Category Archives: The Expired Meter In The News
So, when that bright orange parking ticket colored phone rang in the Geek’s underground bunker earlier in the week, we knew it’s someone important.
It was Mike Stephen, the affable host of Outside the Loop Radio.
Stephen was desperate. With NATO in town, all the potential cool, interesting and important guests he usually has on the show had fled town.
Who would have thought we’d still be talking about the Chicago parking meter lease deal nearly four years after the fact.
The Parking Ticket Geek joins John Williams on WGN Radio 720 AM Thursday afternoon at 2 PM to discuss how the meter lease deal continues to haunt the city.
Tune in 720 AM or stream WGN radio here.
No, seriously, a LOT. I drive so much, I constantly have the radio on.
But there’s one show I think it’s perhaps the most fun and entertaining radio show in Chicago.
The guy is witty, funny, intelligent and totally dialed in to pop culture. And I think I trust his movie reviews more than Roger Ebert.
For whatever reason, one of my favorite radio hosts likes to lower the respectability of his show every once in a while and invite the Parking Ticket Geek on the air.
The Geek joins Nick D. Saturday night at 8 PM to discuss all the crazy driving and parking related stuff that’s been going on lately–speed cameras, record gas prices, red light cameras and more.
Tune in WGN AM 720 or stream it here.
Mike Stephen, the smooth and suave host of Outside the Loop Radio has the Parking Ticket Geek on speed dial.
So every time Stephen needs some parking ticket advice, he gets the Geek on the phone.
Being the huge fan of one of Chicago’s cutting edge public affairs radio shows, Mr. Geek is always willing to add his idiotic 2 cents.
Thursday morning at 10 AM, the Geek and Stephen talk parking tickets, speed cameras and yellow light timing.
WGN Radio 720 is what’s called a “heritage” radio station.
It was one of the very first commercial radio stations in America, with a long and storied past, and continues to be a powerhouse.
With 50,000 watts of power, listeners all over the Midwest and even further in some cases can pick it up.
When the radio industry first got started, radio stations only existed in large cities. But with lots of transmitter power, they were able to broadcast news, music and information to people hundreds of miles away.
Well, Saturday night, all those listeners across the country will get a chance to be annoyed by that moron, the Parking Ticket Geek when he joins the hip and hilarious Nick Digilio on his show at 7 PM.
The speed camera bill is on the agenda tomorrow morning when the Parking Ticket Geek joins host Mike Stephen on Outside the Loop Radio.
Governor Quinn is reportedly close to a decision on whether he will sign or veto a bill that would allow Chicago to outfit red light cameras to also issue speeding tickets and Stephen and the Geek discuss it.
The Parking Ticket Geek is going to talk tickets and all things driving Friday night at 10 PM with Nick Digilio on WGN Radio 720 AM.
Listen in and then call in and torment the Geek at 312-591-7200.
UPDATE: Just added video of Target 5 piece to the Geek Media page.
The piece airs at 10 PM tonight on NBC 5.
Sources at NBC tell us that annoying Parking Ticket Geek may make a cameo appearance in the story.
The Parking Ticket Geek and radio host Mike Stephen spend a few minutes chatting underneath the CTA Blue Line tracks Thursday morning on Outside the Loop Radio.
Stephen and the Geek talk about the CTA’s Under ‘L Parking program, a report on pedestrian vs. vehicle accidents and the City Clerk pushing forward with a plan to get advertising sponsors for next year’s city stickers.
If you’re not at a parade, or a picnic, or backyard barbecue or blowing off fireworks or reading the Declaration of Independence or a myriad of other fun things on July 4th–tune into WGN Radio 720 to hear the Parking Ticket Geek.
Monday, at 5 PM, the patriotic Parking Ticket Geek joins Nick Digilio for an hour to talking all things parking and driving in Chicago.
Should be fun as long as the Geek doesn’t blow his fingers off with an M-80 before the broadcast.