John Calhoun

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Some of my favorite things about Chicago: Italian beef, deep-dish pepperoni pizza and the incredible Chicago skyline. I enjoy spending time with my family, water skiing, old movies and cruising in my Challenger SRT 8.

My first job in Chicago radio was at 99 WE FM. During the 80′s I hosted a nationally broadcast program on the Satellite Music Network. My show was heard on 250 stations in all 50 states. After that, it was mornings on 100.3 The Point. In the mid-90′s I joined the team at Oldies 104.3. In 1999, I began doing commercial production and voice-over work for WGN Radio. Since 2006, I’ve been the Production Director for Salem Communications – Chicago. However, on the weekend, I get to play Chicago’s Greatest Hits of the 60′s, 70′s & 80′s on 104-3 K HiTS and I’m loving it!

The Cubs Connection To This Birthday Boy’s Biggest Hit

The Cubs TV broadcasts in 1984 and 1985 featured this huge hit.

104.3 K-Hits Chicago–10/10/2017

Happy Birthday To The Gangster Of Love

This Wisconsin-born singer/songwriter/guitarist racked up 20 hits in 25 years. Three made it all the way to #1.

104.3 K-Hits Chicago–10/05/2017

17 Albums And 38 Hit Songs Later, He Starts His Solo Career!

Happy birthday to a legendary Chicago performer!

104.3 K-Hits Chicago–09/13/2017

You May Not Know His Name, But You Do Know His Music

The name of the group is slightly misleading, since Dewey Bunnell is an Englishman.

104.3 K-Hits Chicago–09/12/2017

Happy Birthday Lionel Richie!

Lionel grew up on the campus of the Tuskegee Institute, where his grandfather had worked.

104.3 K-Hits Chicago–06/20/2017

The Blues Brothers Chicago Premiere

If you ever lived or worked in Chicago – this movie is probably one of your favorites.

104.3 K-Hits Chicago–06/16/2017

This 80’s Blockbuster Had Been Turned Down By Every Studio In Hollywood

Paramount executive Michael Eisner said the script was the best he had ever read.

104.3 K-Hits Chicago–06/12/2017

Named For A Very Cold Night, This Group Was Actually Very Hot

Very few artists have charted 21 hits in a 6 year span.

104.3 K-Hits Chicago–06/09/2017

June 8th Is His Birthday And He Plays Ravinia June 27th

He played with Steve Miller, lived in Europe, retired from music, opened a restaurant and made a comeback.

06/08/2017

Can It Really Be Summer Without These Guys?

They’re the most popular American rock and roll group of all time.

104.3 K-Hits Chicago–06/02/2017

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