has she’s seen Claire Foy portray her on Netflix – and she really liked it. What is the name of the historical drama has been playing Queen Elizabeth II since 2016?

* LORDE
* ROYALS
CINDERELLA
QUEEN
THE CROWN

* INDICATES FREE ANSWERS FROM TODAY’S CHEAT SHEET WITH LISA ALLEN AT 12:40. LISTEN AGAIN ON MONDAY TO GET YOURS!

6p Hour

We will be watching the royal wedding tomorrow and definitely sharing our thoughts on social media. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook all @KozandJen. If you want to join us, pinkies up and all are welcome.

We will be back on Monday at 2:00. Thanks for listening again today!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/16/18

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Anyone get caught up in the Ogilvie Transportation Center disaster this afternoon? Some dude left his luggage behind on accident and it turned into a suspicious package situation. Koz was making his way into to work when everything shut down and he was forced off the Metra train and onto a Blue Line train. It was an adventure getting to work, but he made it and now that he vented he feels better. Thankfully. Otherwise it would be a really long show.

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about your heart health. Because doing this elevates your heart rate as much as sky diving. What do you think it is?
Clue: MATCHMAKER
We only needed one clue today. The answer is go on a blind date! Congrats to Caitlyn for getting the right answer today!

Much to Koz’s chagrin, this afternoon show is in full royal wedding mode. Jen can’t get enough of it, and it’s even worse now because we found someone who was invited to the royal wedding. For real! Her name is Julie-Ann and she lives in Ireland. She was invited through her charity work, running a branch of the support group ‘Life After Loss’. Julie-Ann met Prince Harry at a garden party last year and was stunned when both she and her mom received an invitation to the wedding. The best parts of our conversation wit her were that she plans to take any souvenir she can that’s not nailed down, she has a one-of-a-kind fascinator, and she’s still in a bit of shock over the whole thing. She was a joy to talk to and we can’t wait to see how it all shakes out.

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It’s one of the hottest tickets of the summer – Lollapalooza! With Bruno Mars headlining and so many other incredible acts, everyone wants in and we are going to help you with that. For the rest of the week we have a pair of sold-out four day passes AND we will qualify you for the grand prize VIP package with access to the Lolla lounges, golf cart shuttles, special viewing platforms, food, drink…the works! Congrats to our random text winner Emily from Chicago! She’s going all 4 days!

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts features the 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover. President Hoover’s son Alan had a pet alligator. And much like POTUS 31 with the pet racooon, Hoover’s son would sometimes let the alligator run loose in the White House. Legend says the alligator terrorized “some” people, but we’re going to go with “all” people.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence report took place a while ago in Sweden but we are just learning about it now. It happened when a new mom wanted to tattoo her son’s name on her body. His name was Kevin, but she walked out of the tattoo shop with KELVIN on her skin instead. She went back to the shop only to be told there was nothing they could do to change it. So the woman decided to change the name of her child instead! Kelvin is now 5 years old and everyone loves the story behind his name, including Kelvin. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:40.

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It was a big day on Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz! Jen got her 100th win after beating Lindsey 3-2 and Koz surprised her with cupcakes! Jen’s record is now 100-14! As well celebrate with a cupcake binge, here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. The Magnum PI reboot starring Jay Hernandez from Scandal is coming to CBS this fall. What color is Magnum’s Ferrari?

2. A 10 hour Michael Jordan documentary is coming to Netflix next year. What NBA team did MJ play for in Chicago?

3. Filming for the latest season of The Bachelorette has wrapped up in Maldives. No word if Bachelorette Becca is engaged or not. Who proposed to Becca last season on The Bachelor and then backed out?

4. John Goodman of Roseanne is the new voice of ABC News. Who is the current weeknight anchor of ABC World News Tonight?

5. There’s a chance that Designated Survivor could continue on Netflix after ABC cancelled the drama. Who plays President Tom Kirkman in Designated Survivor?

*RED
*THE BULLS
ARIE LUYENDYK JR.
DAVID MUIR
KIEFER SUTHERLAND

* INDICATES FREE ANSWERS FROM TODAY’S CHEAT SHEET WITH LISA ALLEN AT 12:40.

6p Hour

Today Jen attempted to hook KOZ with a 2-for-1 in her attempt to Make Koz Care (about the royal wedding) – his love for both history and competition – and it all centers around the fascinator, which we know Koz now loves after winning our Royal Pain in the Hat competition.
First the history side – the origins of the fascinator can be traced back to at least 1770 when Marie Antoinette put ostrich and peacock feathers straight into her well-coifed hair. Nowadays, it’s a bit of a status symbol and of course honoring tradition. But it’s also an unspoken competition to see who has the best one. That was clear during William and Kate’s wedding because some of those toppers were bananas. Do you think he cares yet? Nope. We will try again before the wedding.

Thanks for listening again today! We will talk to you tomorrow starting at 2:00.

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/15/18

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Last night we learned who will be in the finale for Dancing with the Stars Athletes next week. Adam Rippon, Tonya Harding and Josh Norman will dance for the mirrorball trophy. DWTS will go back to a regular-length season in the fall with new celebs, but they are going to have a second show running simultaneously – Dancing with the Stars Juniors! It will air on Sunday nights, one hour long, and pre-taped to work with the kids’ schedules. Has the shark officially been jumped?

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about reflecting on your life. According to a survey, about 15% of people say this is the most magical moment of their lives. What is it?
Clues: CAR and EXAM
Answer: passing their driver’s test
Congrats to Joey in Elmhurst for getting the right answer today! We will waste some more time tomorrow starting at 3:20!

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts featured the 30th President of the United States Calvin Coolidge. President Coolidge had 2 pet raccoons named Rebecca and Reuben. He would sometimes let them run free through the White House! We will continue our countdown to the end of the school year with a little learning again tomorrow at 4:10!

It’s day 2 of Make Koz Care, Jen’s attempt to get Koz on the royal wedding bandwagon. Day one was a loss, so today Jen tried to find the way to his royal heart through his stomach. There is so much memorabilia circulating – if Meghan and Harry’s faces fit on it, they will sell it. So I found for you Wedding Rings cereal. It’s toasted multigrain hoops like Cheerios and 50% of the profits go to Homeless Breakfast Club to help turn around the lives of those on the street. So you get a well balanced breakfast AND you can feel good about your purchase. What do you think? Do you think he cares a little more now? Verdict: he cares very much about the charity aspect, but still does not give a hoot about the royal wedding. Well, let’s see if we can break through tomorrow.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in Michigan when a 47 year-old woman was busted for a plot to bake some laxatives into brownies for a co-worker’s going away party. Another employee tipped off management at the company and the authorities were called. The woman initially denied the accusations, but admitted to what she had done after being told they would run tests to see if it was true. The woman was fired. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:10.

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Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz featured contestant Dave from Tinley Park. Dave got 2 right, so Jen won with a final score of 4-2. Jen’s record is now 99-14, one win short of her 100th. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in the original “Superman” movies passed away over the weekend at the age of 69. Who played Superman alongside Margot Kidder?

2. After being cancelled by ABC last year, ‘Last Man Standing’ starring Tim Allen is coming to Fox this fall. What is the name of the character Tim Allen played on ABC’s Home Improvement?

3. Ryan Reynolds shocked the audience when he showed up on a Korean TV show wearing a unicorn costume and sang ‘The sun will come out tomorrow.’ The song ‘Tomorrow’ is from what musical?

4. Ariana Grande joined Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show to perform her song “No Tears Left to Cry” with Nintendo Labo instruments. What is the name of the Tonight Show Band?

5. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Keanu Reeves was paid $250M for his role in all three Matrix movies, making it one of the highest paid movie roles of all-time. What’s the name of Keanu’s Matrix character?

*CHRISTOPHER REEVE
*TIM TAYLOR
ANNIE
THE ROOTS
NEO

* INDICATES FREE ANSWERS FROM TODAY’S CHEAT SHEET WITH LISA ALLEN AT 12:40. LISTEN AGAIN TOMORROW TO GET YOURS

Test your pop culture knowledge again tomorrow at 5:20!

6p Hour

This. Is. Amazing. Netflix and ESPN are teaming up to produce a documentary series on Michael Jordan! It’s set to premier next year, and the producers are pouring over 500 hours of previously unseen game footage. Who’s ready to binge watch?

Thanks for listening again today! We will talk to you again tomorrow starting at 2!



SHOW NOTES 5/14/18

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After much hype and lots of DIY action this weekend, we have the final products for Koz and Jen’s Royal Pain in the Hat contest! We asked, you submitted designs, we turned them into reality! We have the video reveal on the Koz and Jen Facebook page, and it’s must see. But now it’s time to vote!

If you like Koz’s bloody Mary hat best, text “K” to 60123.
To vote for Jen’s Ed Sheeran fascinator, text “J” to 60123

We will have the results later this afternoon!

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about the kids. Just over 40% of parents have stolen this from their kids. What is it?
Clues: McDONALDS and 6 PIECE
Answer: a chicken McNugget
Congrats to Olivia in Chicago! She got the answer right today and told us her mom and dad have taken nuggets in the past. Mom tried to deny it, but we busted her! We will waste more time tomorrow starting at 3:20.

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts, our countdown to the end of the school year, featured the 29th President of the United States Warren G. Harding. President Harding was a gambler and hosted weekly poker games at the White House. During one game he lost the White House china! We don’t think it ever made it back. We will have another fact for you tomorrow at 4:10.

As we get closer to the royal wedding, Jen just keeps dragging Koz along for the ride. Mostly unwilling, if we are being honest. So Jen is going to do her best to amp him up with a little segment we call Make Koz Care.

Today Jen attempted to appeal to his zest for Hollywood gossip. Over the weekend I watched a tabloid wedding special on Meghan and Harry, and in it they interviewed her estranged half sister who did her best to lay down the guilt trip/victim mentality amid family drama. She and Meghan’s half brother are not invited to the wedding. Super juicy stuff. Now today we learn that Meghan’s dad will not be going to the wedding either after being busted staging paparazzi shots! It’s the week of the wedding and the family drama appears to just be getting started! It wasn’t enough and Koz still doesn’t care. Jen will try again tomorrow.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in New York City when 3 guys attempted to steal a mail box. They tried to toss it in the back of a mini van, but it didn’t quite fit and police stumbled upon them catching them in the act. Now anything related to mail service tampering is a federal offense, so they are in BIG trouble. Each of the suspects is facing 5 years in prison and $250,000 each in fines! We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

5p Hour

All this week we have a must-have item for Ravinia this summer – a Ravinia sports chair! It has a fold out side table to hold your food and drinks and it’s portable and lightweight! Congrats to our random text winner at a 773 number! You will be ready for a perfect night on the lawn at Ravinia!

Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz featured contestant Rana from Frankfort! Rana got 2 answers right, Jen was able to get 4, so Jen wins and her record is now 98-14. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. The Fred Rogers biopic, ‘You Are My Friend’ starring Tom Hanks will be released in October 2019. In Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, what color was the trolley that traveled to and from the Land of Make Believe?

2. Brooklyn-Nine-Nine has been picked up by NBC after being cancelled by Fox last week. What former SNL cast member plays Detective Jake Peralta?

3. ABC has given ‘The Goldbergs’ 90’s spin-off starring Tim Meadows a title. It’s called ‘Schooled.’ What decade does The Goldbergs take place in?

4. Will Smith says he signed on to do “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” because he was broke and in trouble with the IRS after second album. Who did Will Smith team up with for the hit “Parents Just Don’t Understand”

5. Harrison Ford crashed the new Han Solo actor’s interview and told him to ‘Get out of my life!” Who plays young Han Solo in SOLO: A Star Wars Story?

RED
*ANDY SAMBERG
*THE 80’s
JAZZY JEFF
ALDEN EHRENREICH

* INDICATES FREE ANSWERS FROM TODAY’S CHEAT SHEET WITH LISA ALLEN AT 12:40. LISTEN AGAIN TOMORROW TO GET YOURS

Red alert! The Iron Man costume has gone missing! The original suit used in the movie that started it all is reportedly worth $325,000 and went missing from a Hollywood warehouse sometime between February and April of this year. What would you do if you had that suit for a day? Koz said he would ride the Blue line and just take up space and gather stares. Wouldn’t be the strangest thing we’ve seen on the Blue line… Jen said she’s probably get kicked out for this, but she would go to Disneyland and take pictures and sign autographs!

Thanks for listening today! We will be back with you tomorrow starting at 2:00!



SHOW NOTES 5/10/18

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Picture this: you and a friend, on the lawn at Ravinia, having a picnic and listening to Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen. We can make that happen for you! All this week we have been giving away tickets to see them at Ravinia on August 25th. Today’s random text winner was Jeff from Hawthorne Woods! We will have another pair tomorrow after 2:00.

3p Hour

It’s the final day to send your submissions for Koz and Jen’s Royal Pain in the Hat contest. You design a royal fascinator, we re-create it DIY-style, and then you vote on who wore it best. If your sketch is chosen, you will win a commemorative Meghan and Harry mug straight from the U.K. Send your creations to koz@wtmx.com or Jen@wtmx.com before 6pm today if you’d like a shot at royal history.

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about work. Experts say if you don’t have this at work it can prevent you from learning and cause employee fatigue. What do you think it is?
Clues: ROOM and BRIGHTNESS
Answer: Good lighting
Congrats to Julie for getting the right answer today. As always, we will waste more time tomorrow starting at 3:20!

4p Hour

On today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts features the 27th President of the United States Howard Taft. President Taft was the 1st president to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game. It happened in 1910 in a game featuring the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics. The only reason he went to the game was because he was having a bad day at the White House. We will continue our countdown to the end of the school year tomorrow at 4:10.

Time is running out to qualify to Mixperience Sam Smith in NYC AND here in Chicago in a private suite for 10 people! Just for qualifying you get a pair of tickets to see the Chicago show at the United Center on August 15th. Congratulations to Linda from Midlothian. She was caller 25 and is going to the show on August 15th. Your last chance to qualify happens tomorrow at 7:20.

A Lack of Intelligence took place in Canada when a wildlife park forgot to tell authorities that they were taking their bear out for ice cream. Yes, you read that right. The zoo’s permit requires them to file a permit whenever they remove an animal from their property. Apparently they take the bear out for his cone every year, but the owners say they are busy and simply forgot to file the required paperwork. They were fined, the fine has been paid and everything is back to normal. As normal as a bear going out for ice cream can be, that is. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

5p Hour

On today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz we had a really close match! In the end, it was a 4-4 tie between Larissa and Jen and all ties go to Jen, so her record is now 97-14. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Camila Cabello says she feels immense gratitude after opening night of The Reputation Tour. What Mix Artist is headlining The Reputation Tour?

2. NBC just renewed four of Dick Wolf’s series for next season. In what dick wolf Series does Taylor Kinney play Kelly Severide?

3. Jordan Sparks says it’s still really trippy to be called mom after she an her husband welcomed their baby boy Dana last week. What singing competition did Jordan Sparks win in 2007?

4. Woody Harrelson was on Kimmel talking about his college days with Mike Pence. What job does Mike Pence have today?

5. Nathan Fillion will star as an LAPD Officer in the new ABC series The Rookie. Nathan previously played a crime solving mystery writer from 2009-2016 on what former ABC show?

*TAYLOR SWIFT
CHICAGO FIRE
*AMERICAN IDOL
VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
CASTLE

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6p Hour

It looks like Illinois is finally getting a Wahlburger! The restaurant run by the Wahlberg family (Mark and Donnie!) are looking to open shop in St. Charles where Donnie and his wife Jenny McCarthy have roots. Route 38 and Randall Rd is the planned location and we will finally have a chance to try one of their famous burgers!

The final choices have been made for Koz and Jen’s Royal Pain in the Hat! Koz got his wish when someone designed a Bloody Mary top hat for him. Jen chose an Ed Sheeran-themed fascinator sketch for her inspiration and now they will both spend the weekend creating these masterpieces. We will have “who wore it best?” on Monday! Thank you so much to all who took the time to email submissions.

Thanks for listening again today! We will be back tomorrow starting at 2:00!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/9/18

2p Hour

Have you heard about the latest Koz and Jen friendly competition? It’s Koz and Jen’s Royal Pain in the Hat! We need fascinators to wear as we watch the big royal wedding on May 19th and we need your help designing them. Just send us a picture of your sketch to Koz@wtmx.com or Jen@wtmx.com and we will bring your idea to life!

We are giving away another pair of tickets to see Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen at Ravinia on Saturday August 25! Our random text winner was Brandy from Hanover Park. Congrats!

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour question is all about your kitchen. According to a new survey, 97% of us have this in our kitchen. What is it?
Clues: RED and CONDIMENT
Answer: Ketchup
Congrats to Johnny in Crown Point for being the fist to call with the right answer. We will waste more time tomorrow starting at 3:20.

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts, our countdown to the end of school, brought a tear to Koz’s eye because it was about aviation. The 26th President of the United States Teddy Roosevelt took a 4 minute flight on October 11, 1910 with the Wright brothers, making him the first president to fly on an airplane. We will have another fun fact for you tomorrow at 4:10.

Mixperience Sam Smith – your chance to see him in NYC and Chicago (along with 9 friends!) and just for qualifying we will give you a pair of tickets to the Chicago show at the United Center. Today’s random text winner is Idania from Glenview! Congratulations! Your next chance to qualify happens tomorrow at 7:20.

He helped bring a World Series title to the Chicago Cubs and now owner Tom Ricketts wants to take a shot at soccer! Ricketts is now majority owner of a United Soccer League expansion team. The new team will play in a stadium to be built about 2 miles south of Wrigley Field.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence report took place in Florida. That’s where a 57 year-old woman called 9-1-1 two times because she wanted a beer. The first time she said she had a medical emergency, and when the ambulance showed up she told them she was just thirsty and wanted a beer. The second time, the cops showed up and she was arrested. She now has a mug shot and no beer. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

5p Hour

Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz was a bit of a shocker. Jim beat Jen 4-3 after a sort-of right answer from Jen didn’t make the cut. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Word is the Dwayne Johnson charges $1M for social media posts about his movies. What is Dwayne Johnson’s nickname?

2. 96-year old Prince Phillip may not be attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal wedding next Saturday because of health reasons. Who is Prince Phillip married to?

3. David Letterman told Jerry Seinfeld that he may have stayed on the late night too long and should have left 10 years ago. Who replaced Letterman in 2015 as host of The Late Show?

4. The LAPD is investigating the disappearance of the original Iron Man suit used in Marvel’s ‘Avengers’ films. Who plays Iron Man in Avengers?

5. Sylverster Stallone in in Philadelphia this week filming ‘Creed 2’. What is the first name of Creed, who Rocky beat to become World Heavyweight Champion in Rocky II?

THE ROCK
*QUEEN ELIZABETH II
*STEPHEN COLBERT
ROBERT DOWNEY JR.
APOLLO

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With Mother’s Day coming up, we thought we’d discuss an often forgotten about relationship – the one with your mother-in-law. It tends to carry a sarcastic vibe, for whatever reason. This is your opportunity to let your mother-in-law know you’re thinking of her too this Mother’s Day..

Koz – spends her time with the family, makes time for her grandson Austin, pays for dinner a lot
Jen – Amazing to her kids, sews all the holes, gives great hugs
Anthony – lives in Italy and always cooks his favorite pasta when they visit, spoils kids, is very kind
Emily – Treats her like she’s her daughter, drops everything to help, adores her children.

6p Hour

We just got the list of summer movies playing at Millennium Park and it’s a gooood list! The free movie viewing will happen every Tuesday evening June 5 – August 21st. Hairspray, Coco, Slumdog Millionair just to name a few!

Thanks for listening again today! We will be back tomorrow at 2:00!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/8/18

2p Hour

There is a major traffic alert downtown – Michigan Ave is closed between Randolph and Lake Street due to debris falling from a building. Early reports are that it was window washing scaffolding, but we are hearing lots of sirens right outside our windows because it’s right across from our offices. Stay away from this are for a while.

On a happier note, we have pair of tickets to see Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen at Ravina on August 25th. Our lucky random text winner was from a 630 area code. We will have another pair for you tomorrow!

3p Hour

Today we introduced a competition – Koz and Jen’s Royal Pain in the Hat! Royal wedding fever is in full effect and Koz’s eyes are permanently stuck in the back of his head with all of the eye rolling he’s been doing. Jen is loving every second, so in order to make things more fun we want YOU to design a royal fascinator for each us! Sketch it out (the crazier the better) and email your submissions for Koz to koz@wtmx.com and for Jen to jen@wtmx.com We will each choose one hat to DIY recreate. If your design is chosen you will win a commemorative Harry and Meghan mug straight from the U.K. If you want more info, check out our video on the Koz and Jen Facebook page

Today’s Kill a Half Hour question is all about working out. 40% of people who work out admit they’ve spent $100 or more on this so they can have a better workout. What is it?
Clues: MUSIC and EARS
Answer: ear buds
Congrats to Danielle in Naperville for getting the right answer today. We will waste some more time tomorrow starting at 3:20.

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts features the 25th President of the United States William McKinley. President McKinley had a pet parrot named Washington Post and the parrot could whistle Yankee Doodle. We will continue our countdown to the end of the school year tomorrow at 4:10.

Mixsperience Sam Smith rolls on! You and a guest in NYC for a show at Madison Square Garden and THEN you and 9 friends here in Chicago in a private suite along with a meet and greet. Just for qualifying we float you a pair of tickets to the Chicago show at the United Center. Congratulations to our random text winner Miguel from Orland Park! Your next chance to qualify happens at 7:20 tomorrow morning.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence report happened to the BBC when they were covering the glamorous Met Gala last night in New York City. Vera Wang was the designer for Ariana Grande’s gown, and the network accidentally put up a graphic identifying Wang as Jennifer Lopez. THEN the caption was changed to identify her as director Baz Luhrman. You had one job! But you probably don’t have it any more. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

5p Hour

On today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz Jen ran the board and got a 5-4 win over contestant Elizabeth. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. The 2018 Met Gala was held last night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. What east coast city hosted the Met Gala?

2. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen showed up together last night at the MET Gala in NYC. What 90’s TV show did the Olsen twins star in a Michelle Tanner?

3. ‘Die Hard’ has been released on 4K blu-ray, Who plays John McClain in ‘Die Hard’?

4. Sherlock Holmes 3 starring Robert Downey Jr. is happening and it’ll be in theaters on Christmas Day 2020. What is the name of Sherlock’s assistant?

5. Rick Moranis will star on ‘The Goldbergs’ tomorrow night as his Spaceballs character Dark Helmet from ‘Spaceballs’. Spaceballs is a parody of what sci-fi classic?

NEW YORK CITY
FULL HOUSE
BRUCE WILLIS
*WATSON
*STAR WARS

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Thanks for listening today! We will return tomorrow at 2:00

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/7/18

2p Hour

Both the Cubs and the White Sox are on losing streaks, so that’s not awesome. The upside – the Crosstown Classic starts on Friday so one team is inevitably going to win a game or two. Glass half full, people!

All this week we are giving away tickets to see Jason mraz and Brett Denned on Saturday August 25th at Ravinia. It’s text to win, and today’s random text winner is Kim from Tinley Park! She’s going to see the show in August. We will have another pair for you tomorrow in the 2:00 hour!

3p Hour

This is the kind of stuff we all fantasize about, but we know it will never happen. Or will it? One woman bet $18 on the Kentucky Derby and the 4 races leading up to the main event, and she walked away a millionaire! It’s pretty unbelievable to think something like that can happen and it makes it look so easy. If only we had done what she did…

Today’s Kill a Half Hour focuses on nostalgia. 60% of us say it’s been more than 5 years since we’ve done this. What are they?
Clues: COINS and DIAL TONE
Answer: Used a pay phone
Congrats to Joann who got the answer today! We will waste some more time tomorrow starting at 3:20!

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts, our official countdown to the end of the school year, features POTUS #23 Benjamin Harrison. President Harrison was the first to install electricity in the White House. But everyone was afraid of electric shock, so the president and his wife slept with the lights on! We will have another fun fact for you tomorrow at 4:10.

Our newest Mixsperience is amazing! It’s Sam Smith in New York at the famous Madison Square Garden, then back to Chicago where you will host a party for 10 in a private suite for Sam’s show at the United Center – and it includes a meet and greet! Just for qualifying you get a pair of tickets to the August 15th show at the UC. Congratulations to Kristine from Streamwood! She has qualified to Mixsperience Sam Smith in NYC! Your next chance to qualify will be tomorrow morning at 7:20.

Royal wedding excitement is ramping up as we get close to the big day on May 19th, and everyone wants to know what Meghan Markle will be wearing. What we do know is that the dress could cost as much as $135,000! We know she’s wearing 2 dresses, so we assume that’s the ceremony dress and not the reception dress with that kind of price tag! Woosh!

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in Switzerland when a French tourist went into a restaurant for a snack and instead of calculating the tip on the bill, she ended up writing her pin number instead. Her $23.70 snack ended up costing her over 7 grand! She’s tried everything she can think of to get the charges reversed, and she thought she made progress with the restaurant owner – until they stopped corresponding and the owner filed for bankruptcy and disappeared. It’s a lesson for all of us to slow down and be careful! We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

5p Hour

On today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz, Jen managed a 5-4 win over Taylor after suffering a Friday loss, so her record is now 95-13. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Adele threw herself a Titanic themed 30th birthday party over the weekend. She went as Rose with friends dressed as other passengers. Who played Rose in the 1997 movie Titanic?

2. Steven Tyler got on stage at a New Orleans bar last week and jammed out to Walk this Way with the bar band. Steven Tyler is the lead singer of what group?

3. ABC has renewed American Idol for another season. Who were the original American Idol judges on Fox?

4. Buddy Guy and David Letterman grabbed some food at The Athenian Room in Lincoln Park for the latest episode of ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.’ What network is David Letterman’s new talk show on?

5. Hafthor Bjornsson won the World’s Strongest Man competition in the Philippines over the weekend. Halfthor plays ‘The Mountain’ on what HBO series?

KATE WINSLET
*AEROSMITH
SIMON COWELL, RANDY JACKSON and PAULA ABDUL
*NETFLIX
GAME OF THRONES

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If you think your pop culture knowledge is up to the test, we will play again tomorrow at 5:20!

Koz is feeling a little bitter about not getting an invite to the royal wedding but he wants to make an attempt at taking the high road and send them a wedding gift anyway. Well, as high road as a petty useless gift can be. So we wanted to know: what’s the wedding gift you received and never used?

We got a few votes for at fondue set, which always sounds like a fun idea until you start thinking about the cleanup and the potential for burns. Josh recommends a bobble head likeness of us, so the royal couple can always remember who they snubbed. He’s a sinister thinker, and we love him for it!

Thanks for listening again today! We will talk to you tomorrow starting at 2!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/4/18

2p Hour

It’s Star Wars day! May the 4th be with you. Koz started the show with a bang – busting out a talking Chewbacca mask and gave Jen quite a fright! If you want to see what exactly was going on, check out the Koz and Jen Facebook page for some video.

Get your running shoes ready! Macy’s is having a wedding dress sample sale this weekend – dresses for $500 or less that usually retail for more than $3,000. It’s first come first served at the flagship store on State Street, so get there early!

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about food. 5% of Americans do not like this food. What is it?
Clues: CRUNCHY and SOFT
Answer: Tacos
Megan got the answer today, and she’s in the 95% of people right along with us!

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts features a double president – #22 and #24 Grover Cleveland. Cleveland was the only double president who did’t serve consecutive terms and his name was not actually Grover. His real name was Steven but likely changed it because Steven Cleveland the rhyme wasn’t very presidential. We will have another fun fact tomorrow at 4:10.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in Tennessee when 2 sisters got into a fight over a cell phone. The older one, 19 years-old, accused her little sister of breaking her phone and demanded she replace it. That didn’t go over too well, and the end result was the 19 year-old throwing sardines and putting a hole in the wall. She was arrested, and the $300 fine is still cheaper than a new phone. We will have a new report for you on Monday at 4:40.

5p Hour

Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz had a bit of a plot twist! In honor of Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, quesiton 5 was asked in Spanish by Dianne our promotions manager. Oddly, that’s not the one that stumped Jen. She got the Spanish question right but got 2 others wrong and she lost to Suzanne 4-3. Here are the questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. The 144th Annual Kentucky Derby is tomorrow at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. What kind of a race is the Kentucky Derby?

2. HBO will air the documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, on July 16 featuring rare home videos and celebrity interviews. What is the name of the alien from Ork that Robin played on TV?

3. It’s Star Wars Day and Alden Ehrenreich will play Han Solo in the upcoming movie SOLO: A Star Wars Story. Who played Han Solo in Star Wars?

4. Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show will be reduced to just a half-hour next year. What network is Conan on?

5. Después de compartir una foto de su nuevo corte de pelo con flequillo, Selena Gomez está girando cabezas. ¿Quién ha tenido Selena una relación de nuevo, fuera de nuevo con los años? (After sharing a photo of her new haircut with bangs, Selena Gomez is turning heads. Who has Selena had an on-again, off-again relationship with over the years?)

A HORSE RACE
*MORK
HARRISON FORD
*TBS
JUSTIN BIEBER

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This weekend is the Kentucky Derby and we decided to come up with what our name would be if we were a race horse! Jen went with Controlled Chaos because it’s reflective of every day life. Koz went with ‘May the Horse Be With You’ for obvious reasons.

Robs said “Organized Confusion” and Mike said “Lost My Arse”. Perfect!

Thank you for listening again today! We hope you have a great weekend. We will be back on Monday at 2pm!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/3/18

2p Hour

We had our first really bad storm of spring last night, and it was a whopper. Hail, strong winds, and even a micro burst all came with the severe weather system. More rain is on the way later today, but at least the grass is green now!

With the royal wedding just 2 weeks away, we’ve seen all kinds of memorabilia for sale. From plates to tea towels to shot glasses, if you can slap faces it on you can sell it. But have you seen the super limited edition Pez dispensers? There’s one of Harry and one of Meghan and the set is being auctioned off to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. They did the same thing for William and Kate a few year back and that set got a whopping $13,000! They could have done a little better capturing their likeness, though.

3p Hour

Kill a Half Hour today is all about the things we use – or don’t use. 43% of us have gone at least a week without using this. What is it?
Clues: PAPER and PRESIDENTS
Answer: Money
Congrats to Will who got the answer for us today. We will waste some more time tomorrow starting at 3:20!

4p Hour

Today’s Presidential Fun Fact by Koz’s son Austin featured the 21st President of the United States Chester A. Arthur. President Arthur is believed to be the first person to hold a yard sale, at which he sold a pair of Abraham Lincon’s pants and a John Quincy Adams hat. It was all done to raise money for new White House furniture. We will continue our countdown to the last day of school tomorrow at 4:10.

Mixsperience Ed Sheeran rolls on with yet another chance to qualify to see Ed at the Rose Bowl when he kicks off the North American leg of his tour. Just for qualifying we will send you and a friend to the Soldier Field show in October. Congrats to our random texter with a 312 number. You’re going to the show! The last chance to qualify happens tomorrow at 7:20, and the grand prize winner will be choosen after 9:00.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in California when a dude broke into a Taco Bell and started eating the Doritos Locos Taco shells – just the shells. Police responded to reports of a burglary and found signs of the fulfilled food craving with bits of shell all over the place. The suspect turned himself in a few hours later – and shockingly he was drunk when the crime went down. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

5p Hour

Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz was very dramatic. Contestant Kaitlin got all 5 questions right, so Jen of course had to do the same or else buy Kaitlin’s dinner. It all came down to the final question, and Jen was able to do it! Jen’s record is now 94-12. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Ellen apologized to Jenna Dewan yesterday for introducing her as as Jenna Dewan Tatum. Who is Jenna divorcing?

2. Ellen Pompeo Says ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ kills off characters when an actor’s ‘behavior’s bad’. Who played Derek Shepard on Grey’s before he was killed off in season 11?

3. The MTV Movie Award nominations are out and Bill Skarsgard has been nominated for Best Villain. What movie did Bill Skarsgard play Pennywise?

4. Celine Dion sings and Deadpool dances in the ‘Deadpool 2’ music video for ‘Ashes’. Who plays superhero Deadpool?

5. ABC announced that Jimmy Kimmel will appear as a judge in the next season of ‘The Gong Show’ hosted by British character named Tommy Maitland. What comedian plays the part of Tommy Maitland?

*CHANNING TATUM
PATRICK DEMPSEY
*IT
RYAN REYNOLDS
MIKE MYERS

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If you want to test your pop culture knowledge, we will play again tomorrow at 5:20.

Did you see video of the guy at Wal-Mart who took matters into his own hands after waiting for help in sporting goods and finding no one to assist him? He got on the P.A. system and called out like he worked there! Genius and hilarious! We want to know if you’ve ever taken consumer matters in to your own hands.

Jen once calmed an angry mob on Black Friday when the single checkout line somehow split into 2 and one was a line to nowhere. Confused and somewhat scared employees didn’t know what to do, so Jen recommended the zipper system to get back into one line and everything calmed down. Koz once waited so long for service at a restaurant that he called the manager on his phone and said “hey can someone come serve the table by the window? Because we are really hungry!” Genius!

Jason needed help with a watch battery and waited so long he also picked up the P.A. intercom and said “can someone help the angry fat man with a watch battery?” and only got help after his second call-out!

Kim is a pharmacist who happened to be sick and needed her own prescription filled. She was watching as the pharmacist was trying to fill her script but kept getting interrupted with questions about vitamins and the like. So she started helping with the over-the-counter stuff so the pharmacist could fill her prescription! A genius use of her time – helping others so she could be helped too!

6p Hour

Ever wonder what baseball players do on their days off? Well, Wilson Contreras got married! He posted a pic on Instagram announcing his new marriage and it looks like the big event was super casual. They posed for the shot with a gorgeous city backdrop and it almost looks like they were just going out to lunch! They look so happy and that is all that matters.

Thanks for listening again today! We will talk to you tomorrow starting at 2!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/2/18

2p Hour

It is glorious outside right now, but later tonight we will see showers and a chance for some severe storms as well. Maybe you can use that as an excuse to get out of the office a little early today.

Have you heard about the new team in town? It’s the Chicago Dogs! We are obsessed with the team name and logo, AND the Wiener Circle has added a second location at Impact Field where the team plays. Wow. They stopped by to drop off some Chicago style dogs, and they have an opportunity for you as well! If you text the word, “ Dogs” to 60123 you’ll be entered to win a 4-Pack of tickets to see The Chicago Dogs for their upcoming baseball season!

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about your work. 36% of employees don’t think their company gets this right. What is it?
Clues: NUMBERS and THERMOSTAT
Answer: office temperature
Congrats to Kira for getting the right answer today. We will waste more time again tomorrow starting at 3:20.

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts features the 20th POTUS James A. Garfield. He only spent 200 days in office due to unfortunate circumstances, but the fun party is he could write with both hands at the same time and Greek with one and Latin with the other! We are still trying to master English! We will have another fact for you tomorrow at 4:10.

Mixsperience Ed Sheeran at the Rose Bowl! We are still qualifying people by giving them a pair of tickets to see the show at Soldier Field in October. Caller 25 was Kostadinka from Arlington Heights! She’s going to see Ed Sheeran.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report happened today in Indiana! It all went down when the back door of an armored truck blew open on I-70 and money started flying everywhere! It got a little crazy with people coming from all angles to pick up some of the stash and run, but state police warn you could be charged with theft and all money should be returned. You had one job! We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

5p Hour

Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz featured contestant Cindy from Oak Lawn. Jen won with final score of 4-3 during a tough match. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1.Sponge Bob Square Pants: The Musical has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards. What color is Sponge Bob?

2. Camilla Cabello says the hardest thing about going solo was not having any time because she was working all the time. What group did Camilla leave yo go solo?

3. ABC’s ratings for Roseanne fell 26% last night and the was beaten for the first time since it’s return by NCIS. What network is NCIS on?

4. HBO has announced that Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan will host their coverage of the Royal Wedding on May 19th. What two former SNL members play Cord and Tish?

5. John Travolta’s new movie ‘Gotti’ will have it’s world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15th. What was mob boss John Gotti’s famous rhyming nickname?

*YELLOW
FIFTH HARMONY
*CBS
WILL FARREL AND MOLLY SHANNON
(THE) TEFLON DON

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Over the weekend Jen’s daughter Raina was asking Jen if she had any nicknames growing up – because Jen has about 100 nicknames for Raina. Jen revealed a little-known fact from her childhood, a funny nickname only used within the family. It was Jenniferson the little person! Raina hasn’t stopped laughing about it since. Koz was somehow called Cole Slaw in middle school. That’s a head scratcher.

Steven is still known as Pizza to this day because of the job he had in high school.

Nancy, whose last name is Moran, is known as Bugs Moran. It gives her a bit of an edge, especially with her kids!

And then there’s Ian who was Milk Bone in middle school and Insane Ian in high school – both of which he uses as his rap alter ego.

Thanks for listening! See you tomorrow at 2!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 5/1/18

2p Hour

What a week! Today is the day for the ‘It’s gonna be May‘ meme, Friday is Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you!), and Saturday is Cinco de Mayo! The rest of the month might seem pretty boring by comparison, but at least the weather is nice!

Last night was the premier of season 26 of Dancing with the Stars – the athlete season. We told you yesterday that night one would see a double elimination and it was very dramatic! Tonya Harding ended up in the bottom 3 with Johnny Damon and Jamie Anderson. The crowd went nuts (and we’re pretty sure Tonya would have too had she been voted off!) but Johnny and Jamie were the ones sent packing. Adam Rippon and Josh Norman tied for the highest scores of the night.

3p Hour

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about pricing, because the cost of this has gone up over 3.5% since last year. What is it?
Clues: SCREEN and THEATER
Answer: Movie tickets
Congrats to Joanna! She got the answer today!
The average price of going to the movies clocked in at $9.16 during the first quarter of 2018.
We will waste some more time tomorrow starting at 3:20.

4p Hour

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts, our countdown to the end of the school year, features the 19th President of the United States Rutherford B. Hayes. He was the first president to use a phone. His phone number was 1! WOW! That’s so crazy. We will have another fact for you tomorrow at 4:10.

Another day, another Mixperience opportunity. This one is for Ed Sheeran at the Rose Bowl. Just for qualifying, we will give you a pair of tickets to see his show at Soldier Field in Ocotober. Congrats to Jessica from Chicago! She’s going to see Ed. Your next chance to qualify happens tomorrow morning at 7:20.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in California where a man was 2 days into his 4 day sentence for a DUI. He decided to bust himself out of jail, jumped a barbed wire razor fence, and ran free. He was caught just under 40 minutes later thanks to observant residents. He is now being charged with a felony and will likely be serving more than 4 days this time – in a more secure facility. We will have another report tomorrow at 4:50.

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Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz featured a battle of the Jen’s. Jen from Elmhurst was able to tie our Jen, but all ties go to Jen and Jen’s record is now 92-12. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Johnny Damon and Jamie Anderson were eliminated last night on the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars: Athletes. What former America’s Funniest Home Videos host co-hosts DWTS?

2. Jamie Dornan turns 36 today. What movie series does Jamie Dornan star in (while in his birthday suit) with Dakota Johnson?

3. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have bought a South Side Hyde Park mansion for $1.25 million. Bill Gates is the co-founder of what tech company?

4. Ariana Grande is taking over the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight on NBC. What Nickelodeon show did Ariana star from 2013-2014?

5. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler will star as husband and wife on Netflix’s comedy ‘Murder Mystery.’ What is the name of the 2011 movie Adam and Jennifer last starred in together?

*TOM BERGERON
FIFTY SHADES
MICROSOFT
*SAM AND CAT
JUST GO WITH IT

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Have you heard about a new wedding trend where couples are charging people to attend their wedding? It’s a way for them to have Pinterest-perfect weddings they couldn’t otherwise afford. Koz thinks it’s fine and Jen thinks it’s insane. The debate was strong, so we took it to the people. Turns out Koz stands alone. John called it bonkers and Maureen said absolutely not. It’s a tough sell to ask people to pay hundreds of dollars when they maybe can’t afford that if they were writing a check for a gift!

Thanks for listening! We will be back tomorrow at 2:00!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 4/30/18

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We were all baffled by how dirty our cars looked after the rain on Friday. It left us wondering – what the heck happened? Of course Tom Skilling, weatherman extraordinaire, had the answer! Koz refuses to pay for a car wash (or hand wash his car, for that matter) but Jen had to take all 3 cars in her household through the wash. Were you one of the folks blocking traffic to wait in line for a car wash?

The Cubs swept the Brewers this weekend, and it was glorious! With all the smack talking and Twitter waring that’s been going on, it’s nice to have the bragging rights.

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Let’s waste some time! Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about our impulses. This is the #1 impulse buy in America. What is it?
Clues: CHECKOUT STAND and SWEET
Answer: candy
Congrats to Tiegen, who was the first to get the right answer today! We will waste more time tomorrow at 3:20!

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It’s time for another edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Fact, our countdown to the end of school! Today we feature the 18th President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant. D.C. police one arrested President Grant for speeding. They pulled over his horse and buggy and find him $20, making him walk back to the White House. We will have another fun fact tomorrow at 4:10.

Mixsperience Ed Sheeran? Yes please! You and a guest in the crowd at the Rose Bowl to kick off the tour and an autographed guitar! Just for qualifying we will give you a pair of tickets to his show at Soldier Field on October 4th. Congrats to Keri in Lindenhurst! She was our random text winner. The next chance to qualify happens tomorrow morning at 7:20!

The Dancing with the Stars special 4 week event for season 26 starts tonight, and it’s kicking off in a savage way. The all-athlete season will feature real-time fan voting, resulting in TWO couples getting kicked off the show before tonight is over. Wow! Koz wants Tonya Harding gone right away, but Jen wants to watch the drama play out. Either way, Adam Rippon will win so that’s the only thing that matters.

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report happened in Moline when a dude let his friend test drive his brand new Camero. The car was 2 days old when his friend drove it right into the Rock River in the quad cities because he “couldn’t handle the power”. The men both got to shore unharmed, but the car is a total loss. No word on the status of the friendship. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50!

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Today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz featured contestant Sam, a nursing student from Palos Hills. Sam got 2 right, and the final score was 4-2. Jen’s record is now 91-12. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. ‘The Simpsons’ is now the longest-running scripted show in history. What’s the name of the town the Simpson’s live in?

2. ‘The Price is Right’ won Best Game Show last night during the Daytime Emmy’s. Who is the host of ‘The Price is Right’?

3. John Travolta joined the Foo Fighters on stage during a cove of ‘You’re The One That I Want’ from ‘Grease’. Who is the lead singer of the Foo Fighters?

4. ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is now the biggest domestic opening of all-time as it made $250 million and passed ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. What episode number is ‘Star Wars the Force Awakens’?

5. N’SYNC gets their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. What color is a Hollywood Walk of fame star?

*SPRINGFIELD
DREW CAREY
DAVID GROHL
*VII (7)
PINK

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If you want your shot at pop culture trivia, we will play again tomorrow at 5:20!

Over the weekend Koz was at Costco where they had a sample of sardines. He seemed to be the only interested in the display and took part in it, deciding to throw a 6 pack in the cart before leaving. There is zero chance anyone in his family will touch them, because he is the only one who eat sardines. We want to know – what in your house do you not have to share because no one else eats it?

Tracy called about liver sausage. Koz and Jen both actually like that, but however you eat it there has to be mustard involved.

Tyson called to talk about his scorpion peppers – the second hottest peppers he can get. He dries and grinds them then shakes them on his pizza (he called it weaponized powder!) Only one of his daughters has been brave enough to try it.

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Are you ready for the most expensive driving season in years? Because it’s coming. It’s all because crude oil prices are at their highest in 3 years and some spots in our area are already creeping up over $3 a gallon.

Thanks for listening again today! We will talk to you again tomorrow at 2!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 4/27/18

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We can finally talk about something else! The royal baby has been named – Louis Arthur Charles. So Arthur is in there, at least, but all the rumors were wrong. Louis will be the youngest guest at Harry and Meghan’s wedding next month. Meanwhile, Koz was right about the Bears choosing their first round draft pick before the baby name was announce. They elected 8th in the draft last night and they chose Roquan Smith from Georgia.

We finally have some decent running weather, and there are a few good races happening locally this week. Fox Trot 5K AND 10K (Batavia) tomorrow and the Ravenswood Run (5K on Sunday). But this is more into what’s happening in Texas. In Boerne, Texas they’re getting ready for their first-ever 0.5K run to raise money for charity on May 5th.
Each runner will drink a pint of beer before the race and another pint when they are finished. Participants will also get a T-shirt, a medal and a finish line photo. There will also be a coffee and donut station to boost energy. The run is expected to take about 10 minutes, and that’s about all we could handle anyway!

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Did you hear about our next Mixperience? It’s Ed Sheeran at the Rose Bowl! It will also include an autographed guitar! We have seen it and it is awesome!

It’s time to Kill a Half Hour! The markup on this is just over 1200%. What is it?
Clues: SNACK and BUCKET
Answer: movie theater popcorn
Congrats to Jeremy in Skokie!

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Austin’s Presidential Fun Fact for today features president #17 Andrew Johnson. Andrew Johnson said, “When I die, I desire no better winding sheet that the Stars and Stripes and no softer pillow that the constitution of my country.” He was buried with his body wrapped within the U.S. flag and his well-worn copy of the Constitution as a pillow. Amazing. We will have another presidential fact for you on Monday at 4:10.

Earlier this week we were talking about things we learned how to do on You Tube. In the course of that conversation, we kept coming back to that You Tube video that teaches you how to perfectly fold a shirt in 2 seconds. In our never ending quest to compete against each other in everything possible, we decided to test our folding skills and Koz actually won something! We have video proof of his win on the Koz and Jen Facebook page

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report happened in Nottingham England when a woman took her dog for a walk and her dog dug up a moldy potato – or so she thought. For some reason the potato made it home, and that’s when the women’s boyfriend did some research and found out the potato was actually a WWII bomb! They got out of the house and called authorities. The authorities removed it and it was dealt with by experts. We will have another report for you on Monday at 4:50.

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On today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz featured contestant Jill from Orland Park. Jen managed to get her 90th win after beating Jill 5-3. Jen’s record is now 90-12. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Royal Baby #3 has a name. It’s Louis Arthur Charles. Who are the parents of Louis Arthur Charles?

2. Tom Cruise says ‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’ was the most challenging movie he’s ever made. In what movie was Tom Cruise lip-syncing Old Time Rock and Roll while in his underwear?

3. Idina Menzel will be featured in the first ever season of ‘Celebrity Undercover Boss’ on CBS. What celebrity mispronounced Idina’s name as Adel Dazeem at the 2014 Oscars?

4. Close to 2,000 costumes from the TV series ‘Nashville’ are on sale right now an online consignment site. Who played Juliette Barnes on the TV series ‘Nashville’?

5. HGTV’s Property Brothers just helped two Nashville homeowners build the home of their dreams through the Habitat for Humanity Home is Key campaign. What are the names of the Property Brothers?

WILLIAM AND KATE
*RISKY BUSINESS
*JOHN TRAVOLTA
HAYDEN PANETTIERE
DREW AND JONATHAN SCOTT

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Avengers Infinity Wars is in theaters now, and the excitement with Avengers fans is palpable. Jen’s husband Max has really been looking forward to it, but he’s getting a little nuts. Earlier in the week he told Jen and the girls that they should do a character study session to get familiar, then last night he said they couldn’t have drinks! He doesn’t want them to get up during the movie and miss the action. So we decided to put him through a little pop quiz – if Max get’s 2 out of 3 right Jen will comply with his no drink request. If he doesn’t – Jen’s going to drink everything and walk right in front of him during the movie. We got Avengers expert Brian to prepare the questions.

1. Scott Lang played Ant Man and did 3 years in San Quentin in the movie. Name the company he worked for and what crime he committed.

A: VISTACORP, re-coded system to pay back people the company stole from

2. 3 actors have played the Hulk in the Marvel cinematic universe. Who are the 3 actors?

A: Mark Ruffalo, Eric Bana and Edward Norton

Third question not necessary because Max got the first 2 wrong, and now Jen will be enjoying her ice cold pop during the 2-1/2 hour show on Sunday!

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When Twitter goes savage! The Cubs and the Brewers have a longstanding rivalry that has extended into the Twitterverse over the years, and a new battle started up this week. It all began when a Brewers fan was at Wrigley and tweeted about his annoyance for fly balls getting cheered for when they head out of the park. The Brewers official Twitter made the mistake of jumping on the bandwagon, and that’s when the Cubs had a mic drop response.

Thanks for listening again today! We will talk to you on Monday starting at 2:00!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 4/26/18

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We STILL have no royal baby name, and we are getting irritated. It does seem there is a good reason for it – Prince Charles, the baby’s grandfather, has not yet met him! He’s been in France, but did return now so hopefully soon. Koz thinks if there’s no announcement today, we should call him Caillou. Oh boy…

Apparently near the Damen stop on the Blue Line you can see a chalk drawing of a Hogwarts door on a brick wall. So one CTA decided to tweet Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling about it – and she responded! Her answer is pretty cool. But please, do not go thinking you can run through it like platform 9-3/4. You will end up in the ER instead.

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As the entire world tries everything possible to uncover the royal baby name, the family web developer might have accidentally revealed it. Check out the hack people have been trying and let us know what you think!

Today’s Kill a Half Hour question less than 10% of people have used their tax return money to buy this. What is it?
Clues: ADMISSION and MUSIC
Answer: concert tickets
Congrats to Jessica from Cicero for guessing the right answer today! We will waste more time tomorrow starting at 3:20.

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It’s another edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts, and today we have the 16th President of the United States, Illinois’ own Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln was 6’4″ and was said to have kept money in his stove pipe hat. It was a tall hat, and I guess we now know why! We will feature another president tomorrow at 4:10.

Its our last time qualifying someone to Mixsperience Imagine Dragons in New Orleans! The grand prize winner will be selected tomorrow morning after 9am. Just for qualifying we float you a pair of tickets to their show at the Hollywood Casino Amphithetre. Congrats to Bill in Naperville! He was caller 25 at 4:20! Last chance to qualify happens tomorrow at 7:20!

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report happened in Ontario when a man was pulled over by police after authorities ran the plates and saw they didn’t match the vehicle in front of them. When the cop approached the driver, they saw the driver seat had been replaced with a folding lawn chair (including cup holder). That wasn’t the only issue – there was also a cracked windshield obstructing the driver’s view, no seat buckle, and other problems. Needless to say, the car was impounded. Course, it looked like the car came from there to begin with. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

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On today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz, it was Jen vs Kim and Jen managed to sweep, getting a 5-3 win and sending her record to 89-12. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. Avengers ‘Infinity War’ opens in theaters tomorrow starring Robert Downey Jr. as Ironman. What color is Iron Man’s face?

2. ‘Double Dare’ is returning to Nickelodean with 40 new episodes beginning this summer. A host will be announced soon, but who was the original host of ‘Double Dare’?

3. Macaulay Culkin told Ellen this week that he’s always asked to do the famous aftershave scream face from ‘Home Alone’. What’s the name of Macaulay’s ‘Home Alone’ character?

4. NBC announced today that Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the Emmy’s on September 17th. What is the name of the NBC comedy segment Colin and Michael host on Saturday nights?

5. Prince William will be Prince Harry’s best man when he marries Meghan Markle on May 19th. When Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, who was William’s best man?

GOLD
*MARC SUMMERS
*KEVIN MCCALLISTER
WEEKEND UPDATE
PRINCE HARRY

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If you want to take a shot at pop culture trivia, we will play again tomorrow at 5:20!

WOW Airlines is hiring for what might be the best summer job of all time – a 10 week job travelling the world, writing content for their website, and living in Iceland. Oh yeah, and a pretty sweet salary to go with it. Koz spent a summer washing boats and Jen’s favorite summer job was working at a movie theater and seeing everything for free. What was your best summer job?

Steve called and told us about his summer job when visiting Greece – working in bars and clubs and living it up! Nevermind that he was underage by American standards…

Margaret, however, had an incredible job right here in Chicago. She worked at Taste of Chicago for cash and traded food from her vendor tent for food throughout the festival! She at all the best stuff!

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We’re #1! The #1 most expensive place to see a ballgame, apparently, is Wrigley Field. A new study based the numbers on four non-premium tickets, parking fees, four sodas, four hot dogs, two beers, and two souvenir hats. I mean, if you win the World Series you’re definitely going to see prices go up right?

Thanks for listening! We will be back again tomorrow at 2:00!

– KOZ and Jen



SHOW NOTES 4/25/18

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As we await the royal baby name, we are left wondering what will happen first – the Bears announcing their #1 pick at the draft tomorrow night or a royal name announcement? Prince William may have dropped a hint that the name is Alexander, but only time will tell…

How about this weather! And next week we could see 80 degrees! But the Chicago in us is still hesitant to put the coat away for the season, even the lighter one. But the boat lifts were in full effect, so maybe we actually can switch to the spring jacket!

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The Cubs were in Cleveland yesterday for the first time since the won the World Series there in 2016. The turnout last night was much lower, however. Tomorrow the Cubs host the Brewers and we’re pretty sure the Cubs will allow people from Wisconsin to buy tickets, unlike when Milwaukee blocked anyone with an Illinois address from buying tickets to the first series north of the boarder earlier this season. Because karma.

Today’s Kill a Half Hour is all about weight. This use to weight 50 pounds, today it’s down to 35. What is it?
Clues: SHOULDER and POSTAL
Answer: postal bag
Congrats to Stacy! She got the right answer today. We will waste more time tomorrow starting at 3:20

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It’s time for another edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts – our countdown to the end of the school year. Today we have the 15th President of the United States James Buchanan. President Buchanan was the only President to never marry or have kids. People sent him animals so he wouldn’t get lonely! We will have another fun fact for you tomorrow at 4:10.

It’s time to qualify someone to Mixperience Imagine Dragons in New Orleans! Meet and greet, concert tix, airfare and accommodations all included! Just for qualifying we give you pair of tickets to see their show at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on July 13th. Congratulations to random texter at a 224 area code!

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma where a man and a woman were caught running naked in a mall. The man even had a pit bull on his shoulders! Cops were getting calls every few blocks, and shockingly the couple admitted to using marijuana and other drugs. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50!

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Today we had a very special episode of Jen’s Show Biz Pop Quiz – it was our 100th episode! Today’s contestant was Homer who happened to be celebrating his 100th birthday! Homer was absolutely incredible and got all 5 questions right! Jen was only able to get 4 right, so Jen bought Homer a nice birthday dinner! Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. In 1928, Walt Disney produced an animated film called ‘Steamboat Willy’. Who starred as Steamboat Willie?

2. In 1939, ‘The Wizard of Oz’ was released. What color was the brick road that Dorothy followed to Oz?

3. In 1951, ‘I Love Lucy’ premiered on CBS starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. What are the names of their ‘I Love Lucy’ characters?

4. In 1983, 105.97 million viewers watched the final episode of M*A*S*H on CBS. The TV series took place during what war?

5. In the 1985 movie ‘The Breakfast Club starring’ Molly Ringwald, five students serve out a Saturday detention at school. What is the name of the high school in ‘The Breakfast Club’?

*MICKEY MOUSE
YELLOW
*LUCY AND RICKY RICARDO
THE KOREAN WAR
SHERMER HIGH SCHOOL

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We will play again tomorrow at 5:20!

It’s street paving season in Chicago! The city plans to re-do 275 miles of road by the end of the summer, and we all know some streets are way worse than others. Mary called and brought up a good point – what about alleys? Such a good point! Mary said, as far as she knows, her alley has never been re-done. We shall send that suggestion straight to the mayor’s office!

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Earlier today we talked about how the Cubs returned to Cleveland last night for the first time since winning the World Series, but the crowd was really small. Well, Sherri called us from Akron, OH where she was listening on the app! She’s from here, but her co-worker heard her and said “I don’t like this conversation!” Busted!



SHOW NOTES 4/24/18

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We still don’t have a royal baby name for Prince William and Duchess Kate’s newborn baby, but they had their first visitor! Kate’s sister Pippa paid a visit, and rumor has it she is pregnant now too! We wonder if Pippa had to take a vow of secrecy until Kate’s moment in the spotlight fades. Afterall, Pippa’s bum just about stole the show at Kate and William’s wedding a few years ago.

Did you see the photos of a teen golfer getting attacked by a goose? It happened at a high school tournament in Michigan last weekend and apparently the kid got too close to the nest for mamma goose’s comfort. Both Koz and Jen say there are tons of geese in their areas, so here’s a helpful list of how to handle things when a goose is nearby.

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McDonalds new headquarters location on Randolph in the West Loop is shaping up to be a pretty awesome place! The restaurant will have menu items from around the world! The menu will change every once in a while and offer things you can’t get anywhere else in the US. It opens tomorrow, so check out some of their offerings here.

Today’s Kill a Half Hour question is all about guilt. 51% of people feel guilty when this happens to a co-worker. What is it?
Clues: COVERING and TIME OFF
Answer: Covering for them while they are on vacation. Do you feel the guilt? Here’s some more info.
Congrats to Kim! She got it right today. We will waste some more time tomorrow starting at 3:20.

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Last night was Dog Day at Guaranteed Rate Field for last night’s White Sox game. The irony of that is they do not use fireworks on Dog Day – and there happened to be lots of opportunities for fireworks! The Sox beat the Mariners 10-4. Oh well, sometimes you gotta take one for the team!

Mixsperience Imagine Dragons in New Orleans is what you are trying to qualify for all this week, am I right? And just for qualifying we are giving you a pair of tickets to see the show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on July 13th. Congrats to Sherry in Monee who was caller 25 at 4:20! You next chance to qualify happens tomorrow morning at 7:20!

Today’s edition of Austin’s Presidential Fun Facts got delayed because, well, Koz forgot. After a phone call from his son wondering if he “did all that work for nothing” we now have President #14 Franklin Pierce at 4:40. President Pierce memorized his entire inauguration speech – all 3,319 words!

Today’s Lack of Intelligence Report took place in Ohio. That’s where a Greyhound bus out of Cleveland bound for New York City ran into some bus troubles and had to turn around and head back to Cleveland. The problem is, the bus ended up in Toledo – 2 hours PAST Cleveland. That just doesn’t add up. You’d think a condition of being a driver is knowing where cities are on a map. Greyhound has offered refunds and are looking into the incident. We will have another report for you tomorrow at 4:50.

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On today’s episode of Jen’s Show Biz Quiz featured contestant Skye, a recent college graduate looking for a job (and a free dinner). Skye did amazing, getting 4 questions right, but Jen managed a 5-4 and now Jen’s record is 88-11. Here are today’s questions followed by the answers so you can play along:

1. There’s an animated ‘Fast and Furious’ spin-off series coming to Netflix. The Fast and Furious franchise features what type of transportation?

2. Kerry Washington says she’s flattered after finding out that she is Megan Markle’s girl crush. Kerry Washington played Olivia Pope on what recently concluded ABC drama?

3. Avril Lavigne says she’s in a good place after divorcing Chad Kroeger and will release a really powerful album this year. Chad Kroeger is the lead singer of what band?

4. During last night’s episode of Carpool Karaoke, Christina Aguilera told James Corden that Ryan Gosling had a crush on Britney Spears while they were on the Mickey Mouse Club. Who did Ryan end up marrying?

5. Former President George H.W. Bush is in a Houston hospital but says he’s determined to get healthy and get to Maine this summer. What is the name of the in Maine where the Bush compound is located?

CARS
*SCANDAL
*NICKELBACK
EVA MENDES
KENNEBUNKPORT

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We will play again tomorrow at 5:20.

Over the weekend Jen and her husband went out on a date and her daughters went out on a sister date! Cute concept, until mom gets a text asking if the oldest, Michaela, can get a second ear piercing. Mom wasn’t opposed, but asked Michaela to wait until she can supervise. They agreed and everyone went on with their evening. Jen later found out 10 year-old Raina said to Michaela “you’re 18 you can do what you want”. What?!

We want to know – what did your younger sibling talk you into? Or out of?

Paula called with a different kind of sibling manipulation story. Her 4 year-old sends her 1.5 year-old off to do things she knows should’t be done because there’s no way a baby will get in trouble! The problem is, the 4 year-old whisper screams and everyone in the house knows what’s up before it happens!

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We are still awaiting the return of the Buckingham Fountain waters! It’s like the final sign that spring is finally here. Jen drives by it every day and it just looks so sad all dry and alone. But May 6th is the official date, so we don’t have to wait much longer!

Thanks for listening again today! We will be back tomorrow starting at 2:00!

– KOZ and Jen