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News & Notes: Garry Meier; Bob Stroud; Loop Rock Girls; Brad Robinson; Jack Roeser; Megan Glaros; Aereo; MTV; Much More

This weekend's big ol' News & Notes column features 16 news stories with a local media angle, including: Garry Meier gets pushed out a second time by WGN Radio; Bob Stroud runs a weekend marathon; Loop Rock Girls take on the Internet; Brad Robinson returns to WBBM-AM; Jack Roeser's radio show comes to an end; Huntley Community Radio gets ready to begin; Katarina Sostaric begins her career; Kathleen Niew's careers come to an ugly end; Bliss Communications sells its radio stations; D. Curtis Randle moves his radio show; Rich Gamble prepares to leave Tribune Company; Megan Glaros is a cover model; Aereo loses in court; Jenny McCarthy loses her TV job; MTV bringing its TV show to Chicago; and the stork visits David Zamora. All of the details can be found below...

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Chicago Media At Sunday's 45th Annual Pride Parade

This Sunday at Noon, the 45th Annual Pride Parade will take place. This annual event is the City of Chicago's second largest parade with well over 200 units strolling slowly down city streets in front of an estimated 850,000 spectators lining the street sides. The parade kicks off from the corner of Broadway and Montrose. Numerous Chicago media outlets will be participating in this year's Pride Parade, with one radio station broadcasting live from it and one television station broadcasting the event on tape delay.

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Chicago Reader's 'Best Of Chicago 2014' Issue Released

The Chicago Reader's giant annual issue featuring the "Best Of Chicago" poll picks, as voted on by readers and Reader staffers, was released this week. Among the many dozens of "Best..." categories were a few Chicago media entries. Here are some of the media "Bests" for 2014, as found in the newest issue of the Chicago Reader and on its website...

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WGN-TV Hires Courtney Gousman As Its Newest Reporter

WGN-TV today announced the hiring of Courtney Gousman to be WGN News' newest general assignment reporter. She will be seen reporting on the WGN News evening newscasts, beginning on July 9th.

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WGN Radio Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony Taking Place Friday Morning

On Friday, June 27th, the "WGN Radio Walk of Fame" will be officially unveiled with a ceremony, which will be broadcast live on WGN-AM.

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Donovan McNabb & Mark Malone Return To Chicago For Live Radio Remote

A pair of sports stars with local connections are making their return to the Chicago area later this week. Chicago native and former NFL star quarterback Donovan McNabb, along with former NFL quarterback and former WBBM-TV/CBS 2 sports anchor Mark Malone will be in town Friday afternoon. The two will be doing a nationally-broadcast radio show live from Downers Grove on Friday afternoon.

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News & Notes: WGN-TV; WLS-TV; CSN Chicago; Adam Hoge; McMurray/Miller; WAUR-AM; Joseph Ryan; Eric Brown; More

Today's News & Notes features ten stories from the local media beat, including: WGN-TV expands its weekend news; WLS-TV expands its reach via Apple TV; CSN Chicago adds WGWG-LP video; "SportsTalk Live" will be talking live about that CSN/WGWG deal; Adam Hoge loses Score but gains Game; Pete McMurray and Scott Miller will be on TV tonight; WAUR-AM becomes WKBM-AM; Pat Clark is looking for his next opportunity; Joseph Ryan leaves the newspaper biz to write public policy; and sad news about WBBM-AM sports reporter Eric Brown. All of the details are just below...

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IBA 2014 Silver Dome Award Winners Announced

This past Wednesday, the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) held their IBA2014 conference in Champaign, IL. The highlight of the event was the nighttime announcements of the winners of the IBA's annual Silver Dome Awards. The awards are meant to honor broadcasting quality & excellence by Illinois radio and television stations, as well as their staffers, each year.

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CRM Radio Network Launches 1980s Station

The CRM Radio Network -- exclusive Internet radio stations tailored for Chicago audiences and found on the Chicagoland Radio & Media website -- has launched its second station: "Chicagoland Radio - The 1980s."

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WSCR-AM Holding $20,000 'Golden Ticket' Contest

WSCR-AM/670 The Score is beginning a two month promotion, where one lucky person will be presented with a "Golden Ticket," which will give them a $20,000 StubHub gift card. "The Score's Golden Ticket Giveaway" is a promotion between CBS Radio, Continental Motors, and StubHub.

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News & Notes: Joe Walsh; Eddie & JoBo; WGN Radio; John Williams; The Game 87.7; Jack Roeser; WFLD/WPWR; More

This weekend's News & Notes features another ten local media news items, including: Joe Walsh does a racist radio stunt; Eddie & JoBo tease their radio return; WGN Radio gets their "Walk" ready; John Williams is coming back to town; The Game 87.7 is ready to play on your phone; Kevin Metheny gets to play in San Fransisco; PJ Kling gets renewed; Jack Roeser passes away; WFLD-TV and WPWR-TV get a new GSM; and a special podcast for Bob Stern. Details can be found here...

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Techweek Chicago 2014 Coming Next Week

Techweek Chicago 2014 takes place all next week in downtown. This is the fourth year that the expo has taken place in Chicago and it looks to be the biggest one yet.

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WXRT's Terri Hemmert To Be Off-Air For Many Weeks While Recovering From Surgery

WXRT-FM's beloved DJ Terri Hemmert will be off the air and away from the radio station for many weeks, effective immediately. This will be due to her having knee replacement surgery today and her needing many weeks of recovery and physical therapy.

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WBBM-TV Unveils New Weather Vehicle

WBBM-TV/CBS 2 Chicago has announced a new weather station on wheels. The CBS 2 Mobile Weather Lab was officially unveiled this morning. In addition to being a rolling billboard for the station, the vehicle features state-of-the-art weather forecasting equipment throughout it.

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Rocker 'The Kat 105.5' To Flip To All-Sports '105.5 The Ticket'

"The Southland's Rock & Roll Animal" is being put down. Far south-suburban WYKT-FM/The Kat 105.5 will soon be dropping its current hard rock format and flipping to an all-syndicated sports talk format, branded as 105.5 The Ticket. The format change at the STARadio-owned station will take place on July 10th.

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Beth Reynolds Exiting WILV-FM, Joins WERV-FM As Night Host

Chicago radio veteran Beth Reynolds is joining WERV-FM/95.9 The River. She will take over as the station's newest evening DJ, beginning June 23rd.

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News & Notes: WTTW; Emily Barr; Jeff Hoover; WKQX; Rick Hall; Larry Lujack; Mike McConnell; Bart Shore; More

Today's News & Notes features a dozen local media news items, including: WTTW-TV simulcasts within Millennium Park; WTTW-TV's "Check Please!" goes on the road; Emily Barr gets honored; Leah Hope emcees a charity event; Jeff Hoover gets interviewed and comically assaulted; a concert featuring Chicago musicians and three local media stars takes place; WKQX-FM packs a bigger PiQniQ basket; Rick Hall moves to the Big Apple; Larry Lujack heard again thanks to a Big Apple website; Mike McConnell back on Cincinnati radio; Bart Shore meets the wife of a Blues legend; and condolences to Margaret Larkin. All of these details can be read below.

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WDRV-FM Selects Curtiss Johnson As New Program Director

Curtiss Johnson, a 36-year veteran of rock radio in the southwest, has been selected as the new Program Director for WDRV-FM/97.1 The Drive. He officially begins in his new role on Monday, June 23rd.

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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!