Rick Kaempfer wrote “Father Knows Nothing” as a weekly column from 2005—2013. While he was writing it for nwi.com, it was twice nominated for a Peter Lisagor Award as best affiliated blog by the Chicago Headline Club. “Father Knows Nothing” emerged when Rick decided to stay home and raise his boys after a 20 year radio career in Chicago (producing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame programs by Steve & Garry, and John Records Landecker). While he was writing the column, he also wrote four books: “The Radio Producer’s Handbook” (with John Swanson), a satirical novel about the broadcasting business called “$everance”, a collaborative novel with Brendan Sullivan called “The Living Wills”, and “Records Truly Is My Middle Name” with John Records Landecker. Rick still writes a monthly media column for the Illinois Entertainer, a daily blog (rickkaempfer.blogspot.com), and is the editor-in-chief of the Cubs website Just One Bad Century (www.justonebadcentury.com). He lives in suburban Chicago with the stars of “Father Knows Nothing”; his wife Bridget, and his three sons Tommy, Johnny, and Sean.