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News & Notes: Todd Cavanah; Brady; NRHOF; Jonathon Brandmeier; WGN-AM; WSCR-AM; WIND-AM; WLS-TV; WTTW-TV; Much More

This weekend's giant-sized News & Notes features 18 media news items, including: Todd Cavanah officially takes over the helm at US99; John Cravens exits; Terry Hardin exits; Brady sticks around; the National Radio Hall of Fame wants your suggestions; Jonathon Brandmeier returns to WGN-AM briefly; Lou Manfredini heads to Navy Pier; WGN-AM partners with another app; WSCR-AM talks "wraslin'" again; WIND-AM talks Trump; Richard Steele loses his radio show; Michael La Cross gets new duties; Brent Musburger sets to retire from broadcasting; WLS-TV still seeks justice for the killer of one of its employees; WTTW-TV launches a 24/7 children's channel; Melissa Kennedy exits; Maya Dukmasova gets hired; and tronc's Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong wants to work in the Trump administration. All of these stories can be found below...

Read more: News & Notes: Todd Cavanah; Brady; NRHOF; Jonathon Brandmeier; WGN-AM; WSCR-AM; WIND-AM; WLS-TV;...

Weigel Broadcasting Networks To Pay Tribute To Mary Tyler Moore

Chicago-based Weigel Broadcasting will be paying tribute on at least three of their national networks to the late actress Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away yesterday at the age of 80. Moore's past work will air on Weigel owned/co-owned networks MeTV, DECADES Network, and Movies! Network. Other national networks are planning salutes to Moore, as well.

Read more: Weigel Broadcasting Networks To Pay Tribute To Mary Tyler Moore

SoxFest 2017 Convention Brings Out Special TV & Radio Coverage

CSN Chicago, WLS-AM 890, and Univision Chicago are all planning to broadcast special programming from SoxFest 2017, which starts on Friday afternoon.

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Chicago White Sox Announce 2017 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Chicago White Sox organization have announced their plans to have many of their 2017 Spring Training games made available for the eyes or ears of their fans. 29 of the 35 Sox Spring Training games will be broadcast on television, radio, and/or webcast.

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Tribune Media President/CEO Peter Liguori Exiting

After four years as President and CEO of Chicago-based Tribune Media Company, Peter Liguori announced he will be stepping away from the company at the beginning of March. Liguori will also resign his seat from Tribune Media's Board of Directors at that time.

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Poder 97.5 Revamps Line-Up

The Regional Mexican music-formatted radio station 97.5 Poder ("Power") launched on February 1, 2016. It is heard on WLIT-HD2 93.9-2 and simulcast in and around Chicago on 250-watt translator W248BB on 97.5 FM. On the eve of the radio station's one-year anniversary, it has unveiled a new on-air line-up.

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News & Notes: Chicago Radio Ratings; 93.9 MYfm; 101WKQX; WGN-AM; Dr. Lester Fisher; WRTO-AM; Steve Dahl; Tronc; More

Today's News & Notes features 11 items, including: Chicago radio ratings do their annual decrease for almost all stations during the last month; 93.9 MYfm wins big, but its holiday ratings decrease again; WKQX-FM adds three new employees; WGN-AM gets friendly with Alexa; Dr. Lester Fisher talks with Steve Dale; WRTO-AM adds a new syndicated talk show; Steve Dahl wears a boot; Herb Lawrence is back in Chicago; Jay Zawaski loses his sister; Charlie Clifford moves to Indy; and tronc quietly purchases a pair of websites. All of these news items can be found below...

Read more: News & Notes: Chicago Radio Ratings; 93.9 MYfm; 101WKQX; WGN-AM; Dr. Lester Fisher; WRTO-AM;...

Chicago Cubs Announce 2017 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Chicago Cubs organization has announced their plans to broadcast all 38 of this year's Spring Training games on one or more media outlets of either television, radio, or Internet audio stream. This will be the first time in the Cubs' long history that every one of the team's springtime exhibition games will be made available for fans.

Read more: Chicago Cubs Announce 2017 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Chris Rongey Exiting His WSCR-AM, Total Traffic, Daily Herald Jobs

Chicago media veteran Chris Rongey is exiting the market to return back home to the St. Louis market. His final day working at WSCR-AM/670 The Score will be this Thursday. Rongey has been with the station since 2002, serving as an update anchor, weekend/fill-in host, and White Sox pre-game/post-game show host. He will also exit from his Total Traffic Chicago reporter job and has already exited his Daily Herald columnist role.

Read more: Chris Rongey Exiting His WSCR-AM, Total Traffic, Daily Herald Jobs

News & Notes: Nick Shepkowski; Cisco Cotto; WXRT-FM; WLUP-FM; Cumulus Chicago; WXLC-FM; Jax; Rick Party; Matt Dahl

This edition of News & Notes (the second of two for the day), features ten media news items that are Chicago radio-related, including: Nick Shepkowski gets promoted at The Score; Cisco Cotto plays a reporter on TV; WXRT-FM hosts another intimate concert inside of a classic movie theater; WLUP-FM has more Loop Rock Girl calendars to give away; WLUP-FM sponsors this year's Chicago Open Air concert event; Cumulus Chicago gives Radio Magazine a tour of their new facilities; WXLC-FM hosts the Cubs' trophy; Jax says goodbye to radio (for now, anyway); Rick Party's voice helps out ESPN Radio; and Matt Dahl gets a new full-time job. These stories can be read below...

Read more: News & Notes: Nick Shepkowski; Cisco Cotto; WXRT-FM; WLUP-FM; Cumulus Chicago; WXLC-FM; Jax; Rick...

News & Notes: CSN; Richard Roeper; Teri Arvesu; Univision Chicago; Chris McDonnell; The Gong Show; More

This edition of News & Notes (the first of two today), features eight television-related news items, including: CSN Chicago announces its plans to live stream Chicago baseball broadcasts; CSN Chicago offers a new edition of its Bears documentary special; Richard Roeper is at the movies again; Teri Arvesu gets promoted; Univision Chicago promotes two more; Univision and Comcast play nice together; Chris McDonnell finds new work; and "The Gong Show" is looking for contestants in Chicago. All of these stories are right here...

Read more: News & Notes: CSN; Richard Roeper; Teri Arvesu; Univision Chicago; Chris McDonnell; The Gong...

Chicago-Based 'Radio Health Journal' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

"Radio Health Journal," the award-winning weekend public affairs radio program, celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. Launched in 1992 by a pair of Chicago area radio veterans, the radio show covers health, medicine, and technology topics, interviewing respected experts in those three fields. "Radio Health Journal" entertains and informs listeners, while also helping radio stations meet their federally-mandated public affairs requirements.

Read more: Chicago-Based 'Radio Health Journal' Celebrates 25th Anniversary

95 WIIL Rock's Longtime Afternoon Host Marija Exiting

WIIL-FM/95 WIIL Rock is in need of a new afternoon personality. Marija Puidak, known on-air by simply her first name, announced she will be leaving the station for a new radio opportunity out of the market. Her final afternoon shift on WIIL-FM will be this Friday.

Read more: 95 WIIL Rock's Longtime Afternoon Host Marija Exiting

News & Notes: Eric & Kathy; Angi Taylor; Fred Newson; WCPT; Doug Dahlgren; Mary Ellen Geist; Kristyn Hartman; DECADES

Today's News & Notes features eight local media news items, including: Eric & Kathy are sticking around; Angi Taylor doubles her daily workload; Fred Newson suddenly passes away; WCPT goes syndicated on Saturday mornings; Doug Dahlgren un-retires and returns to radio; Mary Ellen Geist starts a new job; Kristyn Hartman is changing workplaces; and DECADES celebrates past Presidential inaugurations. These stories can be found right here...

Read more: News & Notes: Eric & Kathy; Angi Taylor; Fred Newson; WCPT; Doug Dahlgren; Mary Ellen Geist;...

Chicago Radio Veteran Alexx Dupri Hosts New Morning Show In Alaska

Chicago native and longtime Chicago radio voice Alexx Dupri has been hired as the new morning show host for KFAT-FM, a Rhythmic CHR station in Anchorage, Alaska owned by Ohana Media Group. She began in her new role today.

Read more: Chicago Radio Veteran Alexx Dupri Hosts New Morning Show In Alaska

News & Notes: WLUP; McMurray/Monzures; Ramblin' Ray; Tone Kapone; Marty Zivin; Bart Shore; Mike North; Tribune Media; More

This weekend's News & Notes features 15 local media news items, including: WLUP-FM's 2017 Rock Girl calendar is now out; Pete McMurray and Jane Monzures host a charity event; Ramblin' Ray Stevens races on ice; Tone Kapone hosts a brunch; WFMT-FM commemorates MLK Day; Cliff Kelley does an MLK Day live remote; Salim Muwakkil and Dometi Pongo discuss MLK and President Obama; WKRS-AM brightens a holiday for a couple hundred children; WETN-FM gets permission to change owners and studio locations; Marty Zivin is celebrated online by his friends; Bart Shore honors Marty Zivin; Mike North sells cars like a modern day Linn Burton; Andy Garcia has twins; Tribune Media invests heavily in a social media measurement company; and longtime Chicago journalist Charles Leroux passes away. All of these stories are right here...

Read more: News & Notes: WLUP; McMurray/Monzures; Ramblin' Ray; Tone Kapone; Marty Zivin; Bart Shore; Mike...

CSN & WSCR To Cover The Cubs' Visit To The White House

The World Champion Chicago Cubs are going to visit President Barack Obama in the White House on Monday. CSN Chicago, the primary television home of the Cubs, and WSCR-AM/670 The Score, the flagship radio home of the Cubs, will break from their normal programming on Monday afternoon to feature live coverage of this high honor for the baseball team.

Read more: CSN & WSCR To Cover The Cubs' Visit To The White House

WXRT's 'Professor Moptop' Writes Beatles Book

Gregory Alexander, best known to weekend WXRT-FM/93XRT listeners as "Professor Moptop," has written a book all about the formative years of The Beatles. He is now seeking help in getting the new book published and has launched a crowdfunding campaign.

Read more: WXRT's 'Professor Moptop' Writes Beatles Book

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