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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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CBS is not taking any chances on a wardrobe malfunction at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. The network fired off a letter to the “talent” appearing on the show, advising them not to wear anything risqué to the ceremony. "Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered," it reads. "Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack." It continues, “Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy' bare skin exposure.” In addition, the network does not want the stars to wear any lapel pins with the name of an organization “visibly spelled out.” That means they can wear a colored ribbon to support a cause, as long as that cause isn’t clearly written on it.
Chris Brown was in court yesterday to respond to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s assertion that he did not complete his community service in connection with the Rihanna abuse case. The most shocking part about the hearing yesterday was the fact that Brown actually brought Rihanna with him. Prosecutors believe Brown duped the court by getting officials in Virginia to say he completed his community service, when he didn’t. They want the Virginia community service thrown out, and a judge to rule that Brown must complete his hours in Los Angeles. The judge in the case did not make a ruling yesterday, saying he needed more time to review all the evidence, but he did order Brown to meet with his probation officer within 48 hours to discuss the situation. The next court hearing is set for April 5th. Brown and Rihanna left the courtroom arm-in-arm, and outside Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos let loose on the D.A. "I have never had a client who has been tortured like Chris Brown has,” said Geragos. "The D.A. is paralyzed with the thought his probation will be terminated. If that happens they won't be able to jock him around like they've been jocking him around."
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Looks like the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson romance is coming to an end. A source tells Radaronline that Kristen is on the verge of dumping Robert because she doesn’t think he’s committed enough to their relationship. Things have been rocky between the pair ever since Kristen cheated with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. “The truth is it’s really over between them no matter how hard they try to fix it,” claims a source. “Rob tried so hard to forgive, but it seems he just can’t forget what Kristen did to him and how she publicly shamed him.” Sources say Rob is now having second thoughts about taking Kristen back, and she actually understands. “Kristen thinks the only thing she can do is just give it up as it’s not working,” said the source. “She’s now planning the best way to initiate the breakup.”
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Multiple Grammy-winning superstar and current American Idol judge Mariah Carey has recorded the song “Almost Home” for the upcoming Disney feature film Oz the Great and Powerful, in theaters March 8. The single will be out on February 19. Carey says of the song, “’Almost Home’ has a message that works beautifully with the film. It’s a feel-good record, evoking the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love.”