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WLS-TV To Broadcast Chicago's Puerto Rican People's Parade

WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago will have the exclusive broadcast of Chicago's annual Puerto Rican People's Parade. Although the parade takes place on Saturday afternoon, the broadcast itself will be shown on WLS-TV late Saturday night.

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ESPN 1000 To Be Exclusive Radio Home Of 2014 FIFA World Cup

The biggest sporting event on the planet is now taking place, held this year in in 12 cities within Brazil. WMVP-AM/ESPN 1000 will be the exclusive Chicago radio home of the English-language broadcasts of the 2014 FIFA World Cup games. 26 games, including all of Team USA's matches, will be heard on the local sports station.

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WDCB-FM Partners With Chicago's CAN TV

Beginning Thursday at Noon, the jazz, blues, world music, and news programming from suburban public radio station WDCB-FM will be heard streaming on one of CAN TV's five public access cable channels in Chicago.

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20th Annual ABC 7 5K Run & 3K Walk Honoring Jim Gibbons

This Thursday, June 12th, will be an annual 5K run and 3K walk done in the name of former WLS-TV investigative reporter and news anchor Jim Gibbons. The "20th Annual ABC 7 5K Run & 3K Walk Honoring Jim Gibbons" will be taking place this year at Chicago's Lincoln Park. Proceeds from the yearly event will go to benefit the Jim Gibbons Memorial Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation.

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WBEZ-FM Wins 2014 National Edward R. Murrow Award For Overall Excellence

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) today announced its national winners for its Edward R. Murrow Awards, which honor excellence in electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations worldwide. Only one Chicago outlet was awarded, but it is a very large award. WBEZ-FM was named the 2014 Large Market Radio winner for Overall Excellence.

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Introducing: The CRM Radio Network

The Chicagoland Radio & Media website is pleased to introduce another new feature: The CRM Radio Network. The network will consist of exclusive Internet radio stations tailored for Chicago audiences.

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17th Annual WXRT 'Blues Breakers' Blues Fest Broadcast Taking Place Thursday

An annual summertime local tradition is the Chicago Blues Festival, the largest free blues fest in the world, which takes place each June in downtown Chicago. Another annual tradition is WXRT-FM's Blues Festival pre-party and "Blues Breakers" live remote, taking place the night before. Both of those annual traditions repeat again this week.

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Chicago Radio/TV Star Nina Chantele To Host Ozzie Guillen Foundation Charity Event

Nina Chantele -- host on WKSC-FM/103.5 Kiss FM, WGCI-FM/107-5WGCI, and "Windy City Live" (WLS-TV/ABC 7) -- will be the host of a very special charity event this month for former Chicago White Sox player and manager Ozzie Guillen's foundation.

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ABC-TV Ending Its Live Well Network Digital Subchannel

ABC-TV's Live Well Network isn't so well, after all. The digital subchannel, which got its start in Chicago, will be coming to an end in mid-January 2015.

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WCIU-TV's 'You & Me This Morning' To Add An Additional Hour

Weigel Broadcasting Co. and WCIU-TV/Channel 26 The U today announced that they will be adding an additional hour of live and local programming to their weekday morning schedule this fall. Their show "You & Me This Morning" has been growing in popularity, so to capitalize on this, the show will run live from 6:00am-9:00am starting in September.

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Dan Bernstein Renews Contract With WSCR-AM

CBS Radio Chicago and WSCR-AM/670 The Score have renewed their contract with their popular afternoon radio personality Dan Bernstein on Friday. It is believed to be a multi-year deal.

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News & Notes: Larry Schreiner; Bob Tracy; Cumulus Chicago; The Loop; Pluria Marshall, Jr; Geoffrey Baer; More

This weekend's News & Notes features ten local media items. Unfortunately, the first two items are sad ones. Included in this article are stories on: the passing of WGN-AM's Larry Schreiner; the passing of WMAQ-AM's Bob Tracy; a slight move for Cumulus Media Chicago; WLUP-FM digs deeper; the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival broadcasts live; WLTH-AM's Pluria Marshall, Jr. purchases three TV stations; a marathon for fans of WTTW-TV's Geoffrey Baer; WGN-TV's Stephen Segers delivers his own baby; NBC-TV's Jimmy Fallon may be coming to Chicago; and another year of Byron Allen's show on WBBM-TV. All of these details can be found below.

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Blackhawks Announcer Pat Foley Named To Hockey Hall Of Fame

Chicago Blackhawks television announcer and Glenview native Pat Foley was given one of the highest honors a hockey broadcaster can achieve. Foley was informed today that he was chosen to receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for broadcasting. The beloved local television voice will now enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in Canada.

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National Radio Hall of Fame's Class Of 2014 Announced

Today, the National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF) announced its inductees to its ranks for 2014. Five individuals, one duo, and one show will be added to the Chicago-based Hall of Fame later this year.

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Chicago Cubs Partner With CBS Radio Chicago, Radio Broadcasts To Be Heard On WBBM-AM

Today, the Chicago Cubs organization and CBS Radio Chicago announced a new seven-year partnership deal. This will allow Cubs radio broadcasts to be heard on WBBM-AM/Newsradio 780 and other CBS Radio-owned stations, beginning with 2015 spring training games.

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Wade Linder Announced As New WLUP/WKQX Operations Manager

Cumulus Media Chicago today announced the hiring of Wade Linder, who now takes over as the Operations Manager for both WLUP-FM/97.9 The Loop and WKQX-FM/101WKQX. Linder comes to Chicago from Minneapolis, MN, where he has spent his entire career programming radio stations.

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News & Notes: Harry Caray; Blackhawks; JBTV; Univision; JoAnn Genette; Bob Zak; WGN-TV; "Jeopardy!"; Me-TV; More

Today's News & Notes features another dozen local media news items, including: Harry Caray's diary of drinks; the Chicago Blackhawks exit on a huge ratings note; JBTV's national show gets new hours; Univision Chicago makes an executive hire; JoAnn Genette joins WLS-AM; Bob Zak receives a high honor; local media hits Ribfest Chicago; WGN-TV helps a family in need of a new car; "Jeopardy!" has a new Chicago-area champion; Me-TV salutes the late Ann B. Davis; and both Chuck Haynie and Marilyn Beck pass away from cancer. The details can be found right here...

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SBS' La Ley 107.9 Revamps Lineup With Former Univision Hosts

The one and only local radio station for the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), WLEY-FM/107.9 La Ley recently revamped its line-up, filling it with some of the many hosts from Univision radio stations that lost their jobs in the spring when Univision nationalized most of its programming, as well as Univision hosts from the last few years. This includes one of the largest radio stars of the past decade, who now has returned to Chicago FM radio via 107.9 La Ley.

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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!