Podcasts

Stevie J talks with Brother Johnny & Mike Ditka
NFL Labor Talks, Brandon Davies from BYU suspended and rising gas prices are today’s topics.

Bill Melberg and Stevie J play a round of Congressional Jeopardy!
Click here to listen to a fun round of Jeopardy with Bill!

Stevie J talks with Brother Johnny & Mike Ditka
Mike is a little late calling. NFL Labor Talks, Upcoming Presidential Election and more.

Mary-Lynn talks with Illini Alumnus & 2-time Super Bowl champ Howard Griffith
Howard’s in town for the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club Steak-N-Burger Dinner & Toy Box Auction. He is the featured speaker tonight (3/3/11) and Mary-Lynn is the MC. You can still get tickets by calling 217-355-KIDS. Learn more here: http://www.dmbgc-cu.org and visit Howard’s site here: http://www.howardtgriffith.com/

Tay and J Show 2/25/11 – Talkin’ Hoops
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner welcome Tuscola native, former Illinois basketball manager and curent Southern Illinois graduate assistant coach Matt McCumber to talk about the Salukis, Chris Lowery and Deron Williams. Illinois graduate assistant Chester Frazier then joins the show to talk about the Illini’s matchup with Iowa on Saturday.

Tay and J Show 2/25/11 – Brad Evans and Mike Gillhamer
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner talk about the Illini’s NCAA Tournament chances and fantasy baseball with Yahoo! Sports’ jack-of-all-trades Brad Evans, a Champaign native. The guys also talk to newest Illinois football assistant coach Mike Gillhamer.

Tay and J Show 2/25/11 – Chad Varga, 5 at 5
Former Pittsburgh Panthers basketball player Chad Varga drops by the ConnectFM studio to share his story of how he overcame an unthinkably turbulent upbringing. Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner then renew their weekly battle in the topical “5 at 5.”

Tay and J Show 2/24/11 – Shiloh girls basketball, NFL Draft Combine
Hume Shiloh girls baskteball coach Dave Tingley joins the guys on the eve of the Raiders’ state semifinal game. Scott Wright from DraftCountdown.com talks NFL Draft with the guys, focusing in on Illini prospects Mikel Leshoure, Corey Liuget and Martez Wilson.

Tay and J Show 2/24/11 – Steve Kline
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner talk a little Illinois basketball before former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steve Kline joins the show to talk about how Adam Wainwright’s Tommy John Surgery affects the Cards’ chances in 2011. He also gives his team to beat in the National League.

Tay and J Show 2/24/11 – Aaron Bennett
Aaron Bennett, sports director at WCIA, joins Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner to break down prep basketball as the a few area girls basketball teams prepare for state and the boys rev up for regional and sectional play.

Tay and J Show 2/23/11 – Deron Williams to New Jersey
Jeff Lind from SaltCityHoops.com joins Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner to give the Utah perspective on former Illini Deron Williams being traded to the New Jersey Nets. The guys then break down the impact of the trade on DWill’s legacy, the Nets and the future of the NBA.

Tay and J Show 2/23/11 – Wainwright injured
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner continue to talk Illini before switching over to discussion about the serious injury to St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. Cardinals broadcaster Mike Claiborne joins the guys to give his take on the impact of the injury on the Cy Young contender.

Tay and J Show 2/23/11 – Illini vs. Ohio State
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner react to the Illini’s 19-point loss to Ohio State. Chris Hine, Illini beat writer for the Chicago Tribune, joins the guys to offer his take on Bruce Weber’s struggling squad.

Tay and J Show 2/22/11 – Illinois-Ohio State preview, Cardinals talk
Bruce Hooley, co-host of “The Big Show” on The Fan in Columbus, Ohio, joins Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner to break down the Ohio State Buckeyes before Illinois director of basketball operations Sean Harrington previews the Buckeyes live from Columbus. Kevin Wheeler from KMOX in St. Louis checks in live from Jupiter, Fla., home of the St. Louis Cardinals spring training.

Tay and J Show 2/21/11 – AP Poll voter Lindsey Willhite
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner talk to Lindsey Willhite of the (Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald about ranking college basketball teams in the AP Poll, the Illini’s loss to Michigan State and Tuesday’s matchup with No. 2 Ohio State.

Mary-Lynn & Diane 2/16/11 – Governor Quinn’s Budget
Mary-Lynn & Diane talk with State Reprentative Jason Barickman to get his perspective on Governor Quinn’s budget proposal introduced in Springfield on February 16th, 2011.

Mary-Lynn & Diane 2/14/11 – High Speed Rail
Mary-Lynn & Diane talk with Laura Weis, President and CEO of the Champaign Chamber of Commerce about High Speed Rail. The Chamber is part of a local coalition this is a proponent of HSR: Get On Board Illinois.

Tay and J Show 2/18/11 – Illinois vs. Michigan State preview
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner preview Saturday’s primetime matchup between Illinois and Michigan State with visits from Illini graduate assistant coach Chester Frazier and Spartans beat writer Joe Rexrode of the Lansing (Mich) State Journal.

Tay and J Show 2/17/11 – Brett Dawson in-studio
Former Illinois beat writer Brett Dawson, who now covers Kentucky for the Louisville Courier-Journal, joins Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner live in studio to give his outside take on the Illini basketball team and the Big Ten.

Tay and J Show 2/16/11 – Pujols and Illinois vs. Michigan
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner talks calls on the passing of Albert Pujols’ self-imposed deadline to negotiate a contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals. The guys then switch their focus to the Illinois basketball team and talk to Yahoo! Sports bracketology expert Brad Evans about the Illini’s NCAA tournament resume. Illinois director of baskteball operations Sean Harrington then joins the show to preview Wednesday’s game against Michigan.

Tay and J Show 2/15/11
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner talk Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition covers before breaking down Wednesday’s matchup between Illinois and Michigan with Ira Weintraub, host of “Michigan Insider” and the “John Beilein Show” on WTKA in Ann Arbor, Mich. The guys also talk about Illinois offering Peoria Notre Dame senior Max Bielfeldt and former Illini Alex Legion’s dismissal at Florida International. The show concludes with an in-studio visit from Illinois wrestling coach Jim Heffernan and Illini senior Joe Barczak.

Tay and J Show 2/14/11 – Illini and Pujols
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner react to Illinois’ loss to Purdue along with callers before Illini beat writer Chris Hine from the Chicago Tribune weighs in. The guys then chat with Kevin Wheeler of KMOX about negotiations between Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals and take calls from listeners.

Tay and J Show 2/10/11 – Illinois at Minnesota preview
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner preview Thursday’s Illinois-Minnesota basketball game by talking to Big Ten Network analyst Tim Doyle, Illinois graduate assistant coach Chester Frazier and former Illini Lucas Johnson.

Tay and J Show 2/9/11
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner debate Deron Williams vs. Derrick Rose and talk to Centennial girls basketball coach Susan Thomas as the Chargers look to complete an undefeated Big 12 season. Nick Sandell of 1500ESPN.com Twin Cities joins the guys to break down the Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball team, which takes on Illinois on Thursday. Illinois men’s gymnast Daniel Ribiero talks to the guys about his newest gold medal.

Mary-Lynn & Diane 1/24/11 – Connecting with Gary O’ Brien
Jack Lalane passed away on 1/23/11 at the age of 96. Mary-Lynn & Diane welcome radio personality Gary O’Brien, who talks about his interview with the American fitness guru.

Tay and J Show 2/8/11 – St. Louis Cardinals talk
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner debate Jim Edmonds’ Hall of Fame candidacy and whether Albert Pujols will sign a contract before spring training before KMOX broadcaster Mike Claiborne joins the guys to give his take.

Tay and J Show 2/8/11 – Pujols’ Decatur dinner host and WICD’s Aaron Matas
Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner talk to the Decatur man who recently hosted St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols and his wife, Dee Dee, for dinner. WICD NewsChannel15’s Aaron Matas joins the guys to talk Illinois hoops, NFL and Major League Baseball.

Tay and J Show 2-7-11 – Chris Hine
Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune joins Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner to break down Illinois basketball’s latest stumble, and the Illini beat writer also unveils his little-known talent.

Tay and Jay Show 2/4/11 – Super Bowl talk
The goofiness starts with Lon Tay walking into work smelling like an oil field. Then Tay, Jeremy Werner and former NFL and Illini player Fred Wakefield talk dream Super Bowl halftime shows and the best Super Bowl commercials ever, ending with a countdown of the funniest Super Bowl commercials of all-time. Wakefield also gives his prediction and keys for the big game.

Tay and J Show 2/4/11 – Chad Cassel and “5 at 5”
Coach Chad Cassel calls in from Kent State to talk about the No. 14 Illinois hockey club team. Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner again wage war in the weekly “5 at 5” debate.

Tay and J Show 2/3/11
Former Centennial star basketball player Rayvonte Rice, who is leading Drake in scoring during his freshman season, joins Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner. Illinois offensive line coach Joe Gilbert then drops in to recap yesterday’s National Signing Day. The guys talk with callers about Michigan State basketball’s unexpected struggles and the Illini basketball team’s matchup with Northwestern on Saturday before the Daily Herald’s Lindsey Willhite chimes in. Salt Fork boys basketball coach Aaron Hird calls in to talk about the defending state champion Storm’s continued success.

Tay and J Show 2/2/11 – Signing Day Special
Jason Thompson of Chief247.com joins Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner to break down the Illinois football Class of 2011. Also, three Illini signees join the show, including Wheaton Warrenville South quarterback Reilly O’Toole and Tinley Park Andrew teammates Chris O’Connor, a defensive lineman, and Tony Durkin, a center.

Tay and J Show 2/1/11 – Penn State vs. Illinois preview
Jeremy Werner talks with Penn State beat reporters David Jones, of the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot News, and Jeff Rice, of the (State College, Pa.) Centre Daily Times. Illinois grad assistant and video coordinator Chester Frazier also chimes in to preview Tuesday’s Big Ten battle.

Tay and J Show 2/1/11 – Signing Day and NBA Draft
IlliniHQ.com recruiting blogger Cody Westerlund previews Wednesday’s signing day action for Ron Zook’s football team, and Kristopher Habbas of NBADraftInsider.com joins Jeremy Werner to address Demetri McCamey’s draft stock along with other Big Ten prospects.

Tay and Jay Show 1/28/11 – Illinois-Indiana recap
Former Illini T.J. Wheeler joins Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner live in studio to recap Illinois basketball’s loss to Indiana and talk to callers. Chris Hine, Illinois beat writer for the Chicago Tribune, also joins the guys.

Tay and J Show 1/28/11 – Gymnastics; Friday 5 at 5
Illinois gymnastics coaches Justin Spring and Kim Landrus preview the Gym Jam at Huff Hall, and the guys once again battle in the Friday 5 at 5.

Tay and J Show 1/27/11 – Sean Harrington live from Bloomington
Illinois director of basketball operations Sean Harrington joins Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner to preview the Illini’s showdown with longtime rival Indiana.

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