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WGN-TV Newscast Changes - More Hours, Anchors Change Shifts
Aug 19 2014 12:00

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 [ ... ]

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WCKG-AM Moves To New Studios In Oakbrook Terrace
Aug 19 2014 10:05

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  [ ... ]

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Steve & Johnnie Return To WGN-AM For Labor Day Fill-In Role
Aug 19 2014 09:15

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 [ ... ]

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Muchin & Bellow's 'The Dirty Truth' Becomes 'The Big Payoff' - Moves To WGN.FM
Aug 19 2014 08:00

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 pro [ ... ]

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ABC 7 Officially Announces New Daytime Schedule; WCL To Have Week Of Double Shows
Aug 18 2014 12:45

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 th [ ... ]

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WGN-TV's Rich King Gets 'Back In The Game' With New Book
Aug 18 2014 11:15

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 Kin [ ... ]

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Executive Changes At Univision Chicago: Larry Sands Exiting; Doug Levy Promoted
Aug 18 2014 09:10

Major changes are taking place this month with media giant Univision Communications. These nationwide changes have numerous executives exiting and some being promoted. Th [ ... ]

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Jack Diamond Not Taking WLS-FM Morning Job; Signs With Tijuana/San Diego Radio Station
Aug 16 2014 10:30

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 ful [ ... ]

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WMAQ-TV Announces New 11:00am Newscast & Anchors
Aug 15 2014 18:00

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 to [ ... ]

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News & Notes: Terri Hemmert; Star 105.5; St Augustine/Johnson; Ryan Chiaverini/Dave Plier;...
Aug 15 2014 16:45

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 h [ ... ]

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WSCR-AM Parts Ways With Dan McNeil
Aug 15 2014 13:00

WSCR-AM/670 The Score and CBS Radio Chicago have officially parted ways with their longtime personality Dan McNeil. After nearly two months of contract negotiations, McNe [ ... ]

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WGN-TV To Broadcast 2014 Arlington Million Horse Race
Aug 14 2014 15:35

For the fourth year in a row, WGN-TV will be airing the Arlington Million live from Arlington Park Racetrack. This will take place on Saturday, August 16th, from 5:00pm-6 [ ... ]

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CSN's Corno & Comcast's Talbot - Two Chicago Executives Honored By CableFAX Magazine

This past Thursday afternoon, a pair of Chicago executives were honored in New York City as part of the CableFAX 100 ceremony. This annual event salutes the top 100 executives in national cable production, as well as a few dozen of the top "Regional Players." Comcast SportsNet Chicago President Jim Corno and the Senior Vice President of the Comcast Greater Chicago Region LeAnn Talbot were both named as top regional honorees.

Jim Corno is considered the "Dean" of regional sports television executives. Over the course of his 26 year career, he has been the head of every regional sports network in Chicago television history, including SportsVision, SportsChannel, Fox Sports Net Chicago, and currently, Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

Inn accepting this honor this past week, Corno thanks those he works with. About them he said, "the professional and personal well being of my entire staff is something that I think about 24/7. I feel that they are an extension of my own family. Helping them grow in our business has been and always will be a top priority for me."

This is just the latest in a string of honors that have come Jim Corno's way in 2010. Earlier this year, Corno received a prestigious "Silver Circle" award from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The "Silver Circle" distinction recognizes outstanding individuals who have devoted 25 years or more to the television industry and have made a significant contribution to Chicago broadcasting. Also this year, Corno was inducted into the "Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame," joining other notable 2010 inductees including Rocky Wirtz, Frank Thomas and Mike Krzyzewski.

Corno began his career in 1963 in his hometown at St. Louis' KPLR-TV. In 1984, after years of working in various positions, in various markets, he became Vice President/General Manager of SportsVision. He joined Comcast SportsNet Chicago in March 2004.

LeAnn Talbot was appointed Senior Vice President of the Comcast Greater Chicago Region in July 2009. She previously was the Vice President of Operations for the Chicagoland region for Comcast. In addition to her duties with Comcast, she is passionate about breast cancer awareness, sits on the Board for City Year, and has helped out Chicago Mayor Daley as one of the City's team on improving management. She is based out of Comcast's regional headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.

The CableFAX 100 annual ceremony ties in with the CableFAX Magazine's annual issue honoring the "leaders, the pioneers, the influencers, the out-of-the-box thinkers and the rainmakers" of cable television. The annual issue came out this past Thursday, as well. An online version of the issue can be found at this link HERE.

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