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Chris Rongey Exiting His WSCR-AM, Total Traffic, Daily Herald Jobs

Chicago media veteran Chris Rongey is exiting the market to return back home to the St. Louis market. His final day working at WSCR-AM/670 The Score will be this Thursday. Rongey has been with the station since 2002, serving as an update anchor, weekend/fill-in host, and White Sox pre-game/post-game show host. He will also exit from his Total Traffic Chicago reporter job and has already exited his Daily Herald columnist role.

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News & Notes: Nick Shepkowski; Cisco Cotto; WXRT-FM; WLUP-FM; Cumulus Chicago; WXLC-FM; Jax; Rick Party; Matt Dahl

This edition of News & Notes (the second of two for the day), features ten media news items that are Chicago radio-related, including: Nick Shepkowski gets promoted at The Score; Cisco Cotto plays a reporter on TV; WXRT-FM hosts another intimate concert inside of a classic movie theater; WLUP-FM has more Loop Rock Girl calendars to give away; WLUP-FM sponsors this year's Chicago Open Air concert event; Cumulus Chicago gives Radio Magazine a tour of their new facilities; WXLC-FM hosts the Cubs' trophy; Jax says goodbye to radio (for now, anyway); Rick Party's voice helps out ESPN Radio; and Matt Dahl gets a new full-time job. These stories can be read below...

Read more: News & Notes: Nick Shepkowski; Cisco Cotto; WXRT-FM; WLUP-FM; Cumulus Chicago; WXLC-FM; Jax; Rick...

News & Notes: CSN; Richard Roeper; Teri Arvesu; Univision Chicago; Chris McDonnell; The Gong Show; More

This edition of News & Notes (the first of two today), features eight television-related news items, including: CSN Chicago announces its plans to live stream Chicago baseball broadcasts; CSN Chicago offers a new edition of its Bears documentary special; Richard Roeper is at the movies again; Teri Arvesu gets promoted; Univision Chicago promotes two more; Univision and Comcast play nice together; Chris McDonnell finds new work; and "The Gong Show" is looking for contestants in Chicago. All of these stories are right here...

Read more: News & Notes: CSN; Richard Roeper; Teri Arvesu; Univision Chicago; Chris McDonnell; The Gong...

Chicago-Based 'Radio Health Journal' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

"Radio Health Journal," the award-winning weekend public affairs radio program, celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. Launched in 1992 by a pair of Chicago area radio veterans, the radio show covers health, medicine, and technology topics, interviewing respected experts in those three fields. "Radio Health Journal" entertains and informs listeners, while also helping radio stations meet their federally-mandated public affairs requirements.

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95 WIIL Rock's Longtime Afternoon Host Marija Exiting

WIIL-FM/95 WIIL Rock is in need of a new afternoon personality. Marija Puidak, known on-air by simply her first name, announced she will be leaving the station for a new radio opportunity out of the market. Her final afternoon shift on WIIL-FM will be this Friday.

Read more: 95 WIIL Rock's Longtime Afternoon Host Marija Exiting

News & Notes: Eric & Kathy; Angi Taylor; Fred Newson; WCPT; Doug Dahlgren; Mary Ellen Geist; Kristyn Hartman; DECADES

Today's News & Notes features eight local media news items, including: Eric & Kathy are sticking around; Angi Taylor doubles her daily workload; Fred Newson suddenly passes away; WCPT goes syndicated on Saturday mornings; Doug Dahlgren un-retires and returns to radio; Mary Ellen Geist starts a new job; Kristyn Hartman is changing workplaces; and DECADES celebrates past Presidential inaugurations. These stories can be found right here...

Read more: News & Notes: Eric & Kathy; Angi Taylor; Fred Newson; WCPT; Doug Dahlgren; Mary Ellen Geist;...

Chicago Radio Veteran Alexx Dupri Hosts New Morning Show In Alaska

Chicago native and longtime Chicago radio voice Alexx Dupri has been hired as the new morning show host for KFAT-FM, a Rhythmic CHR station in Anchorage, Alaska owned by Ohana Media Group. She began in her new role today.

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News & Notes: WLUP; McMurray/Monzures; Ramblin' Ray; Tone Kapone; Marty Zivin; Bart Shore; Mike North; Tribune Media; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 15 local media news items, including: WLUP-FM's 2017 Rock Girl calendar is now out; Pete McMurray and Jane Monzures host a charity event; Ramblin' Ray Stevens races on ice; Tone Kapone hosts a brunch; WFMT-FM commemorates MLK Day; Cliff Kelley does an MLK Day live remote; Salim Muwakkil and Dometi Pongo discuss MLK and President Obama; WKRS-AM brightens a holiday for a couple hundred children; WETN-FM gets permission to change owners and studio locations; Marty Zivin is celebrated online by his friends; Bart Shore honors Marty Zivin; Mike North sells cars like a modern day Linn Burton; Andy Garcia has twins; Tribune Media invests heavily in a social media measurement company; and longtime Chicago journalist Charles Leroux passes away. All of these stories are right here...

Read more: News & Notes: WLUP; McMurray/Monzures; Ramblin' Ray; Tone Kapone; Marty Zivin; Bart Shore; Mike...

CSN & WSCR To Cover The Cubs' Visit To The White House

The World Champion Chicago Cubs are going to visit President Barack Obama in the White House on Monday. CSN Chicago, the primary television home of the Cubs, and WSCR-AM/670 The Score, the flagship radio home of the Cubs, will break from their normal programming on Monday afternoon to feature live coverage of this high honor for the baseball team.

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WXRT's 'Professor Moptop' Writes Beatles Book

Gregory Alexander, best known to weekend WXRT-FM/93XRT listeners as "Professor Moptop," has written a book all about the formative years of The Beatles. He is now seeking help in getting the new book published and has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

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WSCR's Matt Spiegel Welcomes 'New Blood' Danny Parkins To Middays

As previously reported here, WSCR-AM/670 The Score is shaking up its lineup, moving midday co-host Jason Goff to afternoons and adding relative newcomer Danny Parkins as co-host in middays. Longtime midday co-host Matt Spiegel took to social media today to share his thoughts on his new on-air partner.

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WSCR-AM Adds Danny Parkins, Revamps Lineup

WSCR-AM/670 The Score celebrated its 25th anniversary at the start of the month. The station also lost one of its most popular personalities, as original Score host Terry Boers chose to retire. As such, changes are coming to the sports station next week. These changes include moving midday host Jason Goff to afternoons and the addition of a new host, Danny Parkins.

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2017 Chicago Cubs Convention Brings Out Special TV & Radio Coverage

Even though it feels like the Chicago Cubs' 2016 season just ended (thanks to the team going all the way in the post-season), it is now time to look toward the Cubs' next season. That begins this weekend with the 2017 Cubs Convention, which takes place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. CSN Chicago and WGN-TV, along with all of CBS Radio Chicago's stations are planning to broadcast special programming from and about the convention.

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Cubs Give Contract Renewal To TV Announcers Kasper & Deshaies

The Chicago Cubs organization has given three-year contract renewals to both of its television broadcasters: play-by-play announcer Len Kasper and analyst/color commentator Jim "J.D." Deshaies. The new deals for both men will keep them calling Cubs games on Chicago television through the end of the Cubs' 2019 season.

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Chicago Tribune's RedEye Changing To A Weekly Publication

The Chicago Tribune's free daily publication aimed at younger readers, RedEye, isn't going away... yet... but it will dramatically shrink in scope next month. Starting on the first full week of February, RedEye will become a once-a-week-only publication, coming out just on Thursday mornings, focusing on weekend events for readers.

Read more: Chicago Tribune's RedEye Changing To A Weekly Publication

WLS-FM Hires NY DJ Ron Parker As Afternoon Host

Ron Parker, a Bronx native who has never worked in Chicago radio before, has been hired by WLS-FM as its new afternoon voice. Although a delayed airplane flight prevented him from making his WLS-FM debut on Monday, he begins this afternoon at 3:00pm.

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News & Notes: Marty Zivin; Zecom Radio; Danny Parkins; Mike North; WIND-AM; Gina Ferraro; WFLD-TV; More

Today's News & Notes features ten news items, including: Marty Zivin succumbs to cancer; Zecom Radio is no more; Danny Parkins makes an announcement; Mike North has kind words for WSCR-AM; WIND-AM adds a new weekend show; Ken Coe passes; Gina Ferraro releases a single; WFLD-TV will keep on Dishing; John Malan gets ready to retire; and CareerCast says to not work in media. All of these stories are just below...

Read more: News & Notes: Marty Zivin; Zecom Radio; Danny Parkins; Mike North; WIND-AM; Gina Ferraro;...

Mason & Remy Lose St. Louis Radio Show, Will Now Focus Solely on BIG 95.5 Morning Show

Mason Schreader and Zach "Remy" Hoesly now only have to focus on their Chicago radio morning show, WEBG-FM/BIG 95.5's "Mason, Remy & Alabama." That is because at the end of last week, iHeartMedia St. Louis management decided to cancel Mason & Remy's afternoon show in St. Louis, which the hosts where creating each day from the WEBG-FM studios in Chicago.

Read more: Mason & Remy Lose St. Louis Radio Show, Will Now Focus Solely on BIG 95.5 Morning Show

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