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ABC 7's Krashesky In Rome To Cover Canonization Of Two Popes

For over 20 years, WLS-TV/ABC 7 reporter/anchor Alan Krashesky has closely covered news of the Pope and the Vatican. With a religiously historic event taking place this week at the Vatican, Krashesky is once again in Rome, Italy to report on it for WLS-TV.

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NBC 5 Morning News Changes - Guzman Exits, Sambolin Returns

WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 will see some changes coming to its early morning weekday newscasts next month, as one popular news anchor leaves and another returns.

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CSN Chicago To Debut New Trivia Game Show 'Beer Money'

Comcast SportsNet Chicago will be debuting a new game show this spring, testing fans' knowledge of Chicago sports trivia. The program, entitled "Beer Money" premieres March 4th, at 7:00pm.

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WGN-TV To Celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th Anniversary

On the afternoon of Wednesday, April 23rd, the local, famous baseball stadium Wrigley Field will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. WGN-TV will have live coverage of the event, including a special pre-game show, entitled "Wrigley 100."

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Rivet News Radio Adds Content From WBEZ; More

Chicago-based all-news Internet radio station Rivet News Radio is doing more than just reporting the news for its audience -- it is generating plenty of news itself. As of this week, content from Chicago Public Media's WBEZ-FM will be on the Rivet app, an all-new app is launching, and a new major marketing campaign will begin.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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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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!