WGN Radio shines the spotlight on Woodstock in their Your Hometown series


Let’s be honest: We all have a lot of pride in our hometown. Every town offers something that makes it a unique place to live, work, and play. Once a month, WGN Radio will showcase “Your Hometown”, a daylong in-depth look at a town. Hear localized stories about that town in features including “Neighborhood News”, “Community Corners”, sports and the business report,  highlighting the people, places, businesses and even some fun facts about that town. Tune-in on the last Thursday of every month to hear “Your Hometown”.

Jon Hansen visits Woodstock. Listen this Thursday, February 23, for a full day of special features about Woodstock.  See the spotlight video here.

Jaki Berggren, President and CEO of Naturally McHenry County, joins Bob Sirott to talk about the seasonal activities Woodstock has to offer and what their organization is all about, listen here.

Woodstock Mayor Mike Turner joins John Williams to talk about how the movie “Groundhog Day” put the city on the map, how accessible Woodstock is from anywhere in Chicago, some of the historical buildings that make up their downtown, the amazing amount of festivals that take place in the city, the diversity of Woodstock, and what makes their farmers market one of the best around. Mayor Turner also gives an update on last night’s ice storm. Listen here.

Brad Ball, President of Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Real Woodstock, joins Lisa Dent to talk about some of the accolades that his town is known for and many of the fun family events that take place year round in Woodstock. Listen here.

Steve Gavers joins Lisa Dent to talk about his annual fundraising event held in Woodstock for the last 22 years in support of cancer research. As a survivor himself, Steve has raised $8.3 million through the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation. For more information, you can go to their website and purchase tickets when they go on sale. Listen here.

Today on Your Money Matters, we feature a Woodstock, Illinois staple, Holzlager Brewing Company, by having Jon Hansen chat with the brewery’s co-founder, Travis Slepcevich. Listen in while Travis talks about their business model, the types of beers and lagers you can taste at their location, and what makes them a Woodstock staple. Listen here.

Daniel Campbell, the Director of the Woodstock Opera House, joins John Landecker on the show to discuss the history of the Opera House and the explanation of the Living History Project, which is a whole community storytelling experience, the Stage Left Cafe, and some of the fantastic talent who’ve come through the Opera House. Listen here.

Guy Bucciferro, McDonald’s owner / operator, joins John Williams to talk about how business has been going at his location in Woodstock. Guy talks about the popularity of chicken at the restaurant, how they are handling some of the staffing and inflation challenges, the importance of great customer service, and what makes McDonald’s a great place to work. Listen here.