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WYLL-AM Rebranded As 'AM 1160 Hope for Your Life'

Salem Communications-owned religious talk station WYLL-AM has rebranded itself AM 1160 Hope for Your Life. The change, which actually began rolling out in the late spring, was made official this morning.

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WSCR-AM To Host Boers & Bernstein 15th Anniversary Gala

WSCR-AM/670 The Score afternoon team of Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein are celebrating a decade and a half together as a top-rated team this summer, making their daily show the longest running Chicago sports talk program currently heard. Next month, The Score will be hosting "The Boers and Bernstein 15th Anniversary Party" at a downtown hotel. The major event will feature special guests, toasts (which may border on "roasts"), live music, food, drinks, and some special surprises.

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WCPT-AM/FM's Norman Goldman To Broadcast From Three Chicago Locations Next Week

WCPT-AM/FM syndicated evening program, "The Norman Goldman Show," will be broadcasting live from Chicago for much of next week, with three days in a row coming from Chicagoland Italian restaurants. Fans are welcome to come be part of the live radio broadcasts.

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Chicago Urban Radio Stations Again Team-Up For Anti-Gun Special

For the second month in a row, five different Chicago radio stations from three different radio corporations will all be airing the same special presentation. This will happen on Sunday night with a two-hour talk show called "Sunday Night Open Mic" and will be part of City of Chicago's new "Put The Guns Down" initiative.

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News & Notes: WFMT; WDRV; WLUP; WERV; Freak; Jennifer Keiper; WGN Radio; Liz Wilde; Tim Sabean; Terrell Brown; Much More

On the eve of a holiday weekend, here is a gigantic-sized News & Notes with nearly two dozen local media news items, including: WFMT-FM gets patriotic; WDRV-FM gets patriotic; WLUP-FM has some extended "four play"; WERV-FM enjoys some Rock N' Ribs; Tim Lamping says farewell to his local rock showcase; Freak says hello to a new Internet radio station; Jennifer Keiper returning back to WLS-AM; Jeff Monosso moves to Chicago; Steve Tarpley gets a promotion at WGN Radio; WGN Radio brings back its bird; Dave Fogel beams with fatherly pride; Liz Wilde needs our help; Tim Sabean needs work; Nielsen Audio promises to do better than Arbitron; "This American Life" branches out; Terrell Brown becomes a judge for a day; Larry Mendte finds new TV work; FOX Television is back with Nielsen; WGN America shares its "Manhattan" project with Chicago; Tribune Publishing gets a new executive; Lyle Dean gets a new wife; Barbara Pinto gets a new husband; and CRM turns nine years old. All of the details can be found right here...

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Chicago-Based Sports Network Launches With New Shows & Hosts

120 Sports -- a Chicago-based, all-digital sports network with major connections and financial backing -- finally launched last week, after being first announced five months ago. Since its announcements of who would be part of the new network earlier in 2014, numerous more sports talents, including some well-known Chicago names, have been hired.

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Jennifer Lyons Promoted To WGN-TV News Director

This morning, Greg Easterly, President and General Manager of WGN-TV announced that Jennifer Lyons has been named as the the station's new News Director. Since 2008, she had been the Assistant News Director, and since last week, the Interim News Director. Lyons' promotion is effective immediately.

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WGN-TV To Broadcast Chicago 4th Of July Fireworks Special

On Friday night, WGN-TV will be the only local television station broadcasting Chicago's fireworks display from Navy Pier. The 30-minute special, entitled "Chicago's Summer Blast," will air on July 4th at 9:30pm on Chicago's Channel 9.

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CRM Radio Network Launches 1990s Station

The CRM Radio Network -- exclusive Internet radio stations tailored for Chicago audiences and found on the Chicagoland Radio & Media website -- has launched its third station in under a month: "Chicagoland Radio - The 1990s."

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Two Chicago Radio Vets Asking IL Government To Honor Military Veterans On Driver's License

Rich Renik and Denny Farrell, two longtime Chicago radio broadcasters and Vietnam era military veterans, are taking the lead in requesting the State of Illinois to adopt a resolution that allows honorably discharged military service men and women to be recognized on their state issued driver's licenses.

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What Are The Next Moves For WLS-FM, Eddie V & Jobo?

As previously mentioned here, the expected announcement of Ed "Eddie V" Volkman and Joe "Jobo" Colburn taking over the WLS-FM morning show will not be coming this week... or ever. So where does that leave WLS-FM in their search for a new morning host? Where do Volkman and Colburn go next now that the duo have gone their separate ways? Here is a look at some possible scenarios.

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The End Of Chicago Radio Duo Eddie & Jobo?

The radio duo of Eddie & Jobo may be no more. The deal to return the longtime Chicago personalities to the radio airwaves via WLS-FM appears to be dead. Plus, thanks to the social media antics of one of the hosts, the relationship between the two men now seems strained... to say the least.

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News & Notes: Garry Meier; Bob Stroud; Loop Rock Girls; Brad Robinson; Jack Roeser; Megan Glaros; Aereo; MTV; Much More

This weekend's big ol' News & Notes column features 16 news stories with a local media angle, including: Garry Meier gets pushed out a second time by WGN Radio; Bob Stroud runs a weekend marathon; Loop Rock Girls take on the Internet; Brad Robinson returns to WBBM-AM; Jack Roeser's radio show comes to an end; Huntley Community Radio gets ready to begin; Katarina Sostaric begins her career; Kathleen Niew's careers come to an ugly end; Bliss Communications sells its radio stations; D. Curtis Randle moves his radio show; Rich Gamble prepares to leave Tribune Company; Megan Glaros is a cover model; Aereo loses in court; Jenny McCarthy loses her TV job; MTV bringing its TV show to Chicago; and the stork visits David Zamora. All of the details can be found below...

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Chicago Media At Sunday's 45th Annual Pride Parade

This Sunday at Noon, the 45th Annual Pride Parade will take place. This annual event is the City of Chicago's second largest parade with well over 200 units strolling slowly down city streets in front of an estimated 850,000 spectators lining the street sides. The parade kicks off from the corner of Broadway and Montrose. Numerous Chicago media outlets will be participating in this year's Pride Parade, with one radio station broadcasting live from it and one television station broadcasting the event on tape delay.

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Chicago Reader's 'Best Of Chicago 2014' Issue Released

The Chicago Reader's giant annual issue featuring the "Best Of Chicago" poll picks, as voted on by readers and Reader staffers, was released this week. Among the many dozens of "Best..." categories were a few Chicago media entries. Here are some of the media "Bests" for 2014, as found in the newest issue of the Chicago Reader and on its website...

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WGN-TV Hires Courtney Gousman As Its Newest Reporter

WGN-TV today announced the hiring of Courtney Gousman to be WGN News' newest general assignment reporter. She will be seen reporting on the WGN News evening newscasts, beginning on July 9th.

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WGN Radio Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony Taking Place Friday Morning

On Friday, June 27th, the "WGN Radio Walk of Fame" will be officially unveiled with a ceremony, which will be broadcast live on WGN-AM.

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Donovan McNabb & Mark Malone Return To Chicago For Live Radio Remote

A pair of sports stars with local connections are making their return to the Chicago area later this week. Chicago native and former NFL star quarterback Donovan McNabb, along with former NFL quarterback and former WBBM-TV/CBS 2 sports anchor Mark Malone will be in town Friday afternoon. The two will be doing a nationally-broadcast radio show live from Downers Grove on Friday afternoon.

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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!