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Media: February 2017

Media: February 2017

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Bill Cochran was drawn to music radio for the same reason most people are. “I just love music,” he admits. “I’m a music fan – almost a music geek. Since childhood discovering new music was always a joy for me. I grew up in Oklahoma, listening to a radio station with a format, as […]

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Sweet Home: Ronnie Baker Brooks

Sweet Home: Ronnie Baker Brooks

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don’t call it a comeback. Although it’s been an entire decade since Ronnie Baker Brooks has released an album, his presence in the blues industry during that time  has been ubiquitous. “I produced Eddy Clearwater’s album, West Side Strut, I did a compilation with Johnny Castro, I co-produced my dad’s last album and I’ve been […]

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Media: January 2017

Media: January 2017

| January 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

  2016 was a rough year. We lost some of our favorite musical and pop culture icons. But we also lost some beloved members and former members of Chicago’s media community. I had the opportunity to interview a few of them, and for those I never met, I reached out to some of their former […]

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December 2016: Media

December 2016: Media

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

  WBBM-News Radio’s Josh Liss grew up in Skokie, and there was one voice that had a real impact on his career direction, though it didn’t manifest itself for a few years. “Harry Caray was the big reason I wanted to do sports broadcasting,” he says. “I didn’t have a dad to take me to […]

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RIP: Riot Fest Co-Founder Sean McKeough

RIP: Riot Fest Co-Founder Sean McKeough

| November 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

  Riot Fest Co-Founder and Cobra Lounge owner Sean P. McKeough, 42, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 29, the staff at Riot Fest announced today. Sean and co-founder Mike Petryshyn nurtured the punk rock festival from its beginnings as a small club event to its current incarnation as multi-day festivals  in Chicago’s Douglas Park […]

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Media: November 2016

Media: November 2016

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Patti Haze remains one of the iconic radio voices from the rock and roll era in Chicago. Her sexy alto voice and friendly demeanor graced the airwaves of every major rock station in Chicago (save WXRT). She was on WLUP (twice), WMET, WCKG, and CD 94.7. Despite her incredible pedigree—as arguably the Queen of Chicago […]

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Media: October 2016

Media: October 2016

| October 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

In 2014, when WGN Radio unveiled their Walk of Fame, two of the inductees were their long-time overnight team – the husband and wife radio duo of Steve King and Johnnie Putman. “That was one of those pinch-me moments,” King says now. “To be mentioned in the same breath as Wally Phillips and Bob Collins […]

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Media: September 2016

Media: September 2016

| September 1, 2016 | 3 Comments

Bent, Not Broken.

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Media: August 2016

Media: August 2016

| August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Morning Shift Jason

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File: Judge orders Double Door to vacate its current location…

File: Judge orders Double Door to vacate its current location…

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Venerable Wicker Park music venue must close current location…

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Media: July 2016

Media: July 2016

| July 1, 2016 | 4 Comments

Merging back to the microphone…

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Media: June 2016

Media: June 2016

| May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

WGN-TV sports anchor Rich King is signing off for the final time on June 15th after a 40-plus year career in Chicago media. Rick Kaempfer talks to him about his days covering Michael Jordan and Walter Payton, and sharing the booth with Harry Caray…

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Media: May 2016

Media: May 2016

| May 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Afternoon Koz…

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Hello, My Name Is….David Gilmour

Hello, My Name Is….David Gilmour

| April 2, 2016 | 3 Comments

Pink Floyd alumnus talks to IE on the eve of his Chicago shows…

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Media: April 2016

Media: April 2016

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lauren O’Neil: Talking to people with music, mid-days at 101WKQX…

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