Published on Friday, 21 May 2010 17:33
In tonight's News & Notes, we look at The Drive going deep, 100.3 rewinding, Nick Digilio and his movie party, Dan Richman joining WGN, Kevin Trudeau getting a "Get Out Of Jail Free" card, a special guest host on WLFM, Sound Opinions eats to the beat, and WGN's Wink Winkle & Skip Parker wave to the kiddies. It is all just below...
* * One of the best Internet streams around is WDRV's "Deep Tracks." (It is also their HD-2 station.) "Deep Tracks" are the classic rock songs that don't get filtered through so-called consultants and little-knowing focus groups. They are the songs that weren't necessarily the biggest hits or even singles at all, but they were favorite songs of so many of us who listened to the radio back then. You can find the link to "Deep Tracks" on the CRM Streaming Radio
page. However, as of 6:00pm today, WDRV is having a "Deep Tracks" weekend, where the station will be playing these rock & roll treasures through Sunday night. You can hear the deepest cuts this weekend on 97.1 (& 96.9 in the far northern suburbs) this weekend.
* * They are not the only radio station having a special weekend. WILV is doing a 70's & 80's Rewind this weekend. It was tried out last weekend on the station and the response was overwhelmingly positive. So for this weekend, even more 70's & 80's tracks were dusted off and thrown into the rotation. Could this become a regular weekend feature? Listen to 100.3 this weekend and see for yourself...
* * After tonight's Blackhawks game on WGN-AM, Nick Digilio will be giving out the details about his upcoming "Nick Digilio Show Fan Night" at the Brew & View (3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago). The date for the big event is June 7th, unless the Blackhawks are playing that night for the Stanley Cup, in which case an alternate date will be chosen. I can't say what the names of the movies are, but one has to do with the story of a boy who will do anything and go anywhere in order to get his stolen bicycle back, and the other is about a creepy guy who will only go away if you say his name three times.
* * 20-year Chicago radio veteran, Dan Richman is now the new Local Sales Manager for WGN-AM. Richman has previously worked as an AE at WTMX, and GSM at both WXRT & WSCR.
* * As previously mentioned
on CRM, Chicago-based syndicated radio talk show host Kevin Trudeau was in a bit of trouble with after being sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court for asking his radio fans to send emails to the judge working on his civil case. Yesterday, a federal appeals court in Chicago threw out the 30 day jail sentence given to Trudeau. The panel of three judges said Judge Gettleman's ruling was "an abuse of discretion," the opinion said, since the computer issue was something that occurred in the judges presence in his courtroom. Judge Gettleman is still presiding over the pending civil case, though, so Trudeau better be on his best behavior for the duration of that trial.
* * This coming Sunday's "Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch" will feature guest host Steve Cole for the WLFM show, instead usual host Rick O'Dell. Cole normally hosts "Sittin' in with Steve Cole" on 87.7 Chicago's Smooth Jazz on Wednesday nights from 7:00pm-8:00pm. The acclaimed saxophonist is also a Chicago native & resident. Those wishing to be at the live broadcast can do so at this link HERE
or listen on the radio Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm.
* * WLFM isn't the only ones combining good food and good music. Next Thursday, May 27th, Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, the co-hosts of WBEZ's Sound Opinions, will be doing it, too. Chefs Paul Kahan of Blackbird and The Publican and Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate have prepared a multi-course dinner inspired by Jim and Greg's musical choices. This will take place at 7:00pm at Blackbird, located at 619 West Randolph in Chicago. The cost is $175 for two (including gratuity), a portion of which is tax deductible since proceeds benefit Sound Opinions and Chicago Public Radio. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Reservations and more information can be found HERE
* * Longtime faithful employees of the WGN-TV Morning News, Wink Winkle and Skip Parker will be riding in a convertible car in the 51st Annual Rose Parade
in downtown Roselle is Sunday, June 6th. Cross your fingers and hope that Mr. Winkle doesn't wave too hard at a cute Roselle soccer mom and fall out of the convertible. He is so close to getting that neck brace removed that it would be a darn shame to have another unfortunate setback like that...