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MGM Partners Up With Weigel To Distribute Me-TV Nationwide

Chicago's Weigel Broadcasting announced it's new national classic TV show network, Me-TV in November, but that announcement just became stronger and louder today. MGM Studios has announced that they will partner up with Weigel Broadcasting and be the national distributor for Me-TV.

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WUSN-FM Re-Signs Trish Biondo

Trish Biondo has been with WUSN-FM/US99.5 for well over 24 years. As she gets ready to celebrate her golden anniversary with the station, US99.5 has decided to treat Ms. Biondo like gold. CBS Radio Chicago has re-signed Trish Biondo to a multi-year deal, to make sure she happily stays with the station for years to come.

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News & Notes: Lilia Chacon; Howard Sudberry; Richard Roeper; Roger Ebert; Retro TV; Shine.FM; Chuck Britton; More

In tonight's News & Notes, we have stories about a new job for Lilia Chacon, a new job for Howard Sudberry, more work for Richard Roeper, a loving look at Roger Ebert, Polnet finally launching Retro TV and more, Shine.FM expands it message, Chuck Britton finds love again, and a sad farewell to some local media people.

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Many Chicago Radio Stations Switch To Metro Traffic

Like Chicago traffic itself, there is bad news & good news to report when it comes to Chicago traffic reporting. As of this past weekend, Clear Channel Total Traffic has been dropped by pretty much ever radio station in town, with the exception of its own cluster of radio stations. That's the bad news -- for Clear Channel anyway. The good news is that those stations that dropped CC Traffic have all signed on with Westwood One's Metro Traffic. Perhaps the best news is that no personnel have lost any jobs because of this change. Metro has taken on all of the Clear Channel staffers that reported to the stations. Not only will these employees still have jobs, but the listening public will still hear the same voices they heard before. Only the source of the traffic information has changed.

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The 2010 Chicago Media Year In Review

As 2011 is just beginning, let's take a look back at the big media stories of 2010...

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