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Alison Cuddy To Exit WBEZ, Join Chicago Humanities Festival As Director

After 13 years with WBEZ-FM, Alison Cuddy is exiting the public radio station. The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) has announced their hiring of Cuddy to be their next Program Director. She begins her new full-time role on May 5th.

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CSN Chicago To Air Blackhawks & Bulls Playoff Specials

Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the primary television home for the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls telecasts, will be broadcasting specials for both teams as they each now head into the 2014 playoffs. "Blackhawks Fever" and "Bulls Fever" with both air next week.

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WGN-TV To Broadcast Special On Wrigley Field's 100th Anniversary

Chicago's iconic Wrigley Field opened up in April 1914 as the home of the Chicago Federals baseball team. It was originally named Weeghman Park, then Cubs Park, and in 1927, renamed Wrigley Field. WGN-TV has produced a two-hour special to honor the Chicago stadium, entitled "Wrigley 100: A Century Celebration."

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The Chicago Bears Announce 2014 Preseason Broadcast Schedule

Although it is just barely spring, football fans are already looking forward to the end of summer when the 2014 NFL season will begin. The Chicago Bears have announced their August preseason schedule, including their broadcast schedule of just where fans can see and hear these games.

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Former CBS Radio Chicago Exec Writes Book On Coping With Cancer

Ken Churilla, a former Director of Marketing and Promotions for CBS Radio Chicago, recently released his first book, entitled "No One Said It Would Be Easy." The highly-regarded book tells the story of a wife struggling with breast cancer, and how it affects the husband.

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Chicago Media Stars Visit Don Rickles

Don Rickles -- one of the most respected, admired, and loved comedians of all time -- performed last night at the Northern Lights Theater at Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee. A large group of Chicago radio and television stars traveled up north to see the show and visit with "Mr. Warmth" himself.

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US99.5 Hires Shila Nathan As Afternoon Drive Personality

CBS Radio Chicago announced that Shila Nathan has been named as WUSN-FM/US99.5's new afternoon drive personality. She begins in her new role on Friday, April 18th.

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News & Notes: Ahmed Gordon; WGN-AM; WGN.FM; Joe Walsh; WCPT; WZRD; CHIRP; Tribune; Susan Carlson; WMAQ-TV; Much More

Today's super-sized News & Notes has 20 news items, including: Ahmed Gordon is leaving Chicago; WGN-AM gets visual; WGN.FM adds some brokered and syndicated programing; Joe Walsh syndicates to NY; WCPT-AM adds a new local show; WZRD-FM celebrates its 40th anniversary with a pair of live music events; Huntley Community Radio is becoming a true radio station; CHIRP holds another record fair; Rich Renik celebrates a personal milestone; Tony Fitzpatrick has had enough of Chicago; Sue Ontiveros transitions at the Sun-Times; Jim Walsh exits Tribune Media Group; Chicago Tribune has a price increase for some; Patty Golden moves to Tribune Broadcasting; Susan Carlson moves to full-time at NBC 5; WMAQ-TV will soon have a new app; Chelsea Irving returns to CBS 2; Joey D'Auria gets animated; and a new way to have fun on this website. All the details can be found right here...

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V103 & WGCI Make Nighttime DJ Changes

Two of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Chicago's radio stations are making changes in their late night programming. It was announced today that WGCI-FM/107.5 WGCI veteran Chris Michaels will move over to sister-station WVAZ-FM/V103. Replacing him will be weekend host DJ MoonDawg. The change is effective as of tonight.

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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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CRM Website Information

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