John B

About John B

John Bialas holds the honor of being WLUW's longest active volunteer. He has served as news reporter, studio engineer, public affairs director, and deejay. John is currently the host and producer of The Comedy Express, which he describes as "a non-stop hour of classic commercial-free comedy without commentary". He is single and lives in Chicago.

John B's Shows

10 : 00a.m.

The Comedy Express is a weekly series covering the history of recorded comedy. Host/producer John Bialas assembles each episode from his own extensive collection of LPs, CDs, tapes and videos. "I started collecting old comedy albums in the late seventies," says Bialas, a 23-year veteran of WLUW. "Eddie Schwartz hosted an all-night radio show back then, and he'd interview comedians and play long cuts from their albums. My show is kind of a tribute to his memory." Bialas hopes to reach listeners who appreciate history as well as hilarity. "I focus on comedians or personalities that had a major impact on the entertainment history, especially the ones who happen to be celebrating a birthday next week." So what's scheduled for next Sunday? "Check your almanac for clues," hints Bialas.