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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’s new bride Courtney Mazza has given him a very good reason to stay faithful. According to the National Enquirer, the Extra host signed a prenuptial agreement that will award Mazza $5 million if he ever cheats. Mazza had good reason to add the clause. Mario cheated on his first wife Ali Landry the day before they tied the knot. She had the marriage annulled two weeks later.
The dad of reality television star Honey Boo Boo was checked out by paramedics while playing Santa Clause at the family’s Georgia home. The 40-year-old man known as Sugar Bear said he wasn’t feeling well during a Saturday night toy drive at their place in McIntyre, so worried family members called 911. The tipoff that something was wrong came when Sugar Bear declined to allow the little kids to perch on his lap. “He was not feeling well,” a source said. “They were worried his blood pressure was getting high.” Sugar Bear was apparently well enough that he did not require a trip to the emergency room.
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You have to give Taylor Swift credit for honesty. Famously, the superstar singer’s batting average when it comes to connecting with the opposite sex is pretty dismal, so when British Cosmopolitan recently asked her what she doesn’t know about relationships, she was quick to answer, “How to make them last. I’ve never had a really long relationship, so I have no idea what that’s like. Wish me luck for the future!” At present, Swift has been seen hanging out with One Direction singer Harry Styles.
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The already star-packed lineup for this Wednesday’s 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York added arguably the biggest name in rock on Friday when the Rolling Stones confirmed their participation. The World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band will anchor a lineup that already includes some of the world’s top rock acts, including Paul McCartney, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band,Eric Clapton and Roger Waters. Additional acts lending their support and talent include Billy Joel, Bon Jovi,Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl, Coldplay singer Chris Martin,Kanye West and Alicia Keys.