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RadioDiscussions.com Message Boards Return

The radio-themed message boards of RadioDiscussions.com has returned as of today. The message boards formerly known as the Chicago-based Radio-Info.com are back with all previous postings restored and the ability to post new comments, after over two months away.

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WLS-AM Fined $44,000 By FCC

Two years ago this month, the FCC proposed a fine against WLS-AM for $44,000 for broadcasting 11 paid advertisements that appeared to the listener to be news stories. The spots were not identified as sponsored programming. The fine was for $4,000 per infraction. That proposed fine has now been escalated to a forfeiture order, giving WLS-AM's parent company only two weeks to pay.

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NextMedia Radio Stations Now Owned And Operated By Digity

The NextMedia-owned radio stations officially have a new owner. Digity, LLC, which was created by West Palm Beach, Florida-based radio/television executive Dean Goodman, has taken over control of all 33 of the radio stations owned nationwide by NextMedia, including its nine suburban Chicago stations.

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News & Notes: WSCR; 'Bring Back The Loop'; WDCB; WZRD; WCPT; Ryan Manno; getTV; Antenna TV; WGN America; More

This weekend's News & Notes has 14 news items from the local media beat, including: WSCR-AM's new Olympics show; The "Bring Back The Loop" website is quickly shuttered; WDCB-FM adds even more Jazz programming; WZRD-FM wants help with their new logo; Rick Vaughn gets a new job; Adam Smasher gets a new job; WCPT-AM sponsors Stephanie Miller's Chicago stop on her comedy tour; Steve Edwards gets a promotion; Ryan Manno starts a new website; Today's Chicago Woman names some sexy Chicago singles; getTV launches; Antenna TV celebrates "Good Times"; WGN America switches news for laughs; and Steve Rosenbloom and Mark Caro host a "Miracle" event. All of the details can be read below...

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WLS-AM Presenting The Northwest Suburban Republican Gubernatorial Debate

WLS-AM, along with the Illinois Policy Institute and the Northwest Suburban Republican Townships, is presenting the Northwest Suburban Republican Gubernatorial Debate on Monday evening -- one of numerous debates being held between conservative candidates looking to be elected Governor in November of this year.

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WBBM-TV's Dave Savini Gives Long Statement Regarding His DUI Arrest

Thanks to recent events that happened due to bad judgement on his part, WBBM-TV/CBS 2 Chicago investigative reporter Dave Savini has gained a new perspective on life and took to Facebook today to share his feelings.

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Chicago Media And The 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Despite the harsh winter weather, Chicagoans love coming out to their Auto Show each and every February. This year should be no different, as multitudes are expected to pack into McCormick Place over the next week and a half to enjoy the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, which will be open to the public from February 8th-17th at McCormick Place in Chicago. Chicago media outlets consistently show up, as well. In fact, this looks to be yet another busy year for live remotes for Chicago radio stations at the Auto Show. Here is a look at just who from Chicagoland radio and television will be broadcasting from there this year, as well as a look at local television specials about this year's show...

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NextMedia Prepares To Be Taken Over By Digity, Executive Changes Begin

The NextMedia-owned suburban Chicago radio stations are days away from being taken over by a new owner. In advance of that major event, two local general managers have been informed of their upcoming release.

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WLS-TV/WMVP-AM Personalities Take On Blackhawks Alumni In 'Puck Off' Hockey Game

Personalities from ABC-owned Chicago television and radio stations will take part in a hockey game with numerous former Chicago Blackhawks stars and some other former professional hockey players on Friday afternoon in Rosemont, followed by a "meet and greet" event for charity.

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26th Annual Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards Coming Monday

On Monday night, the 26th Annual Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards will be taking place. The ceremony will honor some of Chicago's best known sports stars, both past and present, while raising money for a worthy charity.

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WGN-TV News Celebrates Black History Month 2014

With February being Black History Month in the United States, WGN-TV will mark the month-long observance with a series of specials news segments, airing over the next four weeks on the newscasts of WGN News.

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News & Notes: Super Bowl Ratings; WLS-TV; Linda Yu; Matt Piacente; WDCB-FM; Tribune Company; Wrapports; More

Today's News & Notes has ten local media news items, including: Super Bowl bringing super ratings to WFLD-TV; WLS-TV also gets super ratings on Sunday; Linda Yu returns to WLS-TV; Steve Donald comes to WFLD-TV/WPWR-TV; Matt Piacente exits WMAQ-TV; Claudia Estrada gets promoted; WDCB-FM brings back "Piano Jazz"; Bob Stern salutes The Beatles; Tribune Company closes on its purchase of Gracenote; and Wrapports gains a $10 million investment. All the details can be read just below...

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WBBM-TV's Dave Savini Pleads Guilty To DUI; All Other Charges Dropped

WBBM-TV's Dave Savini appeared in the DuPage County Courthouse this morning and entered a guilty plea to a Driving Under the Influence charge. All other charges against Savini, stemming from an incident from early January, were dropped by prosecutors.

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Rick O'Dell Joins WDCB-FM, Returns Sunday Brunch To Terrestrial Radio

Local radio veteran Rick O'Dell will be coming to WDCB-FM, the jazz-formatted public radio station owned by the College of DuPage at 90.9 FM. Beginning next weekend, O'Dell will host the three-hour "Sunday Jazz Brunch" show.

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WYCC-TV Salutes Black History Month 2014

With February being Black History Month in the United States, WYCC-TV, Chicago's secondary public broadcasting station, will mark the month-long observance with a diverse selection of programs and specials, airing over the next four weeks (and a little beyond).

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CRM Website Information

The Chicagoland Radio & Media website (abbreviated as CRM) is a celebration of all things relating to Chicago-area media matters. CRM is a news source, a location for fans to voice their opinions, and an online museum of Chicago media's past and present, with a hopeful eye to its future. For the visitors, readers, and fans of the website, CRM is a both a resource and a release, both educational and an escape, and both factual and fun.

If it has a connection to Chicago area radio, television, print, and/or other forms of media -- information on it can be found here at ChicagolandRadioAndMedia.com!