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'Disco Demolition 2' Planned

35 years ago this month, the most famous (infamous?) radio stunt of all time took place in Chicago. It was the WLUP-FM promotion "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park -- a promotion that was simultaneously a massive success and a massive failure.

Now, one of the architects of the original "Disco Demolition" event is planning on doing it once again.

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2014 Chicago Blackhawks Convention Brings Out Special TV & Radio Coverage

The seventh annual Chicago Blackhawks Convention will kick off Friday from the International Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Avenue) and run through Sunday at the hotel. Over 10,000 fans are expected to attend the sold out convention. Numerous Chicago media personalities will take part in panel discussion throughout the weekend. The event will also bring out special Chicago coverage on television, the Internet, and on radio.

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ESPN 1000's Waddle & Silvy Present 'The Cook-Off Kickoff' With Jay Cutler

WMVP-AM/ESPN 1000 is having a special event tomorrow afternoon and evening. The station's afternoon hosts, Tom Waddle and Marc "Silvy" Silverman, will be taking on Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler in a competition -- a grilling competition. "The Cook-Off Kickoff" will begin with a live remote broadcast, followed by the first episode of "The Jay Cutler Show" of the year, all leading up to the cooking competition between the three men.

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Local TV Outlets Win 2014 PromaxBDA Promotion & Marketing Awards

The 2014 PromaxBDA Local Station Summit Promotion & Marketing Conference was held in Las Vegas, NV at the end of last month, which included its annual awards ceremony, honoring outstanding promotion, marketing and design content in the North American entertainment television industry from the year prior. This year, Chicago's WGN-TV won four awards, WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 won three awards, while WCIU-TV/The U won one award.

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News & Notes: US99.5; Matt Spiegel; WFMT; David Berner; Geoff Pinkus; Abe Kanan; WGN-TV; EDM America TV; Much More

Today's News & Notes features 15 news items from the local media beat, including: US99.5 breaks some huge concert news; Matt Spiegel emcees a Chicago charity event; WFMT's "Folkways" celebrates a milestone; David Berner has some good news; Ken Sevara hosts a new show; Geoff Pinkus's podcasts return; Abe Kanan's podcasts return; InternetFM.com grows; 120 Sports is ready for Androids; WGN-TV gets to play the lottery for one more year; WGN-TV gets to play games at 10:00pm; EDM America TV launches on WJYS-TV; Jenny McCarthy joins SiriusXM; Chuck Cherney plays golf as well as he shoots pictures; and the Chicago Tribune to honor Patti Smith. All of these details can be read right here...

Read more: News & Notes: US99.5; Matt Spiegel; WFMT; David Berner; Geoff Pinkus; Abe Kanan; WGN-TV; EDM...

Tribune Company Shareholders Agree To Name Change, Publishing Spin-Off, New Director

Tribune Company held its annual shareholders meeting Monday in Los Angeles, CA. Among the items voted on and approved at the meeting was a new name for the company, the spinning-off of its publishing division, distribution of shares of the new publishing company, a new Board of Directors member, and the re-election of another Board member.

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Yahoo! Sports Radio Hires Former Chicago Radio Super-Exec Jeff Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz, the former Chicago radio executive who was directly responsible some of the most successful local radio stations of the last few decades, has been hired by Yahoo! Sports Radio for a newly-created role. Schwartz now exits FOX Sports Radio, which he has worked with since 2010.

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CSN Chicago To Broadcast Frank Thomas 'Welcome To Cooperstown' Special

Comcast SportsNet Chicago will debut a special one-hour documentary on Frank Thomas, who will soon be a Baseball Hall of Famer. "Welcome to Cooperstown: Frank Thomas," which will be narrated by Richard Roeper, will premiere later this week, exclusively on CSN Chicago.

Read more: CSN Chicago To Broadcast Frank Thomas 'Welcome To Cooperstown' Special

Saturday's Severe Weather Cancels Chicago Radio Station Concerts

Saturday's severe rainstorms washed away many of the plans for Chicagoans for that day, including a pair of much-hyped radio station concert events. Both the 27th Annual XRT Taste Concert and Loopfest 2014 had to be canceled. One may be rescheduled, while the other cannot be.

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WGN-TV's Ana Belaval To Do On-Air Try-Out On ABC's 'The View'

Ana Belaval, the "Around Town" feature reporter for the WGN Morning News, will be seen nationwide next week. She has been given a chance to do an on-air try-out for ABC Television's morning talk show "The View."

Read more: WGN-TV's Ana Belaval To Do On-Air Try-Out On ABC's 'The View'

Frank Holland Exits WGN-TV News

WGN-TV news reporter/anchor Frank Holland announced his departure from WGN-TV today. Holland has been with the station since September 2011.

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News & Notes: Marconi Nominations; WGCI/UB Rodriquez; 93XRT; Sarah Jones; Wolf/Proft; Rebel Radio; Steve Dahl; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 15 local media news items, including: Marconi nominations for numerous Chicago radio stations; WGCI-FM and UB Rodriquez infuriate the LGBT community; 93XRT throws a party in the park; Sarah Jones is a new morning "Star"; Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft go on a steak out; Rebel Radio celebrates an anniversary; Steve Dahl celebrates an anniversary; Mike Tomano notes the passing of a radio station; WSSD-FM goes from Blues to silence; Michelle Rutkowski gets promoted; Marc Chase somehow gets another new job; Nick Boynton gets a new job; "Sense8" comes to Chicago; Rupert Murdoch may try his hand at owning another Chicago newspaper; and Elwood pops the question. All of these details can be read below...

Read more: News & Notes: Marconi Nominations; WGCI/UB Rodriquez; 93XRT; Sarah Jones; Wolf/Proft; Rebel...

Clear Channel Chicago Releases V103's Ramonski Luv

Yet another Chicago radio veteran was released this week. WVAZ-FM/V103 top-rated host Ramonski Luv was let go earlier this week by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Chicago. No reason has been given for the host's abrupt exit.

Read more: Clear Channel Chicago Releases V103's Ramonski Luv

The Resurgence Of WCGO-AM 1590

WCGO-AM was once a low-powered suburban radio station with few listeners. A few years ago, it moved to a slightly stronger frequency, but still was a little-heard station. All that may soon be changing, as WCGO-AM will be broadcasting at increased wattage, with new branding, a new logo, new management, and a new focus on entertaining Chicago.

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WMBI-FM To Launch New Morning Show With Karl & June

WMBI-FM/Moody Radio Chicago will be launching a brand new morning show next week starring Karl Clauson and June Felix. "Karl & June Mornings" will be heard weekdays from 5:00am-9:00am, beginning Monday, July 14th.

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Changes At Chicago's 100.3 - Monzures Out, Carriveau Moves To Afternoons

Changes have come to WILV-FM/Chicago's 100.3 once again. Jane Monzures, who had been hosting afternoons since late January of this year, has exited the station. Cara Carriveau, who has been hosting nights on the station since January 2013, now takes over in afternoons. The changes are effective today.

Read more: Changes At Chicago's 100.3 - Monzures Out, Carriveau Moves To Afternoons

Digity Releases WERV/WRXQ PD/DJ Zander

In a surprise move, Digity Chicago General Manager Brian Foster announced the immediate exit of Mark Zander -- the Program Director of both WERV-FM/95.9 The River and WRXQ-FM/Q Rock 100.7, as well as afternoon drive and weekend host on WERV-FM.

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Tribune Company Seeking To Change Its Name

In 1847, a newspaper corporation was formed in Chicago named Tribune Company. It appears that in 2014, 167 years after it began, the Tribune Company name will be changed.

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