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The 100 Club at The Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity 

The 100 Club of Chicago CEO Joe Ahern talks a little bit about what the organization does for families of first responders, and its relationship with the Chicago Auto Show’s annual First Look for Charity gala.

Since 2011, the 100 Club of Chicago has raised over $600,000!



Benefitting 18 local charities, the First Look for Charity Gala boasts the best of the Chicago Auto Show the night before the 10-day show kicks off.



More than 80% of the ticket price is tax-deductible, plus the proceeds go to all of the following organizations:

100 Club of Chicago
Advocate Health Care
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Catholic Charities of the Chicago Archdiocese
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet
The Cradle Foundation
Franciscan Community Benefit Services
Franciscan Health Olympia Fields/Chicago Heights
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
Susan G. Komen-Chicago
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
March of Dimes
Special Olympics Illinois
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
Jesse White Tumbling Team


Planning on going to the Chicago Auto Show? Here is everything you need to know dealing with traffic and transportation to get to the Chicago Auto Show.

Source: The 100 Club at The Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity | WLS-AM 890 | WLS-AM


Jen’s Week-In-Review

It occurred to me that in addition to the morning show I work on each morning, I made quite a few appearances in the past handful of days.

From the Steve Dahl Show on Friday, Jan. 20 to a special Lossano and Friends! episode from the March on Washington-Chicago on Saturday, Jan. 21, then a cameo on WBNR released on Sunday, Jan. 22 and finally as a guest on the Bob & Marianne Show on Monday, Jan. 23.

Here’s the place to find all of those:


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Tony and Jen at the Women’s March on Chicago Listen to the full episode of Lossano and Friends! at


Heroes Honoring Heroes; Rosemont Public Service Officers Honored at Wizard World Comic Con | WLS-AM 890 

(ROSEMONT) On Thursday, five officers of the Rosemont Public Safety Department were recognized in the Heroes Honoring Heroes hosted by Wizard World, Inc. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

“I’ve been a sherriff for the past 12 years in LA,” said Incredible Hulk star, Lou Ferrigno. “And I’m very honored [to be] here for the Rosemont Public Safety Bureau of Fire Suppression.”

The Bureau of Fire Suppression provides emergency medical and fire related services for up to 100,000 visitors to the city each day. Duties include responding to firearm reports, rescue operations, fire, smoke and medical calls among others.

Ferrigno honored Commander John Ramirez with a Captain America shield award who later, when asked what he would do with the award said, “you will see the shield on the fire truck!”


The four other officers who were honored included, Officer Nick Koletsos, Lieutenant Michael O’Neill, Sergeant Blake Fiorito and Segeant Edward Karas, all Rosemont Public Safety workers.

Karate Kid Ralph Macchio was another presenter. “I’m proud to be able to say these words,” he started.

Macchio continued to give statistics and information saying that the “fire dept operates state of the art advanced life supports ambulances 24 hours per day.”

He then awarded Officer Nick Koletsos his “adamantium-vibranium alloy” replica shield.

Other presenters included Cerina Vincent of Not Another Teen Movie and Power Rangers; Jason Mewes, who is known for his role in Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; and Ray Santiago from Ash vs Evil Dead.

Source: Heroes Honoring Heroes; Rosemont Public Service Officers Honored at Wizard World Comic Con | WLS-AM 890 | WLS-AM

Jen Gets a New Theme Song & Recaps the Polar Plunge on the John Howell Show on WLS-AM 890

On Sunday, March 6th, 2016, Jen DeSalvo took the Polar Plunge, and helped raise over $3,000 with her team, The Frightened Turtles, for the Special Olympics Chicago.

The even raised a total of more than $1.3 million and featured celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney and Al Roker.

Jen DeSalvo talked about that and introduced her new theme song on the Big John Howell morning show on WLS-AM 890.

Here is the clip from 8:50am on Monday, March 7th, 2016.

Lossano and Friends! – Season 2, Week 7

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Tony Lossano with guest, Rob Hart (WGN Radio) chat about Chicago radio legends, railroads, and glorious man buns! Lossano and Friends!

As Tony Lossano stated post-recording, “Yesterday morning, this was only a funny show. Last night, it turned serious.” Continue reading Lossano and Friends! – Season 2, Week 7

Lossano and Friends! – The Halloween Episode

Tony Lossano welcomes guests Scott Miller (WDRV; WFLD Chicago) and Robyn Lynne Harris (Actor/Writer/Improv and creator of “Date Me”: An OK Cupid Experiment”) as they chat about bungee sex harnesses on tow trucks, award winning facial hair, and the entire crew’s online dating stories.

This week, I’m shocked to find out that “Trunk or Treating” is actually a thing. The concept encourages children to walk from the trunks of car to car in a parking lot, and accept candy from total strangers.

Now I get that the trick or treating thing is a little weird by approaching neighbor’s houses to ask for candy, but I was always taught to stay away from the trunk of a stranger’s car when I was growing up. Do I sound like an old crank yet?

Click on the photo for the link to the article.
Click on the photo for the link to the article.

If you’ve done this “Trunk or Treating” thing, share your photos!

In the meantime, catch Lossano and Friends each week on Stitcher, TuneIn or iTunes!

Source: Lossano and Friends! – 10/31/15 – Radio Misfits