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Bruce St. James: Here to have a conversation, not to lecture.

Having started in radio at the age of 17, and having no other meaningful jobs since, it’s safe to say I have no other marketable skills.

Growing up in Washington D.C. and Tucson, Arizona exposed me to very different worlds, and is probably why I am comfortable in almost every setting.

Never married, no children that I’m aware of and I don’t even have any pets. I do own a plant, but the fact it’s survived this long without watering leads me to believe it may be plastic.

Consistently inconsistent, and proud of it.

2020 brought the world unprecedented changes.

2021 is bringing the focus back to what matters- YOU.

We are bringing the conversation back to Chicago with The Bruce St James Show. No more lectures, no monologuing. 2021 is the year of the listener. The Bruce St. James Show will put Chicago front and center as he, his contributors and guests focus on real issues and why they matter to you.

From Bruce St James to John Howell, WLS-AM is having the conversations that matter to you. From Maple Park to LaGrange to the Northwest Side, WLS-AM wants to hear from you. Tell us what matters and let’s talk about it.

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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Bruce St. James: Here to have a conversation, not to lecture.

Having started in radio at the age of 17, and having no other meaningful jobs since, it’s safe to say I have no other marketable skills.

Growing up in Washington D.C. and Tucson, Arizona exposed me to very different worlds, and is probably why I am comfortable in almost every setting.

Never married, no children that I’m aware of and I don’t even have any pets. I do own a plant, but the fact it’s survived this long without watering leads me to believe it may be plastic.

Consistently inconsistent, and proud of it.

2020 brought the world unprecedented changes.

2021 is bringing the focus back to what matters- YOU.

We are bringing the conversation back to Chicago with The Bruce St James Show. No more lectures, no monologuing. 2021 is the year of the listener. The Bruce St. James Show will put Chicago front and center as he, his contributors and guests focus on real issues and why they matter to you.

From Bruce St James to John Howell, WLS-AM is having the conversations that matter to you. From Maple Park to LaGrange to the Northwest Side, WLS-AM wants to hear from you. Tell us what matters and let’s talk about it.

    Will mass student loan forgiveness work?

    Will mass student loan forgiveness work?

    Why are people coming out of retirement to work? The Bauke Group President & Chief Career Strategist Julie Bauke explains why. More break ins are happening on the Mag Mile. Bruce and Judy try to figure out where the City of Chicago should go from here. Should taxpayers make up for Illinois' pension money mismanagement? Ted Dabrowski, President at Wirepoints, recaps the latest.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Red light cameras are taking everyone's money

    Red light cameras are taking everyone's money

    Consumers are switching to cheaper brands due to inflation. Bruce and Judy share what food and clothing brands they are loyal to. Grammy Music Educator Award Finalist and Senn High School music director Trevor Nicholas shares how he was nominated for a Grammy. Bruce and Judy are not surprised by the obscene amount of money Chicago makes from red-light cameras. Axios' Justin Kauffman shares you may be getting another stimulus check.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Slow drivers belong in the right lane

    Slow drivers belong in the right lane

    Are you a road rager? Bruce and Judy go through the rules of the road. Judy wonders why new vehicles must average 40 MPH by 2026. Should schools be starting later? Bruce shares how he missed his first-period class every school day. Elma Kulovic, director of the Refugee Resettlement Program run by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Catholic Charities, shares how they are preparing to take in hundreds of Ukrainian refugees. Bruce and Judy believe Eric Church should give free beer out at his next show.

    • 2 hr
    Boys have stinky shoes

    Boys have stinky shoes

    Pete McMurray fills in for Bruce St James. Pete asks Judy, amid the coin shortage, where she stores her coins. Pete and Judy talk to WGN TV's Pat Tomasulo about his new comedy special. Judy shares why she stopped watching March Madness this year. Comedian Jake Johannson shares what it's like looking for colleges with his daughter and his show at Zanies this March 31st. Judy shares why she is a nervous flyer. Marine Biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle invites everyone to an all-woman panel discussion about optimism and the future of marine conservation. Judy tries to convince Pete to get an air fryer.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Bring your pets to work day!

    Bring your pets to work day!

    We all have to grow up sometimes. Bruce and Judy go through things you need to stop doing once you hit your 40s. Judy would be on board to have a pet-friendly office. A man has been charged with trespassing after climbing the wing of a plane and running around the tarmac at Chicago Midway airport. TSA expert and University of Illinois Professor Sheldon Jacobson explains how this man got through Midway's security. The gas tax holiday sounds like a good idea but will it solve our transit problems? State Representative Kam Buckner provides his insight on the gas tax holiday. Judy gives spring cleaning tips to help you declutter your house.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Judy doesn't need the gym; the gym needs Judy

    Judy doesn't need the gym; the gym needs Judy

    Bruce does not believe you can trick yourself into liking exercise. Is it time to do away with college? Bruce and Judy ask the listeners if they went to college or learned a trade after high school. Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. John O'Brien shares if you need to get your 2nd booster shot. Spring break is at a breaking point. Judy shares tips on how to avoid the partiers during spring break. Chicago isn't as expensive as you think… Bruce and Judy go through the most stressed-out states. Owner of Brown Sugar Bakery, Stephanie Hart, shares how she is doing after a car smashed into her bakery. Comedian Lewis Black calls in to share delightful news. Find out why Judy may need to make a new Netflix account.

    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Carolyn 420 ,

the Bruce St Bruce Show

Very thank-ful to hear Judy again!Glad she Un-Retired!She always says just the right thing.

kwritedoubleu ,

Welcome back!

I really enjoy listening to Bruce. He offers a different perspective, invites kind banter between co-hosts, and keeps a gamut of discussions going. Thank you for your voice on the radio!

Peter Erhardt ,

Judy

Just said the protest in Seattle and the one with Trump were different from the resurrection?

Trump was forces to the bunker of the White House June 1st 2020 from protesters but never labeled and insurrection and never caught or tried arrest them.

So tell Judy this cause no one talks about this

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