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Media: April 2017

Media: April 2017

| April 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Charlie Meyerson has been a part of the Chicago media landscape now for four decades as a newscaster for WXRT, WNUA, WGN, the Chicago Tribune and more. Just last year he brought home an Edward R. Murrow award for a report he did at Rivet Radio. “One night at Rivet,” he explained, “we had a […]

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Media: March 2017

Media: March 2017

| March 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

At the beginning of the 2016 season, WGN Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper got some excellent advice.  “One of my best friends is a non-fiction author and we talk about writing all the time. We met for breakfast last year just before spring training and he said ‘You should keep a journal this year. It’ll be […]

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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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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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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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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: 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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March 2016: Media

March 2016: Media

| March 1, 2016 | 4 Comments

Melissa In The Morning…

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Media: February 2016

Media: February 2016

| February 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Lisa Dent: Hall Of Famer…

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Media: December 2015

Media: December 2015

| December 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

As the year comes to a close, Rick Kaempfer pays tribute to four Chicago media figures we lost that had an incredible impact during their long and storied careers.

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