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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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News & Notes: Chicago Blackhawks; Ron Magers; Mike & Tera Barz; B96; Dance Factory; WFMT; Rivet News Radio; Much More

This weekend's News & Notes features a dozen local media news items, including: Chicago Blackhawks win big; Nielsen TV ratings service expanding in Chicago; Ron Magers doesn't want your money; Mike & Tera Barz brush up their resumes; Arsenio Hall will soon exit; B96 adds to its Summer Bash; Dance Factory subtracts from its broadcasts; WFMT heads back out to Grant Park; Doug Daniels is looking for what's next; Gabe Salgado adds to his workload; Rivet News Radio's Charlie Meyerson talks with Roger Simon; and Kristin Samuelson rocks her way to the top of RedEye. All of these stories can be found right here...

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

Five different radio stations from three different radio corporations will all be airing the same special presentation Sunday night. The two-hour talk show on Sunday is called "Sunday Night Open Mic" and will be part of City of Chicago's new "Put The Guns Down" initiative.

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October 31, 2014 Declared 'Svengoolie/Rich Koz Day' In Illinois

October 31st is Halloween -- a day when children and the young at heart have fun with ghosts, ghouls, and goblins. This upcoming Halloween will also be a special day for Chicago's favorite television ghoul, Svengoolie. A few days ago, the Illinois General Assembly passed Illinois House Resolution 1041, which officially declares October 31, 2014 as Svengoolie/Rich Koz Day in the State of Illinois.

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Chicago Public Media To Self-Distribute 'This American Life'

Chicago Public Media announced today that it will begin self-distributing its long-running, multi-award-winning, syndicated public radio show "This American Life." The independent distribution will begin on July 1st to over 580 radio stations worldwide.

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News & Notes: Garry Meier; Todd Manley; Art 'Chat Daddy' Sims; Eric & Kathy; MBC; Jeff Coen; Silvy, More

Today's News & Notes features 12 local media news items of interest, including: Garry Meier's fans are still unhappy; Todd Manley tries to address some of the unhappy WGN-AM fans; Art "Chat Daddy" Sims comes to WVON-AM; 95.9 The River serves up some eggs; Eric & Kathy hit the golf course again; Eric Ferguson talks Blackhawks; the MBC salutes Dick Cavett; Jeff Coen gets himself in trouble with the law; Sarah Engel gets hitched; Silvy has a baby boy, Molly Jay has a baby girl; and Jack Minkow passes away. Details on these stories can be read below...

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WBEZ-FM To Host 2nd Annual 'Days Of Service' Two-Day Event

For the second year in a row, Chicago public radio station WBEZ-FM will team up with the local non-profit service organization Chicago Cares. Together, these two outfits will co-host the two-day Chicagoland community volunteer event "Days of Service."

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