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WGN-TV Promotes Sandy Pudar To Assistant News Director

WGN-TV announced this morning that Sandy Pudar has been promoted to the role of Assistant News Director, effective immediately. Pudar had been the Executive Producer of the WGN Morning News since February 2009.

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ABC 7's Ryan Chiaverini Releases New Song For Charity

WLS-TV/ABC 7 "Windy City Live" host Ryan Chiaverini has returned to his musical roots and recorded a new single, which was released at Midnight last night. The upbeat rock & roll tune called "Chicago" benefits a cause near and dear to Chiaverini's heart: suicide prevention.

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WIND-AM To Become NIU Huskies Football/Basketball Radio Home

WIND-AM/AM 560 The Answer is now the new Chicagoland radio home for Northern Illinois University (NIU) Huskies. All of the NIU 2014 football games, as well as some basketball games and NIU Sports-themed talk shows will be heard on WIND-AM, thanks to a new deal between put together by Learfield Sports, the new multimedia rights holder for NIU Athletics.

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'The Rachael Ray Show' Move Causes Changes To Two Local TV Station Daytime Lineups In September

For the second September in a row, a syndicated talk show is moving from WGN-TV to WLS-TV, causing both stations to make some scheduling adjustments for their upcoming fall lineup. "The Rachael Ray Show" will soon exit WGN-TV at 10:00am to join WLS-TV at 1:00pm.

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WLS-TV To Carry Bears/Jaguars Pre-Season Game, Plus Local Pre-Game Show

Chicago's WLS-TV/ABC 7 will carry the exclusive local simulcast of the national ESPN "Monday Night Football" feed of the next Chicago Bears pre-season game, which takes place this coming Thursday night. ("Monday Night Football" on a Thursday night??? Anything goes in pre-season...) In addition to the simulcast, WLS-TV will provide its own live and local pre-game show, as well as additional post-game sports reports on an expanded newscast after the game.

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Former Ebony Editor Amy DuBois Barnett Exiting Chicago, Joining ESPN

ESPN announced yesterday that highly-regarded journalist and editor Amy DuBois Barnett will be joining their company. Barnett has been hired by ESPN Digital to serve as Executive Editor of an upcoming, still-unnamed website which will specifically target an African-American audience.

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WBBM-AM & CBS Radio Present 2nd Annual Chicago Bears Kickoff Concert

For the second year in a row, WBBM-AM, CBS Radio Chicago, and the Chicago Bears organization are teaming up to present a concert event to help kick off the Chicago Bears regular season. The concert will take place early next month and tickets are now on sale.

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John Gallagher Named As Hubbard Chicago VP/Market Manager

Hubbard Radio Chicago today announced the hiring of John F. Gallagher as its newest Vice President and Market Manager. Gallagher will begin in his new role on Monday, August 18th.

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WGN-TV To Hold Their 13th Annual 'Back-To-School Kids Fair'

Friday morning, WGN-TV will be holding their annual "Back-To-School Kids Fair." This yearly event is free and will feature health screenings, safety tips, food, fun events for children, and everything parents need to get their little ones ready for the school year ahead.

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95.5 El Patron Presents 2nd Annual 'Sabor A Mexico' Festival

For the second year in a row, WNUA-FM/95.5 El Patron will be hosting a huge cultural and regional Mexican festival with food, art, a rodeo, vendors, and numerous musical acts. "Sabor a Mexico" will take place this weekend -- Sunday, August 10th.

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News & Notes: ABC 7; CBS 2; NBC 5; Svengoolie; Ed Joyce; Terri Hemmert; John St. Augustine/Dr. Kelly Johnson; More

Today's News & Notes features 16 local media news items, including: ABC 7 upgrades its set; Jeremy Ross joins CBS 2; Trina Orlando joins NBC 5; "Tricky Dick" is at the MBC; Svengoolie appears at a horror convention; Donovan McNabb comes to FOX TV; Ed Joyce passes away; Terri Hemmert returns; John St. Augustine and Dr. Kelly Johnson return; Huntley Community Radio holds a radiothon; John Williams hosts a debate; Peter Schiff prepares to exit; Gabe Salgado picks up a new job; Tracy Samantha Schmidt prepares to move to NY; Kerry Luft prepares to move to NY; and Tribune Publishing's stock takes an immediate hit. All of these stories can be read right here...

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Univision Chicago & DePaul University Receive McCormick Foundation Grant For Joint Digital Journalism Project

The Robert R. McCormick Foundation has given a grant to Univision Chicago and DePaul University. The funds are being used jointly to establish a digital journalism fellowship for high school and college students.

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Adams Radio Group Closes On Purchase Of Northwest IN's Radio One Communications Stations

Longtime Northwest Indiana radio station ownership group, Radio One Communications is no more. Adams Radio Group, LLC has closed on the its acquisition of all four of the Radio One Communications radio stations after receiving final FCC permission for the sale.

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Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Signs Multi-Year Broadcast Agreements With WSCR-AM & WMAQ-TV

One Chicago sporting institution has chosen to stay with a pair of Chicago broadcasting institutions as media partners. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has signed a multi-year agreements with WSCR-AM/670 The Score and WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 Chicago to have these two stations continue to be the flagship radio and television home of this annual racing event.

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WBBM-TV Adding Three Additional Hours Of Newscasts Each Weekend

WBBM-TV/CBS 2 has announced that beginning next month, they will be adding an additional three hours of newscasts each weekend. Newscasts from early Saturday and Sunday mornings will be expanded, as will be the CBS 2 Saturday and Sunday 10:00pm newscasts, starting September 13th.

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An In-Depth Look At Chicago's July 2014 Nielsen Radio Ratings

The Nielsen Audio ratings for the Chicago radio market for the "July" period -- covering the dates of 06/19/14 through 07/16/14 -- were released on Monday. The following is a study of the local radio ratings, including some important demographics, along with quick looks at some key stories.

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Tribune Company Splits Up; Becomes Tribune Media & Tribune Publishing

The long-awaited day has finally arrived. As of today, Chicago-based media giant Tribune Company is no more. Instead, two new, separate companies have taken its place: Tribune Publishing and Tribune Media.

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Robb Rose Returns To Chicago Radio Again -- Takes Over Nights At WILV-FM

Robb Rose is coming back home. The Chicago native, who has spent much of 2011-2012 working out of state and much of this year working downstate, will be returning to his hometown and returning to his former radio station. Rose is back at WILV-FM/Chicago's 100.3, only this time as a full-time employee.

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CRM Website Information

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