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News & Notes: US99.5; WCPT; Steve Tingle/Q101; Sound Opinions; Greg Jarrett

In this weekend's News & Notes, we take a look at US99.5's fast-paced broadcast on Sunday, WCPT gaining some Hollywood "Clout," Steve Tingle's "No Brainer" concert, Sound Opinions goes disco, and a chance to get to know WGN's Greg Jarrett. That and more is just below...

* * If you are one of those romantic guys who thinks there is nothing better for Valentine's Day then the smell of exhaust fumes, then US99.5 has your holiday plans this weekend. Tune in to WUSN-FM Sunday at 11:00am to hear live coverage of the Daytona 500.

* * WCPT is gaining some "clout" at night. That is because they just picked up the syndicated program, "CLOUT with Richard Greene." The show, which will air live, combines Hollywood's biggest stars, political figures, environmental talk, holistic health, spiritual activistism, and much more. It airs each weeknight from 8:00pm-9:00pm.

* * Q101 and morning show host Steve Tingle want you to come out and rock to cure brain cancer. Back in 2004, Tingle was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Doctors successfully removed a huge tumor from Tingle's head, and obviously, he is fine today. Not everybody with brain cancer is that lucky, though. Tingle is very committed to helping the American Brain Tumor Association find a cure brain cancer. He & Q101 are throwing a big "No Brainer" concert at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville on Friday, February 26th at 9:00pm. The proceeds from this show will go directly to benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association. The concert is a triple-bill with Story of the Year, Saosin, and the Chicago band, AM Taxi. Tickets are only $15 in advance and can be purchased at this link HERE or $20 at the door, if tickets remain.

* * Who is that reviewing movies? Siskel & Ebert??? Close, but, no. It's Kot & DeRogatis! The two hosts of Chicago Public Radio's "Sound Opinions" are having another of their music movie screenings, this time with the 1977 disco classic, "Saturday Night Fever." The movie was an important pop culture movement that bridged the movie & music industries in new ways. You can join Gred & Jim for this screening and discussion of the movie, its soundtrack and its impact on this coming Tuesday, February 16th at 7:30pm at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago). To purchase tickets to be part of this event, click on this link HERE. White three-piece suits are optional.

* * Want to get to know WGN's morning host, Greg Jarrett? Here is your chance! On the RadioGirl podcast site, Margaret Larkin has just posted up a brand new, great, long interview with Chicago's newest AM host. The whole enchilada can be streamed or downloded at this link HERE.

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