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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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LINDSAY ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED ASSAULT AT NYC NIGHTCLUB/FACING CHARGES FOR PREVIOUS CAR CRASH!
Another day, another Lindsay Lohan arrest. The troubled actress was hauled off by cops in the wee hours of yesterday morning for allegedly punching a fellow Manhattan nightclub goer in the face. Lindsay was charged with third-degree assault and taken to the precinct where she was given a desk appearance ticket. TMZ reported that while at the club Avenue, Lindsay told the woman to give her some space, then reportedly hit her in the face. New York’s Daily News named the other woman as Tiffany Eve Mitchell, of West Palm Beach, Fla., who was at Avenue with her husband. Early reports said Mitchell and Lohan were sitting in separate VIP sections when a scuffle erupted elsewhere in the club, and Mitchell possibly bumped into Lohan in order to avoid getting involved. But TMZ later reported that the fight was over a boy - specifically, a boy bander. Apparently, Lindsay had attended a Justin Bieber concert earlier that night in order to catch the opening act, British boy band The Wanted. She had her sights set on band member Max George, and the two hit up Avenue together. But Max was reportedly “turned off” by Lilo’s alleged drunkenness and started hitting on Mitchell, and that's when Lindsay decided to take matters into her own hands...or, uh, fists.
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DR. DRE LEADS FORBES TOP 25 HIGHEST-PAID MUSICIANS LIST
Rapper, music mogul and wildly popular headphones creator Dr. Dre has been named Forbes highest-paid musician of the year, topping the magazine’s annual list of the top 25 highest earning artist. Dre, who banked $110 million, unseated last year’s biggest moneymakers U2, who fell to No. 4 with 2012 earnings of just $78 million. The rest of the top 10 includes Roger Waters of Pink Floyd (No. 2, $88M), Elton John (No. 3, $80M),Take That (No. 5, $69M), Bon Jovi (No. 6, $60M), Britney Spears (No. 7, $58M), Paul McCartney (No. 8, $57M), Taylor Swift (tied at No. 8, $57M) and Justin Bieber (No. 10, $55M). Click here to see the complete Forbes Top 25 Highest-Paid Musicians of 2012 list.
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LOVATO, PSY, ROSS SET FOR CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON TV SPECIAL
Pop star and The X Factor judge Demi Lovato, South Korean rapper PSY and Motown icon Diana Ross are all part of the obviously eclectic lineup for the annual Christmas in Washington special airing December 21 on TNT. Additional performers include former American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, The Voice finalist Chris Mann and NBC hit series Smash star Megan Hilty. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle will attend the event which benefits the Children’s National Medical Center.