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Jeff Corder or "Quarter" (nicknamed because of his sound-alike last name) is a Chicagoland food, improv, and live music fan who's always out wherever there's great pizza, plenty of laughs, and a good (or bad) band playing. Corder "grew-up" (…questionable) 28 Metra stops from Michigan & Randolph in the Southside paradise known as Blue Island. He graduated Dwight D. Eisenhower HS as "Most Likely To Be Unlikely" and attended Illinois State University…before they asked him to "please leave." When not on the air, Jeff can be found volunteering for local charities, playing with his Mom's parrots, or learning the art of power-napping.
When I was a little girl in Little Rock, Arkansas I used to stay up late with my favorite Christmas present - a transistor radio. I would tune in WLS AM, broadcasting from the exciting big city of Chicago, and when I heard Yvonne Daniels on the air I thought “YES! THAT’S what I want to do”. Dreams do come true because years later I ended up hosting the same show on WNUA that Yvonne Daniels hosted at one time. After college and some time touring with a band, playing keyboards and singing, I landed my first radio job in Little Rock. I then moved on to stations in Detroit and Chicago before doing mornings on WNUA. First solo then partnering with Jazz Great Ramsey Lewis. I joined Lite FM three years ago.
I live in the Northwest Suburbs with my hubby (the most patient man in the world) and my two sons. They’re used to Mom’s early morning hours and indulge my cooking obsession. They’ll try anything…once! Partially by necessity, I love to run. I’m not too speedy but better at endurance. This year will be my third Chicago Marathon. I do yoga to de-stress and tennis just to make my friends feel good about winning. I live for Family, Friends, Food and Music (maybe in that order). I love live music especially outside in the summer - From the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra to Ravinia to catching my friends’ bands playing in the local clubs. Looking at my Facebook page it seems like all I do is post about live shows and restaurants!
I really do feel like I am the luckiest person in the world to be able to do what I love – helping people wake up and get going in the best city in the world. Yes Karen… Life is Good!
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ROBSTEN LIVING TOGETHER AGAIN!
Well that was quick! Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are apparently living together again, sources told Us Weekly. The insider revealed that the Twilight stars have reconciled following Stewart’s affair with married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. But, according to Us, it’s not as if things are perfect between them. Pattinson is still “extra-sensitive” and “insecure” in the wake of Stewart’s infidelity. Sounds like they still have some things to work out before the Breaking Dawn press tour starts!
MORE POTTER FOR ROWLING?
More Harry Potter for J.K. Rowling? The author, who just finished her first adult novel, told the BBC that she may return to the Potter series if inspiration strikes. She said because of publishing deadlines, she was forced to release “a couple” of the Potter books at least a year before their time. She says she wouldn’t mind going back to them and fixing things up. "I had to write on the run and there were times when it was really tough," she said. "And I read them, and I think 'Oh God, maybe I'll go back and do a director's cut', I don't know." Later in the interview, she also says that another Harry Potter book is not off the table just yet. But she says it’ll only happen if she has a great idea for some kind of follow-up. Her book for adults, The Casual Vacancy, is out today.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE BRINGING SEXY BACK TO MYSPACE
Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to MySpace, according to a new teaser video. Timberlake tweeted a link to a preview video on “New My Space,” which brings an entirely new design to the outdated social network. The video shows a clean looking interface, similar to Pinterest in design, with lots of white space and photos and pages that now scroll horizontally rather than vertically. The video also reveals users can now use MySpace to connect to the social networks that overtook it, including Facebook and Twitter. There is also a heavy music component, with radio and playlist sharing. Specific Media and Timberlake bought MySpace from News Corp. for $35 million in 2011. News Corp. had purchased MySpace for $580 million six years prior to that. The new.myspace.com site doesn’t reveal when the site will be available to the public. Anyone can sign up for an invite to the site and the company promises to send an “invite very soon.”
TLC ORDERS MORE 'HONEY BOO BOO'
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” – again. On the eve of what was to be its season finale, TLC ordered more episodes of its hit reality show, a spinoff of “Toddlers & Tiaras.” Though there is not yet a premiere date for the new batch. The network also announced that there will be three holiday specials timed to Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The series revolves around the daily lives of 7-year-old beauty pageant contestant Alana Thompson – aka “Honey Boo Boo Child” – and her family, a group of self-described rednecks from a small town in Georgia. That includes her mom, June; (aka “Mama”); dad Mike (“Sugar Bear”); and sisters Lauryn, 12, (“Pumpkin”), Jessica, 15 (“Chubbs”) and pregnant Anna, 17 (“Chickadee”).