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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.

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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.

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Jan Jeffcoat Exits WFLD-TV; Will Co-Host New National Show

WFLD-TV/FOX Chicago News Anchor Jan Jeffcoat announced today that she is exiting the station she has worked at since 2007 to join a new nationally syndicated news program, which launches in September. Her last day on the air with the station is today.

Read more: Jan Jeffcoat Exits WFLD-TV; Will Co-Host New National Show

News & Notes: Kevin Manno; Neil Parker; WXRT; Sarah Kustok; Stefan Holt; Me-Too; Joel Daly; Wrapports; Much More

Today's giant-sized News & Notes features 14 news items related to Chicago media, including: Kevin Manno's still around; Neil Parker comes back; WXRT looks back; Jack Silver's back to work; Clay Hunnicutt oversees Chicago's CC programming; Sarah Kustok prepares to leave; Stefan Holt prepares to wed; Me-Too & Antenna TV salute Sherman Hemsley; Chris Bury exits ABC News; Joel Daly takes to the stage; Larry Potash & Robin Baumgarten emcee a fundraiser; Wrapports/Sun-Times promotes a new General Counsel; and sad news for Tommy Williams. It can all be read right here...

Read more: News & Notes: Kevin Manno; Neil Parker; WXRT; Sarah Kustok; Stefan Holt; Me-Too; Joel Daly;...

New WLS-AM Contest: Winner Gets A 2-Hour Talk Show

WLS-AM/89 WLS is holding a new contest called "The Next 89 WLS Talk Star." The winner of the contest will gain their very own live two-hour talk show on the radio station, among other prizes.

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NBC 5 Announces Plans For 2012 Olympics Coverage

WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 Chicago announced their plans for the station's own coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, above and beyond that of the national coverage. The station be adding five additional hours of weekday local news and 13 half-hours of Chicago-only "Olympic Zone" programs.

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Changes Coming To WLUP-FM Mornings - Pete McMurray Out, Maxwell In

Merlin Media is making more changes to WLUP-FM/97.9 The Loop and removing yet another veteran Chicago talent from its airwaves. At the end of this week, Pete McMurray will be done working the morning show. Starting Monday, July 30th, longtime Randy Michaels employee Maxwell will be the new morning show host, working 5:30am-8:30am.

Read more: Changes Coming To WLUP-FM Mornings - Pete McMurray Out, Maxwell In

News & Notes: Tribune Bankruptcy; Journatic; CSN Chicago; WIND-AM/WYLL-AM; WGN-AM; WTMX-FM; Roe & Roeper; Much More

Here are another ten local media stories in today's News & Notes, including: Tribune Company's bankruptcy exit plan is officially confirmed; the Chicago Tribune helps out Journatic; CSN Chicago covers the Chicago Bears' Training Camp; WIND-AM & WYLL-AM join iHeartRadio; WGN-AM's Orion Samuelson becomes an alternative type of Alternative Rocker; WTMX-FM gives away Lolla tix; Roe & Roeper go to Zanies; Adam Sobel gets hitched; Geoff Neuhoff passes away; and a benefit fundraiser for Jill Egan's Uncle. All of the details are below...

Read more: News & Notes: Tribune Bankruptcy; Journatic; CSN Chicago; WIND-AM/WYLL-AM; WGN-AM; WTMX-FM; Roe &...

WGN-TV Launches SmartTV & New Mobile Apps

WGN-TV announced today that it has becomes the first television station in Chicago to launch a SmartTV site. Simultaneously, WGN-TV has unveiled a large group of new single subject mobile apps.

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Chicago Bears 2012 Training Camp Radio Broadcasts

The Chicago Bears are doing their annual trek downstate to their summer Training Camp and Chicago sports radio stations are right behind them. Both WSCR-AM/670 The Score and WMVP-AM/ESPN 1000 will be doing numerous live broadcasts from the Bears Training Camp in the coming days and weeks.

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95 WIIL ROCK Celebrates 20 Years With Major Concert Event

On the eve of its 20th anniversary of being a rock radio station, far north suburban WIIL-FM/95 WIIL ROCK will be celebrating this milestone by throwing a gigantic hard-rockin' concert. The 95 WIIL ROCK Fest will salute its 20 year anniversary by having a concert with 20 bands for only $20 per ticket.

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Museum Of Broadcast Communications Salutes Telstar And Mary Hartline

The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is planning a pair of salutes -- first, to a historic broadcasting event, and second, to a historic Chicago broadcasting icon -- both taking place this week.

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News & Notes: Sun-Times Exits; Richard Steele; Star 105.5; Drive/Mix/Rewind; Harvey Wittenberg; WBBM-AM; Herb Kent; More

This weekend's News & Notes looks at eleven local media stories, including: Abdon Pallasch exits the Sun-Times; Tamara Bell is fired from the Pioneer Press; Paul McGrath passes away; Richard Steele celebrates an anniversary; Start 105.5 adds Frank Monroe and promotes Molly J; Hubbard Radio's three Chicago stations join TuneIn; Harvey Wittenberg re-writes the book on the Blackhawks; Ken Zurski/Grant Parke writes a new historical book; WBBM-AM holds another Newsmaker conference; Herb Kent talks at an AARP event; and Acid Flashback Radio flashes back even more. Read more about it all just below...

Read more: News & Notes: Sun-Times Exits; Richard Steele; Star 105.5; Drive/Mix/Rewind; Harvey Wittenberg;...

Chicago Sun-Times Gossip Columnist Stella Foster Retiring

Longtime Chicago Sun-Times columnist and writer Stella Foster has announced she will be retiring. She informed her Sun-Times bosses yesterday that August 6th will be her last day with the newspaper.

Read more: Chicago Sun-Times Gossip Columnist Stella Foster Retiring

WGN Radio & TV Salute Ron Santo's Hall Of Fame Induction

WGN-AM and WGN-TV are planning on providing plenty of coverage this weekend of Ron Santo's long-awaited induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Santo, the Chicago Cubs standout player and longtime broadcaster will be added to the prestigious baseball shrine in Cooperstown, NY this coming Sunday.

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The 2nd Annual 'Taste Of WVON' To Take Place Saturday

Midway Broadcasting Corporation, the parent company of WVON-AM 1690, will be presenting the 2nd Annual "Taste of WVON" this Saturday. The all-day neighborhood festival will feature a wide array of food vendors, along with craft vendors, music, and family-friendly activities.

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The Kat 105.5 Delivers The Rock, Gets Ready For New Morning Show

WKYT-FM/The Kat 105.5 continues its evolution and will be a decidedly different station come August 6th, than it was just one year before. Being announced later today is a new morning show coming next month and a goodbye to its classic rock past.

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Illinois Entertainer Makes Editor In Chief Change - Forstneger Out, Schaults In

Long-running Chicagoland music publication, Illinois Entertainer is making a change at the top. At the end of this month, Steve Forstneger will be stepping down as IE's Editor In Chief and Janine Schaults will step up into that role.

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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.

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