WBEZ | WLS http://www.wbez.org/tags/wls Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Stone to try new stint: talk show host http://www.wbez.org/story/50th-ward/stone-try-new-stint-talk-show-host-84954 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/story/photo/2011-April/2011-04-08/for web.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Outgoing Chicago alderman Bernard Stone (50th) will have an audition of sorts for his next job Saturday night ... as a radio host. On Tuesday Stone lost his bid for an 11th term to political newcomer Debra Silverstein. The 83-year-old alderman said he may be serving his last term on City Council, but he’s not yet ready to “pack it in.” Shortly before he called Silverstein to concede, he reminded reporters, “You remember when I started this campaign I said I was full of pee and vinegar? I’m still full of pee and vinegar.”</p><div>As of Thursday, it seemed Stone already had his next opportunity locked up. On Saturday, he’ll host a call-in show on WLS 890AM, from 7-9 p.m. “I’m &nbsp;hoping that it will result in a stint that will continue on, but we’ll see,” said Stone. “This is, I guess, a one-time shot to see how well I do.”<br> <br> What’ll he talk about?<br> <br> “Politics, what else?,” Stone said wryly.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Stone says lots of people have asked him to share what he has witnessed over his nearly 60 years in politics, and he expects to expound on that during the program. He also professes to enjoy being on TV and radio. If his new gig works out, Stone will have a place to continue a campaign theme: his dislike of mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.</div></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:08:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/50th-ward/stone-try-new-stint-talk-show-host-84954 BREAKING: Alderman Ed Bus to host 'tryout' talk show on WBEZ - this Saturday night http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-04-08/breaking-alderman-ed-bus-host-tryout-talk-show-wbez-saturday-night-8 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-April/2011-04-08/bus-king-01.gif" alt="" /><p><p>The news broke yesterday that <a href="http://www.wlsam.com/article.asp?id=2154680">Alderman Berny Stone will be trying out a new career as a talk show host on WLS-AM</a>. This news comes after a bitter defeat in the runoff in the 50th Ward. Stone is looking for a new career at the age of 83.</p><p>It's this Saturday night, 7pm-9pm, which gave me an idea. I know an alderman who also has a desire to host a talk show. He's 53rd Ward Alderman Ed Bus and he has been hosting his own talk show in the 53rd Ward for years called <em>Ward Issues</em>.</p><p>On behalf of the alderman, I rushed up to WBEZ boss Torey Malatia's office and demanded a tryout. A tryout at the same time, on the same day as Berny Stone's show. Torey must have been hopped up on cough syrup, because he agreed.</p><p>So ladies and gentleman, callers/readers, tune in (for real) to WBEZ, 91.5 FM Saturday night from 7pm-9pm to hear a radio tryout for Alderman Ed Bus and his show, <em>Ward Issues</em>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-April/2011-04-08/bus-king-01.gif" title="" width="350" height="527"></p><p>It's a call-in talk show where Bus answers your questions about the 53rd Ward. Do you have garbage pickup problems? Is there a rat in your toilet? Want directions to the closest Dominicks?</p><p>Bus will take your calls and talk about his life in Chicago politics, in which he has served for 40-45 years. This will be radio history. Or at least, history on the radio. Or at least, a really funny, fake experiment.</p><p>Best part? The show will be co-hosted by former alderman (he's real) <strong>Burt Natarus</strong>. Hold onto your hats. Bus and Natarus vs. Berny Stone.</p><p>Tune in. Call with your questions. 312-832-3124. 7pm-9pm, Saturday April 9, 2011.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pzyLPdRAdxE" title="YouTube video player" width="498" frameborder="0" height="311"></iframe></p><p>This past year, Alderman Ed Bus ran an unsuccesful campaign for mayor. You can see all his videos and position papers on <a href="http://www.53rdward.com">www.53rdward.com</a>.</p></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:16:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-04-08/breaking-alderman-ed-bus-host-tryout-talk-show-wbez-saturday-night-8