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17th Annual WXRT 'Blues Breakers' Blues Fest Broadcast Taking Place Thursday

An annual summertime local tradition is the Chicago Blues Festival, the largest free blues fest in the world, which takes place each June in downtown Chicago. Another annual tradition is WXRT-FM's Blues Festival pre-party and "Blues Breakers" live remote, taking place the night before. Both of those annual traditions repeat again this week.

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Chicago Radio/TV Star Nina Chantele To Host Ozzie Guillen Foundation Charity Event

Nina Chantele -- host on WKSC-FM/103.5 Kiss FM, WGCI-FM/107-5WGCI, and "Windy City Live" (WLS-TV/ABC 7) -- will be the host of a very special charity event this month for former Chicago White Sox player and manager Ozzie Guillen's foundation.

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ABC-TV Ending Its Live Well Network Digital Subchannel

ABC-TV's Live Well Network isn't so well, after all. The digital subchannel, which got its start in Chicago, will be coming to an end in mid-January 2015.

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WCIU-TV's 'You & Me This Morning' To Add An Additional Hour

Weigel Broadcasting Co. and WCIU-TV/Channel 26 The U today announced that they will be adding an additional hour of live and local programming to their weekday morning schedule this fall. Their show "You & Me This Morning" has been growing in popularity, so to capitalize on this, the show will run live from 6:00am-9:00am starting in September.

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Dan Bernstein Renews Contract With WSCR-AM

CBS Radio Chicago and WSCR-AM/670 The Score have renewed their contract with their popular afternoon radio personality Dan Bernstein on Friday. It is believed to be a multi-year deal.

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News & Notes: Larry Schreiner; Bob Tracy; Cumulus Chicago; The Loop; Pluria Marshall, Jr; Geoffrey Baer; More

This weekend's News & Notes features ten local media items. Unfortunately, the first two items are sad ones. Included in this article are stories on: the passing of WGN-AM's Larry Schreiner; the passing of WMAQ-AM's Bob Tracy; a slight move for Cumulus Media Chicago; WLUP-FM digs deeper; the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival broadcasts live; WLTH-AM's Pluria Marshall, Jr. purchases three TV stations; a marathon for fans of WTTW-TV's Geoffrey Baer; WGN-TV's Stephen Segers delivers his own baby; NBC-TV's Jimmy Fallon may be coming to Chicago; and another year of Byron Allen's show on WBBM-TV. All of these details can be found below.

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Blackhawks Announcer Pat Foley Named To Hockey Hall Of Fame

Chicago Blackhawks television announcer and Glenview native Pat Foley was given one of the highest honors a hockey broadcaster can achieve. Foley was informed today that he was chosen to receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for broadcasting. The beloved local television voice will now enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in Canada.

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National Radio Hall of Fame's Class Of 2014 Announced

Today, the National Radio Hall of Fame (NRHOF) announced its inductees to its ranks for 2014. Five individuals, one duo, and one show will be added to the Chicago-based Hall of Fame later this year.

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Chicago Cubs Partner With CBS Radio Chicago, Radio Broadcasts To Be Heard On WBBM-AM

Today, the Chicago Cubs organization and CBS Radio Chicago announced a new seven-year partnership deal. This will allow Cubs radio broadcasts to be heard on WBBM-AM/Newsradio 780 and other CBS Radio-owned stations, beginning with 2015 spring training games.

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Wade Linder Announced As New WLUP/WKQX Operations Manager

Cumulus Media Chicago today announced the hiring of Wade Linder, who now takes over as the Operations Manager for both WLUP-FM/97.9 The Loop and WKQX-FM/101WKQX. Linder comes to Chicago from Minneapolis, MN, where he has spent his entire career programming radio stations.

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News & Notes: Harry Caray; Blackhawks; JBTV; Univision; JoAnn Genette; Bob Zak; WGN-TV; "Jeopardy!"; Me-TV; More

Today's News & Notes features another dozen local media news items, including: Harry Caray's diary of drinks; the Chicago Blackhawks exit on a huge ratings note; JBTV's national show gets new hours; Univision Chicago makes an executive hire; JoAnn Genette joins WLS-AM; Bob Zak receives a high honor; local media hits Ribfest Chicago; WGN-TV helps a family in need of a new car; "Jeopardy!" has a new Chicago-area champion; Me-TV salutes the late Ann B. Davis; and both Chuck Haynie and Marilyn Beck pass away from cancer. The details can be found right here...

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SBS' La Ley 107.9 Revamps Lineup With Former Univision Hosts

The one and only local radio station for the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), WLEY-FM/107.9 La Ley recently revamped its line-up, filling it with some of the many hosts from Univision radio stations that lost their jobs in the spring when Univision nationalized most of its programming, as well as Univision hosts from the last few years. This includes one of the largest radio stars of the past decade, who now has returned to Chicago FM radio via 107.9 La Ley.

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WMAQ-TV Once Again Offers Chicago Non-Profits Social Innovation Grants

WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 Chicago, partnering with the NBCUniversal Foundation, announced today that for the third year in a row, it is launching their grant program, 21st Century Solutions. As it did in 2012 and 2013, the annual grant program will award three prizes totaling $100,000 to worthy Chicago area non-profit organizations.

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WLIT-FM Adds New 'Rendezvous' Show With Former WGN-AM Host Simon Badinter

WLIT-FM/93.9 My FM has picked up the syndicated nightly relationship show "The Rendezvous with Simon and Kim." The new show premieres locally tonight and marks the return to Chicago radio by former WGN-AM talk show host Simon Badinter.

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Report: WGN America To Drop Cubs, Chicago Sports Programming

Tribune Broadcasting's cable/satellite station WGN America will soon stop carrying any Chicago sports broadcasts to its national audience. The move is part of the company's plan to convert WGN America from a "superstation" to a basic, independent cable station.

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