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ICB Hires Chicago Radio Veteran Jill Urchak As Career Services Director

The Illinois Center for Broadcasting (ICB) has hired Chicago radio veteran Jill Urchak to be their new Career Services Director at their Lombard Campus. She will work with graduates to help them start their careers in radio and television.

Jill Urchak has been heard on the Chicago radio airwaves for almost 20 years -- since 1994. She primarily worked for the news & traffic services Shadow/Metro and Clear Channel Traffic during this period. She may be best known for her time as traffic reporter on WLS-AM & WLS-FM in 2009 & 2010, although she has also be heard on such stations as WBBM-AM, WSCR-AM, and WLUP-FM/AM. For a short time, Urchak was a DJ on suburban WABT-FM. She has also been seen on television as a traffic reporter on WBBM-TV and even co-hosted a program called "Casino Television," seen on WCIU-TV.

Since last year, she has hosted a 60-minute Internet show, "Rockback with Urchak." The 80s music program can be heard on demand at Aircheck.us, as well as being heard regularly on Zecom Radio.

Jill Urchak has been a teacher with the ICB since August 2010.

She replaces Edgar "Eddie" Ybarra as the ICB Lombard Campus' Director of Career Services. Ybarra exited at the end of last month to accept a new job as Program Director for WPCK-FM and WPKR-FM in the Green Bay and Appleton/Oshkosh markets.

Don Clark, National Career Service Director for ICB/OCB said in a statement today: "We are very excited to add Jill to our staff at the Lombard campus. Her passion for this industry and her knowledge and contacts in media markets all around the country will help our graduates get a great start with their careers."

Urchak added: "I am excited to begin my work with the Illinois Center for Broadcasting. I have been very fortunate to have a rewarding career in the Chicago radio market, and I look forward to helping the graduates of ICB to begin a career in an industry that has been very good me."


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