Published on Thursday, 07 January 2010 18:30
It's time for a News & Notes break. No shoveling needed! Todays N&N has Cisco Cotto's fresh start, WCFS' "Fresh" changes, Walter Jacobson's fresh sale, Dick Kay's fresh talk, and Mike Toomey's funny freshness.
* * After weeks of waiting, WLS finally announced what everybody already knew: Cisco Cotto is joining Roe Conn's show as co-host. His first day on the air with Roe will be Monday the 11th. Roe Conn's show airs weekdays from 2:00pm-6:00pm on WLS-AM 890. Cisco had this to say on his Facebook page today: "It's official: Monday at 2, I'll be back on AM 890 WLS with Roe Conn. Tune in to hear the growing pains (and some good radio too)."
* * Fresh 105.9 continues to tweak its playlist here and there and it's talent, too. Brooke Hunter, who previously hosted only the Friday Night 90's show and did fill-in work, is now on the air each weeknight night from 8:00pm-Midnight. Her Friday show is still all-90's. You can request a 90's song for Friday night at this link HERE
. Also, WFLD-TV meteorologist, Amy Freeze has been added to Steve Fisher's morning show for weather updates, something that can come in rather handy this week...
* * Soft real estate market? Not so much for former WBBM/WFLD news anchor Walter Jacobson! Walter and his wife Susan have sold their home in Lincoln Park for almost two million dollars! $1,975,000 to be exact. The sale closed earlier this week. The house is a vintage mansion originally built in 1893, with three stories, 13 rooms, and 5 bedrooms. The property maintained many of it's original features from back when it was used as a boarding house for the Columbian exposition. Jacobson and his first wife owned the home until they divorced, giving the house to his wife. After he remarried, he and his new wife, bought the house again when it was put on the market by his first wife. Walter and Susan paid $750,000 for it in the mid-90's. That's a $1,225,000 increase over just over 15 years. Congratulations to the Jacobsons!
* * This Saturday the 9th at 1:00pm, WCPT will have a very special broadcast of Dick Kay's "Back on the Beat." That is because the show will be a live broadcast of Dick Kay moderating a debate & forum between all four Democratic candidates for Cook County Board President. The live forum will last around 90 minutes, which will be followed by an on-air discussion with Dick Kay, including callers, until 4:00pm. The forum is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Columbia College Film Row Cinema (1104 S. Wabash, Chicago). Attendees will have an opportunity to ask a question of the candidates.
* * Mike Toomey, who is a semi-regular on the WGN Morning News (Skip Parker, Batman, others) will be performing his one-man comedy show, "TV & Me" this Saturday, January 9th at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake (26 N. Williams St.). The show is funny journey back in time through the 60's & 70's TV world. Using an elaborate audio & visual set-up, as well as his own impressive talent at impressions, he does a comedic show like no other. The show begins at 7:30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to this webpage HERE