Bill O’Loughlin and the Choo-Choo Train

20 Jan

If you’re not listening to Bill O’Loughlin’s “talk radio the way it oughtta be” on WECK 1230-AM from 9-11 weekdays, you’re missing out.  Aside from the fact that he doesn’t pack his show with ghost stories and seditious hate speech, he’s got a distinctive delivery and prides himself on taking topics on occasional tangential journeys.  His live ads for Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More are downright hypnotic.

Seriously, it should be our goal to make his show an ironic cult favorite among Buffalo’s under-30 hipster set.

One of his loyal fans put together this “Choo choo train” montage, and it offers up a sampling of the above. Enjoy.

[audio:|titles=choo choo train]

14 Responses to “Bill O’Loughlin and the Choo-Choo Train”

  1. Joshua Gregory January 20, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    I truly hope your ‘ghost stories’ reference has nothing to do with my terribly awesome show on Sunday nights on WECK. 🙂

  2. Thomas January 20, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    I love when he calls for nuclear destruction of the Middle East! Or that his gun toting friends state that you need to be able to buy a 30 round magazine in order to protect yourself from civil insurrection.

    …and “occasional” tangential journeys?

  3. Hank January 20, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Where would we get our oil if not from the nuclear wasteland of the middle east? Oh, the billions of barrels in oil shale and Alaska. Like we should be doing anyway.

    Fear not, there will be Nuclear hot spots in SW Asia soon as Iran gets those warheads made. Glad I’m not looking for an apartment in Tel Aviv.

    This guy looks pretty old to be an icon to the “under 30 hipster set”, not?

  4. Alan Bedenko January 20, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Joshua – I was referring to another host on another station. 

  5. Joshua Gregory January 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    Alan, I know. Just fooling around! Self-promotion, man!

    I stopped listening to said station after hearing “US citizens don’t have any God-given right to know what our diplomats are doing” – Sandy Beach


    “I don’t even have a subscription to the Buffalo News, I read it online or check out the copy provided by the station.” – Tom Bauerle

    Hell, people might think my show is goof ball, but at least I’m not that dense.

    • Alan Bedenko January 20, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

      Besides, I’m a huge Ghost Adventures fan.

  6. bud boomer January 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    when i heard this on the brad riter show, i nearly started crying from trying not to laugh in my cubicle. GET OUT OF MY WAY YOU COWS.

  7. Jon Splett January 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Hey WECK folks,

    Can you guys fix the RSS feed for your podcasts so it doesn’t dump every single show into one feed and aggregates them by individual hosts instead?

    I want to listen to Nick Mendola and Brad Riter but every time I update the feed I have to cancel about 10 other shows I have zero interest in. Makes me just want to delete the feed from my podcasting program entirely.

  8. Jon Splett January 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    Also, the audio quality is frequently horrible. Seems like something incredibly fixable for a podcast.

  9. Hapklein January 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Ten years ago I was doing business that required me to be out during the evening hours.
    For some weird reason I often listened to Bill O’Loughlin who had a show on WBEN I think called “Money Talk,” or something similar.
    I want to tell you this guy is a comfortable Nazi who made lots of money when the market was zooming and just didn’t pick up warning signs and I bet a lot of dupes paid an awful price for his stupidity.Now through another connection I knew this guy to be an absolute fright. At one time he worked in a brokerage firm on Sheridan Drive near Evans. I have a witness that he humiliated and bullied one secretary so severely that she ran from the office out into traffic frantic and distraught with his extreme and constant humiliation.

    This person is an insult to humanity and a terrible person. I post this as a public service announcement so is Lawyers don’t hound me.

  10. Jennifer January 21, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    Wait. There is a local radio show in Buffalo that tells ghost stories? What station, day and time please.

  11. Andy January 22, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    “Aside from the fact that he doesn’t pack his show with ghost stories and seditious hate speech”

    Don’t forget cats. Lots and lots about cats. 

  12. CTOYH February 4, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Every time I have tried to listen to Bill, I fall  asleep. 


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