|Born||October 19, 1959
|Show||The World of John Williams|
|Time slot||5:00-9:00 a.m. Monday-Friday|
|Previous show(s)||WCCO (AM)
WMBD (AM) (?–1993)
|Website||WGN Radio 720 - John Williams|
John Williams (born John Fillipitch, October 19, 1959) is an American talk radio show host at WGN (AM) in Chicago, Illinois. He has held several timeslots on WGN, including the 1–4 p.m. John Williams Experience until December 2008, Spike O'Dell's old 5–9 a.m. slot from December 2008 to June 2009, and the 9 a.m.–noon slot since June 2009.
John Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended grade school in different places while his father was in the U.S. Air Force, but the family moved back to Joliet, Illinois after his father's retirement from the service.
Williams graduated from Minooka High School and later from Joliet Junior College, where his father was a school counselor. He eventually graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a broadcasting major.
Williams worked briefly at WSPY-FM in Plano, Illinois, then spent 10 years at WMBD (AM) in Peoria, Illinois. He also wrote a series of joke books, titled The Spieler Scale of Comedy.[5 ] After four years at WCCO (AM) in Minneapolis, Williams was hired at WGN (AM) in Chicago in September 1997.
Williams enjoys reading, running, and playing basketball. He is married, has two sons, and has a dachshund named Fred, who he calls "The World's Largest Wiener Dog".