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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!
Burke-Charvet Recovering From Thyroid Cancer Surgery
Brooke Burke-Charvet said via Twitter she underwent a successful thyroidectomy yesterday. Burke-Charvet, 41, is the mother of four children and co-host of “Dancing with the Stars.” She recently announced she had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “Feels like I got hit by a car. ... Thank God it’s over. I’m clean, surgery went well and I can talk. Losing my voice was my biggest fear,” Burke-Charvet tweeted after the procedure.
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Roger Ebert Hospitalized
Movie critic Roger Ebert has been hospitalized after fracturing his hip. The writer’s wife Chaz tweeted the news, joking her husband’s “tricky disco dance moves” are to blame for his latest hospital trip. She adds, “He is doing well, asking for computer, will probably tweet.” Chaz Ebert said that “doctors are making assessments” about when her husband can leave the hospital. The movie critic took to his own Twitter page later in the day to assure fans he would not need an operation. The 70 year old has previously battled cancer of the thyroid and the salivary gland, which left him unable to speak. He has had a full-time, live-in nurse since 2010.
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Moore Parties In Miami
Demi Moore seems to be in a good mood. Ashton Kutcher’s ex was spotted partying in Miami Wednesday as part of Florida’s annual Art Basel fest. Photographers caught the 50-year-old at the Chanel Beachside Barbeque, where she danced alongside a seated Lenny Kravitz and George Clooney’s girlfriend Stacy Keibler. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old who has been romantically linked to Demi is denying they are dating. When art dealer Vito Schnabel was asked if there was any truth to the rumors he replied, “No. Nope.” But just hours later, according to TMZ, the rumored couple was spotted making out at the very same Chanel party where Demi was seen dancing.
See ‘12-12-12’ Benefit Concert In Theaters
In an effort to share the “12-12-12” benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy Relief with many people impacted by the storm, the event will be simulcast live in select movie theaters in hurricane-affected areas. The show will be free to all attendees and complimentary refreshments will be provided. Free tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The concert, held at Madison Square Garden to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund, will feature Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced soon.
Fox has announced a two-hour reality special which will see celebrities taking part in a diving competition. Stars In Danger: The High Dive will air Wednesday, January 9th. Competitors include:JWOWW, one-armed surfer Bethany Hamilton; former Baywatch stars Alexandra Paul and David Chokachi; The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kim and Kyle Richards; former NFL star Terrell Owens and Antonio Sabato, Jr.