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WVON-AM Celebrates Black History Month With Black Heritage Film Festival

WVON-AM is celebrating Black History Month with their annual Black Heritage Film Festival. The radio station is sponsoring special movies about the African-American experience, followed by discussion forums, which will take place each Wednesday throughout February.

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WLS-TV Salutes Black History Month 2014

With February being Black History Month in the United States, WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago will mark the observance with a series of news reports, vignettes, and specials airing over the next four weeks. This includes a very special edition of WLS-TV's Emmy Award-winning program "Heart & Soul."

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Comcast SportsNet Chicago Salutes Black History Month 2014

With February being Black History Month in the United States, local sports station Comcast SportsNet Chicago will mark the observance with a one-hour special. The "Comcast SportsNet celebrates Black History Month" special will feature numerous prominent African-American athletes, coaches, and significant sports moments, as seen from a local perspective.

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Chicago Radio Veteran Leslie Harris Joins WCKG

Chicago radio veteran Leslie Harris has joined WCKG AM 1530 as its new Director of Community Programming, effective immediately. Harris most recently worked as an on-air personality at WERV-FM/95.9 The River.

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Joel Daly Revamps, Updates, Re-Releases His Autobiography 'The Daly News'

Joel Daly, the beloved former WLS-TV/ABC 7 news anchor, will be re-releasing his autobiography next month. The book has been recently expanded and updated with more stories of his life in Chicago TV news, as well as his time as a war correspondent, a broadcaster/soldier in the Army, an attorney, a pilot, a yodeling Country music singer, an actor, and a young man growing up in the northwest.

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Lakeshore Public Media's WYIN-TV Cancelling 'Lakeshore News Tonight' Nightly Newscast

Lakeshore Public Media's President and CEO James A. Muhammad has announced that the company is forced to cancel its nightly television newscast "Lakeshore News Tonight" after this week, due to decreased funding. The final newscast will be this Friday, January 31st.

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WTTW-TV To Rebroadcast Pete Seeger Special Thursday Night

On Monday evening, influential folk singer-songwriter Pete Seeger passed away at the age of 94. On Thursday night, WTTW-TV will rebroadcast the highly-regarded "American Masters" documentary special "Pete Seeger: The Power of Song." The 90-minute film will air starting at 10:00pm.

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News & Notes: WKQX; WLIT; WGN-AM; WERV; Darren Marlar; Larry Lujack; Elroy Smith; Darren Davis; Woody & Ravey; More

Today's News & Notes features 15 news items with local media connections, including: the official return of the WKQX call letters to 101.1; WLIT-FM's annual Christmas bonus arrives; WGN-AM wants to rock new a Cubs theme; WERV-FM rocks some new studios and offices; Darren Marlar hopes to make a TV show; Brad Robinson provides reports for Rivet New Radio; Larry Lujack is saluted in video by Art Vuolo; Elroy Smith is available; Darren Davis continues to rise up the Clear Channel corporate ladder; Spike Eskin saves a life; Woody and Ravey are L.A. bound; Me-TV grows; Antenna TV grows; Natalie Martinez weds; and sad news regarding the passing of Susan McIntosh. The stories can all be read right here...

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Jane Monzures Takes Over Afternoons At Chicago's 100.3

WILV-FM/Chicago's 100.3 wasted little time in filling their afternoon vacancy. Last week, Chicago media veteran Jane Monzures took over as the host of WILV-FM's 2:00pm-7:00pm shift.

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Kenard 'K2' Karter Retuning to WGCI As PD

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment announced it has filled one of its vacant Program Director positions in Chicago. Kenard "K2" Karter, whose radio career started at WGCI-FM, will return to that station as its new Program Director. He begins in his new leadership role on March 3rd.

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Sherman Becomes Morning Show Host On 103.9 The Fox

Brian Sherman, best known as one half of the popular "Sherman & Tingle Show" from WKQX-FM/Q101, has started in his new full-time job as the morning show host on WFXF-FM/103.9 The Fox. His debut show was yesterday morning.

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News & Notes: Sun-Times; Chris Myers; WeatherNation; Janet Davies; Steve Downes; Maya Akai; Mancow; Steve Dolinsky; More

Today's News & Notes features 16 noteworthy media items, including: Sun-Times Media possibly moving its headquarters; Chris Myers moving back to California; WeatherNation moved out of the Chicago market; Antenna TV saluting Dave Madden; Sandra Torres is busier up in Milwaukee; Angie Lau is busy in Hong Kong; Janet Davies starts up her own media firm; Janet Davies and Steve Downes tells jokes for charity; Maya Akai gets her own talk show; Cher Ames gets promoted; "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me" comes to the University of Chicago; Mancow loses one syndicator and gains another; Steve Dolinsky starts up a podcast; InternetFM.com is looking for help to expand; Jack Jordan passes away; and CRM's News section takes a brief break. All of these stories can be read right here...

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WRXQ-FM Promotes Elwood To Assistant Program Director

WRXQ-FM/Q Rock 100.7 has named morning show host Elwood as the station's Assistant Program Director (APD). In addition to his new APD duties, Elwood will continue on as morning drive personality for the station, where he has been for the past two years.

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2014 Chicago Cubs Convention Brings Out Special TV & Radio Coverage

WGN-AM, the longtime radio home for the Chicago Cubs, and Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the local sports television network which airs the most Cubs games, are each planning to broadcast special programming from and about the 2014 Cubs Convention, which starts on Friday.

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Ted Brunson Seeking Assistance To Bring 'Brunson's Best' To TV

Ted Brunson wishes to turn his restaurant/food review video series "Brunson's Best" into a local television series. He is asking the help of fans to financially support the venture. This is being done via a newly-launched crowdfunding campaign.

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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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