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Univision Chicago & DePaul University Receive McCormick Foundation Grant For Joint Digital Journalism Project

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has given a grant to Univision Chicago and DePaul University. The funds are being used jointly to establish a digital journalism fellowship for high school and college students.

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Adams Radio Group Closes On Purchase Of Northwest IN's Radio One Communications Stations

Longtime Northwest Indiana radio station ownership group, Radio One Communications is no more. Adams Radio Group, LLC has closed on the its acquisition of all four of the Radio One Communications radio stations after receiving final FCC permission for the sale.

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Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Signs Multi-Year Broadcast Agreements With WSCR-AM & WMAQ-TV

One Chicago sporting institution has chosen to stay with a pair of Chicago broadcasting institutions as media partners. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has signed multi-year agreements with WSCR-AM/670 The Score and WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 Chicago to have these two stations continue to be the flagship radio and television home of this annual racing event.

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WBBM-TV Adding Three Additional Hours Of Newscasts Each Weekend

WBBM-TV/CBS 2 has announced that beginning next month, they will be adding an additional three hours of newscasts each weekend. Newscasts from early Saturday and Sunday mornings will be expanded, as will be the CBS 2 Saturday and Sunday 10:00pm newscasts, starting September 13th.

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An In-Depth Look At Chicago's July 2014 Nielsen Radio Ratings

The Nielsen Audio ratings for the Chicago radio market for the "July" period -- covering the dates of 06/19/14 through 07/16/14 -- were released on Monday. The following is a study of the local radio ratings, including some important demographics, along with quick looks at some key stories.

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Tribune Company Splits Up; Becomes Tribune Media & Tribune Publishing

The long-awaited day has finally arrived. As of today, Chicago-based media giant Tribune Company is no more. Instead, two new, separate companies have taken its place: Tribune Publishing and Tribune Media.

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Robb Rose Returns To Chicago Radio Again -- Takes Over Nights At WILV-FM

Robb Rose is coming back home. The Chicago native, who has spent much of 2011-2012 working out of state and much of this year working downstate, will be returning to his hometown and returning to his former radio station. Rose is back at WILV-FM/Chicago's 100.3, only this time as a full-time employee.

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FOX 32 To Air New Saturday Night Comedy Show

WFLD-TV/FOX 32 is among the FOX-owned television stations that will be debuting a new stand-up comedy show this evening. The 30-minute weekly program "Laughs" showcases comedians from comedy clubs across the country.

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News & Notes: Dan McNeil; Dave Juday; Lollapalooza; WDRV-FM; WGBO-TV; WLS-TV; Svengoolie; WCIU-TV; Chicago Tribune; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 17 local media news items, including: Dan McNeil is willing to stay unemployed; Dave Juday helps out a cause near and dear to his heart; SiriusXM at Lollapalooza; WKQX-FM at Lollapalooza; a "Put The Guns Down" special returns to five local radio stations; WDRV-FM holds a special contest; Ray Hanania starts a new radio show; WGBO-TV does extremely well for the July sweeps period; Doug Whitmire gets promoted at WLS-TV; three local sportscasters help to open up a new restaurant; Svengoolie is getting enshrined; WCIU-TV picks up a new show; Chicago Tribune redesigns its website; Michael Sneed helps out her old boss; Chicago Journalists Association plan their next awards banquet; Mark Zander and Catie Cryder are getting hitched; and more upgrades for the CRM website. Details can be read just below...

Read more: News & Notes: Dan McNeil; Dave Juday; Lollapalooza; WDRV-FM; WGBO-TV; WLS-TV; Svengoolie;...

WXRT Celebrates Lollapalooza 2014

For the tenth year in a row, Lollapalooza, the multi-day live music festival, takes over Chicago's Grant Park. The 2014 Lollapalooza will taking place August 1st-3rd. To celebrate this incredible music-filled weekend, WXRT-FM/93XRT unofficially becomes "Lollapalooza Radio."

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The 2014 Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Ceremony To Be Broadcast Live For 1st Time In 25 Years

For the first time in 25 years, the ceremony announcing this year's Emmy Award winners of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) will be broadcast live on television. The 56th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony taking place in downtown Chicago on November 1st will be seen live on WYCC-TV.

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Two New Diginets Coming To Chicago TV In August

A pair of brand new digital networks will be launching nationwide in under two weeks. Both of these networks, which are related, will be seen over the airwaves on Chicago televisions.

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News & Notes: WLS-FM; WLIT/WKSC; Robin Robinson; Geoffrey Baer; Univision Chicago; WGN America; Tribune Publishing; More

Today's News & Notes features numerous stories from the local media beat, including: WLS-FM shines like a Diamond this week; WLS-FM insiders question the latest programming move; WLIT-FM/WKSC-FM hire the third GSM in under three years; Robin Robinson exits WFLD-TV; Geoffrey Baer celebrates 25 years at WTTW-TV; Univision Chicago sponsors CIW; WGN America places "Manhattan" online for all to see; Emily Barr changes the name of her company; Tribune Publishing may or may not be growing; and photographers Scott Strazzante and Alex Garcia exit the Chicago Tribune. All of these stories are right here...

Read more: News & Notes: WLS-FM; WLIT/WKSC; Robin Robinson; Geoffrey Baer; Univision Chicago; WGN America;...

WXRT's Tom Marker To Celebrate 30 Years As 'Blues Breakers' Host With Benefit Party

In 1984, Tom Marker took over as host of WXRT-FM's weekly Blues program, "Blues Breakers." He's been hosting the program ever since and has been the one of the city's biggest supporters of the musical genre. To celebrate this 30-year milestone of Marker's and to raise money for a good cause, WXRT-FM/93XRT will be hosting a very special Blues party next month.

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Chicago Translator Sold To Elroy Smith For $4.6 Million

For the second time in under a week, a Christian radio group has sold one of its low-powered Chicago translators on the Willis Tower for a huge sum of money. Calvary Radio Network has agreed to sell W264BF, a 2 watt radio translator, for an incredible $4.6 million. The purchaser is Integrity Radio Communications, owned by former Chicago radio programming great, Elroy Smith.

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WSCR-AM Hosting 2nd Annual All-Star Softball Charity Game

For the second summer in a row, WSCR-AM/670 The Score, along with CBS Radio Chicago, will be hosting a sports celebrity softball game in September, featuring former Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs greats. It is all being done to support a few Chicagoland charities.

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News & Notes: US99.5; Jimmy Novak; WBEZ; Colin Cowherd; Ty Bentli; Svengoolie; Sondra Solarte; WYCC; Wayne Juhlin; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 15 news items from the local media beat, including: US99.5 gets nine more Garth Brooks concerts to promote; Allstate set up a temporary radio station in Chicago; Jimmy Novak goes to the Lake County Fair; "Sound Opinions" hosts an outdoor movie treat; WBEZ-FM hosts a live event; Colin Cowherd comes to Chicago; InternetFM.com grows again; Ty Bentli gets a new job; Larry Mendte gets a new job; Svengoolie makes an appearance; Sondra Solarte returns to WFLD-TV mornings; WYCC-TV airs a special about Chicago's drawbridges; Dave Wannstedt becomes a TV commentator; Lisa Donovan moves to RedEye; and information on a memorial/celebration for the late Wayne Juhlin. It can all be read below...

Read more: News & Notes: US99.5; Jimmy Novak; WBEZ; Colin Cowherd; Ty Bentli; Svengoolie; Sondra Solarte;...

John St. Augustine & Dr. Kelly Johnson Returning With New Radio Show

A pair of well-respected Chicago radio names are teaming up for a new radio show, which will be airing this weekend. Former WGN-AM top fill-in host John St. Augustine and former WBBM-FM/WCKG-FM show co-host Dr. Kelly Johnson will be doing a two-hour talk show on WCKG-AM Saturday morning.

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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!