John Williams WGN Radio

We're tickled to welcome this funny, smart and quirky radio star, John Williams, out of the broadcast booth and into the ballroom.

You can hear him on the air weekdays from 1pm to 3pm and Saturdays from 10am to Noon on WGN Radio or you can see him on the dance floor on March 16th.

John has received several broadcasting awards, including Personality of the Year, Best Afternoon Show and Best Talent on a News, Talk or Sports Station by the Illinois Broadcasters Association. He was also a finalist for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards.  His “Mincing Rascals” – a weekly political roundtable – is one of WGN’s most listened to podcasts.

One of the really special things about John is he intentionally puts a whole lot of positive energy and good in the world.  On Friday afternoons at 1:40 pm, John invites listeners to look on the “Bright Side of Life” and call in to share their good news. Dancing with Chicago Celebrities 2018 is a Bright Side for John!

When asked about his participation this year, he said, " I like to dance and this is a great cause with great people! Plus, it may be the only thing I can do better than Lou Manfredini... Maybe."

John and his wife Brenda have two sons, Grant and Griffin, and yes, they still have two wiener dogs, Bingo and Daisy.
So while you won't be able to meet Bingo and Daisy on the big night (we actually don't allow dogs in the ballroom - it's one of our only restrictions - they can distract our esteemed judges who love dogs and want to stop to play with them) you can definitely come cheer for John. 
Buy your tickets for the big night here or, you can make a donation in his honor (and his quest to beat Mr Fix-It) here.
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