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WGN-TV To Broadcast Live Coverage Of Hawthorne Race Course's 2014 Illinois Derby

The 57th running of the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course will be this Saturday, April 19th. Beginning at 5:00pm, WGN-TV will have live coverage of the event for the third year in a row.

Read more: WGN-TV To Broadcast Live Coverage Of Hawthorne Race Course's 2014 Illinois Derby

News & Notes: Trish Biondo; La Ley; WXRT; Steve Cochran; WFMT; Mike Kellogg; Herb Kent; Kate Sullivan; Wayne Juhlin, More

This weekend's News & Notes features 18 news items from the local media beat, including: Trish Biondo may be back soon; La Ley releases some of its DJs; WXRT-FM re-releases its most recent album; Steve Cochran releases on stage; WFMT-FM has a successful pledge drive; WFMT-FM gains a pair of grants; Mike Kellogg prepares to say goodbye; Kurt Goff says hello; Shalom Klein begins a new show; Shannon Ihrke is in Maxim once again; Herb Kent makes the list; Don Bouloukos retires; Kate Sullivan becomes a "person of interest"; Pablo Cesar Soto anchors the news; "Soul Train" may be chugging its way to Broadway; Scott Childers puts a ring on it; Dick Kay loses his brother; and sad news for fans and friends of Wayne Juhlin. It can all be read below...

Read more: News & Notes: Trish Biondo; La Ley; WXRT; Steve Cochran; WFMT; Mike Kellogg; Herb Kent; Kate...

'Let's Get Working' 3-Day Festival Celebrates Studs Terkel

A new three-day festival being held next month named "Let's Get Working" will honor the life and work of Chicago media legend Studs Terkel. A full schedule of events taking place at this multi-day event in Chicago has now been released.

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Chicago Bulls 1st Round 2014 NBA Playoffs Series Broadcast Schedule

For the sixth year in a row, the Chicago Bulls are heading to the playoffs, this year taking on the Washington Wizards in the first round. The first game of the Bulls post-season will be Sunday night. Locally, all but one of these games will be seen exclusively on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, while nationally, games will be seen on ABC, TNT, and ESPN. All of the games' radio broadcasts will be heard locally on the Chicago Bulls Radio Network via ESPN1000.

Read more: Chicago Bulls 1st Round 2014 NBA Playoffs Series Broadcast Schedule

Ben Hollis Starting New 'Wild' Chicago TV Show

Ben Hollis, the original host, as well as co-creator/co-producer of WTTW-TV's near-legendary around-town program "Wild Chicago," will soon be back on local television screens with a new, but similar show. This summer, Hollis will be seen again as the host/creator/producer of "WILD About Chicago."

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Is WGN-TV Close To Losing The IL Lottery Drawings?

The Illinois Lottery has a contract that runs through June which pays WGN-TV to air its lottery drawings. According to the Chicago Tribune, whose parent company also owns WGN-TV, that long relationship may soon be coming to an end.

Read more: Is WGN-TV Close To Losing The IL Lottery Drawings?

News & Notes: Jerry Schnacke; Al B. Sylk; Jason Goff; WGRB-AM; Steve Harvey; Tribune Publishing; WGN-TV; More

Today's News & Notes features ten local media news items, including: Jerry Schnacke exits; Al B. Sylk exits; Jason Goff exits; Inspiration 1390 does a live celebration; Steve Harvey gets inducted; YourMidwestMedia.net merges with another website; Ernest Wilkins gets hired; Tribune Publishing goes deep in debt; Jack Griffin's bank account will soon grow; and WGN-TV releases a new app for iPhone/iPad users. All these stories can be read right here...

Read more: News & Notes: Jerry Schnacke; Al B. Sylk; Jason Goff; WGRB-AM; Steve Harvey; Tribune Publishing;...

WGN Radio's Dave Plier Purchases Larry Lujack's Famed Typewriter

Earlier this month, it was first revealed here that the famous typewriter used for decades for all written communication by former WLS-AM/WCFL-AM radio great Larry Lujack was placed up for sale on eBay, with the proceeds going to benefit the Hit Parade Hall of Fame, an organization that Lujack was very much involved with. On Sunday night, the eBay auction came to a close. The winning bid was given by none other than popular WGN-AM part-time host Dave Plier.

Read more: WGN Radio's Dave Plier Purchases Larry Lujack's Famed Typewriter

Chicago Blackhawks 1st Round 2014 NHL Playoffs Series Broadcast Schedule

The Chicago Blackhawks are back in the playoffs for the sixth season in a row, this time taking on their division rival, the St. Louis Blues. The first game of the Blackhawks post-season will be Thursday night. Games for this series will be seen on television on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, NBC-TV, the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), and even CNBC, while radio broadcasts will be on WGN-AM and WGWG-LP.

Read more: Chicago Blackhawks 1st Round 2014 NHL Playoffs Series Broadcast Schedule

3rd Annual 'High School Radio Day' Taking Place Next Week

The third annual High School Radio Day celebration is taking place next week on Wednesday, April 23rd. The special day, observed by numerous terrestrial and Internet radio stations run by U.S. high schools nationwide, salutes these stations, along with the students and advisers who operate them.

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The Hayloft Gang & 'National Barn Dance' Come To DVD

A documentary on the classic WLS-AM/WGN-AM radio show "The National Barn Dance" has finally been released on DVD -- on the 90th anniversary of the debut of the famous program. Originally only shown on television as a PBS special presentation, the one-hour film from 2011 has been combined with additional content and is now available for purchase.

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News & Notes: WILV-HD2; 101WKQX; The Game 87.7; Andrea Darlas; Rhymefest; Drew Walker; John Coleman; Me-TV; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 10 news items (plus a blast from the past), including: The Voice of Russia returns to WILV-HD2; WKQX-FM salutes Frankie Knuckles; WGWG-LP adds a new weekend show; Andrea Darlas gets honored by her Alma Mater; Rhymefest's new project helps out a charity; Drew Walker meets with fans; John Coleman retires; John Coleman sings (from 1973); Me-TV says "Up your nose with a rubber hose"; MBC salutes Bob Saget; and devastatingly sad news for Matt Rodewald. All the details can be found below...

Read more: News & Notes: WILV-HD2; 101WKQX; The Game 87.7; Andrea Darlas; Rhymefest; Drew Walker; John...

Alison Cuddy To Exit WBEZ, Join Chicago Humanities Festival As Director

After 13 years with WBEZ-FM, Alison Cuddy is exiting the public radio station. The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) has announced their hiring of Cuddy to be their next Program Director. She begins her new full-time role on May 5th.

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CSN Chicago To Air Blackhawks & Bulls Playoff Specials

Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the primary television home for the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls telecasts, will be broadcasting specials for both teams as they each now head into the 2014 playoffs. "Blackhawks Fever" and "Bulls Fever" with both air next week.

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WGN-TV To Broadcast Special On Wrigley Field's 100th Anniversary

Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field opened up in April 1914 as the home of the Chicago Federals baseball team. It was originally named Weeghman Park, then Cubs Park, and in 1927, renamed Wrigley Field. WGN-TV has produced a two-hour special to honor the Chicago stadium, entitled "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration."

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