Published on Friday, 14 May 2010 07:28
This morning, just after Midnight, Pat Quinn, the Governor of the State of Illinois, paid a visit to WGN-AM's "Life After Dark" show. He did so to personally declare to the show's hosts, Steve King & Johnnie Putman, that today, May 14th, 2010 is officially "Steve & Johnnie Day."
This high honor is bestowed upon the radio hosts for their long service on Chicago radio, and especially because of the duo's 25 years on WGN Radio
. Governor Quinn was hoping to do this closer to Steve & Johnnie's actual 25th anniversary, but scheduling conflicts did not allow it.
Audio of Governor Quinn reading & presenting this proclamation to Steve & Johnnie can be heard at this link HERE
The following is the actual text of this State of Illinois Proclamation:
Whereas, the familiar and friendly voices of radio hosts can make a long overnight shift pass more swiftly, keep drivers company on dark and lonely highways, and comfort the sleepless as they wait for dawn; and,
Whereas, Steve King and Johnnie Putman, co-hosts of "The Steve and Johnnie Show" on WGN Radio, bring music, laughter, news and good cheer through the night to listeners in 38 states and parts of Canada, as well as on-line fans around the world; and,
Whereas, Steve King and Johnnie Putman are partners on and off the air, and as husband and wife have welcomed their listeners into their extended family; and,
Whereas, Steve King and Johnnie Putman have demonstrated their commitment to their listeners and their community by raising many thousands of dollars for worthy causes, including the WGN Neediest Kids Fund; and,
Whereas, Steve King and Johnnie Putman bring enthusiasm, warmth and a sense of fun to each broadcast, brightening the night as they inspire their listeners; and,
Whereas, Steve King and Johnnie Putman this year are celebrating their silver anniversary together as co-hosts of Chicago's number one all-night radio program:
Therefore, I, Pat Quinn, Governor of the State of Illinois do hereby proclaim May 14, 2010, as Steve King and Johnnie Putman Day in Illinois, in recognition of their talent, their commitment to their listeners and to each other, and their 25 years of bringing music, news and lively conversation to Life After Dark.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Illinois to be affixed. Done at the Capitol, in the City of Springfield, this fourteenth day of May, in the Year of Our Lord two thousand ten, and of the State of Illinois the one hundred and ninety-second.
Congratulations to Steve & Johnnie!