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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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The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were handed out last night and the evening’s big winner was Les Misérables, which took home three awards, Best Musical/Comedy, Best Actor, Hugh Jackman and Best Supporting Actress, Anne Hathaway. On the serious side,Argo took home Best Drama, with Jessica Chastain nabbing Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty and Daniel Day-Lewis winning Best Actor for Lincoln. Other movie winners included: Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress Musical/Comedy, Silver Linings Playbook; Christoph Waltz, Best Supporting Actor, Django Unchained; Ben Affleck, Best Director, Argo; Brave, Best Animated Feature; Amour, Best Foreign Film and “Skyfall,” Best Song, which was written by Adele.
The Golden Globes also honor TV and Homeland was the big winner, taking home three trophies including Best Drama, Best Actress, Claire Danes and Best Actor, Damien Lewis.Girls took home the top honor of Best Comedy, while its star Lena Dunham won Best Comedy Actress and Don Cheadle won Best Comedy Actor for House of Lies. Another big winner of the evening was the HBO movie Game Change, which took home three trophies - Best Mini-Series or Movie; Best Actress, Julianne Moore and Best Supporting Actor, Ed Harris. Other TV winners included Kevin Costner, Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie,Hatfields & McCoys and Maggie Smith, Best Supporting Actress, Downton Abbey.
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Britney Spears is back on the market. The popstar announced Friday that she and fiancé Jason Trawick have ended their engagement. "Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears said in the statement. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends." According to TMZ, Jason has already been removed as Britney’s co-conservator, and Brit has already returned the $90,000 ring Jason gave her. The site claims kids were a major issue between the couple. Britney really wanted to add to her family, but while Jason loved Brit’s two sons, he did not want any more. Britney also confirmed on Friday what everyone already knew - she won’t be back for season another of The X Factor. "I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it's time for me to get back in the studio," Spears said. "Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can't wait to get back out there and do what I love most." Finally, TMZ reports that Britney is close to signing on to for a residency at a Las Vegas hotel.
The six-year wait for new Justin Timberlake music came to an end Sunday when the singer released the funky and yes, sexy, “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z. In addition, in an open letter to his fans (read the full text here), JT announced his long-awaited new album will be calledThe 20/20 Experience, due at an as-yet unannounced date later this year.