Orion Samuelson
Orion Samuelson
Orion "The Big O" Samuelson (born March 31, 1934) is an American broadcaster, most widely known for hosting U.S. Farm Report. He was inducted in to the Radio Hall of Fame in 2003.
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That Day: Ten Years After - WGN Radio
Google News - over 5 years
Join host John Williams for reflections on September 11, 2001, with the WGN Radio broadcasters who were on air that morning: business and agriculture reporter Orion Samuelson, sports director Dave Eanet, former WGN Radio news director Tom Petersen and
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Memorial Services To Commemorate Sept. 11 Anniversary - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The event will include a color guard, prayers for the victims and their families and a narrative given by Orion Samuelson of the events that morning. Huntley will host a memorial at noon Sunday at the James C. Dhamer Town Square on Main Street
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Huntley Man Donates Special Flag For 9/11 Memorial - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The ceremony begins at 8 am with a color guard and includes a narrative read by Orion Samuelson, a WGN-radio host. Visiting Ground Zero with his wife, Eileen and children was “very somber, very sad,” Leznek said. “Certainly, it's hallowed ground now
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WGN Sets 9/11 Special - All Access Music Group
Google News - over 5 years
Among the guests will be the on-air team who were broadcasting that morning, including former morning man SPIKE O'DELL, Business and Agriculture Reporter ORION SAMUELSON, Sports DIrector DAVE EANET, and former News Director TOM PETERSEN
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Race Is On For Three Open Sun City Seats - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
WGN radio's Orion Samuelson is scheduled to moderate the event. Sun City board directors serve two-year terms and are unpaid. “I have a feeling that because there are more (candidates), there's going to be more people attending the forums,” said
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Sandwich Fair is ready for end-of-summer action - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - over 5 years
Other activities include culinary competitions in apple cake, beef and soups; and harness racing. Musical entertainment includes Orion Samuelson with the Round House Band, Sherri Farley on the hammered dulcimer, White Dragon, and Crossroads
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Sun City Huntley Preparing Rememberance Ceremony - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The women invested $1500 to purchase the flags and started planning the ceremony, which will include a narrative of the events that day 10 years ago will be read by Orion Samuelson, a Sun City resident and well known Chicago radio personality
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Ten things to know about Farm Progress Show - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
The farmer's favorite agricultural news broadcaster, Orion Samuelson, will be speaking at the UI booth from 10:30 to 11:30 am daily. 10. Get your learning on. A host of talks will be given by experts in their field. And the best part is you don't have
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Orion Samuelson gets award at Lake County Fair - Chicago Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Legendary agriculture reporter Orion Samuelson received another prize for his mantel Friday at the Lake County Fair — a lifetime achievement award for his decades covering the farm industry. Decked out in a red, button-down shirt,
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83rd Lake County Fair offers simpler time - Chicago Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The Fair Association will also give a special tribute to Orion Samuelson from WGN-AM radio, who has been a supporter of the fair for many years, Vyfvinkel said. “He has had a connection with county fairs throughout his career,” she said
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Dave Bakke: Fair seeks way to honor Tolan family - The State Journal-Register
Google News - over 5 years
The precedent that comes immediately to my mind is the naming of the Orion Samuelson Junior Livestock Building at the fairgrounds. Samuelson is the longtime WGN farm broadcaster. Every year, he still comes from Chicago to the fair to emcee events,
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Drendel family hosts tour of Hampshire dairy farm - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - over 5 years
Orion Samuelson, WGN agribusiness broadcaster since 1960, said he talked about the Drendel farm tour all week on the radio station. “I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin where we had 30 cows that we milked by hand,” Samuelson said
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Familiar sounds & unfamiliar sights - Morris Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
“I saw it out there, and I thought, 'Boy, that must have been some party,'” Orion Samuelson, longtime WGN farm radio personality, said of the 64-year-old International H tractor, resplendent in its magnificent coat of deep purple enamel,
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Back where it all began - Morris Daily Herald
Google News - over 5 years
A rib dinner by Cutting Edge of Shorewood will tantalize everyone at the fairgrounds from 4 to 6 pm The Max (Armstrong) and Orion (Samuelson) Stage Show is at 6 pm The tractors will chug off from the fairgrounds for Ottawa on Monday, June 13
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Not just your grandpa's tractors - Morris Daily Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
... participants can enjoy a hearty dinner plus Max & Orion's “Noon at Night Show,” courtesy of WGN-720 Farm Reporter & Heritage Tractor Adventure Master of Ceremonies Max Armstrong, along with his broadcasting partner Orion Samuelson
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Illinois G.O.P. Finally Picks A Candidate
NYTimes - over 12 years
More than a month after Jack Ryan backed out of the Senate race because of an embarrassing sex scandal, the Illinois Republican Party -- after courting people like a former professional football coach and a regional radio personality -- has settled on a replacement, the former presidential hopeful Alan Keyes. The decision, which comes just three
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Getting Personal and Global in Farm Broadcasting
NYTimes - about 21 years
Back in 1956, when Orion Samuelson first thought he hit the big time as a farm broadcaster for a television station in Green Bay, Wis., the high points of his year were trips in the company's painted station wagon to the 4-H and livestock conventions in Chicago and to the state fair. Daily programming was mainly wire service reports, local
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Orion Samuelson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 75
    On December 9th 2010 the southwest corner of E. Illinois Street & N. Cityfront Plaza Drive was named 'Orion Samuelson Way' by the city of Chicago.
    More Details Hide Details Orion is currently the host, along with Max Armstrong, of This Week in AgriBusiness - www.agbizweek.com
    Orion Samuelson was honored at the 2010 Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo in Wisconsin Dells.
    More Details Hide Details Samuelson received a specially engraved Norwegian horse plaque to commemorate the occasion from presidents of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, the Wisconsin Soybean Association, the Wisconsin Agri-Services Association and the Wisconsin Pork Association.
  • 2001
    Age 66
    In 2001, Samuelson was named a Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois and received the Lincoln Medal – the highest award bestowed by the State of Illinois.
    More Details Hide Details The University of Illinois also presented Samuelson with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters.
  • FORTIES
  • 1975
    Age 40
    From 1975 to 2005, Samuelson also was the host of U.S. Farm Report, a weekly television news magazine dedicated to agriculture.
    More Details Hide Details He has since retired from that position, with John Phipps replacing him. Samuelson now hosts a similar show, This Week in Agribusiness, on RFD-TV, along with Armstrong. Politically, Samuelson is a significant supporter of the use of ethanol fuel as derived from corn, as he feels its use will help American farmers. On the lighter side, Samuelson and a studio group dubbed the "Uff da Band" once recorded covers of Yogi Yorgesson's novelty songs I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas and Yingle Bells. Samuelson has held the same job in the broadcasting industry for 50 consecutive years, second only to Los Angeles Dodgers Radio Network announcer Vin Scully.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1934
    Born
    Born in 1934.
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