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Chicago Radio News Anchors Darlas & Keiper Host Brain Aneurysm Awareness Event

Chicago's Brain Aneurysm Support Group is hosting its fifth annual "Survivor in the City" cocktail party this Friday, September 12th. The event will be hosted by a pair of top Chicago radio news anchors: WGN-AM's Andrea Darlas and WLS-AM's Jennifer Keiper. There will also be a pair of major guest stars at Friday's fundraising "Black & White" cocktail party.

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Q Rock 100.7 Asks For Listeners' Help In Fighting New Translator Station

South suburban WRXQ-FM/Q Rock 100.7 is concerned about the new radio station coming soon to a downtown Chicago translator, which will also be on the 100.7 frequency. They are asking fans of Q Rock 100.7 to fill out a form on their website, which they will then submit to the FCC to try and insure that the upcoming low-powered translator broadcast will not interrupt their fans' enjoyment of the full-powered radio station.

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News & Notes: Chicago Bears; Pete McMurray/Scott Miller; WJMK-FM; WTMX-FM; WIIL-FM; WFLD-TV; WLS-TV; Roy Leonard; More

Today's News & Notes features 18 local media news items, including: Chicago Bears lose but win; Pete McMurray and Scott Miller help out FOX 32's Bears coverage; many Chicago broadcasters are up for a possible Ford C. Frick Award; The Game adds more football programming; K-Hits searches for its next midday host; The Mix wants your selfies; Eric & Kathy tap a keg; WIIL-FM gets "Notorious"; "Tic Tak" gets a new job; Larry King to be honored in Chicago; WFLD-TV gets a new self-help/inspirational show; WLS-TV gets a new ratings service; Comcast/Xfinity Cable customers will have the opportunity to see Univision Deportes next month; Dan Levy and Jill Urchak have a baby; Amanda Czernecki gets hitched; sad news about the passing of Bill Gourley and Jim Mulqueeny; and funeral information for the late Roy Leonard. All the details can read right here...

Read more: News & Notes: Chicago Bears; Pete McMurray/Scott Miller; WJMK-FM; WTMX-FM; WIIL-FM; WFLD-TV;...

Many New Chicago Low-Powered Radio Stations Tentatively Approved By The FCC

Before the end of last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) accepted many hundreds of applications from organizations wishing to start up low-powered radio stations on vacant FM frequencies. This included quite a few applications for the Chicago area. The FCC gave tentative approval to 111 organizations, which includes potential LPFM radio stations for the Chicago market.

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CSN Chicago Named Local TV Home For IHSA Championship Game Broadcasts

Comcast SportsNet Chicago has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and PlayOn! Sports. This will allow CSN Chicago to become the exclusive, Chicago area television home of 59 IHSA Championship events, which equates to over 160 hours of dedicated local preps sports broadcasts. This new partnership goes in effect with this current 2014-15 scholastic year.

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WSCR-AM Beats All Other Radio Stations In Chicago Bears Coverage

WSCR-AM/670 The Score is beating all other radio stations when it comes to coverage of the Chicago Bears. The local sports talk station will feature more Bears news and commentary than all other stations on the Chicago radio dial combined, which includes the Bears' flagship radio station WBBM-AM/Newsradio 780.

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Soul 106.3 Hires Sundance For Middays

Crawford Broadcasting's WSRB-FM/Soul 106.3 has found one Chicago radio veteran to replace another. The station today announced that Sundance will take over as midday host, replacing Alexx Dupri who exited at the end of August. Sundance will begin her new role on Monday, September 15th.

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Changes At The Game 87.7

WGWG-LP/The Game 87.7, the lowly-rated, low-powered analog television station, which can be heard on some radios at 87.7 FM, is undergoing numerous changes this week, with one key subtraction and few minor additions. Most of the changes began today.

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WDCB-FM Seeks Help From Listeners & FCC To Battle WBEZ-FM's Interfering Translator

Chicago's west suburban public radio station WDCB-FM 90.9 has seen some slight relief in its struggles with WBEZ-FM's newly moved translator W217BM on 91.1 FM. However, that still hasn't stopped W217BM from interfering with WDCB-FM's radio signal and upsetting its loyal listener base, not to mention upsetting WDCB-FM management. Once again, WDCB-FM is asking for help to solve this problem.

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ESPN 1000 Bringing Back 'Jay Cutler Show' + Adds 'Brandon Marshall Show'

WMVP-AM/ESPN 1000 is bringing back its popular live remote all-Bears talk show "The Jay Cutler Show," but with some major changes. The show will air slightly earlier in the day, plus will only be heard half as many times as in the past two years. On alternating weeks, the station will have a similar show with a different Chicago Bears star, "The Brandon Marshall Show."

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Chicago Urban Radio Stations Team-Up For 4th Anti-Gun Special

For the fourth month in a row, five different Chicago radio stations from three different radio corporations will all be airing the same special presentation. This will happen on Sunday night with a live, two-hour talk show which is part of City of Chicago's recent "Put The Guns Down" initiative.

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The 15th Annual Eric & Kathy Radiothon Again Brings In Huge Donations

The 15th annual Eric & Kathy Radiothon took place yesterday on WTMX-FM/101.9 The Mix from 6:00am through 8:00pm. Once again, the event brought an amazing amount of donations.

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Tommy Edwards Announces His Retirement From Radio

After 54 years in radio, the majority of which was spent in the Chicago market, Tommy Edwards today announced his retirement. His last day working on the air for WJMK-FM/104.3 K-Hits will be next Friday, September 12th.

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'Stocks & Jocks' Radio Show Moves To WCKG-AM

"Stocks and Jocks," the early morning stock market program with a splash of sports and humor, now has a new radio home with WCKG-AM 1530. Additionally, the formerly 90-minute show has now been extended to two hours, airing from 6:00am-8:00am.

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Chicago Radio/TV Icon Roy Leonard Passes Away

For over 30 years, Roy Leonard entertained Chicago radio and television audiences. The local media icon quietly passed away late last night in Evanston Hospital at the age of 83.

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95.9 The River Rearranges Shifts - Reynolds To Middays, Michaels To Afternoons

WERV-FM/95.9 The River is doing some rearranging of shifts, beginning Monday, September 8th. Evening host Beth Reynolds will move down to the midday shift, while midday host Mitch Michaels moves back up to afternoon drive.

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The 15th Annual Eric & Kathy Radiothon

On Friday morning, WTMX-FM's popular morning duo of Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart will once again begin their annual radiothon for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Every year since 2000, 101.9 The Mix's top-rated morning show has been doing this marathon broadcast, drawing attention and raising funds for Chicago's top pediatric hospital.

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News & Notes: WLS-AM; Jack Diamond; Dave Eanet; Pat Hughes; WGN-AM; Patrick Mannelly; Rich King; WTTW-TV; Much More

Catching up on a bunch of local media news items with today's News & Notes -- 23 news items, to be exact, including: WLS-AM picks a new novice "star" for its ranks; Jack Diamond moves back home for now; Dave Eanet gets honored; Pat Hughes gets honored; WGN-AM is selling some mobile equipment; Dave Plier finally lands on Facebook; Patrick Mannelly quickly flexes his radio muscles; Nick Jakusz covers local high school football; John Govia has a new job; Westwood One Chicago makes some executive changes; Mike Frydman gets promoted; Rich King's books are now available for pre-order; WTTW-TV airs a special documentary; Antenna TV announces its 2015 additions; Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah exits the Chicago Tribune; Tribune Media makes a major executive hire; Gracenote makes a major purchase; Jenny McCarthy to go full-time at SiriusXM; Jenny McCarthy gets hitched; Sarah Spain and Brad Zibung get engaged; Marissa Bailey gets married; and sad news regarding the deaths of former Chicago newsmen Michael Ward and Mike Majchrowitz. Details can all be read right here...

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