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B96 Announces Inaugural 'Lectric Leprechaun' EDM Concert

WBBM-FM/B96 has announced its first-ever EDM concert named "Lectric Leprechaun." The station hopes that this will be the first of what could become an annual springtime event for the station. WBBM-FM's Lectric Leprechaun will happen next month, with tickets going on sale later this week.

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NBC 5 Sports Anchor Mike Adamle To Reveal His Medical Condition & Why He Has Been Off-Air

WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 lead sports anchor Mike Adamle has been on medical leave since March 2016. It was originally hoped he would be away only for a few weeks, but his absence has now gone on for nearly a year. Viewers have been wondering what is going on with Adamle all this time. The answers will be revealed on Tuesday night, as Adamle will openly discuss his severe disease in an interview airing on WMAQ-TV's 10:00pm newscast.

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Chicago Radio Sports Talkers Rank High In 2016 National List

The Barrett Sports Media (BSM) blog has made a list of the top 20 local sports shows for mornings, middays, and afternoons, as well as sports stations and their program directors across America. 53 radio executives and experts nationwide cast votes in this multi-part survey, which is being called "The 2016 BSM Best in Sports Radio Awards." Chicago's two all-sports radio stations, WSCR-AM/670 The Score and WMVP-AM/ESPN 1000 Chicago, and their employees were featured prominently in the national lists.

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101WKQX Announces Lineup & Date For PIQNIQ 2017 Concert

WKQX-FM/101WKQX has announced most of its lineup for its annual summer concert, PIQNIQ. This is the fifth year in a row for the PIQNIQ live music event.

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News & Notes: Dan McNeil; Terry Boers; 'Out Chicago'; Bill Cochran; WCIU; Darlene Hill; Tamron Hall; Much More

This weekend's News & Notes features 14 media news items, including: Dan McNeil returns to radio; Terry Boers is honored at his now-former radio station; WCPT's "Out Chicago" has a special Sunday broadcast; ACM Broadcast Awards ignore Chicago radio; WUSN-FM might be going "back to the future" to help the station's ratings woes; Bill Cochran is profiled in the Illinois Entertainer; MoJo is interviewed by All Access; best wishes to the ailing Harold Lee Rush; WCIU-TV partners with Rhymefest to commemorate Black History Month; Darlene Hill is returning to work; Courtney Gousman hosts a special fundraising event; Oprah Winfrey joins CBS; Tamron Hall exits NBC; and Tribune Media adds $500 million to its bank account. All of these stories can be found below...

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WGN-TV News Commemorates Black History Month 2017

With February being Black History Month in the United States, WGN-TV will mark the month-long observance with a series of special news segments, airing over the next four weeks on the many daily newscasts of WGN News. There will also be Black History Month vignettes shown, four Black History Month 30-minute special documentary programs, and a pair of special episodes of WGN-TV's public affairs program "People To People."

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WPWX Launching 1st Ever Afrobeats FM Radio Show

WPWX-FM/Power 92.3 will be launching a new Afrobeat music show on Sunday night entitled "AfroZons." It will be the very first all-Afrobeat show on a major market U.S. FM radio station. "AfroZons" will be heard each Sunday from 10:00pm-Midnight on WPWX-FM, with the debut episode happening on February 5th.

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ABC 7 Political Reporter Charles Thomas Announces Retirement

Veteran television reporter Charles Thomas, who has been working as a journalist since 1973 and with WLS-TV/ABC 7 since 1991, announced he will soon be retiring. His final day with WLS-TV will be on March 3rd.

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CBS Radio To Merge With Entercom

Early Thursday morning, CBS Corporation and Entercom Communications jointly announced that the CBS Radio division would be merged (in other words, taken over) by Entercom. The transaction, which may not become official until late 2017, is subject to approval from Entercom shareholders and the FCC. Entercom would then become America's second-largest radio station owner.

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CBS Radio Chicago Unveils Culinary Kitchen Studio

CBS Radio Chicago has unveiled a new studio space called the Culinary Kitchen, created for live cooking demonstrations, drink tastings, and much more. The main attraction of the new studio is its professional-grade kitchen, fitted with state-of-the-art culinary equipment, as well as high-quality audio and video capabilities.

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ABC 7 Commemorates Black History Month 2017

With February being Black History Month in the United States, WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago will mark the observance with a series of news reports, vignettes, and specials airing over the next four weeks.

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CSN Chicago Commemorates Black History Month 2017

With February being Black History Month in the United States, local sports station CSN Chicago will mark the observance with four special features highlighting prominent African-American athletes and significant sports moments. These segments will air once per week, each Sunday night in February at 10:30pm on the station's new program, "In The Loop Prime."

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News & Notes: Tom Couch; WKQX; Nick Digilio; WDCB; Adam Smasher; Bob Gelms; Bob Benson; WTTW; ABC; Jim Mateja

Today's News & Notes features ten news items, including: Tom Couch is returning to radio; 101WKQX is ready to pack for its annual PIQNIQ; Nick Digilio gets teary-eyed at Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes"; WDCB commemorates Black History Month; Adam Smasher finds new work; warm wishes to Bob Gelms; Bob Benson passes away; WTTW 11 launches a new lifestyle show with Steph Mansour; ABC Television has another game show coming to Chicago looking for contestants; and Jim Mateja passes away. All ten of these stories can be found right here...

Read more: News & Notes: Tom Couch; WKQX; Nick Digilio; WDCB; Adam Smasher; Bob Gelms; Bob Benson; WTTW;...

Tribune Media Sells Its Bradley Place Property, Home Of WGN-TV

As reported here in December 2015, Tribune Media and its subsidiary Tribune Real Estate Holdings were actively seeking to sell its over 12-acre lot and 132,000-square foot building located at 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago. This building is the longtime home of WGN-TV, CLTV, and WGN Studios, as well as the former home of WGN-AM. As of this afternoon, the property has indeed been sold.

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Pat Hughes, Dan Jenkins, Joe Mooshil To Be Honored For Excellence In Sports Journalism

The Union League Club of Chicago has revealed who they will be honoring this spring at the annual Ring Lardner Awards for Excellence in Sports Journalism. Selected for 2017 awards are Chicago Cubs play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes, retired college football and professional golf writer Dan Jenkins, and the late Chicago sportswriter for the AP, Joe Mooshil.

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WGN-AM Revamping Schedule: Returning John Williams, Reducing Bill & Wendy, Firing Kathy & Judy

WGN-AM 720 is once again retooling its line-up, which means more good news and bad news for fans of the station. The good news is that John Williams will be returning to WGN-AM on a full-time basis and two new Saturday shows are being added. The bad news is that Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder's midday show will be cut in half, and that once again, Kathy O'Malley and Judy Markey are being released from the station. The changes will begin on March 13th.

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WXRT-FM Salutes Lin Brehmer's 25 Years As Morning Show Host

WXRT-FM/93XRT is throwing an on-air party for longtime staffer Lin Brehmer, celebrating his 25 years hosting mornings on the station's airwaves. This Friday, from 6:00am-10:00am, WXRT-FM will air a live tribute to their beloved personality, appropriately entitled "Lin Brehmer's 25th Anniversary Celebration."

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Chicago News Veteran Charlie Meyerson Launches New Newsletter & Website

Veteran Chicago journalist Charlie Meyerson has launched a new daily e-newsletter, as well as corresponding website where visitors can sign up for the newsletter, entitled Chicago Public Square. Each weekday morning, Meyerson will collect, curate, and report on some of the top news stories of the day -- all of which will appear in subscriber's inboxes in one handy email.

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