Orion Samuelson on ‘The Friday Night Show’ (2003)


After a 60-year career, Chicago radio legend and National Radio Hall of Fame member Orion Samuelson is retiring at the end of 2020.

Born on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, Samuelson is best known for his daily business and agriculture reports on WGN Radio. Samuelson also emceed the National Barn Dance on WGN.

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In 2003, Bob Sirott interviewed Samuelson on WTTW’s “The Friday Night Show” about his career. Watch the full interview above.


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