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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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WRIGLEY FIELD TURNS 100 LOGO CONTEST
Now is your chance to be a part of Chicago Cubs history! Wrigley Field is turning 100 years old during the 2014 season. To celebrate a century of baseball, football, concerts, ski jumps and more, we are inviting you - our fans- to help create a commemorative logo worthy of this historic venue.
Submit your logo by February 28, 2013 and it could be featured throughout the yearlong celebration.
CLICK HERE for more info
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ScFi FILM LOOKING FOR EXTRAS THIS WEEKEND
"Divergent," an upcoming sci-fi movie to be filmed in Chicago starting in April, will be looking for background actors in the film while they are in the city this weekend.
Atmosphere Casting of Chicago wants hundreds of extras for the film, and the casting call takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios.
Here are the type of people they're looking for:
▪ People with a "rural" farmhand look
▪ People with military, weapons or martial arts training
▪ People with stunt and/or stage combat training
▪ People with a "hippie" or Bohemian look. Longer hair preferred (both men and women)
▪ People with visible tattoos and/or piercings
▪ Ages 16 and up, all ethnicities
▪ You must be an Illinois resident to be eligible and must bring a state-issued ID to the audition.
▪ The company asks that those interested also bring a candid photo of themselves, about 4 inches by 6 inches.
▪ They also must be available for shooting from April through July of 2013.
"Divergent" is based on Northwestern grad Veronica Roth's best-selling novel, a "thrilling action adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities." It stars Shailene Woodley (George Clooney's daughter in George Clooney in 2011's "The Descendants" & the new Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and is directed by Neil Burger.
Get all the details...HERE