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Jack Diamond Not Taking WLS-FM Morning Job; Signs With Tijuana/San Diego Radio Station

For the last week of July, Cumulus-owned WLS-FM gave a "tryout" to a new morning show host, Jack Diamond. Speculation had it that Diamond was a lock to become the new full-time morning show host for the station in the near future. That will not be the case as Diamond was announced on Friday afternoon as the new morning show host for XHPRS-FM which transmits to the San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Mexico region.

Read more: Jack Diamond Not Taking WLS-FM Morning Job; Signs With Tijuana/San Diego Radio Station

WMAQ-TV Announces New 11:00am Newscast & Anchors

WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 will be making some changes to its midday schedule next month, ending its 30-minute Noon newscast, but adding a new 60-minute 11:00am newscast. Announced today, the change is effective on September 8th.

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News & Notes: Terri Hemmert; Star 105.5; St Augustine/Johnson; Ryan Chiaverini/Dave Plier; Elizabeth Brackett; More

This weekend's News & Notes features a dozen news items from the Chicagoland media beat, including: Terri Hemmert hosts the Fest For Beatles Fans once again; Star 105.5 hosts a radiothon for a good cause; John St. Augustine and Dr. Kelly Johnson host another show for WCKG-AM; Ryan Chiaverini joins Dave Plier on WGN-AM; WKCS-FM's dance show gets longer; Jim Moran makes a move; Chet Coppock joins Kenny McReynolds on TV; WGN Morning News comedians do a stand-up show together; Elizabeth Brackett retires from WTTW-TV; Dawn Turner Trice and Jason Grotto are honored with a fellowship; Chicago Newspaper Guild has a problem with Sun-Times Media's Pioneer Press rules for reporters; and Tribune CFO Phil Doherty retires. All of these stories can be read right here, right now...

Read more: News & Notes: Terri Hemmert; Star 105.5; St Augustine/Johnson; Ryan Chiaverini/Dave Plier;...

WSCR-AM Parts Ways With Dan McNeil

WSCR-AM/670 The Score and CBS Radio Chicago have officially parted ways with their longtime personality Dan McNeil. After nearly two months of contract negotiations, McNeil has refused to agree to terms on a new deal. The station has chosen to move forward without him.

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WGN-TV To Broadcast 2014 Arlington Million Horse Race

For the fourth year in a row, WGN-TV will be airing the Arlington Million live from Arlington Park Racetrack. This will take place on Saturday, August 16th, from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

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Local Media Covers The 2014 Chicago Air & Water Show

This weekend is the 56th annual Chicago Air and Water Show, taking place on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-3:00pm. It can be enjoyed all along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as its main focal point. As they have done for many years past, Chicago media -- especially WBBM-AM and WLS-TV -- will feature heavy coverage of this yearly spectacle.

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Chicago Sports Broadcasting Legend Chet Coppock Releases His Autobiography

For nearly five decades, when it comes to Chicago television or radio sports reporting and commentary, one name is first to pop into people's minds: Chet Coppock. For the first time ever, Coppock has decided to collect his lifetime of stories from his amazing career in sports media and collect them all in an autobiography, entitled "Chet Coppock: Laying It On The Line."

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News & Notes: Grit/Escape; WLS-TV; WBBM-TV; CSN Chicago; WVON-AM; Bill Hazen; WRDZ-AM; WUSN-FM; WGWG-LP; Much More

Today's News & Notes features a baker's dozen of media news stories, including: The Grit and Escape diginets will finally launch in Chicago; WLS-TV hires a new morning Executive Producer; WBBM-TV hires a fill-in weekend sports anchor; CSN Chicago has a new Frank Thomas special; WVON-AM names three local media stars among its 40 under 40 honorees; Demetrius Ivory and Erin McElroy are getting hitched; Bill Hazen gets a new announcing job; Chicago's Radio Disney is for sale; US99.5 has Miranda Madness; WGWG-LP gains WGN-AM's Blackhawks talk show; Pat Clark gains a new job; Kira Lafond gains a new job; and sad news for Brittney & Jarrett Payton. All of these stories can be found below...

Read more: News & Notes: Grit/Escape; WLS-TV; WBBM-TV; CSN Chicago; WVON-AM; Bill Hazen; WRDZ-AM; WUSN-FM;...

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.

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

'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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