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WDCB-FM 90.9 Celebrates The 2014 Chicago Jazz Festival

The 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival will begin next week. The Chicago area's top Jazz radio station, the College of DuPage's WDCB-FM, will be celebrating the event with a series of live remotes and more.

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WSCR-AM Holds New 'Score Search' For Fantasy Football Expert

WSCR-AM/670 The Score is holding its sixth annual "Score Search," this time looking for a new fantasy football expert for the station. The search will be a fast one, beginning next week and concluding just over two weeks later.

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News & Notes: WDCB; WFMT; Dan Durkin; Shark; Wizard World; Ken Nordine; Maureen O'Looney; Courtney King; Much More

This weekend's News & Notes features numerous local media news stories, including: WDCB-FM asks for help regarding an interfering translator signal; WFMT-FM celebrates a top Chicago record label; Dan Durkin becomes the Bears reporter for WSCR-AM; Eric Austin/Ric Stone/Shark gets a new job; Wizard World welcomes some Chicago media outlets; Ken Nordine releases a new album; Maureen O'Looney passes away; Courtney King joins BTN; Erin Kennedy & Megan Glaros host an Emmy event; Alba Mendiola hosts a Latinos Progresando event; and CRM-TV grows. All of these stories can be found just below.

Read more: News & Notes: WDCB; WFMT; Dan Durkin; Shark; Wizard World; Ken Nordine; Maureen O'Looney;...

Lyme Aide - A Motorcycle Ride/Fundraising Event For Original Loop Rock Girl Erica

The original Loop Rock Girl from 2005/2006, Erica Gustafson-Valker, continues to be in the fight of her life, as she battles the painful effects of chronic Lyme disease, medical/insurance industries which refuse to acknowledge or properly treat the disease, and skyrocketing medical bills. Some friends of hers have put together a unique fundraising event for next month.

Read more: Lyme Aide - A Motorcycle Ride/Fundraising Event For Original Loop Rock Girl Erica

ABC 7's Rafer Weigel Explains His Decision To Leave Chicago TV

As previously mentioned here, WLS-TV/ABC 7 weekend sports anchor Rafer Weigel will be leaving Chicago television at the start of October to move to St. Louis. MO. There he will be a full-time, weeknight news anchor for KTVI-TV.

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Changes Coming To Soul 106.3

WSRB-FM/Soul 106.3 will have some changes to its on-air staff in the very near future, as one Chicago radio veteran is getting ready to leave and perhaps two new hosts will be joining.

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J.C. Corcoran Returns To Chicago Radio For Labor Day Fill-In

As exclusively mentioned HERE yesterday, WGN-AM will be bringing back Steve King and Johnnie Putman in a fill-in role for Labor Day morning. They won't be the only radio station with a big fill-in host that particular morning, though. Veteran Midwest radio host J.C. Corcoran, a Chicago native and an extremely well-known personality from St. Louis, MO, will be filling in for Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft on the morning of September 1st on WLS-AM.

Read more: J.C. Corcoran Returns To Chicago Radio For Labor Day Fill-In

News & Notes: Lourdes Duarte; Rafer Weigel; Cheryl Scott; WTTW; WGN-TV; Me-TV; ESPN 1000; Chet Coppock; Much More

Today's News & Notes features numerous stories from the local media beat, including: Lourdes Duarte responds to the social media outcry to yesterday's news; Rafer Weigel prepares to say goodbye; Cheryl Scott prepares to say goodbye; WTTW has a special about Old St. Pat's; WGN-TV may have a new talk show in just over one year from now; Me-TV reveals its new fall schedule; Elizabeth Vargas returns to rehab; NimbleTV debuts in Chicago; Rivet News Radio debuts its Android app and its financial backing; ESPN 1000 cheers on Jackie Robinson West; "Kenosha Brad" Jewell returns; Loop Rock Girl Shannon is featured on a cover again; Svengoolie gets featured on a cover; Chet Coppock covers Chicagoland while signing his book; Mike Lorber has a baby; and CRM quickly fixes its newsletter issue. All of the details can be found below...

Read more: News & Notes: Lourdes Duarte; Rafer Weigel; Cheryl Scott; WTTW; WGN-TV; Me-TV; ESPN 1000; Chet...

WGN-TV Newscast Changes - More Hours, Anchors Change Shifts

As part of its new fall schedule, WGN-TV is making numerous changes to its newscasts. The changes are happening in the mornings and afternoons, with an extra hour of news added each weekday afternoon and new shifts/duties for Mark Suppelsa, Micah Materre, Lourdes Duarte, Tom Skilling, Erin McElroy, and Sarah Jindra.

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WCKG-AM Moves To New Studios In Oakbrook Terrace

WCKG-AM 1530 has fully moved in to their brand new, state-of-the-art studios and executive offices as of this past week. The new WCKG-AM location is within the luxurious Oakbrook Terrace Tower in west suburban Oakbrook Terrace.

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Steve & Johnnie Return To WGN-AM For Labor Day Fill-In Role

For the second time in under a year, beloved WGN Radio overnight radio duo of Steve King and Johnnie Putman will be making their return to the Chicago airwaves. This will take place on Labor Day, as they fill in for the WGN-AM morning show, working the 5:00am-10:00am shift.

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Muchin & Bellow's 'The Dirty Truth' Becomes 'The Big Payoff' - Moves To WGN.FM

Internet-only radio station WGN.FM has picked up a new weekly business show entitled "The Big Payoff." Hosted by Suzanne Muchin and Rachel Bellow, this live 60-minute program was previously called "The Dirty Truth" when it was heard on WBEZ-FM and WJOB-AM. It is now heard at 11:00am on Tuesdays, streaming on WGN.FM.

Read more: Muchin & Bellow's 'The Dirty Truth' Becomes 'The Big Payoff' - Moves To WGN.FM

ABC 7 Officially Announces New Daytime Schedule; WCL To Have Week Of Double Shows

WLS-TV/ABC 7 officially announced its new fall daytime schedule today. Among the changes are the addition of "The Rachael Ray Show," the shifting of some shows back to their familiar time slots, and the revelation that "Windy City Live" will have one week of two shows each day.

Read more: ABC 7 Officially Announces New Daytime Schedule; WCL To Have Week Of Double Shows

WGN-TV's Rich King Gets 'Back In The Game' With New Book

WGN-TV sports anchor/reporter Rich King will soon be releasing a new book about his life, entitled "Back In The Game." The personal story looks at a recent chapter in King's life, where he copes with the death of his first wife after 32 years together, faces depression, and is eventually able to find love once again.

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Executive Changes At Univision Chicago: Larry Sands Exiting; Doug Levy Promoted

Major changes are taking place this month with media giant Univision Communications. These nationwide changes have numerous executives exiting and some being promoted. This includes Univision Chicago, which will soon see Regional Vice President and General Manager Larry Sands exit, while Univision Chicago Radio General Manager Doug Levy gets promoted to General Manager of all of Univision Chicago.

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Jack Diamond Not Taking WLS-FM Morning Job; Signs With Tijuana/San Diego Radio Station

For the last week of July, Cumulus-owned WLS-FM gave a "tryout" to a new morning show host, Jack Diamond. Speculation had it that Diamond was a lock to become the new full-time morning show host for the station in the near future. That will not be the case as Diamond was announced on Friday afternoon as the new morning show host for XHPRS-FM which transmits to the San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Mexico region.

Read more: Jack Diamond Not Taking WLS-FM Morning Job; Signs With Tijuana/San Diego Radio Station

WMAQ-TV Announces New 11:00am Newscast & Anchors

WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 will be making some changes to its midday schedule next month, ending its 30-minute Noon newscast, but adding a new 60-minute 11:00am newscast. Announced today, the change is effective on September 8th.

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News & Notes: Terri Hemmert; Star 105.5; St Augustine/Johnson; Ryan Chiaverini/Dave Plier; Elizabeth Brackett; More

This weekend's News & Notes features a dozen news items from the Chicagoland media beat, including: Terri Hemmert hosts the Fest For Beatles Fans once again; Star 105.5 hosts a radiothon for a good cause; John St. Augustine and Dr. Kelly Johnson host another show for WCKG-AM; Ryan Chiaverini joins Dave Plier on WGN-AM; WKCS-FM's dance show gets longer; Jim Moran makes a move; Chet Coppock joins Kenny McReynolds on TV; WGN Morning News comedians do a stand-up show together; Elizabeth Brackett retires from WTTW-TV; Dawn Turner Trice and Jason Grotto are honored with a fellowship; Chicago Newspaper Guild has a problem with Sun-Times Media's Pioneer Press rules for reporters; and Tribune CFO Phil Doherty retires. All of these stories can be read right here, right now...

Read more: News & Notes: Terri Hemmert; Star 105.5; St Augustine/Johnson; Ryan Chiaverini/Dave Plier;...

CRM Website Information

The Chicagoland Radio & Media website (abbreviated as CRM) is a celebration of all things relating to Chicago-area media matters. CRM is a news source, a location for fans to voice their opinions, and an online museum of Chicago media's past and present, with a hopeful eye to its future. For the visitors, readers, and fans of the website, CRM is a both a resource and a release, both educational and an escape, and both factual and fun.

If it has a connection to Chicago area radio, television, print, and/or other forms of media -- information on it can be found here at ChicagolandRadioAndMedia.com!