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CSN Chicago To Broadcast Frank Thomas 'Welcome To Cooperstown' Special

Comcast SportsNet Chicago will debut a special one-hour documentary on Frank Thomas, who will soon be a Baseball Hall of Famer. "Welcome to Cooperstown: Frank Thomas," which will be narrated by Richard Roeper, will premiere later this week, exclusively on CSN Chicago.

Read more: CSN Chicago To Broadcast Frank Thomas 'Welcome To Cooperstown' Special

Saturday's Severe Weather Cancels Chicago Radio Station Concerts

Saturday's severe rainstorms washed away many of the plans for Chicagoans for that day, including a pair of much-hyped radio station concert events. Both the 27th Annual XRT Taste Concert and Loopfest 2014 had to be canceled. One may be rescheduled, while the other cannot be.

Read more: Saturday's Severe Weather Cancels Chicago Radio Station Concerts

WGN-TV's Ana Belaval To Do On-Air Try-Out On ABC's 'The View'

Ana Belaval, the "Around Town" feature reporter for the WGN Morning News, will be seen nationwide next week. She has been given a chance to do an on-air try-out for ABC Television's morning talk show "The View."

Read more: WGN-TV's Ana Belaval To Do On-Air Try-Out On ABC's 'The View'

Frank Holland Exits WGN-TV News

WGN-TV news reporter/anchor Frank Holland announced his departure from WGN-TV today. Holland has been with the station since September 2011.

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News & Notes: Marconi Nominations; WGCI/UB Rodriquez; 93XRT; Sarah Jones; Wolf/Proft; Rebel Radio; Steve Dahl; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 15 local media news items, including: Marconi nominations for numerous Chicago radio stations; WGCI-FM and UB Rodriquez infuriate the LGBT community; 93XRT throws a party in the park; Sarah Jones is a new morning "Star"; Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft go on a steak out; Rebel Radio celebrates an anniversary; Steve Dahl celebrates an anniversary; Mike Tomano notes the passing of a radio station; WSSD-FM goes from Blues to silence; Michelle Rutkowski gets promoted; Marc Chase somehow gets another new job; Nick Boynton gets a new job; "Sense8" comes to Chicago; Rupert Murdoch may try his hand at owning another Chicago newspaper; and Elwood pops the question. All of these details can be read below...

Read more: News & Notes: Marconi Nominations; WGCI/UB Rodriquez; 93XRT; Sarah Jones; Wolf/Proft; Rebel...

Clear Channel Chicago Releases V103's Ramonski Luv

Yet another Chicago radio veteran was released this week. WVAZ-FM/V103 top-rated host Ramonski Luv was let go earlier this week by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Chicago. No reason has been given for the host's abrupt exit.

Read more: Clear Channel Chicago Releases V103's Ramonski Luv

The Resurgence Of WCGO-AM 1590

WCGO-AM was once a low-powered suburban radio station with few listeners. A few years ago, it moved to a slightly stronger frequency, but still was a little-heard station. All that may soon be changing, as WCGO-AM will be broadcasting at increased wattage, with new branding, a new logo, new management, and a new focus on entertaining Chicago.

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WMBI-FM To Launch New Morning Show With Karl & June

WMBI-FM/Moody Radio Chicago will be launching a brand new morning show next week starring Karl Clauson and June Felix. "Karl & June Mornings" will be heard weekdays from 5:00am-9:00am, beginning Monday, July 14th.

Read more: WMBI-FM To Launch New Morning Show With Karl & June

Changes At Chicago's 100.3 - Monzures Out, Carriveau Moves To Afternoons

Changes have come to WILV-FM/Chicago's 100.3 once again. Jane Monzures, who had been hosting afternoons since late January of this year, has exited the station. Cara Carriveau, who has been hosting nights on the station since January 2013, now takes over in afternoons. The changes are effective today.

Read more: Changes At Chicago's 100.3 - Monzures Out, Carriveau Moves To Afternoons

Digity Releases WERV/WRXQ PD/DJ Zander

In a surprise move, Digity Chicago General Manager Brian Foster announced the immediate exit of Mark Zander -- the Program Director of both WERV-FM/95.9 The River and WRXQ-FM/Q Rock 100.7, as well as afternoon drive and weekend host on WERV-FM.

Read more: Digity Releases WERV/WRXQ PD/DJ Zander

Tribune Company Seeking To Change Its Name

In 1847, a newspaper corporation was formed in Chicago named Tribune Company. It appears that in 2014, 167 years after it began, the Tribune Company name will be changed.

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News & Notes: WCKG; Turi Ryder; WXRT; Jimmy Novak; Relevant Radio; Alan Cox; WMAQ; ChicagoSide; Zoraida Sambolin; More

Today's News & Notes features 17 local media stories, including: WCKG-AM is not really for sale; Turi Ryder has her weekend available now; WXRT-FM goes to Lobster Fest; Jimmy Novak goes to Greek Fest; Relevant Radio goes to Park Ridge; Rich Renik & Denny Farrell start a petition; Alan Cox goes national; Darren Davis' responsibilities widen; Hubbard Broadcasting makes a change at the top; WMAQ-TV adds Brandin Stewart for sales; Amy Aiello focuses on her camera; Anne State heading to Oregon; ChicagoSide Sports strikes out; Phillip Thompson returns to sports; Ben Meyerson gets hitched; Zoraida Sambolin gets hitched; and Brad Robinson becomes a father. All these stories are just below...

Read more: News & Notes: WCKG; Turi Ryder; WXRT; Jimmy Novak; Relevant Radio; Alan Cox; WMAQ; ChicagoSide;...

Chicago-Based Syndicated Programs 'The Rockin' 80s' & 'The Rockin' 70's' Come To An End

As of this past weekend, the long-running, nationally syndicated radio shows "The Rockin' 80's" and "The Rockin' 70's" have come to an end. The shows were produced locally and distributed nationally by Envision Networks.

Read more: Chicago-Based Syndicated Programs 'The Rockin' 80s' & 'The Rockin' 70's' Come To An End

WYLL-AM Rebranded As 'AM 1160 Hope for Your Life'

Salem Communications-owned religious talk station WYLL-AM has rebranded itself AM 1160 Hope for Your Life. The change, which actually began rolling out in the late spring, was made official this morning.

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WSCR-AM To Host Boers & Bernstein 15th Anniversary Gala

WSCR-AM/670 The Score afternoon team of Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein are celebrating a decade and a half together as a top-rated team this summer, making their daily show the longest running Chicago sports talk program currently heard. Next month, The Score will be hosting "The Boers and Bernstein 15th Anniversary Party" at a downtown hotel. The major event will feature special guests, toasts (which may border on "roasts"), live music, food, drinks, and some special surprises.

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WCPT-AM/FM's Norman Goldman To Broadcast From Three Chicago Locations Next Week

WCPT-AM/FM syndicated evening program, "The Norman Goldman Show," will be broadcasting live from Chicago for much of next week, with three days in a row coming from Chicagoland Italian restaurants. Fans are welcome to come be part of the live radio broadcasts.

Read more: WCPT-AM/FM's Norman Goldman To Broadcast From Three Chicago Locations Next Week

Chicago Urban Radio Stations Again Team-Up For Anti-Gun Special

For the second month in a row, five different Chicago radio stations from three different radio corporations will all be airing the same special presentation. This will happen on Sunday night with a two-hour talk show called "Sunday Night Open Mic" and will be part of City of Chicago's new "Put The Guns Down" initiative.

Read more: Chicago Urban Radio Stations Again Team-Up For Anti-Gun Special

News & Notes: WFMT; WDRV; WLUP; WERV; Freak; Jennifer Keiper; WGN Radio; Liz Wilde; Tim Sabean; Terrell Brown; Much More

On the eve of a holiday weekend, here is a gigantic-sized News & Notes with nearly two dozen local media news items, including: WFMT-FM gets patriotic; WDRV-FM gets patriotic; WLUP-FM has some extended "four play"; WERV-FM enjoys some Rock N' Ribs; Tim Lamping says farewell to his local rock showcase; Freak says hello to a new Internet radio station; Jennifer Keiper returning back to WLS-AM; Jeff Monosso moves to Chicago; Steve Tarpley gets a promotion at WGN Radio; WGN Radio brings back its bird; Dave Fogel beams with fatherly pride; Liz Wilde needs our help; Tim Sabean needs work; Nielsen Audio promises to do better than Arbitron; "This American Life" branches out; Terrell Brown becomes a judge for a day; Larry Mendte finds new TV work; FOX Television is back with Nielsen; WGN America shares its "Manhattan" project with Chicago; Tribune Publishing gets a new executive; Lyle Dean gets a new wife; Barbara Pinto gets a new husband; and CRM turns nine years old. All of the details can be found right here...

Read more: News & Notes: WFMT; WDRV; WLUP; WERV; Freak; Jennifer Keiper; WGN Radio; Liz Wilde; Tim Sabean;...

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!