Published on Wednesday, 07 July 2010 14:32
Today's News & Notes looks at an anniversary bash for Dan McNeil, a new contract for Brooke Hunter, CRM on Outside The Loop Radio, Abe Kanan makin' with the funny, Cisco Cotto's busy Friday, Chic-A-Go-Go does a new live taping, Drew Walker meets & greets and has some treats, Bart Shore continues to do the Time Warp again, and Kim Kelly passes away. It is all just below...
* * WSCR-AM today announced "The Danny Mac Show Anniversary Bash." The party with Dan McNeil and Matt Spiegel will take place on Friday, July 30 at Durty Nellies (180 N Smith St., Palatine) from 7:00pm-Midnight. The party to celebrate Danny Mac's 1st year back on the Score Sports Radio will also feature Matt Spiegel's band Tributosaurus, who will be replicating many of the parody songs heard on the Danny Mac show, along with many other cover songs. Tickets for this party are $35 and include a BBQ buffet dinner and open bar until 10:00pm. Tickets are available as of this morning at the Durty Nellies Box Office in Palatine or online at this link HERE
* * As first exclusively reported on Chicagoland Radio & Media last week
, Brooke Hunter was today officially named as WCFS-FM's new Midday host. Program Director Jim Ryan said in a statement today, "Brooke is the consummate Chicago radio pro... having her experience and local knowledge on the air every day will be a huge asset for Fresh." Hunter, the longtime Chicago radio veteran, had been the interim Midday host since Rick Hall was let go
* * Chicagoland Radio & Media's 5th Anniversary will be one of the three subjects discussed on the next show of "Outside The Loop Radio," nicknamed "Chicago's Almost Above-Ground Audio Magazine." The show's terrific host, Mike Stephan was even brave/foolish enough to interview that Larz doofus that runs the site. The show will air on WLUW-FM 88.7 tomorrow morning at 10:00am and streamed live at WLUW.org
. Soon after that, the show will be available as a podcast on the Outside The Loop website
. (It's my first ever radio interview/podcast, so do not be surprised if you hear me stuttering and stammering like a drunken Porky Pig.)
* * Abe Kanan, former Chicago radio personality and star of the always funny "Abe Kanan Show" podcasts (which can be found right HERE
on Chicagoland Radio & Media), will be doing a stand-up comedy set tomorrow, Thursday the 8th, at 7:00pm at Shenanigans' House of Beer (16 West Division St., Chicago) as part of their Thursday "Comedy Challenge." There is no cover to enjoy the laughs.
* * WLS-AM's Cisco Cotto will be extremely busy this Friday, July 9th. First, his day begins at 9:00am with a live broadcast from the James R. Thompson Center (corner of Randolph & Clark Streets) as the Illinois State Rifle Association will be holding their "Second Amendment Rally" there, publicly arguing for Chicagoans right to bear arms. Cotto will do his show live from the rally location from 9:00am-11:00am, and then be the emcee for the rally from 11:00am until around 1:00pm.
His day isn't done there, though. At 7:00pm, Cisco Cotto will be one of the special guests at the 2nd Annual Chicago Young Republicans Membership party being held at the Cubby Bear in Wrigleyville (corners of Addison & Clark Streets). Cotto will be joined by guests Bill Brady, Mark Kirk and Aaron Schock, as well as be entertained by a Neil Diamond impersonator (because nothing screams "young conservative views" like some old guy singing "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" and "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show"). Somebody buy Cisco some coffee on Friday!
* * Chic-A-Go-Go, the Chicago-based dance TV show for kids (and kids of all ages) is back after a six month hiatus. They begin taping new episodes this Friday and they are looking for kids to come join the party. Friday's taping will be in Millennium Park at the Target Tent at Chase Promenade North (just west of the Pritzker Pavilion) starting at 1:00pm. The 45-minute dance party will feature great songs, a live mini-concert by local garage rockers Johnny and the Limelites, and of course, show hosts, Ratso and Miss Mia. There is no cost to be a part of the tapings or to just come and watch the show. The Target Tent also has free art activities, a reading library, jump ropes, games and lots children's activities. Chic-A-Go-Go will also be doing two more show tapings on July 25th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Chicago Access Network Studios, located at 322 S. Green St. (one block west of Halsted, half block north of Van Buren). The Chic-A-Go-Go shows can be seen on Cable Access Channel 19 (in Chicago) Tuesdays at 8:30pm and Wednesdays at 3:30pm.
* * US99.5's Drew Walker will be back out with the "Friday Night Party Patrol" this Friday night, one hour later than usual. You can meet up with Drew at 10:00pm at the Chicago Blu Grill & Bar, located at 19917 S LaGrange Rd in Frankfort. He'll be signing people up to win tickets to the Log Jam Country Music Festival in northern Wisconsin featuring Gretchen Wilson.
* * WBBM-AM's Bart Shore's excellent daily podcast, "Time Warp Radio" continues to grow in popularity & reach. In addition to the show's regular website
, TWR can now be heard on the following Internet radio stations: two of Zecom Radio's channels (Gemz Radio
and The Choice
, KONA Radio
, and 921-TheX
. The show is also heard on iTunes Radio, as well as CRIS Radio
. As far as terrestrial radio goes, WYNE-Am in Erie, PA plays the show, as does Chicago radio's own JoAnne Gennette on WBIG-AM each Monday & Friday morning. The TWR show is not syndicated or pushed in any way. These stations all sought out Bart Shore and asked to share this great show with their listeners. Another popular feature occurs most Sundays with the all-request, one-hour "Time Warp Sunday Radio Request Show," where fans can contact Bart Shore via email or Facebook and request which rare classic rock track they'd like to hear & find out information on. If you have not done so in a while, make sure you check out "Time Warp Radio."
* * According to LARadio.com
, Kim Kelly, the one time radio marketing whiz at WFYR-FM 103.5 in the late 70's and early 80's, passed away last week. Kim Kelly Tenenbaum died last Wednesday at the age of 60 after a long cancer battle. In 1983, she left Chicago for Los Angeles, where she continued to be a top radio marketer for such stations as KFI, KOST, KCBS, KFSH AND KRLA.