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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!
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Celebrity Chef Ball 2012
FRI 10/12 6pm, Venue One, $150
Support the programs of Meals On Wheels while enjoying tasting plates from dozens of top Chicago chefs paired with cocktails and wine from the city's best mixologists.
Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions
SUN 10/14 at 6pm, United Center, $25-200
See the 2012 USA Olympic gymnastic team members like McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas joined by Nastia Liukin and her 2008 Olympic teammates for a spectacular, high-energy one night show!
Chicago International Film Festival,
October 11th-25th at 6pm, Harris Theater/AMC River East, $5-240
See the world premiere of Stand Up Guys at the opening night gala with appearances from Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and others. Throughout the festival enjoy the latest films from the world's leading independent filmmakers.
SAT & SUN 10/13 & 14 10am, Lincoln Park Zoo, FREE
Celebrate fall at the zoo with a pumpkin patch for kids, pumpkin decorating, live music, animal activities and much more! The activities will take place in the farm of Lincoln Park Zoo.
34th Annual Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes
Sun 10/14 9:30am, Montrose and the Lake
Donations Walk to raise money for research to prevent, treat and cure type 1 diabetes. The famous Cubs player's walk is now in its 34th annual walk! http://www.jdrfillinois.org/walk/walk.html
K-9 Playtime's 7th HOWL-o-WEEN Howl Benefit for Libertyville Animal Rescue
***From LITE FM Community Events Page***
WHEN: Sun 10/14 11am - 2 pm
WHERE: K-9 Playtime, 403 Washington Blvd. Mundelein, IL.
K-9 Playtime is hosting a HOWL-O-Ween HOWL benefit October 14th at their Mundelein location. This spooktacular fundraising event will feature Pet costume contests, silent auctions and raffles, food, fun and much more!
All proceeds from this event will benefit Placing Paws of Illinois, a Libertyville IL based animal rescue group.
Admission is $5.00 per dog or $10.00 for a multi-dog family. All well mannered, vaccinated animals are welcome to attend!!
For more information, please contact K-9 Playtime at 847-970-7529 or Placing Paws Animal Rescue at (224) 433-6537.
Sept 29th-October28th at 11am, Six Flags Great America, $41.99-61.99
Are you ready to have the ever-living daylight scared out of you? Well you're in luck, Fright Fest is back and scarier than ever before! This year enjoy kid-friendly activities during Thrills by Day and take part in the truly scary at Fright by Night.
Sept 29th-October 31st at 7pm, Eleventh Hour Haunted House, $16.95-44.50
434 East Devon Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007(At Berthold's Garden Center)
'Tis the season...to get scared! Experience four haunted houses in one venue, all done by Jim Upchurch who developed and produced the special effects for Metallica's most recent world tour.
Screams in the Park
Sept 29th-October 31st at 7pm, MB Financial Park, $15-20
MB Financial Park at Rosemont is only a block from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center located just east of I-294 at the O’Hare exit in Rosemont, Illinois
Enter the mansion of H. H. Holmes to see if you'll be able to survive and escape the basement of America's first serial killer. This haunted house joins the ranks as the newest Grand Haunted Halloween Attraction.
Alanis Morissette w/Souleye
Sat 10/13 @ 7P The Riv $50
Sat 10/13 @ 8P Cubby Bear $25 (SOLD OUT)
Sat 10/13 @ 8P City Winery $28-35