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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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Eddie Money show in St. Charles to help hurricane victims
via: Daily Herald
Ron Onesti always had an affinity for Frank Sinatra. His father, Albert, would sometimes call him up and break right into 20 minutes of Sinatra songs before even saying hello. But it wasn’t until 12 years ago that Onesti became connected to Hoboken, N.J., the singer’s birthplace. And now he wants to help bring it back from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.
Onesti, who owns the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, began helping Hoboken put together an Italian festival every September starting in about 2000.
Onesti watched in horror when Hurricane Sandy hit Hoboken. He hasn’t actually been out to see the impact, but he said he’s heard from several of the groups and families he works with to produce the Italian Festival.
To help those families, Onesti is planning to raise money for single mothers and children left homeless by the hurricane in Hoboken at a concert at the Arcada Dec. 1. And he’ll have some big names to back him up.
Former New York City police officer and singer Eddie Money will play this weekend at the Arcada. Joining him will be Edgar Winter as well as Jon Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, from “Eddie & The Cruisers.”
Onesti said 100 percent of the profits of the show will go toward Hurricane Sandy relief.
Tickets are on sale for $35 to $59 at oshow.com or by calling (630) 962-7000.