Speaking of Radio

Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden


Fahey Flynn

Recorded October 04th, 1972 - 15 min

Chicago announcer-actor-newsman on radio who easily made a transition to television and was popular in all media. He was born in 1916 and was 56 at the time of our conversation at WLS-TV studios in Chicago. The beloved Windy City personality died on August 8, 1983 at age 67.

Marvel News - 2/9/43 - With Fahey Flynn

Did you enjoy the interview? Listen to 5 minutes of news with newsman Fahey Flynn from February 9th, 1943.


  1. Michael Guccione says... comment left on December 16, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Any interviews with PJ Hoff? I remember Fahey and PJ on the 10 o’clock news, channel 2 I think. PJ did the weather with great cartoons, also recall a Standard Oil stand on the desk. Your site is like finding gold, keep up the outstanding work Chuck!! NOTE FROM CHUCK– Sorry, no interview with P. J. Hoff.

  2. Frank W. Brown says... comment left on December 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I just listened to your interview with Fahey Flynn and remember seeing him on the TV news telecast years ago. That was after moving to Valparaiso Indiana in 1969. I have been a devoted listener and something of an archivist since first hearing your TWTD program in 1975.
    The “Speaking Of Radio” addition to your website is great. Thanks for all the good listening enjoyment over the years.

  3. Ben A. Ingrassia says... comment left on December 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Who could ever forget those bow ties? His style was a little too dry for me, though, albeit typical for the times. The cadence and drone of his voice could put me to sleep. Nonetheless, your interview was great, and, as always, brought back many great memories of that era.

  4. wilhelmina russell says... comment left on February 15, 2014 at 9:55 am

    I once lived in Chicago, 1954 to 1967. My family moved to Ohio. Almost living in Chicago, we always watched Fahey Flynn and PJ Hoff. I tried to keep up with those two. They were both great news people. I miss them both.