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News & Notes: Rivet Radio; Roger Badesch; Dan Deibert; Steve & Johnnie; Dave Plier; Mike North; WCPT; Much More

Today's News & Notes features 15 local media news items, including: Rivet News Radio teams up with the Chicago Sun-Times; Roger Badesch makes a tough announcement; Dan Deibert returns to WGN-AM; Steve & Johnnie return to WGN-AM's website; Dave Plier hosts an event; Mike North hosts videos for FOX Sports Radio; Anna Kopsky exits WSSR-FM's morning show; WCPT announces some major broadcasting changes; Birach Broadcasting will soon have a second Chicago radio station; Digity continues its fast expansion; InternetFM.com expands; Chicago Football Magazine picks a new marketing firm; Antenna TV hires a maid for Mother's Day; Ryan McGuffey's family grows; and sad news about Wild Bill Scott. All of these stories can be read right here...

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JET Magazine Becoming Digital-Only, Ending Print Publication

The Chicago-based media outlet Johnson Publishing Company announced this morning that its famous JET magazine will soon be ending its printed form. Instead, JET is launching a new app and will become a digital-only publication, beginning this summer.

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WBBM-TV's Megan Glaros Interviews President Barack Obama On Climate Change

WBBM-TV/CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros was among a select few weather experts invited to the White House today to interview President Barack Obama.

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WBBM-TV Hires Erin Kennedy As Weekday Morning News Anchor

WBBM-TV/CBS 2 has finally filled the long-vacant position of early news co-anchor. Effective May 19th, Erin Kennedy will join Kris Gutierrez behind the station's anchor desk each weekday morning.

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WGN News Director Greg Caputo Announces Retirement

Greg Caputo, who has served as WGN-TV's News Director since December 2002, has announced he will be retiring this summer. After a long career in television news, he is choosing to spend less time working and more time with his family.

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Chicagoland Media Outlets & Journalists Honored At 37th Annual Peter Lisagor Awards

At the end of last week, the Chicago Headline Club handed out its annual Peter Lisagor Awards, honoring local media professionals' "superior contributions to journalism." Awards are given to both local media organizations and individuals.

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95.9 The River Revamps On-Air Talent Lineup

WERV-FM/95.9 The River has upgraded its on-air talent, changing some fill-in hosts into full-time regulars. Added to the morning show is now-former midday host Danielle Tufano and returning to middays is Chicago radio veteran Mitch Michaels.

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Cubs/White Sox 2014 'Crosstown Cup' Broadcast Information

Once again, the Chicago Cubs will take on the Chicago White Sox as part of their annual "Crosstown Cup" games, for local baseball team bragging rights for 2014. The games will be seen on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV, and WCIU-TV. The following is a look at where fans can find the broadcasts and which announcing team will be calling the games.

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News & Notes: Rich Koz/Dave Plier; Dick Biondi; Johnny Mars; WMBI; WDCB; CSN; WOCH; More

This weekend's News & Notes features a "baker's dozen" of news items, including: Rich Koz and Dave Plier become Stooges; Dick Biondi adds another candle to his Chicago cake; Johnny Mars adds a new job to daytime; Paul Goldsmith starts a new career; WMBI-FM adds a new daily show; WDCB-FM enriches a Sunday show; Marlan Gutierrez has a fundraiser; WTTW-TV and WFMT-FM get a new Chairman; CSN Chicago has a special NFL/Bears Draft show; WOCH-CA goes retro; Ken Fryer helps save a life; Sondra Solarte brings in a new life; and Billy Kidd passes away. All of the details are just below...

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Chicago Media Stars Shine At Saturday's 20th Annual 'Bark In The Park'

This Saturday morning, May 3rd, will be the 20th Annual "Bark in the Park," a yearly tradition created to raise funds and awareness for The Anti-Cruelty Society's programs and services. Over 3,000 people, most joined by their canine companions, are expected to attend at this year's event, which takes place at Chicago's Montrose Harbor and the surrounding park area.

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WLS-TV's 'Windy City Live' Has Big Plans For May

The local late morning show for WLS-TV/ABC7 has big plans for the first three weeks in the month of May. "Windy City Live," with co-hosts Val Warner and Ryan Chiaverini, is planning to "pull out all the stops" (as they put it) by having big name guests, entertainment, contest, and more.

Read more: WLS-TV's 'Windy City Live' Has Big Plans For May

New WILV-FM Contest Gives Away Money To Listeners & Their Charities

Hubbard Radio Chicago's WILV-FM/Chicago's 100.3 has come up with a very unique contest for this month, which gives away money to the winning listener, as well as an equal amount to that winning listener's favorite charity. The on-air and online contest is being called "May Money Match."

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Chicago Blackhawks 2nd 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, the Blackhawks will now face another division rival for Round 2, the Minnesota Wild. The first game of this series will be in Chicago on Friday night. Games for this series will be seen on television on NBC-TV, the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), and even CNBC, while radio broadcasts will be on WGN-AM and WGWG-LP.

Read more: Chicago Blackhawks 2nd Round 2014 NHL Playoffs Series Broadcast Schedule

CSN Chicago To Broadcast Special About White Sox Rookie Sensation Jose Abreu

Comcast SportsNet Chicago will have a special presentation on Thursday night which shines a spotlight on the incredible first month in the big leagues for Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu. Entitled "Abreu's April," the program will look at this new player's record-setting month.

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WLUP/WKQX Operations Manager Jim Richards Exits

Jim Richards, the Operations Manager for both WLUP-FM/97.9 The Loop and WKQX-FM/101WKQX is saying a final goodbye to Chicago and leaving the stations. He has accepted the position of Operations Manager/Program Director for San Francisco rock radio stations KFOG-FM and KSAN-FM.

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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.

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