In this INBA podcast with Margaret Larkin, she interviews Pat Cassidy just a couple days before his retirement in 2021.
Cassidy retired from WBBM Newsradio after several successful years of anchoring news in the morning there and at WMAQ, WBMX, and other radio stations; a half a century career.
Cassidy says he’s always been a person who sounds the same on-air and off-air. When asked how did he “keep it real” over all these years, he says he’s just himself and while on-air he imagines he’s having a one-on-one conversation with the listener. He says he would think of talking to his dad, mom, or wife, I would actually kind of picture them in my mind and talk to them one-on-one,” Cassidy said.
In this podcast Cassidy also talks about what he’s learned, notable stories, and the most embarrassing mistake he ever made on the air.
As a bonus at the end of this podcast, Larkin includes an interview she did with Cassidy at WBBM in 2013.