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Soul 106.3 Hires Mike Love For Afternoons

WSRB-FM/Soul 106.3 has hired former WGCI-FM DJ Mike Love to be its new live and local afternoon host. "Bad Boy Radio with Mike Love" will air each weekday from 2:00pm-6:00pm, starting Monday, March 17th.

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Chicago Radio Stars On Talkers' 2014 'Heavy Hundred' List

Talkers is a radio industry website (formerly a printed magazine) that focuses almost exclusively on the talk radio format. Once a year (usually in late winter or early spring), it famously puts out its always-controversial and always-conversational "Heavy Hundred" list. That list ranks who the magazine's editors felt were the top 100 American talk radio personalities of the previous year. The newest list of their annual ranking was released today.

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News & Notes: Tsi-tsi-ki Felix; Scott Childers; Brady Stiff; Jason Thomas/Lauren O'Neil; Cortney Hall; Bozo; Much More

Today's News & Notes features eleven news stories with a Chicago media connection, including: Tsi-tsi-ki Felix goes national; Scott Childers holds a seminar; Brady Stiff returns to Chicago radio; Jason Thomas and Lauren O'Neil talk about getting into the radio biz; Rick Vaughn is back out of the radio biz; Cortney Hall dances her way to victory; Bob "Bozo" Bell is back... as a large tattoo; Cassie Walker Burke changes jobs; Devin Johnson gets a new job; Cars.com going up for sale; and sad news for Steve Fisher. The details can be found right here...

Read more: News & Notes: Tsi-tsi-ki Felix; Scott Childers; Brady Stiff; Jason Thomas/Lauren O'Neil; Cortney...

New Season Of 'Improv Nerd' To Feature Jeff Hoover, Jeff Garlin, Others

A former Chicago radio host is preparing to start a new season of his comedy podcast, "Improv Nerd" this month. Among his guests will be a popular current Chicago television performer/producer, as well as numerous improvisational comedians.

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Chicago White Sox's 2014 Regular Season Broadcast Schedule

The Chicago White Sox recently revealed their broadcast schedule for the upcoming 2014 season. As was the case last year, games will be seen on local television on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV, and WCIU-TV; seen on national television (potentially); and heard on the radio locally on WSCR-AM in English and on translator W248BB in Spanish.

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Chicago Cubs' 2014 Regular Season Broadcast Schedule

The Chicago Cubs recently revealed their 2014 regular season broadcast schedule. As is always the case for one of the most popular teams in the league, the Chicago Cubs television and radio broadcasts for all 162 games will be easily available in the Chicagoland area, although the television schedule, with games appearing on numerous different networks and channels, could be difficult to keep track of.

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News & Notes: Tribune; Dave Hoekstra; Sun-Times; WGN-AM; Keith Conrad; WKQX-FM; 'Koolout'; Robin Meade; Much More

This weekend's News & Notes features a whopping 17 local news items, including: Tribune Publishing gets closer to happening and names its leadership; Dave Hoekstra exits the Chicago Sun-Times; the Sun-Times rehires four of its fired photographers; the Sun-Times launches a new political section and website; Rick Kogan hosts a Tribune book event; WGN-AM wants fans to chose a new Cubs theme song; Keith Conrad exits WIND-AM and heads to WGN-AM; Carmen & Jurko get their Hurt on; WKQX-FM hosts a summer concert; WTMX-FM and WILV-FM are nominated for Crystal Awards again; Johnny "Koolout" Starks has a serious accident; Elroy Smith starts his own firm; Dolly McCarthy gets a day named in her honor; Michael Essany does some work on a secret VH-1 project; Robin Meade returns to Chicago for a day; Me-TV gets an exclusive interview; and sad news for Kevin Matthews. All of the details can be read below...

Read more: News & Notes: Tribune; Dave Hoekstra; Sun-Times; WGN-AM; Keith Conrad; WKQX-FM; 'Koolout'; Robin...

Comcast SportsNet To Replay The Best Of Team USA Events From 2014 Olympic Games

Over the course of the next five Sundays, Comcast SportsNet Chicago will be rebroadcasting the best of Team USA's performances at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. "Team USA - Return to Sochi" begins next Sunday, March 9th.

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Sun-Times Media Begins More Layoffs; Tina Akouris Released

As the newspaper industry continues to lose revenue and readership, the staff cutbacks continue along with it. Both of the major Chicago newspapers have seen serious cuts in the past year alone, and 2014 appears to be more of the same. Sun-Times Media has begun laying off more staffers this week. Among the names already cut is that of 14-year reporter/writer Tina Akouris.

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News & Notes: Carl Kasell; Soul 106.3; The Game 87.7; Spike O'Dell/Ray Stevens; WZRD; Tom Skilling; Much More

Today's News & Notes features 14 media news items, including: Carl Kasell readies to retire; Soul 106.3 retires the D.L. Hughley Show; Jason McKie & Jason Goch have joined WGWG-LP; Jarrett Payton is joining WGWG-LP; Scott Miller has an award-winning mustache; Ray Stevens shares a kind story about Spike O'Dell; WZRD-FM gets its hand slapped and licensed renewed by the FCC; 103.9 The Fox slips on some Floyd; Mike Tomano rocks a new webcast; Dolly McCarthy celebrates an anniversary; Tom Skilling gets animated on Android phones; WGN-TV's debate broadcast to seen all over the state; WTTW-TV brings back the Blackhawks for its pledge drive; and Tribune Broadcasting promotes one of its own. All of the details can be read right here, right now...

Read more: News & Notes: Carl Kasell; Soul 106.3; The Game 87.7; Spike O'Dell/Ray Stevens; WZRD; Tom...

ESPN 1000 To Launch New Weekly Chicago Fire Soccer Show

The "Men in Red" are coming to English language radio this month. Starting this weekend, WMVP-AM/ESPN 1000 will begin airing a weekly radio show dedicated to the Chicago Fire and Major League Soccer (MLS).

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And The Oscar Goes To... ABC 7 Chicago

Sunday night, ABC-TV broadcast the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Nationwide, the broadcast was seen by an estimated 43 million people -- the most-watched Oscars telecast since 2004's 43.5 million viewers. As expected, the broadcast was a massive hit for the Chicago ABC television station, WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago, who easily won the ratings for the evening.

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A Few Chicago TV Stations Can Claim Victory From February 2014 Ratings Sweeps

The nighttime newscasts for WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago and WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 Chicago can each claim to be big Nielsen ratings winners in the important February "sweeps" period, which ended last week, as can WGN-TV's morning newscast. It's all dependent on which part of the February ratings reports a station chooses to look at.

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Local Businessman/Activist Urges The National Radio Hall Of Fame To Induct Chicago Radio's Richard Pegue

Richard Pegue, the Chicago radio DJ and programmer who was heard on the air from the 1950s until his death in 2009, was previously nominated for induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF). On the eve of the anniversary of Pegue's passing, a former co-worker of his, Mark S. Allen, has openly published his 2009 letter to Bruce DuMont and the NRHOF voting committee, in the hopes of urging them to re-nominate and finally induct Pegue this year.

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Former WLS-AM Host Nate Clay Joins 'BaseLine With Chris Base' On Monday

Former WLS-AM host Nate Clay will make a rare return on Monday afternoon, this time as the special guest on the Internet radio show "BaseLine With Chris Base." It will be a radio reunion, as Chris Base was Nate Clay's first producer at WLS-AM in the early 1990s.

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CRM Website Information

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