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News & Notes: WLS-FM; WLIT/WKSC; Robin Robinson; Geoffrey Baer; Univision Chicago; WGN America; Tribune Publishing; More

Today's News & Notes features numerous stories from the local media beat, including: WLS-FM shines like a Diamond this week; WLS-FM insiders question the latest programming move; WLIT-FM/WKSC-FM hire the third GSM in under three years; Robin Robinson exits WFLD-TV; Geoffrey Baer celebrates 25 years at WTTW-TV; Univision Chicago sponsors CIW; WGN America places "Manhattan" online for all to see; Emily Barr changes the name of her company; Tribune Publishing may or may not be growing; and photographers Scott Strazzante and Alex Garcia exit the Chicago Tribune. All of these stories are right here...

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WXRT's Tom Marker To Celebrate 30 Years As 'Blues Breakers' Host With Benefit Party

In 1984, Tom Marker took over as host of WXRT-FM's weekly Blues program, "Blues Breakers." He's been hosting the program ever since and has been the one of the city's biggest supporters of the musical genre. To celebrate this 30-year milestone of Marker's and to raise money for a good cause, WXRT-FM/93XRT will be hosting a very special Blues party next month.

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Chicago Translator Sold To Elroy Smith For $4.6 Million

For the second time in under a week, a Christian radio group has sold one of its low-powered Chicago translators on the Willis Tower for a huge sum of money. Calvary Radio Network has agreed to sell W264BF, a 2 watt radio translator, for an incredible $4.6 million. The purchaser is Integrity Radio Communications, owned by former Chicago radio programming great, Elroy Smith.

Read more: Chicago Translator Sold To Elroy Smith For $4.6 Million

WSCR-AM Hosting 2nd Annual All-Star Softball Charity Game

For the second summer in a row, WSCR-AM/670 The Score, along with CBS Radio Chicago, will be hosting a sports celebrity softball game in September, featuring former Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs greats. It is all being done to support a few Chicagoland charities.

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News & Notes: US99.5; Jimmy Novak; WBEZ; Colin Cowherd; Ty Bentli; Svengoolie; Sondra Solarte; WYCC; Wayne Juhlin; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 15 news items from the local media beat, including: US99.5 gets nine more Garth Brooks concerts to promote; Allstate set up a temporary radio station in Chicago; Jimmy Novak goes to the Lake County Fair; "Sound Opinions" hosts an outdoor movie treat; WBEZ-FM hosts a live event; Colin Cowherd comes to Chicago; InternetFM.com grows again; Ty Bentli gets a new job; Larry Mendte gets a new job; Svengoolie makes an appearance; Sondra Solarte returns to WFLD-TV mornings; WYCC-TV airs a special about Chicago's drawbridges; Dave Wannstedt becomes a TV commentator; Lisa Donovan moves to RedEye; and information on a memorial/celebration for the late Wayne Juhlin. It can all be read below...

Read more: News & Notes: US99.5; Jimmy Novak; WBEZ; Colin Cowherd; Ty Bentli; Svengoolie; Sondra Solarte;...

John St. Augustine & Dr. Kelly Johnson Returning With New Radio Show

A pair of well-respected Chicago radio names are teaming up for a new radio show, which will be airing this weekend. Former WGN-AM top fill-in host John St. Augustine and former WBBM-FM/WCKG-FM show co-host Dr. Kelly Johnson will be doing a two-hour talk show on WCKG-AM Saturday morning.

Read more: John St. Augustine & Dr. Kelly Johnson Returning With New Radio Show

WGN-TV To Broadcast Baseball H.O.F. Special 'Chicago's Call to the Hall'

WGN-TV will be broadcasting a live special from Cooperstown, NY this weekend. This is being done to coincide with the induction ceremony and festivities taking place at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown.

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WSCR-AM To Broadcast Live From Cooperstown For Baseball H.O.F. Weekend

WSCR-AM/670 The Score will be the only local radio station broadcasting live shows from Cooperstown, NY this weekend. This is being done to coincide with the festivities taking place at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown -- especially Sunday's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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WLS-AM Holding Contest For 2014 "Talk Star"

For the third summer in a row, WLS-AM/89 WLS is holding a contest entitled "The Next 89 WLS Talk Star." The winner of the contest will gain their very own live two-hour talk show on the radio station, among other prizes.

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Permit For Chicago Radio Translator Sold For $1 Million

CSN International has sold the rights to a construction permit for low-powered translator W280EM to a new group, Windy City Broadcasting, LLC. The sale price for this construction permit was $1,000,000.

Read more: Permit For Chicago Radio Translator Sold For $1 Million

Chicago Bears 2014 Training Camp Radio Broadcasts

The Chicago Bears are making their annual trek southward to their summer Training Camp this week and the three Chicago sports radio stations will be right there with them. WSCR-AM/670 The Score, WMVP-AM/ESPN 1000, and WGWG-LP/The Game 87.7 will be doing numerous live broadcasts from the Bears Training Camp in the coming days and weeks.

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Comcast SportsNet Chicago's Coverage Of Bears 2014 Training Camp

Local sports television station Comcast SportsNet Chicago and its website are planning a great deal of coverage for the Chicago Bears 2014 season Training Camp, which starts this week.

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News & Notes: Tribune Publishing; WGN-TV; Jack Brickhouse; Dolly McCarthy; Mancow; Kathy Hart; WXRT; Garry Meier; More

Today's News & Notes features 14 local media news items, including: Tribune Publishing's value has been set; WGN-TV says it's going to be extremely hot tomorrow; Jack Brickhouse gets a unique honor; Dolly McCarthy gets a new job; Mancow starts a new lawsuit; Kathy Hart will soon own a new restaurant location; WXRT-FM to broadcast a special concert; Garry Meier is #1; Faruq Basir is in St. Louis; Maya Akai and "The Sports Cypher" moves forward; Sean Hannity coming to Chicago; Bill Lloyd visits Steve Dahl; Katherine Kelly gets engaged; and Kelli Zink gets married. Details can be found right here...

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WLS-TV Names Sarah Dunlap Burke As Assistant News Director

WLS-TV/ABC 7 today announced the hiring of Chicago area native and veteran news producer/director Sarah Dunlap Burke to become the newest Assistant News Director for ABC 7 Chicago Eyewitness News. She begins in her new role on August 25th.

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News & Notes: Eddie V; Brian Hanley; Drew Horowitz; The Game; Ana Belaval; Gaynor Hall; Bill Kurtis; Paula Faris; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 15 local media news items, including: Eddie V returns to local radio; Brian Hanley returns to The Score; Drew Horowitz gets promoted; Jason Skaggs is recognized for his creativity; The Game reschedules; Adam Hoge's baby scare; Mike Stephen rocks out in his garage; 103.5 Kiss FM's Fred makes a Top 30 list... unfortunately; Fook exits his job... fortunately; Ana Belaval gives her view on "The View"; Gaynor Hall has a son; Bill Kurtis flips some burgers; Paula Faris gets a promotion; Tribune Broadcasting re-signs an advertising deal; and Chicago media veteran George Sarantos passes away. All these stories and their details can be read below...

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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.

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