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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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103.5 Kiss FM Announces Jingle Ball 2013

WKSC-FM/103.5 Kiss FM today announced the majority of their line-up for their first holiday concert, Jingle Ball. This year's Jingle Ball, which features multiple artists, will be taking place on Monday, December 9th.

Jingle Ball 2013's line-up consists of Robin Thicke, Chris Brown, Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida, Icona Pop, Avril Lavigne, Travie McCoy, and Fifth Harmony. Other artists could be added to the line-up in the coming weeks. Could Chicago's own Fall Out Boy be one of them...?

The Jingle Ball 2013 is not exclusive to Chicago. Much of the same line-up of artists will do a 12-city tour together within a three-week period in December, performing Jingle Balls for a dozen of Clear Channel's hit music stations across the country, including five stations branded as "Kiss FM." In addition to Chicago, the other stops on the Jingle Ball tour include Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Tampa, and Miami. There are slight variations with a few artists on some of the stops.

The Jingle Ball concerts are also be labeled as being presented by Clear Channel's iHeartRadio.

Chicago's Jingle Ball 2013 will take place on December 9th at the United Center in Chicago. The show is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, with the doors opening at 6:00pm.

Tickets for the Chicago show will go on sale to the general public on October 19th at Noon via Ticketmaster. Ticket prices, including the Ticketmaster fees, will range between $43.93 and $147.36.

However, long before that date, there are other ways to get tickets. A ticket presale will take place via Ticketmaster from 5:00pm Tuesday, October 15th through 4:59pm Wednesday, October 16th. This will be exclusively for WKSC-FM's "KISS VIP" members and those who have liked 103.5 Kiss FM's Facebook page. Additionally, there will be a second presale, this time exclusively for those who have Chase credit or debit cards. The Chase presale times are 5:00pm Wednesday, October 16th through 5:00pm Friday, October 18th.

$1.00 of each ticket sold will be donated to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, a non-profit organization operated by Clear Channel Radio personality Ryan Seacrest which seeks to inspire youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives. Ryan Seacrest first announced the Jingle Ball line-up on his KIIS-FM radio show in Los Angeles this morning. A recorded announcement by Seacrest, customized for Chicago's version of Jingle Ball, was played on WKSC-FM later this afternoon.

Tommy Austin, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Chicago's Vice President of Programming, said today: "We're beyond excited to host Chicago's first ever 103.5 KISS FM's Jingle Ball for our fans this holiday season. The concert is an amazing opportunity for our fans to see this year's hottest artists and newest talent in one place."

While WKSC-FM has held large summer concerts before (most recently named Fantabuloso), but this will be the station's first winter/holiday concert. 103.5's Jingle Ball 2013 now becomes a major competitor for WBBM-FM's annual "B96 Jingle Bash," which also features numerous pop/rock/hip hop artists on a bill that is slowly being revealed. The B96 Jingle Bash will take place five days later than the Kiss FM Jingle Ball -- on Saturday, December 14th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

Should this year's Jingle Ball be a success, look for it to become an annual event for Chicago's WKSC-FM and all of Clear Channel's CHR stations in major markets nationwide.


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