Nick Digilio

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Nick Kington Digilio
Born(1965-07-06)July 6, 1965
Chicago, IL
ShowThe Nick Digilio Show
Station(s)720 AM
NetworkWGN Radio
Time slotMonday - Friday 2am-5am, (CT) Saturdays 8pm-Midnight, (CT)
Spouse(s)Heather Digilio (married 2009 - divorced 2011)
 
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Nick Kington Digilio
Born(1965-07-06)July 6, 1965
Chicago, IL
ShowThe Nick Digilio Show
Station(s)720 AM
NetworkWGN Radio
Time slotMonday - Friday 2am-5am, (CT) Saturdays 8pm-Midnight, (CT)
Spouse(s)Heather Digilio (married 2009 - divorced 2011)

Nick Digilio (born July 6, 1965) is a movie critic and radio personality. He is the host of an award-winning radio program[1] on WGN Radio in Chicago, and is a frequent fill-in host for WGN.

Life[edit]

Digilio grew up about five blocks away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Luther North High School and graduated in 1983.[2] He also attended Columbia College Chicago where he studied film.[2] He recently moved from the Andersonville and Albany Park neighborhoods to the Old Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago. Digilio is a theater director and actor, and a former member of The Factory Theater. He has married twice and divorced twice.

Radio career[edit]

Early history at WGN[edit]

Digilio began reviewing movies on the WGN Roy Leonard Show in 1985.[3] His contributions to Roy's program led WGN Radio management to decide that he'd be a good permanent addition to the station. He soon became a regular on other WGN Radio programs, including Steve King and Johnnie Putman's Life After Dark program. He gained a reputation for his alternative and controversial play and movie reviews. For instance, he applauds the movies Critters, Friday the 13th Part 5, Joe Dirt, and Freddy Got Fingered, while he dislikes Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Dark Knight.[4] Digilio reviews all the new films on his own show.

Nick D. and Garry Lee and The Nick Digilio Show[edit]

For several years, Digilio co-hosted a weekend late-night radio program on WGN with Garry Lee Wright and on May 31, 1998,[2] he began hosting his own program called Nick at Night - joined by Wright on Fridays. On February 10, 2006, Digilio's program's name was changed to 'The Nick Digilio Show' to correspond with a move from late-nights to prime time on Saturday night and not-so-late nights on Friday and Sunday nights. The Nick Digilio Show can currently be heard on WGN Radio in Chicago (720 AM) where Digilio discusses popular culture, current events, all things Chicago, and other hot topics including why the Flavor Bowl from KFC is the best fast food item ever produced, and the fact that there actually once was vegetable flavored Jell-O.

The current weekend producer of The Nick Digilio Show is Craig Collins, replacing Andy "The Count" Hermann.[5] Mike "Broham" Stephen used to produce Digilio's Sunday night program. Craig currently manages the Nick D. Show Producer's Blog[6] on the WGN Radio website.

Aspects of the show[edit]

Listeners who have viewed some of Nick's photos on his WGN web page have compared his face to the late pitchmen, Billy Mays; this analogy saddens Nick.

Nick is a fan of McDonald's "Mac Wrap"

He enjoys doing celebrity impressions when appropriate, such as :

Current and former radio segments[edit]

(Alphabetically)

Frequent callers and contributors[edit]

Running jokes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]