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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!
Pop fans worldwide are tingling with anticipation following yesterday’s news that Justin Timberlake is this close to releasing a new album, his first since 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds. On Thursday, JT tweeted, “To whom it may concern…I think I’m READY!” A link takes you to a countdown on his website, hinting that more information will arrive this Monday, or perhaps a new album will drop that day. In the clip, Timberlake is seen entering a recording studio, ending with him saying, “I’m ready.” Meanwhile, a source confirms to Billboard that Timberlake is releasing a new album sooner rather than later.
One look at the magazine cover and it is easy to see why GQ has just named Beyonce the sexiest woman of the 21st century. If you’re still not convinced, click here and feast your eyes on a series of sexy shots of the singer found inside the magazine, which hits newsstands this Tuesday.
Thursday turned out to be a goldmine for pop news as Beyonce announced that she, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are reuniting on a new Destiny’s Child retrospective album titled Love Songs. The singer tweeted, “I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years! Love Songs is a new career-spanning collection of well, love songs (available January 29), and features “Nuclear,” the first new Destiny’s Child song since 2004.
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Britney Spears is reportedly leaving Fox’s X Factor. According to TMZ, Britney told producers she loves the show but she wants to leave and focus on her music career. She is said to be in the studio recording her eighth album, and plans to go out on tour once it is completed. Of course, Brit’s quitting just made it easier for execs, who had already decided she wasn’t coming back for season two. “The producers hadn’t planned for Britney to return this year,” a source told EW.com. “She did her best and they had fun last year, but it’s no surprise to anyone that they were all going to be parting company. It wasn’t even really a conversation.”