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Larry Lujack's Famed Smith Corona Typewriter For Sale

The Hit Parade Hall of Fame is having a very unique way to raise some funds, courtesy of the late, great Chicago DJ Larry Lujack.

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News & Notes: 'This American Life'; Richard Steele; Kap & Haugh; Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk; Jim Laski; WLS-TV; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 13 local media stories, including: "This American Life" and three local journalists receive a high honor; Richard Steele's Friday show gets a Sunday airing; Kap and Haugh visit Rosemont; Farley "Jackmaster" Funk may soon have his own street; Cumulus Media's radio problems get a national spotlight; Jan Jeffries is the subject of a rumor; Jim Laski gets a new non-radio job; Terry Noland will take over at Chicago magazine; Tribune Company sells a website and cashes out; Tribune Digital Ventures buys a website; "A Piece of the Game" is going nationwide; WFLD-TV/WPWR-TV pick up a new syndicated show; and WLS-TV's morning show celebrates a silver anniversary. All 13 of these stories can be found right here...

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WYCC-TV To Present 'A Special Evening With Buddy Guy'

Chicago PBS station WYCC-TV will be presenting a two-hour special, shining a spotlight on one of Chicago's greatest musicians and entertainers, Buddy Guy. Part concert, part interview, "WYCC Presents a Special Evening with Buddy Guy" will give viewers an up close and intimate view of Chicago's multi-Grammy Award-winning guitar great.

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WGCI-FM 5th Annual Morning Riot Anniversary Party Announced

The morning show for WGCI-FM/107.5 WGCI, "Tony Sculfield & The Morning Riot," first went on the air five years ago this week -- debuting April 1, 2009. As they do each year, WGCI-FM will celebrate the occasion with a "Morning Riot" Anniversary Party for the show and its fans later this month. Tickets are on sale now for the major event which will feature four acts, including Chicago's own R. Kelly.

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More Video Released Of CBS 2's Jay Levine Attack By Protestor

As first mentioned here yesterday, WBBM-TV/CBS 2 chief correspondent Jay Levine was beginning a live news report shortly after 5:00pm about President Obama's fundraising visit to Chicago, when he was attacked by a protestor, who wanted to get his message on television. Today, WBBM-TV released the raw video of the shocking incident.

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CSN Chicago's 'SportsTalk Live' To Feature Chicago Radio Personalities Next Week

Comcast SportsNet Chicago's weekday chat show, "SportsTalk Live," will be presenting a special week of shows which will feature eleven Chicago radio personalities from six local radio stations. "SportsTalk Live" will have its "Radio Week" next week, April 7th-11th.

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Tribune's Hoy To Launch Newscast On MundoFox Chicago

The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Spanish-language newspaper and website Hoy Chicago will soon launch a Spanish-language nightly newscast on local television. Teaming up with MundoFox Chicago, the newscast will be named "Hoy Noticias MundoFox 13." It will premiere on Friday, April 18th.

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News & Notes: White Sox; Garry Meier; Andy Masur; WGNGold; Chet Coppock; Sound Opinions; WIND/WYLL; B96; Much More

Today's News & Notes features 14 local media stories, including: Chicago White Sox "announcers" run around U.S. Cellular Field; Garry Meier gets no baseball breaks; Andy Masur returns to Chicago; WGNGold.com returns to the web; Chet Coppock hosts a Blackhawks event; WBEZ-FM's "Sound Opinions" hosts a seminar; Greg Kot releases a new book; WIND-AM/WYLL-AM synergy; B96 releases its Summer Bash lineup; Brady moonlights; Rick Gillette gets a new radio job; Gabe Salgado gets a new writing job; InternetFM.com gets new affiliates; and Me-TV salutes Doris Day. The details can be read below...

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CBS 2's Jay Levine Attacked By Protestor On Live TV

While covering President Obama's visit to Chicago this evening, WBBM-TV/CBS 2 chief correspondent Jay Levine was attacked by a protestor, who wanted to get his message on television. The shocking moment happened on live television and was seen on two stations.

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Univision Radio Chicago Lays Off Numerous Staffers

More national programming has come to Univision Radio Chicago, which unfortunately means more layoffs. A heavy number of staffers were released today from Chicago's Spanish-language radio leader.

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Chicago Cubs Home Opening Day 2014 Special Radio Shows

The baseball season is underway. This past Monday was the home opener for the Chicago White Sox. On Friday, it's finally time for the Chicago Cubs to have their first ball game at home. WGN-AM may be the flagship radio home of the Chicago Cubs (at least for this year), but radio stations up and down the AM and FM dials are going crazy with Cubs fever for this week's home opener, because hope springs eternal in the minds of Cubs fans that this... just... might... be... the... year... Here is a look at some of the many radio remotes and special broadcasts going on for this special day.

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WGRB-AM Hires Mark Smith As New Morning Show Co-Host

WGRB-AM/Inspiration 1390 announced today that it has hired Mark Smith -- lead Pastor of A Place of Change (APOC) in the western suburbs, as well as an author, actor, songwriter, and business executive -- to take over as morning show co-host. Smith's first day on the air for WGRB-AM will be tomorrow morning.

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WLS-TV Hires Terrell Brown As Reporter/Anchor

WLS-TV/ABC 7 has announced the hiring of Terrell Brown, who will be the station's newest general assignment reporter and contributing news anchor. Brown's first day on the air will be on April 14th.

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Goli Sheikholeslami Named As President/CEO Of Chicago Public Media

After searching for a leader for over eight months, Chicago Public Media (CPM) today announced they had found their new President and Chief Executive Officer. New York/Washington D.C. media executive Goli Sheikholeslami will move to Chicago and take over in that position, effective May 5th.

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MJ Witt Exits As WFLD-TV 'GDC' Executive Producer

MJ Witt has exited her roles as Senior Executive Producer and creative consultant for WFLD-TV/FOX32's "Good Day Chicago." She had only been on the job for for a little under five months.

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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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