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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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Melissa Rycroft Wins ‘Dancing With The Stars: All Stars’
The All-Star season of “Dancing With The Stars” has wrapped up and it was not a past champion who claimed the mirror ball trophy. “Bachelor” star and TV host Melissa Rycroft was crowned winner of “DWTS” last night. Shawn Johnson was the runner-up, followed by actress Kelly Monaco. Shawn and Melissa actually competed against each other on Season 8 but Shawn took home the trophy that year.
‘Men’ Kid Apologizes For ‘Filth’ Remark
Angus T. Jones, who stars as Jake on CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” has apologized for calling the sitcom filth and asking people to stop watching it. Jones, 19, initially made the comments during a video posted on YouTube Monday by a conservative religious group. He has subsequently backpedaled on the statements about the show on which he has acted for 10 seasons. “I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed,” the actor said in a statement yesterday. “I never intended that,” he said. “Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on ‘Two and Half Men,’ with whom I have worked with over the past 10 years and who have become an extension of my family.”
Charlie Sheen says “Two And A Half Men” is cursed. Sheen – who was fired from the show after an infamous feud with creator Chuck Lorre – made the claim after Angus T. Jones urged people to stop watching the sitcom because it is “filth.” Charlie told People magazine, “With Angus’ Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed.”
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Marriage ‘Soon’ For Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt may tie the knot for the second time soon. The actor hinted in an interview with People that he will marry long-time partner and mother of his children, Angelina Jolie, quite “soon.” Years of dating and six children later, Pitt proposed to Jolie earlier this year. They confirmed their engagement in April with Jolie showing off the bling that she said “yes” to. The couple has revealed that their children are their main reason of making the relationship official.