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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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Scott Childers Promoted To PD of WSSR-FM

Chicago radio veteran Scott Childers has been promoted to Program Director of WSSR-FM/Star 96.7. This comes after many months of being the Assistant Program Director and then the "Interim" Program Director for the station. Childers will remain Star 96.7's afternoon drive host, as well.

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WGN-TV News To Launch 'Jobs For You' Series In February

WGN-TV is partnering with CareerBuilder.com to help viewers find work. Starting next month, viewers will be able to find job postings, as well as helpful job-seeking advice, hints, and strategies with "WGN: Jobs for You."

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WMAQ-TV Hires Daniella Guzman For Morning News Anchor

WMAQ-TV has today announced the hire of Daniella Guzman, who will be joining the station in March as its new morning newscast co-anchor. Guzman fills the vacancy left when Zoraida Sambolin left at the end of last year to take a position with CNN.

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WKRS-AM Officially Announces Flip To Spanish Format

Two weeks from today, north suburban NextMedia-owned WKRS-AM 1220 will be flipping from an English-speaking political & regional news/talk station to a Spanish talk station. Starting February 1st, WKRS-AM will be primarily carrying broadcasts from the nationally syndicated ESPN Deportes sports talk network. It will also be keeping some of its weekend talk programming that was already in Spanish.

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WXRT-FM Salutes Lin Brehmer's 20 Years On The Air

WXRT-FM is throwing an on-air party for morning show host Lin Brehmer, celebrating his 20 years on the station's airwaves. This Saturday, from Noon-2:00pm, 93.1 XRT will air a live tribute to their beloved personality, entitled "Great To Be Alive: Celebrating 20 Years of Lin Brehmer's Morning Show on XRT."

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Chicago's JBTV Goes National

As first mentioned HERE before anywhere else, JBTV -- Chicago's longest-running independent television program dedicated to new, local, independent and alternative music and artists -- is going nationwide. A start date for the nationwide broadcast has now been finalized. Originally believed to be starting in late January, it will now begin on February 18th.

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News & Notes: WLS-FM; Bill Bailey; Matt Spiegel; Steve Tingle; ICB; WGN-AM; Chicago Tribune; Playboy; Antenna TV

Today's News & Notes features nine local media stories, including: WLS-FM brings back the magic "touch"; Bill Bailey passes away; Matt Spiegel becomes a Dad; Steve Tingle says farewell; the Illinois Center for Broadcasting is throwing a party; WGN-AM beefs up its engineering crew; Chicago Tribune looks to un-beef up its newsroom; Playboy Enterprises prepares to hop out of town; and Antenna TV wants to you cry along with Sally Field instead of watching football. All the details are right here...

Read more: News & Notes: WLS-FM; Bill Bailey; Matt Spiegel; Steve Tingle; ICB; WGN-AM; Chicago Tribune;...

John Records Landecker Exits WIMS-AM, Sticks With WLS-FM

After finding it was too difficult to work for both WIMS-AM & WLS-FM, John Records Landecker, a true Chicago radio legend, has decided to stick with just one station: Chicago's WLS-FM. Landecker exited WIMS-AM as of Friday.

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News & Notes: Randy Michaels; Clear Channel Radio; Steve & Johnnie; J Niice & Julian; Jill Urchak; Jonathan Hood; WKRS; Much More

This weekend's News & Notes has a handful of local media news items, including: Randy Michaels gets off; Clear Channel Radio changes names; Steve & Johnnie deal with a family issue; J Niice, Julian, Showbiz Shelly, Bill Wennington & Chuck Swirsky go out for donuts; Jill Urchak rocks back with a new show; Jonathan Hood receives an honor; Daniel Carcillo is out; "Chicago Live!" wants to be tweeted about; and WKRS-AM may soon sound quite different. All of the details are just below!

Read more: News & Notes: Randy Michaels; Clear Channel Radio; Steve & Johnnie; J Niice & Julian; Jill...

CBS Radio Chicago Makes Sales Leadership Change

CBS Radio Chicago today announced a change in their sales leadership as Mark Day takes over as Director of Sales for the Chicago cluster of six stations on seven frequencies. He replaces Peter Bowen, who now exits to become the Director of Sales for CBS Radio's Los Angeles cluster. Both appointments are effective immediately.

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Greg Jarrett To Guest Anchor All Next Week On WIQI-FM

Former WGN-AM morning host Greg Jarrett is returning to the airwaves next week, guesting on WIQI-FM/FM News 101.1. Jarrett has been off the Chicago airwaves since being released by WGN Radio in early December.

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WGN-AM Promotes Judy Pielach To News Room Coordinator

WGN-AM Program Director/News Director Bill White has promoted station news anchor/reporter Judy Pielach to News Room Coordinator as of this week. In addition to her weekday on-air duties, Judy Pielach will now oversee the scheduling and assignments of the WGN Radio newsroom, and assist Bill White on on the daily operations of the radio newsroom.

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Johnny 'Koolout' Starks Leaving Chicago And Heading South

After spending his entire career here on Chicago radio, Johnny "Koolout" Starks is getting ready to leave Chicago and head south for a new radio opportunity. Starks has been hired as the new afternoon drive DJ for WIKS-FM -- New Bern, NC's 101.9 Kiss FM.

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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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