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Vanished Chicagoland Stories

By Pete Kastanes
From Vanished Chicagoland's Facebook Page, I will record podcast episodes about my memories from businesses and events that happened while growing up in Chicago.
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Episode 23: Turn-Style Discount Stores, Agostino's Italian Restaurant, Lake Tower Motel, and P.J. Hoff.

Vanished Chicagoland Stories

Episode 23: Turn-Style Discount Stores, Agostino's Italian Restaurant, Lake Tower Motel, and P.J. Hoff.

Vanished Chicagoland Stories

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Episode 31: Riverview Park's Roller Coasters and Two Ton Baker.
Episode 31: I will be talking about Riverview Park's Roller Coasters and Two Ton Baker. 
24:49
June 20, 2021
Episode 30: Father's Day Episode. Zayre, Tim Weigel and the early days of Riverview Park.
Episode 30: I will be talking about Father's Day, Zayre, Tim Weigel and, the early days of Riverview Park in Chicago.
24:38
June 19, 2021
Episode 29: Family Classics With Frazier Thomas that aired on WGN-TV Channel 9 in Chicago.
Episode 29: I will be talking about Family Classics With Frazier Thomas that aired on WGN-TV Channel 9 in Chicago. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein. 
26:26
June 15, 2021
Episode 28: Record Store Day. Chicago's Vanished Record Stores.
Episode 28: Record Store Day. I will be talking about Chicago's Vanished Record Stores. Rose Records, The Flipside, Musicland, Kroozin' Music, and more. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
24:43
June 12, 2021
Episode 27: Ground Round Restaurants, Sneak Previews on WTTW-TV Channel 11, McDade & Company, and ON-TV Subscription Television.
Episode 27: I will be talking about Ground Round Restaurants, Sneak Previews on WTTW-TV Channel 11, McDade & Company, and ON-TV Subscription Television. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
25:20
June 10, 2021
Episode 26: A special episode: 40 years ago today, I graduated from Bogan High School in Chicago.
Episode 26: A special episode: 40 years ago today, I graduated from Bogan High School in Chicago on June 5, 1981. I will be talking about my memories of my high school years. Good and bad. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
25:48
June 5, 2021
Episode 25: Old Chicago Indoor Amusement Park, Gavin MacLeod, B.J. Thomas and, Arlene Golonka.
Episode 25: I will be talking about Old Chicago Indoor Amusement Park, Gavin MacLeod, B.J. Thomas and, Arlene Golonka. 
23:59
June 1, 2021
Episode 24: The Pickle Barrel Restaurant, Ford City Cinema, Mister Kelly's, and La Maisonette French Restaurant.
Episode 24: I will be talking about The Pickle Barrel Restaurant, Ford City Cinema, Mister Kelly's, and La Maisonette French Restaurant. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
27:27
May 29, 2021
Episode 23: Turn-Style Discount Stores, Agostino's Italian Restaurant, Lake Tower Motel, and P.J. Hoff.
Episode 23: I will be talking about Turn-Style Discount Stores, Agostino's Italian Restaurant, Lake Tower Motel, and P.J. Hoff.
23:22
May 25, 2021
Episode 22: Just Pants, Charles Grodin, The Hasty Tasty Restaurant, and The Magic Door.
I will be talking about Just Pants, Charles Grodin, The Hasty Tasty Restaurant, and The Magic Door. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
20:14
May 21, 2021
Episode 21: Colby's Furniture Stores, Buffalo Ice Cream Parlor, Garofalo's Supermarkets and, Multiplication Rock on ABC-TV.
Episode 21: I will be talking about Colby's Furniture Stores, Buffalo Ice Cream Parlor, Garofalo's Supermarkets and, Multiplication Rock on ABC-TV. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
23:32
May 18, 2021
Episode 20 : Bob Koester of Jazz Record Mart, Lytton's, Dick Kay, and High-Low Foods.
Episode 20: I will be talking about Bob Koester of Jazz Record Mart, Lytton's, Dick Kay, and High-Low Foods.
23:04
May 15, 2021
Episode 19 : Lee Phillip, Bonanza Steakhouse, Union National Bank of Roseland, and Antoinette Pope School of Fancy Cookery.
I will be talking about Lee Phillip, Bonanza Steakhouse, Union National Bank of Roseland, and Antoinette Pope School of Fancy Cookery. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
23:55
May 11, 2021
Episode 18: Mother's Day Special. M-Squad, Schmitt Bakeries, Bob Wallace, and stores that had Mother's Day sales.
Episode 18: Mother's Day Special. I will be talking about M-Squad, Schmitt Bakeries, a tribute to Bob Wallace, and stores that had Mother's Day sales. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
21:55
May 9, 2021
Episode 17: WLAK 94 FM, Olympia Dukakis, Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips, and The Coral Theater.
I will be talking about WLAK 94 FM, Olympia Dukakis, Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips, and The Coral Theater. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
18:01
May 4, 2021
Episode 16: Reggie Candy Bar, L. Fish Furniture Store, Johnny Crawford, and WGN-TV Baseball Announcers.
I will be talking about Reggie Candy Bar, L. Fish Furniture Store, actor Johnny Crawford, and WGN-TV Baseball Announcers. 
20:26
April 30, 2021
Episode 15: Tab Cola, Chicago's Lost Bakeries, Watching Speed Racer on TV, and Carson Pirie Scott and Co. Department Store on State Street.
I will be talking about Tab Cola, Chicago's Lost Bakeries, Watching Speed Racer on TV, and Carson Pirie Scott and Co. Department Store in State Street.  
22:12
April 27, 2021
Episode 14: Ned Locke, Poppin' Fresh Pies, Night Gallery, Boris Karloff's Thriller, and Yankee Doodle Dandy Hamburgers.
I will be talking about Ned Locke, Poppin' Fresh Pies, Night Gallery, Boris Karloff's Thriller, and Yankee Doodle Dandy Hamburgers. Note: I made an error on the podcast. Night Gallery celebrated its 50th anniversary, not the 60th. I apologize for the error. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
25:01
April 25, 2021
Episode 13: Lum's Restaurants, The Bay City Rollers, Community Discount Stores, and The Fireball Roller Coaster at Riverview Park in Chicago.
I will be talking about Lum's Restaurants, The Bay City Rollers, Community Discount Stores, and The Fireball Roller Coaster at Riverview Park in Chicago.
22:10
April 24, 2021
Episode 12: Wag's Restaurants, Watching The Flintstones on TV in Chicago, Greyhound Post House Cafeteria, TV Forecast Magazine, and Ivanhoe Theater.
I will be talking about Wag's Restaurants, memories of watching the Flintstones on TV in Chicago, Greyhound Post House Cafeteria, TV Forecast Magazine, and Ivanhoe Theater. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
22:07
April 21, 2021
Episode 11: The deaths of actors Lee Aaaker and Felix Silla. Chances R Restaurants, Don McNeil's Breakfast Club, and Town & Country Restaurants.
I will be talking about the death of actors Lee Aaker and Felix Silla. Chances R Restaurants, the history of Don McNeil's Breakfast Club, and Town & Country Restaurants. 
22:46
April 17, 2021
Episode 10: Dispensa's Kiddie Kingdom, Peter Pan Restaurants, and WLUP FM 98 Commercials with Lorelei.
I will be talking about Dispensa's Kingdom Amusement Park, Peter Pan Restaurants, and WLUP FM 98 Commercials that featured Lorelei Shark. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
20:31
April 13, 2021
Episode 9: Dressel's Strawberry Shortcake, Prince Phillip's visits to Chicago, and Discount Retail Stores in the 1960's and 1970s.
I will be talking about Dressel's Strawberry Shortcake, Prince Phillip's visits to Chicago, and Discount Retail Stores in the 1960s and 1970s.
17:38
April 10, 2021
Episode 8: Chicago Newsstands, Harry Caray, and the early days of WSNS-TV Channel 44.
I will be talking about memories of Chicago Newsstands, the 50th anniversary of Harry Caray broadcasting for the Chicago White Sox, and the early days of WSNS-TV Channel 44 programming.
19:31
April 8, 2021
Episode 7: Easter episode featuring The Funny Company, Mraz Drug Store and, Canfield's Soft Drinks.
Happy Easter, Everyone! I will be talking about The Funny Company, Mraz Drug Store and, Canfield's Soft Drinks. 
14:24
April 4, 2021
Episode 6: Dark Shadows Last Episode, Dutch Mill Candies, Moondog's Comicland, and Creature Features.
In this episode, I will be talking about the last episode of Dark Shadows, Dutch Mill Candies, Moondog's Comicland, and Creature Features.
21:02
April 3, 2021
Episode 5: Salerno Cookies and other posts on my Vanished Chicagoland Facebook Page for the past week.
In this episode, I will be talking about Salerno Cookies and their delicious flavors. Also, talking about my posts on my social media accounts for the past few days. 
17:39
March 31, 2021
Episode 4: Speaking about memories at Peacock Alley at Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago.
In this episode, I will be speaking about memories of Peacock Alley that was located at the lower level of The Ford City Shopping Center in Chicago.
15:55
March 27, 2021
Episode 3: Vanished Chicagoland Grocery Stores and Supermarkets.
In this episode, I will be speaking about grocery stores and supermarkets that have disappeared in the Chicagoland area. High-Low Foods, Dominick's, Treasure Island, National Foods Store, A&P, and many more! My video of this is on YouTube under my name.
22:17
March 27, 2021
Episode 2: Speaking about Gatelys Peoples Store, Talman Bank and John's Garage Restaurants.
Episode two of my podcast. I talked about Gatelys Peoples Store, Talman Bank, and John's Garage Restaurant. Also spoke about how Vanished Chicagoland Facebook Page got launched. Clips from the show are credited by The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV) by Rick Klein.
19:50
March 25, 2021
Introduction to my first podcast Vanished Chicagoland Stories. The rough draft.
The first episode of my new podcast. It is called Vanished Chicagoland Stories. This is just a test. We will see how it will progress.
06:16
March 24, 2021