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Media – December 2019

Media – December 2019

| December 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Chicago media community lost several greats this year. Among them, WLS Channel 7’s long-time reporter Russ Ewing, WLS disc jockey Jim Dunbar, and WGN-TV’s Marshall Brodine. All of them were giants in this town that left lasting legacies, but two others passed away in 2019 that were personal friends of mine, and I wanted […]

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Media: July 2019

Media: July 2019

| July 1, 2019 | 1 Comment

On July 12th the Chicago White Sox will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of the most famous stunts in radio history. On that day in 1979, WLUP radio morning personalities Steve Dahl & Garry Meier went onto the field of Comiskey Park between games of a White Sox doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers […]

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Media: May 2019

Media: May 2019

| April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jim O’Donnell has been off and on the media beat for Chicago area newspapers for four decades. As of a few months ago, he’s back on, and he’s landed at a familiar place, The Daily Herald. “That’s where my career started,” he says, “and now I’m doing a sports and media column thanks to a […]

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Media: April 2019

Media: April 2019

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you listen to the veterans of the radio world, you begin to hear a few common themes. One is that there is a dearth of young talent. Another is that the young talent that has emerged doesn’t know and appreciate radio history, and are therefore unappreciative of what radio was and what it can […]

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Media: April 2018

Media: April 2018

| April 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

I was 23 years old the day I walked into the Loop offices for the first time. After getting rejections from the other rock stations in Chicago (and there were quite a few at the time), I had thrown a Hail Mary pass to the biggest of them all, The Loop. I wrote a letter […]

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Live Review: The Eagles at United Center

Live Review: The Eagles at United Center

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eagles/ JD & The Straight Shot United Center, Chicago Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Rather than making some grand entrance or busting out the big lights (those would come a bit later), core Eagles members Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, alongside Deacon Frey and Vince Gill, quietly got into position at the United […]

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Media: September 2016

Media: September 2016

| September 1, 2016 | 3 Comments

Bent, Not Broken.

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Media: September 2015

Media: September 2015

| September 1, 2015 | 3 Comments

Final Records?

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Media: August 2015

Media: August 2015

| July 31, 2015 | 2 Comments

Newsman John.

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Media: November 2014

Media: November 2014

| November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Actions Of Bruce Wolf

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Media: May 2014

Media: May 2014

| May 1, 2014 | 3 Comments

Your Dime, Your Dance Floor!

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Media: December 2012

Media: December 2012

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

When the John Records Landecker Show ended in 2003, radio producer Rick Kaempfer left the industry and started writing books, beginning with 2004’s The Radio Producer’s Handbook (co-written with John Swanson). In 2007 he followed up with $everance –  a scathing satirical novel about the sad state of corporate radio. Kaempfer says things have only […]

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Media: November 2012

Media: November 2012

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Open any newspaper or media website and you’re likely to see more hard news bylines belonging to men than women – and even fewer by minorities. But it’s not part of a conspiracy, says Michele Weldon, seminar leader at The OpEd Project. “The gender gap in most all cases is not deliberate. It is a […]

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Media: March 2012

Media: March 2012

| February 29, 2012 | 11 Comments

In the 1970s, local radio legend Steve Dahl revolutionized talk radio with his raw form of radio verite. Now, he’s breaking new ground by turning his “Dahlcast” podcast (at dahl.com) into a podcast network haven for personalities who are no longer on airwaves and deserve to be heard.

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Media: September 2011

Media: September 2011

| August 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Dahl’s Basement Tapes Radio legend Steve Dahl started charging for his podcast last month. He was dumped from “free” radio in December of 2008, when CBS Radio bought out his WJMK-FM (105.9) contract (and continued to pay him). Two years ago, Dahl launched his podcast, joining a growing number of local media figures who have […]

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