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Media: April 2022 • Dana Kozlov • Home at Channel 2

Media: April 2022 • Dana Kozlov • Home at Channel 2

| April 2, 2022

She’s the new weekend anchor at WBBM-TV, Channel 2 in Chicago, but Dana Kozlov has been in the news business for a long time.“This month is my 30th anniversary as a paid reporter.” After paying her dues hustling for stories for Channel 2, and before that, WGN Channel 9, she’s excited about the chance to […]

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Gear Review • Apogee Digital: Symphony Desktop Interface

Gear Review • Apogee Digital: Symphony Desktop Interface

| March 29, 2022

The most basic function of Apogee Digital’s Symphony Desktop is its capability as a two-channel audio interface. Apogee has a range of portable interfaces available, but Symphony Desktop represents the company’s first offering of its top-quality converters in a desktop format that travels easily. Boasting a pair of Apogee’s flagship Symphony microphone preamps and analog […]

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Feature: Elle King – The Lost Lockdown Interview

Feature: Elle King – The Lost Lockdown Interview

| March 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

IE: Where are you now? ELLE KING: I am sheltering in place with my sister and her three children, and I live at the bottom of the Hollywood Hills. So I am a true Hollywood hillbilly — I have an inflatable hot tub, I have an above-ground pool, and we’re just motoring through. And in […]

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Media: March 2022 • “Mark Caro’s Caropop”

Media: March 2022 • “Mark Caro’s Caropop”

| February 28, 2022

    Mark Caro was a well-known writer at the Chicago Tribune in 2015 when he decided to take a giant career leap. “I was still really enjoying what I was doing,” he explains, “but It was important for me to leave when I was still happy as opposed to leaving when I was disgruntled and […]

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Media: February 2022 • “Call it a Comeback”

Media: February 2022 • “Call it a Comeback”

| January 31, 2022

  For many years Nick Digilio held down the overnight fort at WGN Radio (720 AM). In that slot, he developed an enthusiastic following. He thinks the daypart itself was part of the reason for that. “A lot of people who listened were at work,” Nick says, “and if you’re working overnights, you’re probably doing […]

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Media: January 2022 • Signal Stays Strong at MeTV FM

Media: January 2022 • Signal Stays Strong at MeTV FM

| December 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

  For the last few years, fans of MeTV FM (87.7FM) in Chicago have been bracing for their favorite station to be shut down by the FCC. Program director Rick O’Dell has good news for them if they haven’t heard it yet. “We reached a critical point last July where the FCC had imposed a […]

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Media: December 2021 • Never Forget

Media: December 2021 • Never Forget

| November 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

  At the end of every year, we like to take a moment to acknowledge the media giants in Illinois we lost during the year. This year the list includes television and radio icons, familiar faces and voices, and people behind the scenes. One of the most consequential names you might not know is former […]

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Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – November 17 – November 22 • Jason Isbell, Anti-Flag AntiFest, Pink Sweat$ at Concord Hall, Robyn Hitchcock, Jason Sudeikis hosts Thundergong!

Stage Buzz: Livestream Buzz – November 17 – November 22 • Jason Isbell, Anti-Flag AntiFest, Pink Sweat$ at Concord Hall, Robyn Hitchcock, Jason Sudeikis hosts Thundergong!

| November 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

  In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the November 1981 release of their debut album, Movement, New Order has been profiled by BBC6 online in a one-hour special highlighting the best songs from the record, including “Ceremony” and “Dreams Never End,” plus rare tracks, cover songs, bands they influenced, and Movement‘s obvious musical connection […]

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Media: October 2021 • Ofman’s Chicago Sports Story

Media: October 2021 • Ofman’s Chicago Sports Story

| September 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

    George Ofman has been part of the Chicago media community for more than 40 years now. Here’s an indication of how long he’s been doing this. His first job in the business was in a medium that doesn’t exist anymore. He worked for an outfit called Sportsphone. Imagine it. It was a phone […]

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Media: September 2021 • “The Big ’89 to Hollywood”

Media: September 2021 • “The Big ’89 to Hollywood”

| August 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

  Kris Erik Stevens’s arrival in Chicago in the late ’60s involved a bit of serendipity. “I was on my way from San Francisco to a gig I had just taken in Pittsburgh, and I stopped in Chicago along the way to see an old buddy of mine, Lyle Dean, who I had worked with […]

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Spins: Jeff + Ping • The Threefinger Opera

Spins: Jeff + Ping • The Threefinger Opera

| August 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jeff Elbel + Ping The Threefinger Opera (Marathon Records) A few years ago, Chicago-area musician Jeff Elbel experienced a crushed nerve ending that denied him the use of two fingers on his left hand. This is bad news for someone who not only fronts his own band, the expansive Jeff Elbel + Ping but sits […]

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Hello My Name is… John Doe of X

Hello My Name is… John Doe of X

| August 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

  To calm, cool, and collected X anchor John Doe, it’s all about how you see the world these days. Some artists may have dreaded all that enforced 2020 lockdown time as a curse, but, homebound apart from his bandmates in Austin, he viewed it as a blessing, a creative windfall, even though X had […]

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Media: August 2021 • “New Sports Radio Economy”

Media: August 2021 • “New Sports Radio Economy”

| August 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jon Zaghloul, the host of the show Sports Talk Chicago (which airs locally on WCKG, AM 1530), was born and raised in Tinley Park, is a graduate of Andrew High School, and currently attends the University of Chicago. You read that correctly. Currently attends. He’s 21 years old. He was born in the 21stcentury “I’m […]

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Hello My Name Is…Billy

Hello My Name Is…Billy

| June 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

You’ve got to hand it to storied Cult guitarist Billy Duffy — he doesn’t bury the lede when it comes to late-breaking news stories. Only a minute into a recent phone call to discuss Coloursound — the ephemeral side project he and Alarm vocalist Mike Peters launched, then abandoned with a single album back in […]

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Media: July 2021 • “Radio Joan”

Media: July 2021 • “Radio Joan”

| June 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Joan Esposito was known to Chicago audiences as a television reporter and anchor after her many years at Channel 5 & 7. Still, when she accepted the job as afternoon host at Progressive Talk WCPT (820 AM), it was not her first job in the medium. “When I first got into broadcasting, I got a […]

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