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Former Chicago Radio Personality, 'Soul Train' Host Don Cornelius Found Dead

According to numerous reports, Don Cornelius, the former Chicago radio personality and creator/host of the iconic "Soul Train" television show, has died. Reports claim that Cornelius was found in his at his Mulholland Drive home in Los Angeles at approximately 4:00am (PST), dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his own head, in what looks to be a suicide. He was officially pronounced dead at 4:56am at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Authorities are investigating deeper.

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WGN-TV/CLTV To Revisit Blizzard Of 2011, Hold Two Twitter Events

WGN-TV and CLTV will be utilizing new media, specifically Twitter, to connect with their viewers this week, with a pair of special events. They will also be looking back at one of the biggest stories of last year.

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ESPN Deportes To Also Debut Tomorrow On 97.5 FM

As mentioned on here weeks ago, and confirmed on here yesterday before anywhere else, ESPN Deportes will be taking over translator W248BB, heard in the Chicago area on 97.5 FM. The Spanish-language sports & sports talk station ESPN Deportes will also take over the WNUA-HD2 signal, which is what will be transmitting over W248BB. This will happen tomorrow, February 1st, the very same day that ESPN Deportes takes over WKRS-AM 1220 in the north suburbs.

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News & Notes: Mully & Hanley; Tom Marker; Johnnie Putman; Mary Sandberg; WGN-TV; ESPN Deportes Chicago; More

In the first News & Notes of the week, there are local media stories of: Mully & Hanley going on the road; Tom Marker breaking some Blues news; sad news for Johnnie Putman; a new blog for Mary Sandberg; "Those Were The Days" visits MBC; WGN-TV picks up some new Fall shows; and ESPN Deportes Chicago is getting ready to launch both up north AND downtown. All of the details are just below.

Read more: News & Notes: Mully & Hanley; Tom Marker; Johnnie Putman; Mary Sandberg; WGN-TV; ESPN Deportes...

The Steve Dahl Network Expands

Steve Dahl announced yesterday afternoon that the Dahl.com podcasts are now the "Steve Dahl Network." With more than just his own daily DahlCast show being offered to subscribers, it was time to make the new "Network" name official.

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News & Notes: Steve Bertrand; US99.5; Joe Collins; WSCR; WMVP; Lenny McAllister; WMBI; Pat Harvey; CSN; Much More

In this weekend's News & Notes, a dozen new local media stories, including: Steve Bertrand receives an honor from his alma mater; US99.5's morning team and midday host are up for an ACM award; Joe Collins is thankfully feeling better after a scare; Rick Kaempfer & Brendan Sullivan meet & greet once again; The Score is talking from SoxFest; ESPN1000's Carmen, Jurko & Harry go to the Super Bowl; Lenny McAllister is podcasting and more; WMBI-AM/FM celebrate Black History Month; Jack Landreth gets a new job; Lisa Erspamer now needs a new job; Pat Harvey is honored; and CSN Chicago breaks more records. All of the details are just below...

Read more: News & Notes: Steve Bertrand; US99.5; Joe Collins; WSCR; WMVP; Lenny McAllister; WMBI; Pat...

Chicago White Sox Announce 2012 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Chicago White Sox organization have announced their plans to broadcast much of their Spring Training games on one or more mediums of either television, radio, or Internet audio stream. In total, 20 out of the team's 33 Spring Training games will be made available for the eyes or ears of fans.

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Comcast SportsNet Chicago To Celebrate Black History Month 2012

With next week being the start of February, and thus, Black History Month, Comcast SportsNet Chicago is planning on a series of specials features highlighting prominent African-American sports figures, teams and moments which will air every Sunday night in February, beginning on Sunday, February 5th. The segments will air Sundays on CSN's SportsNet Central at 10:30pm. In addition, this February, Comcast SportsNet Chicago's website will present a pair of profile feature stories on two of Chicago's greatest basketball icons.

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WMAQ-TV, Comcast, NBC News Announce $2.7 Million In Donations To Museum Of Broadcast Communications

The Comcast Corporation (principal owner of NBCUniversal), NBC News and WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 Chicago today announced a pledge of over $2.7 million worth of financial support, advertising, and more to the new Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC), located in downtown Chicago. The money, air time and other help from Comcast will go toward helping complete the new museum's construction and help promote it to the public.

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News & Notes: Larry Wert; Kristyn Hartman; CSN; Santita Jackson; Pete McMurray; Ramblin' Ray; Dave Fogel; John Williams; Jonathon Brandmeier; Much More

Today's News & Notes features a dozen local media nuggets, including: a rumor debunked about Larry Wert; Kristyn Hartman prepares to say goodbye; Comcast SportsNet gets ready for SoxFest; Robin Mulvaney takes over as WGN CFO; Santita Jackson not saying any goodbyes just yet; Pete McMurray says goodbye one hour earlier; Ramblin' Ray and Dave Fogel (separately) say hello at a pair of remotes; Dan and Anthony Ponce become radio weekenders; John Williams does the afternoon drive in MSP; Jonathon Brandmeier visits Park Ridge; and Chicago's Myke Julius charges back to San Diego. All of the details are just below...

Read more: News & Notes: Larry Wert; Kristyn Hartman; CSN; Santita Jackson; Pete McMurray; Ramblin' Ray;...

Chicago Tribune Unveils New 'Printers Row' Section

The Chicago Tribune today unveiled its new membership-only literary section called "Printers Row." The new section will be included to those who pay the additional fee for it each weekend, along with their Sunday Tribune, beginning in late February.

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News & Notes: WFLD-TV; Tim Weigel; Me-TV; Chicago Sun-Times; 'Chicago Live!'; WGN-AM; Radio DePaul; CHIRP; Brooke & Jill; Much More

With today's News & Notes, there are 14 new local media stories, including: WFLD-TV gets its new Assistant News Director; Tim Weigel gets an honor from his high school; Me-TV gets a new Vice President, as well as some new cartoons; the Chicago Sun-Times to stay neutral in the upcoming elections; "Chicago Live!" gets ready to kick off its new season; WGN-AM to go "All Star" on Sunday; Marv Nyren gets a new job; Tommy Lisack gets a new promotion; Radio DePaul gets a new streaming source; CHIRP has a birthday; Brooke & Jill continue to entertain; and the sad deaths of Yuri Rasovsky and Danny Brown. All of the details can be found below.

Read more: News & Notes: WFLD-TV; Tim Weigel; Me-TV; Chicago Sun-Times; 'Chicago Live!'; WGN-AM; Radio...

Former Q101 DJ Electra Finds New Temporary Work

Former WKQX-FM/Q101 midday personality Electra, who has been off the air since her radio station was forced to flip formats as part of an exchange in ownership last July, has found new work, at least for this weekend. Electra, using her real name of Christine Pawlak, is an online reporter this weekend, working live from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

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John Records Landecker Returns Full-Time To WLS-FM; Biondi, Brown Hours Cut

WLS-FM has given its fans a "Good News/Bad News" situation today. The good news is the full-time return of John Records Landecker to its airwaves, returning to the nighttime hours that first made him a household name on WLS-AM in the 1970s. The bad news is that to make room for Landecker's shift, hours are being cut back from station mainstays Dick Biondi and Greg Brown and their shifts are moving. The changes all take effect on this coming Monday, January 23rd.

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Chicago Cubs Announce 2012 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Chicago Cubs organization have announced their plans to broadcast almost every one of their Spring Training games on one or more mediums of either television, radio, or Internet audio stream. In total, 30 out of the team's 35 Spring Training games will be made available for fans. (The five that will not be available happen on days when the club plays two games simultaneously using a split squad.)

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