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News & Notes: CSN Chicago/WGN; Svengoolie; Me-TV; Antenna TV; the A.V. Club; ESPN 1000; Lisa Dent; More

This weekend's News & Notes contains ten more media news items worth mentioning, including: CSN Chicago & WGN get ready for another crosstown classic; Rich Koz's Svengoolie turns 33; Me-TV & Antenna TV celebrate Father's Day; the A.V. Club loses its local flavor; a website wonders if Jay Mariotti is the biggest asshole; ESPN 1000 joins Slacker Radio; Geraldo Rivera looks to grow his radio empire; Lisa Dent emcees a golf event; and Daniella Guzman & Stefan Holt emcee a luncheon event. All of the details are just below...

Read more: News & Notes: CSN Chicago/WGN; Svengoolie; Me-TV; Antenna TV; the A.V. Club; ESPN 1000; Lisa...

Clear Channel Chicago Promotes Two Radio Sales Managers

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Chicago (formerly Clear Channel Radio Chicago) has made a pair of promotions to its sales staff. Today, the company announced it had named a new General Sales Manager and Local Sales Manager.

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The Difficulties Of Selling Off Tribune Properties

In less than a month, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey is expected to rule on allowing Tribune Company to go ahead with a reorganization plan that will allow the company to finally exit the bankruptcy it has been mired in for 3.5 years, costing over $400 million in legal fees. It will also assign ownership to the largest creditors -- Oaktree Capital Management, JPMorgan Chase, and Angelo, Gordon & Co. It is expected that the new Tribune creditor owners will then begin to sell off Tribune properties for quick cash. The question is... how easy of a task will that be?

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News & Notes: WGN-TV; WIQI-FM; Pioneer Press; Eric & Kathy; SnydeRemarksRadio; WDRV-FM; Megan Glaros; Much More

Today's News & Notes has a large amount of news items with a local media connection, including: WGN-TV "sucks" but in a good way; WIQI-FM welcomes Jarrett & The Pinker; WIQI-FN adds a new voice; Pioneer Press papers adds a new boss; Chicago Magazine helps some high-profile singles get dates; Eric & Kathy golf for a good cause; SnydeRemarksRadio visits Brookfield; WDRV-FM visits Sir Paul; Jay Beau Jones gets Sirius; and twin announcements about twins for Megan Glaros & Michael Damsky's daughter. It can all be read right here, right now...

Read more: News & Notes: WGN-TV; WIQI-FM; Pioneer Press; Eric & Kathy; SnydeRemarksRadio; WDRV-FM; Megan...

Merlin Media & WLUP-FM Bring Back Zakk Tyler

WLUP-FM/97.9 The Loop and its owner, Merlin Media, have brought back its former afternoon personality Zakk Tyler, as of the end of last week. Tyler was previously part of the station from 2005-2007.

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ABC-TV Casting New Cooking Reality Show In Chicago

ABC-TV is putting together a new reality show competition about cooking. The as-yet-untitled show will be in Chicago next month looking for those who wish to be a contestant on the program.

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

The Arbitron ratings for the Chicago radio market for the May period (which covers 4/26/12-5/23/12) 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 other demographics and some key stories.

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Michael Essany To Host New Nightly Chicago TV Talk Show

Chicago will soon have its very own late night TV talk show, "Seven on Ridge," hosted by Michael Essany. The new hour-long talk show will air each weeknight at 10:30pm on WJYS-TV exclusively in the Chicagoland market, premiering on September 17th.

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Museum of Classic Chicago Television Remasters Rare 1972 Episode of 'BJ & Dirty Dragon Show'

The Museum of Classic Chicago Television, the online collection of local television memories, today unveiled yet another rare TV treasure: an episode of "The BJ & Dirty Dragon Show" not seen publicly since it originally aired on WFLD-TV in the first half of 1972. All of the locally-produced, non-cartoon segments from that episode can now be viewed on the MCCTV website, FuzzyMemories.TV.

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News & Notes: WKIF-FM; Tribune Company; WGN-TV/CLTV; Nick Digilio; Kevin Matthews; Richard Crowe; More

This weekend's News & Notes contains another heaping handful of local media stories, including: the upcoming sale of WKIF-FM; the upcoming corporate structure change at Tribune Company; a special on WGN-TV & WGN America tonight; a special investigation on WGN-TV/CLTV Monday & Tuesday; a new addition to Nick Digilio's show each Friday; happy news for Kevin Matthews; scary news for Doug Daniels; devastatingly sad news for Bo Reynolds; and the passing of Richard Crowe. It can all be read right here...

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'Wheeling And Dealing Radio' Comes To WIND-AM

The syndicated automobile talk show "Wheeling And Dealing Radio" makes its Chicago radio debut this Sunday, June 10th on WIND-AM. The show will now air weekly on AM 560, 10:00am-11:00am Sundays.

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ESPN 1000 Announces New 'Jay Cutler Show'

WMVP-AM/ESPN 1000 have announced an addition to its programming, as a new weekly midday feature starting later this summer begins. At the start of September, Chicago Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler will join Tom Waddle & Marc Silverman for "The Jay Cutler Show."

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News & Notes: Tribune Company; Tom Marker; WGN Sports Night; Eddie & Jobo; Gary Spears; Billy Corgan; More

Today's News & Notes has a handful of local media stories, including: Tribune Company getting closer to exiting bankruptcy; 93XRT's Tom Marker is feelin' the Blues; WGN Sports Night goes to the races; Eddie & Jobo go out for breakfast; Gary Spears goes to Wrigleyville; Nick Digilio tilts a kilt; Billy Corgan wrestles with television; a celebrity golf tournament brings out Chicago media stars, and more. It can all be read just below.

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WTMX-FM Parts Ways With Erin Carman

WTMX-FM/101.9 The Mix is suddenly looking for a new nighttime personality. The station has parted ways with Erin Carman, who had been hosting the 7:00pm-Midnight shift for well over a year.

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WGN-TV's Mark Suppelsa Set To Return From Leave Of Absence

On May 4th, WGN-TV lead news anchor Mark Suppelsa announced he was taking an extended personal leave of absence from his job to voluntarily enter a one-month program at a rehab center in Minnesota. This afternoon he announced that he is coming back to his job, returning to WGN-TV tomorrow evening.

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News & Notes: Waddle & Silvy; WIQI; George Willborn; WSCR; Bill Press; Me-TV; Ron Vasser; Joe Cowley; More

Eleven local media news items are featured in today's News & Notes, including: Waddle & Silvy getting ready to announce something exciting; WIQI-FM making changes to its billboards and to its programming; George Willborn wins a settlement; Jim Ryan wins a new programming job; Chris Collins gets married; WSCR-AM goes to the races; Bill Press goes to Darien; Me-TV salutes Richard Dawson; Ron Vasser rides off; and Joe Cowley returns to the Twitterverse. Details below...

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WLS-TV Names John Idler As President/General Manager

ABC-owned WLS-TV has announced that John Idler will return to the station that he left four and a half years ago, but this time will serve as the President and General Manager of the station. Idler was previously a Vice President and Sales Manager for WLS-TV from 2002-2007.

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WMAQ-TV To Award $100,000 In Grants To Local Non-Profits

The NBCUniversal Foundation is partnering with the ten NBC-owned television stations, including Chicago's WMAQ-TV, on a new initiative entitled 21st Century Solutions. The program will be handing out $1.2 million in grants to local non-profit organizations in the ten markets where NBC owns TV stations. Locally, WMAQ-TV will be awarding $100,000 to three Chicagoland non-profits.

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