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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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Mario Lopez Gets Hitched!
Mario Lopez has tied the knot with actress Courtney Mazza. Lopez, the 39-year-old former Saved by the Bellstar and current host of X Factor and Extra, got hitched with his actress girlfriend Saturday in an outdoor ceremony in Punta Mita, Mexico. The couple met in 2008 when Lopez starred in A Chorus Line on Broadway. They have a two-year-old daughter named Gia, who served as the flower girl at the ceremony. The wedding will be featured in a two-hour TLC special titled Mario & Courtney's Wedding Fiesta, set to air Dec. 8.
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Sources Say Swift Using Boy Band Boyfriend To Get Back At Ex
Is Taylor Swift playing her latest beau off her latest ex? Sources say the Red singer may be hanging out withOne Direction member Harry Styles as part of a ploy to get back at – or get back with – ex-boyfriend Conor Kennedy, or at the very least, make Kennedy green with envy. A source told British magazine Grazia, “It wouldn’t be surprising if this fling with harry is all about Taylor trying to win Conor back. She still seems really into him. She says they only broke up because of her work schedule and his commitments.”
One direction to Smell Money With New Fragrance
Marking their scent in the ever more crowded celebrity fragrance market, UK boy band One Direction will release its own perfume, aiming at the target audience that fuels their success: teen girls. So what do five young British boys know about selling perfume to young girls? Probably not much – that’s why they’ve partnered withDana Kline, president of Olivann Beauty, the company charged with peddling the pop group’s perfume, scheduled to be on the market in fall 2013.
Honey Boo Boo Cousin Arrested
Honey Boo Boo’s cousin was arrested in Georgia for wearing a gorilla suit during a roadside escapade. TMZ obtained a copy of “Crazy” Tony Lindsey’s arrest report in which Deputy Joe Rozier of Wilkinson County said he was driving along Highway 20 one evening earlier this month when he spotted a man in a gorilla suit. “I observed a white male dressed in a gorilla suit acting as if he was going to jump into my lane of travel. I swerved into the left lane to avoid an accident with the person,” Rozier said. The man and several companions ran into the woods but returned when Rozier threatened to unloose his K-9 dog. He said Lindsey was accompanied by four other adults and two juveniles. When the group came back to the road, they did not have the gorilla suit but admitted to hiding it in the woods, where Rozier found it. Everyone involved is free on bail after the adults were booked on reckless conduct charges but the gorilla suit remains in custody as evidence.
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Nick Lachey To Host NBC Singing Contest
Nick Lachey has been tapped by NBC to host a hybrid singing game show tentatively named “The Winner Is,” the network said. Lachey had previously served in the same capacity for NBC on another singing competition show, “Sing-Off” for three seasons from 2009 to 2011. “The Winner Is” will feature a series of pairs of contestants who will perform before a panel of judges. Then, the contestants can cut a deal with the judges and exit the show with a cash prize if they think their performance was sub-par. If they choose to remain in the game, the judge can either eliminate the contestant or move them to the next round and one step closer to the ultimate $1 million prize.