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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.

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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.

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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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WTTW To Air Pat Hughes-Hosted Documentary On Wrigley Field

Late last year, with the 100th anniversary of Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field coming up, Questar Entertainment created a documentary film looking at some of the ballpark's most famous moments. This weekend, that documentary will be shown locally on WTTW-TV.

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News & Notes: Lujack/Edwards; WDRV; Robb Rose; WKQX; Kup; Roger Ebert; Blackhawks; Much More

Today's News & Notes features 18 stories from the local media beat, including: Uncle Lar' & Little Tommy return; The Drive throws itself a birthday party; Tina Akouris joins WBBM-AM; Robb Rose prepares to exit WILV-FM; Brian Paruch has another baby; 101WKQX expands one of its shows; Brad Robinson returns to IRN; Bill Hazen joins Rivet Radio; Bob Stern's show celebrates a birthday; Kup is lost and found; Roger Ebert is bronzed; Mitzi Miller gets promoted; Chicago Blackhawks score big; "SportsTalk Live" at the UC; Pat Tomasulo & Jake Hamilton have nice hair; Teal Jennings gets a new job; Katie McCall gets a new job; and Tribune Broadcasting gets a new management executive. All of these details can be found below...

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WSCR-AM Presenting The 2014 Danny Mac Charity Golf Outing

Dan McNeil and WSCR-AM/670 The Score are presenting the "Danny Mac 2014 Charity Golf Outing" in early June, with proceeds going to benefit an Autism charity. The radio station's midday and afternoon shows will be broadcasting live from the event that day.

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WLS-TV To Air Extreme Weather Special

On Saturday night, WLS-TV/ABC 7 will broadcast an Eyewitness News special report on extreme weather conditions. The First Alert Weather Special, entitled "Surviving the Storm," will identify the greatest threats during storm season and will provide important information to help keep viewers safe when storms hit.

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WGCI-FM Announces Summer Jam 2014

WGCI-FM, aka 107.5 WGCI, has announced the lineup for thie summertime concert Summer Jam. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, with general admission tickets going on sale tomorrow.

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WDCB-FM To Broadcast Acts From 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Starting later today, WDCB-FM 90.9 will be broadcasting select live performances from the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The live music will be heard on three days: Friday, May 25th; Thursday, May 1st; and Friday, May 2nd.

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CSN Chicago To Broadcast Three Games At The Same Time Friday Night

The stars of the Chicago sports universe will align in a very unique way on Friday night. Comcast SportsNet Chicago has a Chicago Cubs game to broadcast. At the same time, both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls have important playoff games taking place, which the network has also agreed to broadcast. Three games. Three cities. Same time. One night.

Here is how CSN Chicago will be pulling off this rare treat...

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Chicago Bears Release Broadcast Schedule For 2014 Regular Season

Today, the NFL released team schedules for the upcoming regular season, which includes the broadcast schedules. As has been the case for the last few seasons, Chicago Bears game broadcasts will be seen on local television stations owned by FOX, CBS, NBC, as well as on ESPN and the NFL Network. These games will be heard locally on the radio via WBBM-AM and WLEY-FM.

Read more: Chicago Bears Release Broadcast Schedule For 2014 Regular Season

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