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Kevin Manno Joins WTMX-FM

Kevin Manno has been hired as the newest weekend/fill-in personality at WTMX-FM/101.9 The Mix. Manno just returned back to Chicago this past month, after living in New York, where he hosted a national music and entertainment show.

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WGN-AM Promotes Judy Pielach To Managing Editor Of News

WGN-AM announced this afternoon that Judy Pielach, who had been promoted to News Room Coordinator at the start of this year, has been named as the Managing Editor of WGN Radio News. The promotion is effective immediately.

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Robin Robinson Not Yet Out; May Renew At WFLD-TV

Robin Robinson may not be gone from WFLD-TV this month after all. Despite numerous sources, including FOX employees in Chicago and other markets asking to be anonymous, all saying that FOX would be unable & unwilling to offer a new contract to Robinson this month, it appears she and the station may have come to terms on a one-year renewal agreement.

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Univision Names Al Sanchez As Program Director For WPPN-FM & WVIV-FM/WVIX-FM

Univision Radio Chicago has named Al Sanchez as Program Director/Content Director for WPPN-FM/Pasion 106.7. He was already working as the Program Director for WVIV-FM/WVIX-FM/Maxima 103.1 & 93.5, as well as being the midday personality on Maxima. He now adds the WPPN-FM responsibilities to his duties, effective immediately.

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WSCR-AM Releases Audio Roadshow App To Connect Fans With Hosts

WSCR-AM/670 The Score has released a new app that will allow fans even closer access to the radio station shows and hosts. The "CBS Audio Roadshow" app is now being used by WSCR-AM's afternoon program, "The Boers & Bernstein Show," and within the next two weeks will extend out to all of the local shows on The Score.

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Mike North & Dan Jiggetts Reunite On WIQI-FM

Chicago media veterans Mike North and Dan Jiggetts will be reuniting once again, this time on WIQI-FM/FM News 101.1. The duo, who first partnered up over two decades ago, will be doing a pair of programs for the news station this week, with the possibility of much more to come.

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Q101 Owner Sues Q87.7 Owner Over Trademark Infringement

Broadcast Barter Radio Networks (BBRN), the owner of Q101 and all its related properties, has filed suit against Merlin Media, LLC, the operator of WLFM-LP/Q87.7, for trademark infringement.

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WGN-TV/Tribune Creative & WMAQ-TV Win PromaxBDA Promotion & Marketing Awards

The 2012 PromaxBDA Local Station Summit Promotion & Marketing Conference was held in Las Vegas, NV last week, which included its annual awards ceremony, honoring outstanding promotion, marketing and design content in the North American entertainment television industry from the year prior. This year, Chicago-based Tribune Creative was the biggest winner of all, with 26 awards, including seven for WGN-TV. Chicago's WMAQ-TV also won an award.

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News & Notes: WLIT-FM; TribLocal; Matt Dahl; Steve Dahl; WLS-TV; WGN-TV; Antenna TV; Steve Bartlebaugh; Svengoolie; Darren Marlar

Today's News & Notes feature 10 local media stories, including: Tom Kent's "80s" on hold at The Lite; TribLocal's operators getting looked at closely; Matt Dahl returning to his show; Steve Dahl returning to the RAIN Midwest Summit; WLS-TV wakes you up; WGN-TV shows off fireworks; Gidget goes to Antenna TV; Steve Bartlebaugh looks for his next opportunity; Svengoolie plays ball; and Darren Marlar makes people laugh. All of the details are just below.

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Northeastern IL University Automates WZRD-FM, Locks Out All DJs

A controversy is exploding at the Chicago campus of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), as the school has taken over the student-run radio station WZRD-FM as of today. The dozen DJs (or "Wizards") and staff have all been locked out from the radio station studios and the eclectic free-form music playlist is now being played by an automated system.

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National Radio Hall of Fame's Class Of 2012 Announced

Today, the National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF) announced its inductees to its ranks for 2012. Six individuals and one show will be added to the Hall of Fame.

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News & Notes: Kathy McFarland; Antenna TV; WLS-AM/FM; Tom Kent; Ty Bentli; Tim Virgin; Much More

This weekend's News & Notes has ten local media news items, including: a service for Kathy McFarland; a new sponsor for "Living Healthy Chicago"; new shows for Antenna TV; a new CE for WLS-AM/FM; a new radio station for Tom Kent; a loss of a job for Jack Silver; and new jobs for Ty Bentli, Tim Virgin, Mark Edwards and Dave Price. All of the details are just below.

Read more: News & Notes: Kathy McFarland; Antenna TV; WLS-AM/FM; Tom Kent; Ty Bentli; Tim Virgin; Much More

Cruising With Dick Biondi

WLS-FM's living legend DJ, Dick Biondi will be taking part on a special Caribbean cruise this Fall, along with multiple music stars of the 50s & 60s. The "Malt Shop Memories" cruise will transform a Holland America Line ship into a 1950's era malt shop, complete with beach parties, sock hops, live performances from singers of the past, and more.

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Special 'Website Wednesday' Cybersquad Webinar Tonight

"Website Wednesdays" and the Cybersquad, heard for years each Wednesday night on Steve King & Johnnie Putman's overnight show on WGN-AM, has been an online webinar since December. Tonight's Cybersquad live webinar will be a special one, as computer & technology expert Mike DiMichele will give an exclusive preview of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.

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Chicago Tribune To Redesign Website, Require Registration And Prepare For Paywall

Chicago Tribune announced late today that it will be redesigning its website once again, with the main purpose of having its regular website visitors prepare for the website's upcoming metered paywall.

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News & Notes: Comcast SportsNet Chicago; WGRB; WLBK; The Kat; Christopher Michael; Rick O'Dell; Ray Clay; Barry Bernson; Much More

Today's News & Notes features a dozen local media stories, including: Comcast SportsNet Chicago gets a new "Insider"; WGRB-AM gets a new show; WLBK-AM gets a new FM; WKYT-FM & WXNU-FM get new streams; WSSR-FM goes to 7th Heaven; WFMT-FM and Radio DePaul get honored; Christopher Michael's company starts a new radio feature; Rick O'Dell enhances baseball games; Ray Clay enhances a wedding; Barry Bernson prepares to release a book; and John Madormo releases a book and prepares to release more. It can all be read here...

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Robin Robinson On The Way Out From WFLD-TV After 25 Years

Robin Robinson, who has been lead news anchor at WFLD-TV since it first launched full newscasts in August 1987, is on her way out after 25 years at the station. According to multiple inside sources, Robinson's contract, which expires next month, is not being renewed.

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Even More Changes At WIQI-FM: Jarrett To Mornings, Talks Shows, More

WIQI-FM/FM News 101.1 continues to make change after change after change in an attempt to figure some combination that will connect with listeners. In its latest change coming Monday, former WGN-AM morning show host and veteran newsman Greg Jarrett joins the staff and takes over as morning host.

Read more: Even More Changes At WIQI-FM: Jarrett To Mornings, Talks Shows, More

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!