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WBEZ-FM Launching Worldview's Year-Long Global Activism Series

Since 2008, WBEZ-FM has held a Global Activism Expo, emceed by "Worldview" host Jerome McDonnell. This year, the one-day live event has been changed into a year-long live series, which will kick off this Friday.

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CSN Chicago, WGN-TV, WMAQ-TV, WGN-AM To Offer Special Blackhawks 'Stadium Series' Programming

The Chicago Blackhawks will be taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins outdoors in Soldier Field on Saturday night, as part of the NHL's popular "Stadium Series." This is the first-ever NHL game being played at the NFL home of the Chicago Bears. Despite the lousy winter weather, the entire Soldier Field stadium has sold out for this special hockey game. Chicago television and radio will be all over this event, starting Thursday.

Read more: CSN Chicago, WGN-TV, WMAQ-TV, WGN-AM To Offer Special Blackhawks 'Stadium Series' Programming

WBEZ-FM To Test 'Pledge-Free Stream' During Next Fundraising Drive

Chicago public radio station WBEZ-FM is beginning another of its fundraising pledge drives on March 6th. For the first time, the station will experiment with having an special online stream of their station's broadcasts which will not feature any of the pledge drive "begging" for money... but only for qualifying listeners.

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News & Notes: WSCR; WMVP; WVAZ/WKKC; Steve Cochran/Patti Vasquez/Spike Manton; WXNU; Tamron Hall; Tribune Company; More

Today's News & Notes features a dozen news items from the local media beat, including: WSCR-AM has a new show; WMVP-AM's hosts battling each other; WVAZ-FM and WKKC-FM honored by Chicago music fans; Michael Horn seeks help; three WGN Radio hosts help out an Autism fundraising event; WXNU-FM gets a new PD; Tim Montemayor moves up; Clear Channel Chicago has a new programming boss; Window to the World Communications receives a large amount of money; Tamron Hall moves up at NBC; CNN is ready to showcase Chicagoland; and a new shareholder in Tribune Company wants to see company assets sold off. All of the details can be read right here...

Read more: News & Notes: WSCR; WMVP; WVAZ/WKKC; Steve Cochran/Patti Vasquez/Spike Manton; WXNU; Tamron Hall;...

US99.5's Program & Music Directors Receive Industry Honors

At the end of last week, the Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2014 New Faces of Country Music Show was held in Nashville, TN. At this show, the 2014 CRS Country Aircheck Award winners were announced. The Program Director and Music Director for WUSN-FM/US99.5 were both announced as winners.

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The Game 87.7 Adds More Women To Its Roster

WGWG-LP/The Game 87.7, the low-powered television station which can be picked on some radios in the Chicago market on 87.7 FM, continue to add more staffers to the new sports-talker. Looking to set itself apart from other, more established sports talk radio stations in town, WGN Radio has hired a few female sports reporters to serve in on-air and online roles for The Game 87.7.

Read more: The Game 87.7 Adds More Women To Its Roster

The 9th Annual 'Dancing With Chicago Celebrities' Taking Place Next Week

The ninth annual "Dancing With Chicago Celebrities" is coming up at the end of next week. This is a very special fundraising event which brings Chicago area media stars together for a fun competition, with net proceeds going toward local cancer charities and foundations.

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ABC's WLS-TV and Univision's WGBO-TV Partner To Present Republican Gubernatorial Debate

Thursday, February 27th will be "VOTE 2014: Debate in the Race for Governor." The event featuring the four candidates running for the Republican nomination for Illinois Governor is being presented jointly by WLS-TV/ABC 7, WGBO-TV/Univision Chicago, and the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

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WGN Radio Hires Julie DiCaro For 'The Game' And More

WGN Radio has hired one of the top Chicago sports bloggers, Julie DiCaro to perform multiple roles for all of their stations, including on-air and online. She begins on Monday.

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WGBO-TV Launching New Public Affairs Program 'Conexion Chicago'

WGBO-TV/Univision Chicago has created a new, weekly, local public affairs program entitled "Conexion Chicago." The show will make its debut tomorrow morning, February 22nd, and air each Saturday at 10:00am.

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News & Notes: Pugs Moran; Todd Hollandsworth; Maxima; Robin Robinson; Joel Daly; WGN Morning News; Ben Hollis; More

Today's News & Notes features 15 news items with a local media connection, including: The Pugs Moran Show comes to Saturdays on The Game 87.7; Todd Hollandsworth comes to The Game 87.7 starting next month; Maxima looks to cover more of Chicago; Karl Wertzler says its business as usual at the former NextMedia stations; WLTL-FM has a successful fundraiser; Robin Robinson is honored; Joel Daly talks about his new book; WGN Morning News has an audio problem; Ben Hollis talks about his new DVD; Sarah Kustok returns to Chicago for her father's trial; Clyde Travis is no longer writing for the Sun-Times; and the sad deaths of James C. Dowdle, Ron Dorfman, Nat Lehrman, and Garrick Utley. All of these details can be found below...

Read more: News & Notes: Pugs Moran; Todd Hollandsworth; Maxima; Robin Robinson; Joel Daly; WGN Morning...

WLS-AM Ends Its Sports Programming Push; Steve Stone Returns To WSCR-AM

WLS-AM, which had spent most of last year inserting a great deal of sports talk into its schedules, has officially ended that experiment. All of the added 2013 sports programming has now been removed.

Read more: WLS-AM Ends Its Sports Programming Push; Steve Stone Returns To WSCR-AM

The Drive's History Of Rock 'n Roll Returns

On Saturday morning, "The Drive's History Of Rock 'n Roll" special will make a return. The award-winning program of WDRV-FM/97.1 The Drive is a fully-produced, nearly 16-hour feature which tells the story of Rock and Roll, from its birth in the 1950s, through Blues, Motown, R&B, the British Invasion, the surge of the Singer-Songwriter, Psychedelia, Progressive, Glam, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Southern Rock, Hair Bands, Grunge, and all the way into to the 21st Century.

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Scotty Kay Rejoins Clear Channel Radio... In Atlanta

Scotty Kay, aka Special K, the former WKSC-FM/103.5 Kiss FM nighttime DJ, was released from Clear Channel Radio last summer. As of this week, he has been rehired. Unfortunately for his many Chicago fans, the new radio job is in Atlanta, GA.

Read more: Scotty Kay Rejoins Clear Channel Radio... In Atlanta

WSCR-AM To Broadcast USA Vs Canada Hockey Match Live Friday Morning

WSCR-AM/670 The Score will break away from its regular programming Friday morning to broadcast the Men's Hockey matchup between Team USA (featuring the Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane) and Team Canada (featuring the Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, and Duncan Keith). Friday's important semifinal game will determine which of these two undefeated teams will advance to the finals for the chance to win the Olympic gold medal.

Read more: WSCR-AM To Broadcast USA Vs Canada Hockey Match Live Friday Morning

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!