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White Sox Hold 'Bullpen Bracket First Pitch Contest' Featuring 8 Local Media Stars

The Chicago White Sox are currently holding a promotion where eight local radio and television celebrities will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. After that, fans will be able to vote on which celebrity's pitch they liked best in an online four-way bracket competition. Voting for the "Bullpen Bracket First Pitch Contest" begins Sunday.

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WLS-TV To Broadcast Chicago's Memorial Day Parade

WLS-TV/ABC 7 Chicago will have the exclusive broadcast of Chicago's annual Memorial Day Parade. Although the parade takes place on Saturday, the broadcast itself will be shown on WLS-TV on Sunday afternoon.

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Four Chicago TV Newscasts Can Claim Victory From May 2014 Ratings Sweeps

(Updated 5/28/14. See note at the bottom of the article.)

Newscasts from four Chicago television stations can each claim victory from the just-ended important May 2014 "sweeps" period: WLS-TV, WGN-TV, WMAQ-TV, and believe it or not, WFLD-TV. Each of these four stations would be correct, too. It's all dependent on which part of the May ratings reports a station chooses to look at.

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News & Notes: WGN-TV; Linda Yu; Judy Hsu; Daniella Guzman; WGN-AM/Garry Meier; WLS-FM; WDRV-FM; Rivet News Radio; More

Today's News & Notes features 18 local media news items, including: WGN-TV looks to expand its news; Linda Yu looks to get her broken leg fixed; Judy Hsu fills in and takes over as Chair of the CASL; Daniella Guzman says goodbye to Chicago; Anne State will soon say goodbye to Milwaukee; WTTW-TV salutes America's men and women in uniform; Billy Corgan wrestles his way onto AMC; the WGN-AM/Garry Meier fiasco gets worse; WLS-FM's work conditions get worse; WDRV-FM celebrates the holiday weekend with a rocking 500; Shila Nathan goes on a Fox Lake cruise; Ty Bentli is done in NY; Jacent Jackson heads west; Carlos Mendez runs a marathon; Rivet News Radio adds the Chicago Reporter; Chicago Tribune promotes three; Chris Tannehill's family grows; and sad news about J.J. Jackson. All of these stories can be read right here...

Read more: News & Notes: WGN-TV; Linda Yu; Judy Hsu; Daniella Guzman; WGN-AM/Garry Meier; WLS-FM; WDRV-FM;...

Ed Schultz Leaving Radio; WCPT-AM/FM To Alter Lineup

Syndicated radio show host Ed Schultz announced today that he will be ending his daily radio show as of this Friday, May 23rd. Schultz's Chicago radio home, WCPT-AM/FM now has three-hour hole in the middle of its daytime lineup. Station management already has a plan in place for its listeners for next week...

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Former WIND-AM/WGN-AM Host Bill Berg Passes Away

Former Chicago radio sports announcer and talk show host Bill Berg passed away this week at the age of 77. He will be best remembered locally for his many years at WIND-AM and WGN-AM.

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WGN-AM Revamps Lineup - Williams Returns, Leff/Snyder To Afternoons, Meier To WGN.FM

WGN-AM is making some major moves to its weekday lineup, effective next week. Among the changes include bringing back John Williams to middays, moving Bill Leff & Wendy Snyder to afternoons, extending Steve Cochran's morning show, officially giving the late night time slot to newcomer Patti Vasquez, and surprisingly, moving Garry Meier to the Internet-only station, WGN.FM.

Read more: WGN-AM Revamps Lineup - Williams Returns, Leff/Snyder To Afternoons, Meier To WGN.FM

Milt Rosenberg Returns To The WGN-AM Studios & WGN Radio Website

Longtime WGN-AM host Milt Rosenberg, who was forced off the air at the end of 2012 and had all mentions of his being part of the station removed, is now back. While not yet in an on-air role, the new management of WGN-AM has welcomed back Rosenberg in a few different ways.

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WGN-TV's Skilling To Host 4th Annual 'Tom's Weather Day' Event

For the fourth Spring in a row, WGN-TV, Walgreens, and the Midland Radio Corporation are teaming up to put on an event later this month called "Tom's Weather Day" featuring WGN-TV's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling.

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New Chicago-Based EDM TV Show Coming To WJYS-TV

EDM (electronic dance music) is perhaps the hottest music format currently in America and Europe. Since its launch last year, the Chicago-based website EDM America TV is quickly becoming one of the world's busiest online locations for dance music and videos. Starting next month, EDM America TV comes to local television each Friday night on WJYS-TV.

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Star 105.5 & 103.9 The Fox Now Under New Ownership

Two far northwest suburban radio stations finally have new ownership. WZSR-FM/Star 105.5 and WFXF-FM/103.9 The Fox are now officially owned by Matrix Broadcasting.

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Chicago Blackhawks 3rd Round 2014 NHL Playoffs Series Broadcast Schedule

The Chicago Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the sixth season in a row. After defeating the St. Louis Blues in Round 1 and the Minnesota Wild in Round 2, the reigning Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks now advance to the NHL Western Conference Finals where they will face a team they beat every time during the regular season, the Los Angeles Kings. The first game of this series will be in Chicago on Sunday afternoon. Games for this series will be only be seen on television on NBC-TV and the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), while radio broadcasts will be on WGN-AM and/or WGWG-LP.

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News & Notes: Loop Rock Girl Erica; Steve Cochran; WTMX; Carl Kasell; Nicole Ondracka; WCRX; Blackhawks; ABC 7; More

This weekend's News & Notes features a dozen local media stories, including: Loop Rock Girl Erica needs even more help with her heartbreaking struggles; Steve Cochran returns to the stand-up stage; WTMX-FM is the middle of a Purseapolooza; Carl Kasell gets a big sendoff; Nicole Ondracka switches stations; WCRX-FM wins some awards; Chicago Blackhawks with some games and ratings; Zoraida Sambolin makes an early appearance; WLS-TV debuts its new website; Svengoolie makes a far northwestern appearance; Dean Baquet takes over at the NY Times; and sad news about Doug Kullerstrand. It can all be read below...

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Lyons Township High School Wins Multiple Honors At the 11th Annual John Drury High School Radio Awards

The 11th Annual John Drury High School Radio Awards were held earlier this month at North Central College's Meiley-Swallow Hall in Naperville. The event was sponsored by North Central College and its radio station WONC-FM. The awards honored 2013/2014's most outstanding high school radio talent, both locally and nationally. One local institution, Lyons Township High School's WLTL-FM, took home nine awards.

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WGN-TV & Chicago Blackhawks Extend Broadcast Rights

WGN-TV and the Chicago Blackhawks today announced a three-year extension to their television broadcast rights agreement. This time period will be added on to the current broadcast agreement, which still has two more years on it.

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