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Legendary Black-Owned Radio Station Embarks On Milestone

Posted 04.04.2013 | Black Voices

Next weekend legendary independent Chicago radio station, WVON will celebrate its 50th anniversary of broadcasting on the airwaves. Launched in Apr...

John Williams Says Goodbye to WGN, Chicago on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

John Williams is a hero of mine. And a good friend, so I kind of hope he doesn't see that I just called him a hero, because that will embarrass him. He just left WGN Radio, and Chicago is for the worse.

WATCH: Don Cornelius To Be Honored In Chicago

Posted 02.06.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago museum will play host Wednesday to a public memorial honoring legendary "Soul Train" creator and host Don Cornelius. As Time Out Chicago ...

Thanks for the Memories: Chicago Says Farewell to Q101 (VIDEOS)

Jen Sabella | Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago
Jen Sabella

In 1995, I was 12 years old and mad as hell. Chicago's only alternative rock station at the time, Q101, seemed to understand what I was going through.

Former Q101 Host Launches Kickstarter For New Book

Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's only home for alternative rock radio is about to be gone, and one long-time personality is asking listeners to help him preserve Q101's hist...

'Pig Virus Quarantined' : Kevin Metheny, Jim Laski Fired From WGN Radio

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If Kevin Metheny wasn't the worst program director in the history of Chicago radio, I don't know who was. Arrogant, aloof, stubborn and contemptuo...

Chicago Election Day Rock Block: Songs To Vote To

WXRT Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

f you vote early and often like we do here in Chicago, you're gonna need some tunes to rock the booth. Here's some non-partisan suggestions: "Polit...

Randy Michaels Shows No Love For Bloggers: Tribune CEO Feuds With Media Blogger Who Reported On His 'Banned Words' Memo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, WBEZ media columnist Robert Feder published an internal memo from Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels that listed 119 words WGN employees...

Why Are There So Few Women On Chicago Radio?

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Betty Loren-Maltese -- the former Cicero town president recently released from prison -- is scheduled to co-host on WVON radio Monday. Whatever you th...

APRIL FOOLS: Faux Letterman's Chicago Public Radio Prank

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man who does a mean David Letterman impression opened WBEZ's Chicago news program "Eight Forty Eight" Thursday morning, pretending that the New York...

Randy Michaels' Radio Rules: Memo Bans WGN Employees From Using Words He Doesn't Like On Air

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Apparently improving a struggling media company's morale is not at the top of Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels' list of priorities. Instead, the sho...

Mancow Muller and Pat Cassidy Fired From WLS

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Popular Chicago radio personality Mancow Muller was fired from his job as midday personality on news and conservative talk station WLS-AM Wednesday af...

Norman Pellegrini, Venerable Arts Broadcaster, Dies At 79

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Veteran Chicago broadcaster Norman Pellegrini, who served as program director at fine arts station WFMT-FM 98.7 for more than 43 years...

WGN Radio Bumps John Williams From Morning Slot, Greg Jarrett Moved In

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

John Williams, who in December took over a WGN-AM 720 morning show that had only had three hosts over the previous 43 years, is being moved to mid-mor...

'Kathy & Judy' Cancelled By WGN Radio

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Girlfriends are going away. WGN-AM 720 this morning announced it is discontinuing the "Kathy & Judy" show, the ground-breaking mid-morning coffee ...

The Tom Joyner Morning Show: A Requiem, Chicago Style

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alice Singleton

After twenty straight years of broadcasting everyday to a city with one of the largest black populations in the country, Mr. Joyner got snatched off the dial after Monday's show.

"Chicago Eddie" Signs Off

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

I was talking to a legend of Chicago radio: Eddie Schwartz, my old friend from school and Cub Scouts. Eddie was a maestro, playing callers off one another, weaving a rich tapestry of radio patter.

Radio Legend Eddie Schwartz Dies

Chicago Sun-Times | Robert Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the king-size king of late-night radio, Eddie Schwartz was one-of-a-kind character whose passion for Chicago and concern for others were matched on...

Steve Dahl Leaving Jack FM

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Steve Dahl, a Chicago radio personality for more than 30 years whose broadcast style inspired a generation of voices, told his WJMK-FM 104.3 listeners...

Before Obama Was Obama

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Anderson

This is a radio interview with Barack Obama before he was the Barack Obama we now know and are following.

Steve Dahl Show Losing One Hour Of Radio Show

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Steve Dahl is losing an hour of his morning radio show on 104.3, WJMK-FM, following what the Sun-Times' Robert Feder called "an alarming decline" in t...