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WSCR-AM & Chicago Tribune Team Up For Bears Training Camp Roundtable Discussion

This coming Monday morning, WSCR-AM/670 The Score and the Chicago Tribune Sports Department are teaming up to take a close look at the upcoming Chicago Bears season. This will be done live on the radio during a one-hour special. The on-air roundtable discussion will feature seven NFL experts talking about the high expectations held for 2012-2013 Chicago Bears.

Read more: WSCR-AM & Chicago Tribune Team Up For Bears Training Camp Roundtable Discussion

News & Notes: WJMK-FM; WTMX-FM; WLS-AM; WZSR-FM; Ray Stevens; Ana Belaval; MJ Witt; Marc Silverman; Jeff Goldblatt; WGN-TV; More

It's another plus-sized News & Notes, with 15 (count 'em) Chicago media news items, including: possible major changes coming to WJMK-FM; a new host coming to WTMX-FM; time to vote at WLS-AM; a special broadcast marathon for WZSR-FM; two new podcasts from Jonathan Peletis; a new title & position for Don Clark; a new job for Charlie Meyerson; a new job also for Matt McClain; a perfect pitch for Ray Stevens; new tryouts for Ana Belaval & MJ Witt on WGN-AM; a new bride for Marc Silverman; a new hubby for Jen Patterson; a new city for Jeff Goldblatt; a new app for WGN-TV; and an appearance by Michael Essany. All of the many details are right here...

Read more: News & Notes: WJMK-FM; WTMX-FM; WLS-AM; WZSR-FM; Ray Stevens; Ana Belaval; MJ Witt; Marc...

The 2012 Bud Billiken Parade To Air Live On WLS-TV & WCIU-TV

This coming August 11th is the second Saturday in August and that means it will be time for the 2012 Bud Billiken Parade, the 83rd year for this traditional Chicago summer event. Much of the excitement will be captured on two separate local television broadcasts.

Read more: The 2012 Bud Billiken Parade To Air Live On WLS-TV & WCIU-TV

A Look At Chicago's July 2012 Radio Ratings From Arbitron

The Arbitron ratings for the Chicago radio market for the July period (which covers 6/21/12-7/18/12) were released this week. The following is a study of the local ratings for the demographics of Persons 6+ (All Ages) and Persons 25-54, along with quick looks at more specific demographics and some key stories.

Read more: A Look At Chicago's July 2012 Radio Ratings From Arbitron

Kevin Manno To Host New Reality Show On Lifetime

Chicago radio's Kevin Manno will once again be seen nationally on television, as he will be the host of a new reality show this fall on the cable/satellite network Lifetime. The show will be a dance competition, which will be a spin-off of the popular Lifetime reality series "Dance Moms."

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Sarah Kustok Joins NY's YES Network; To Be Inducted Into Chicagoland Sports HOF

Last month, Sarah Kustok informed her employers, co-workers, and friends that she would be exiting the station and the market as of August 3rd. Yesterday, New York's YES Network announced that they had hired Kustok as their reporter covering the Brooklyn Nets. Along with that good news, she has even more exciting developments in her professional life.

Read more: Sarah Kustok Joins NY's YES Network; To Be Inducted Into Chicagoland Sports HOF

WGN-TV To Hold Their 11th Annual 'Back-To-School Kids Fair'

This Friday morning, WGN-TV will be holding their annual "Back-To-School Kids Fair." This yearly event is free and will feature health screenings, safety tips, food, fun events for the kids, and everything parents need to get their little ones ready for the school year ahead.

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New Live Game Show To Feature Many Chicago Media Personalities

A brand new comedy game show, which will be done live on stage Tuesday evening, will feature many Chicago media personalities, as Blewt! Productions presents "Telestrations." The game show is based on popular drawing game of the same name by USAopoly, where players simultaneously draw what they see, then try to guess what they saw.

Read more: New Live Game Show To Feature Many Chicago Media Personalities

Talkers Magazine To Take Over Industry Website Radio-Info.com

The owners of the popular Chicago-based radio industry website Radio-Info.com have agreed to merge their company with that of the parent organization of radio industry magazine website, Talkers.com. The transaction becomes effective on August 19th.

Read more: Talkers Magazine To Take Over Industry Website Radio-Info.com

News & Notes: WXRT; Brotha' Fred; Zakk Tyler; Alexx Dupri; Walter Jacobson; Jane Boal; Wendi Power; Chris Shebel; WXRD; Opie & Anthony

There is even more local media news items to be shared in tonight's News & Notes, including: WXRT-FM goes Lolla; Brotha' Fred becomes a columnist; Zakk Tyler becomes APD; Alexx Dupri moves back home; Walter Jacobson may be going; Jane Boal will also be going; Wendi Power is out of a job; Chris Shebel has found a new job; WXRD-FM plays Bingo; and Opie & Anthony & Jim Norton come back to town. All of the details can be read here...

Read more: News & Notes: WXRT; Brotha' Fred; Zakk Tyler; Alexx Dupri; Walter Jacobson; Jane Boal; Wendi...

'Gas Money' - New Local Sports Trivia Show To Air On Comcast SportsNet Chicago

Comcast SportsNet Chicago will be debuting a new game show this weekend, testing fans' knowledge of Chicago sports trivia. The new show entitled "Gas Money" premieres this Sunday, August 5th at 7:00pm.

Read more: 'Gas Money' - New Local Sports Trivia Show To Air On Comcast SportsNet Chicago

News & Notes: WLS-TV; Natasha Korecki; Daniel Carcillo; WGN-AM; Margaret Larkin/Sirott & Murciano; WKIF-FM; Angi Taylor; More

Plenty of local media stories in today's News & Notes, including: WLS-TV adds a newscast; Natasha Korecki moves to a new position; Daniel Carcillo gains a new "decoration" for his home; Steve Bertrand shows off WGN-AM's new radio studios; Margaret Larkin named producer for Sirott & Murciano's Sunday night program; WKIF-FM changes from Nine FM to The Valley; Angi Taylor goes cruising; the Effn Rock Network brings back the battle of the bands; Gabe Salgado joins Bleacher Report; Lenny McAllister releases a new book; and Luchy Luchy gets married married. It can all be read just below...

Read more: News & Notes: WLS-TV; Natasha Korecki; Daniel Carcillo; WGN-AM; Margaret Larkin/Sirott &...

CLTV To Launch Nightly News Special: 'The Drew Peterson Trial'

Beginning tomorrow night, CLTV will air nightly updates about the ongoing high-profile trial of accused wife murder Drew Peterson. Each night from 7:00pm-7:30pm, CLTV will air the nightly news special "The Drew Peterson Trial."

Read more: CLTV To Launch Nightly News Special: 'The Drew Peterson Trial'

WIND-AM Announces 'One Night Only' Live Event Featuring Entire Radio Line-Up & More

WIND-AM has announced an incredible live stage event entitled "One Night Only." This special evening will feature WIND-AM/AM 560's entire line-up of weekday on-air personalities, headlined by Glenn Beck and Dennis Miller.

Read more: WIND-AM Announces 'One Night Only' Live Event Featuring Entire Radio Line-Up & More

Q87.7 Hires Shark As Its Newest DJ

WKQX-LP/Q87.7 has been fishing for one more DJ to fill out their on-air staff. It would appear that Merlin Media, the operator of Q87.7, has finally reeled in a big fish: Shark. A veteran of numerous Chicagoland radio stations, many will remember Shark from his days on past Chicago Alternative stations Q101 and The Zone.

Read more: Q87.7 Hires Shark As Its Newest DJ

WGN-TV News To Start Career Contest, Air 'Pension Games' Special Report

Tomorrow, Monday July 30th, WGN-TV News will be doing a pair of special presentations for its viewers. The station will be starting a unique contest to help one unemployed person get a "jumpstart" on his/her job search, as well as airing a special investigative report on how games played by some union leaders have hurt many Illinois citizens financially.

Read more: WGN-TV News To Start Career Contest, Air 'Pension Games' Special Report

Pete McMurray To Take Over Mornings On i101

A few days ago, Chicagoland Radio & Media was the first to break the news about the changes coming to WLUP-FM mornings, with Maxwell taking over and Pete McMurray pushed out, but being transitioned to a new, unspecified position within the company. Today, CRM breaks the news of just what Pete McMurray's new role within Merlin Media will be... McMurray will now do the new morning show on the WIQI-FM/i101.

Read more: Pete McMurray To Take Over Mornings On i101

Bill Hazen To Launch 'College Sports Weekly'

Bill Hazen, former television announcer for the Chicago Bulls and WIND-AM sportscaster, and his company Bill Hazen Productions (BHP), will soon be launching a new syndicated radio program entitled "College Sports Weekly." The hour-long will make its debut this fall.

Read more: Bill Hazen To Launch 'College Sports Weekly'

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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