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News & Notes: Wendy Snyder/Bill Leff; WTMX; Ronna Davis; Mike Nowak; Alexx Dupri; Trey the Choklit Jok; John Howell/Amy Jacobson; WMVP; WLUP; Sky Daniels

In today's News & Notes, we take a look at many new local media stories, including: Wendy Snyder & Bill Leff reuniting this week, WTMX-FM partying in the park again, the sad passing of Ronna Davis, a speaking engagement for Mike Nowak, a new radio job for Alexx Dupri, take a cruise with Trey the Choklit Jok, shoot a round of golf with Big John Howell & Amy Jacobson, WMVP-AM is looking for the right woman, WLUP-FM goes back to a southside ball game, and Sky Daniels goes back to college radio. All this is just below.

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Museum Of Broadcast Communications To Hold 'Sneak Preview' Open House

The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) will be holding a special "Sneak Preview" Open House fundraiser in just over two weeks. Those attending will be able to gaze upon some rare broadcasting artifacts, meet with some top ranking Illinois politicians, and see for themselves just what the MBC will look like when it officially opens to the public early next year.

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Pat Tomasulo Helps Give 'Regis & Kelly' Chicago Ratings Victory

As mentioned HERE last week, WGN-TV's Pat Tomasulo, sportscaster for the WGN Morning News and local stand-up comedian, filled in for Regis Philbin, co-hosting "LIVE! with Regis & Kelly" with Kelly Ripa last Friday morning. That particular episode, gave "LwR&K" the top local ratings and shares for that hour, well above any other local programming.

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Tribune Broadcasting Shakes Up Bosses: Kersting Out, Larsen In

Tribune Company is shaking up its Tribune Broadcasting division today. Jerry Kersting, the Tribune Broadcasting President is gone from the company and his position/title eliminated. Replacing him effective immediately is Nils Larsen, who takes the title of Tribune Broadcasting Chief Executive Officer.

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WLS-AM's Tom Roeser Passes Away

Former WLS-AM weekend radio host Tom Roeser has passed away from an undisclosed illness at the age of 82. It was this very illness which had him hospitalized for the last couple of weeks, that had him decide to retire from his longtime WLS-AM radio show last weekend.

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WBEZ-FM To Run Comedy Talk Show 'WTF With Marc Maron'

For ten consecutive Sundays, starting a week from today, Chicago Public Radio's WBEZ-FM will air the comedic talk & interview show "WTF with Marc Maron." The ten 60 minute programs are made up of the best of the "WTF with Marc Maron" podcasts, which he has been doing since 2009.

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News & Notes: WFMT; WLUP; WLIT; Harry Volkman; Nancy Loo; Sam Sylk; V103; WDRV; Tic Tak; Freak; More

In today's News & Notes, we look at local media news items, including: a successful night for WFMT & WTTW, a Top 500 countdown for WLUP, a flashback to the 80's for WLIT, a look back at the career of Harry Volkman, a new TV special & blog home for Nancy Loo, a sexy Gemini party hosted by Sam Sylk, Me-TV salutes Jeff Conaway; V103 goes "Steppin'" for Memorial Day, The Drive gives another "History" lesson, Tic Tak finds new work in the Pacific Northwest, Freak buys a bar, and Tribune Company is busy buying lawyers. All this is just below.

Read more: News & Notes: WFMT; WLUP; WLIT; Harry Volkman; Nancy Loo; Sam Sylk; V103; WDRV; Tic Tak; Freak; More

WGN-TV's Pat Tomasulo To Co-Host 'Regis & Kelly' Tomorrow

WGN-TV's Pat Tomasulo, sportscaster for the WGN Morning News and local stand-up comedian, is in New York today, preparing to once again receive national television exposure. Friday morning, Tomasulo will be filling in for Regis Philbin, as he co-hosts "LIVE! with Regis & Kelly" with Kelly Ripa.

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WMVP-AM's Teinowitz Pleads Guilty To DUI; Avoids Jail

WMVP-AM radio personality Harry Teinowitz appeared in court today to face the Skokie Police charges he was given after his March 4th arrest for drunken driving. As expected, Teinowitz and his attorney entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor DUI charge. By doing so and facing up to his own actions of that fateful night, Teinowitz avoids going to jail and has the other lesser charges dropped.

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WSCR-AM Launches Newest 'Score Search' To Find Station's Next Sports Blogger

WSCR-AM, best known as 670 The Score, is about to begin another of its annual "Score Search" contests -- this time to find the top-rated sports station's newest online sports blogger. The contest's open auditions will kick off on Monday and will continue on through mid-July, with a winner being selected by the end of July.

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WLS-TV's 'Windy City LIVE' To Premiere Tomorrow Morning

After many months of planning, hyping and speculation, WLS-TV's brand new locally produced morning show will be finally making its much-heralded debut. "Windy City LIVE" premieres tomorrow morning at 9:00am, taking over the spot previously held by "The Oprah Winfrey Show," which aired its final new episode today

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News & Notes: Daryl Hawks; Tanya; Ted Novak; Time Out Chicago; Anne Keegan; WCIU; Chet Coppock; Don Clark; Mitch Michaels; More

In today's News & Notes, we have local media stories including: a memorial service for Daryl Hawks, a new job for the former "Traffic Tanya," best wishes to Ted Novak, Time Out Chicago welcomes a new Publisher, while TOC's President welcomes a new baby, Anne Keegan passes away, WCIU-TV expands "You & Me This Morning" and adds new programming, Chet Coppock does a live remote "Daily Coppock," Catherine Johns and Karen Hand close up shop, a new job for Don Clark, Mitch Michaels & Lorelei have a t-shirt for you, and a new announcement coming for "The Abe Kanan Show."

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WMAQ-TV Looking To Possibly Partner With Non-Profit Online News Organization

WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 is among the major market television stations owned by NBCUniversal that is now looking to partner up with a local non-profit online news organization, looking to cooperate and share resources for news gathering and reporting. The initiative is seeking to improve localism on newscasts, using fresh viewpoints.

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Tom Roeser Retires From His WLS-AM Show

WLS-AM posted up a formal message on their website yesterday, announcing that long-time weekend show host Tom Roeser was retiring from his radio show, due to health reasons. The 82 year-old conservative talk show host is currently in the hospital and unable to continue his radio work.

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WRTE-FM Placed For Sale; 4 Groups Interested

WRTE-FM, best known as Radio Arte 90.5, is officially for sale by its financially troubled owner, the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA). After working at a loss for the last few years, the NMMA can no longer support the low-powered Latino Public Radio station and is actively seeking to unload it. Also, soon to be separately up for sale is the museum building that houses WRTE-FM, located in the heart of Chicago's Latino-heavy Pilsen neighborhood.

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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.

If it has a connection to Chicago area radio, television, print, and/or other forms of media -- information on it can be found here at ChicagolandRadioAndMedia.com!