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New Chicago-Based EDM TV Show Coming To WJYS-TV

EDM (electronic dance music) is perhaps the hottest music format currently in America and Europe. Since its launch last year, the Chicago-based website EDM America TV is quickly becoming one of the world's busiest online locations for dance music and videos. Starting next month, EDM America TV comes to local television each Friday night on WJYS-TV.

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Star 105.5 & 103.9 The Fox Now Under New Ownership

Two far northwest suburban radio stations finally have new ownership. WZSR-FM/Star 105.5 and WFXF-FM/103.9 The Fox are now officially owned by Matrix Broadcasting.

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Chicago Blackhawks 3rd Round 2014 NHL Playoffs Series Broadcast Schedule

The Chicago Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the sixth season in a row. After defeating the St. Louis Blues in Round 1 and the Minnesota Wild in Round 2, the reigning Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks now advance to the NHL Western Conference Finals where they will face a team they beat every time during the regular season, the Los Angeles Kings. The first game of this series will be in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Games for this series will be only be seen on television on NBC-TV and the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), while radio broadcasts will be on WGN-AM and/or WGWG-LP.

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News & Notes: Loop Rock Girl Erica; Steve Cochran; WTMX; Carl Kasell; Nicole Ondracka; WCRX; Blackhawks; ABC 7; More

This weekend's News & Notes features a dozen local media stories, including: Loop Rock Girl Erica needs even more help with her heartbreaking struggles; Steve Cochran returns to the stand-up stage; WTMX-FM is the middle of a Purseapolooza; Carl Kasell gets a big sendoff; Nicole Ondracka switches stations; WCRX-FM wins some awards; Chicago Blackhawks with some games and ratings; Zoraida Sambolin makes an early appearance; WLS-TV debuts its new website; Svengoolie makes a far northwestern appearance; Dean Baquet takes over at the NY Times; and sad news about Doug Kullerstrand. It can all be read below...

Read more: News & Notes: Loop Rock Girl Erica; Steve Cochran; WTMX; Carl Kasell; Nicole Ondracka; WCRX;...

Lyons Township High School Wins Multiple Honors At the 11th Annual John Drury High School Radio Awards

The 11th Annual John Drury High School Radio Awards were held earlier this month at North Central College's Meiley-Swallow Hall in Naperville. The event was sponsored by North Central College and its radio station WONC-FM. The awards honored 2013/2014's most outstanding high school radio talent, both locally and nationally. One local institution, Lyons Township High School's WLTL-FM, took home nine awards.

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WGN-TV & Chicago Blackhawks Extend Broadcast Rights

WGN-TV and the Chicago Blackhawks today announced a three-year extension to their television broadcast rights agreement. This time period will be added on to the current broadcast agreement, which still has two more years on it.

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WLS-FM/WIND-AM/WYLL-AM Team Up To Sponsor 'Rockin' For The Troops 2014' Concert

As they have done for the last eight years, Cumulus-owned 94.7 WLS-FM and Salem-owned WIND-AM/AM 560 The Answer are both sponsoring the annual west-suburban event to support our men and women in the US military, the "Rockin' For The Troops" concert. For the fourth year in a row, WIND-AM's sister-station, WYLL-AM/AM 1160 is also one of the concert's sponsors. The concert, which is the ninth annual one, is put together by Operation Support Our Troops - America (formerly known as Operation Support Our Troops - Illinois).

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WLS-TV's Val Warner Interviews Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters has been working in television for nearly 53 years and at ABC-TV since 1976. On Friday, she will be semi-retiring from television and exiting her daily show that she co-created and co-produces, "The View."

WLS-TV/ABC 7 co-host of "Windy City Live," Val Warner traveled to New York last week to talk with Barbara Walters about her long and inspirational career. That taped interview will be shown tomorrow morning on "Windy City Live" at 11:00am.

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WYLL-AM Hires Mark Elfstrand As Afternoon Host

WYLL-AM 1160 announced today the hiring of Chicago radio veteran Mark Elfstrand, who will take over as the station's afternoon host beginning May 20th. "Let's Talk with Mark Elfstrand" will be heard each weekday from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

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News & Notes: DNAinfo Chicago; IBA Silver Dome Awards; SportsTalk Live; Rover; Simon Badinter; Svengoolie; JET; More

Today's News & Notes features 10 local media-related news items, including: DNAinfo Chicago expands its streaming news radio service; IBA Silver Dome Award finalists are announced; SportsTalk Live uses local radio personalities; Rover pleads guilty; Simon Badinter gets syndicated; Svengoolie gets an award; Me-TV gets ready to celebrate summer; Azteca America makes a name change; Dom Mancuso gets a new job; and JET prepares to go digital. All of the details can be found right here...

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WGN-AM To Commemorate Its 90th Anniversary With 'WGN Radio Walk Of Fame' & Other Events

On June 1, 1924, the Chicago Tribune changed the radio station WDAP-AM into WGN-AM. That station went on to become one of the most historic and important radio stations in U.S. history. For next month's 90th anniversary of the famous call letters' start, many events are planned. One of these events includes the unveiling of a new street-side Walk of Fame, featuring famed WGN Radio personalities.

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A Look At Chicago's April 2014 Nielsen Radio Ratings

The Nielsen Audio ratings for the Chicago radio market for the "April" period -- which covers the dates of 03/27/14-04/23/14 -- were released on Monday. The following is a study of the local radio ratings, along with quick looks at some key stories.

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News & Notes: NATAS Silver Circle; Eddie Olczyk; Jim Ruddle; WFMT; Gary Spears, Jimmy Mac; Roger Ebert; Much More

This weekend's News & Notes features a dozen local media stories, including: the Chicago/Midwest NATAS inducts six people into its Silver Circle; Eddie Olczyk considers leaving broadcasting; Randy Salerno's childhood friend gets in deeper trouble; Jim Ruddle writes a book; WFMT signs with a new distribution company for its syndicated programming; Gary Spears re-signs with CBS Radio, Jimmy Mac is given an honor by the Star Wars Celebration convention; Tribune Publishing grows; Toni Ginnetti exits... sort of; Roger Ebert's movie will hit Chicago soon; and the sad passing of John Crispe. All of these stories can be read below.

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Chicago Radio Stations Asking Listeners To 'Put The Guns Down'

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago are teaming up with numerous Chicago radio stations to help spread the message of anti-violence. The new radio initiative, which began today, is called "Put The Guns Down." The initiative aims to promote safety throughout the local communities and help to lessen the senseless gun violence that has plagued Chicago.

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Freak Returns To WRXQ-FM

Less than two months after his exit from WYKT-FM/The Kat 105.5, Freak will be making his return to the local radio airwaves. It is also a return to a former radio station for Freak, WRXQ-FM/Q Rock 100.7.

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