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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!
Despite Rex Reed’s nasty review of Identity Thief, in which he called star Melissa McCarthya “hippo,” the film was the number one movie at the box office over the weekend. And after Reed’s review hit the press, several stars came to McCarthy’s defense. Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, who appears in Thief, tweeted, “Turns out, Rex Reed didn't die sad and alone 10 years ago. Nope. He's alive and starving for attention, so lets give him some." Also defending McCarthy was her Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, who tweeted, “For his catty and school bully name-calling of the supremely talented Melissa McCarthy, I cordially invite Mr. Rex Reed to go f**k himself.” Nearly 1,000 people retweeted Feig’s comment, with Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes calling it, “Best. Tweet. Ever.”
Beyonce is once again talking about motherhood, this time in the pages of Vogue. Bey said of daughter Blue Ivy, “She's my road dog. She's my homey, my best friend." The pop star tells the mag that she felt an instant bond with Blue, even before she was born. "I felt very maternal around eight months," she said. "And I thought I couldn't become any more until I saw the baby... But it happened during my labor because I had a very strong connection with my child. I felt like when I was having contractions, I envisioned my child pushing through a very heavy door. And I imagined this tiny infant doing all the work, so I couldn't think about my own pain...We were talking. I know it sounds crazy, but I felt a communication.” As for whether she and hubby Jay-Z plan to have more kids, Bey says it’s definitely in the plans. "When I was younger, there were moments where I said, 'I'm not going to have children,'" she explained. "And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don't know when."
Taylor Swift says she’s not as boy crazy as the press would like you to believe. “I’m sure if I looked up the latest Google Alerts rumor it would say I’m chasing somebody who doesn’t like me as much as I like him – people love that angle on me,” the singer tells Elle magazine. “They’re like ‘Oh Taylor, coming on too strong again, chasing boys.’ I never chase boys. They don’t like it!” She does admit though that her romantic troubles are great for her songwriting. She says, “To me it’s just writing songs the way I always have. It’s me sitting on my bed feeling pain I didn’t understand, writing a song, and understanding it better.”
Ratings for Sunday night’s Grammy Awards were down this year. Approximately 28.37 million viewers tuned in to the broadcast, down from the 39.1 million who watched last year. But even with the loss, the show was still the second best Grammy audience since 1993.
Sunday’s return of The Walking Dead did big numbers for AMC. The drama, which returned from a third season break, attracted 12.3 million viewers, a series high for the show.
Rumor has it, all six James Bond stars will be uniting to honor the 50th anniversary of 007 at the Oscars, but if you believe Pierce Brosnan they may be short one. When asked by TMZ cameras about the reunion, Brosnan replied, “Well, they’ll be missing one.” So far there’s been no word from the Academy, but then again, they never confirmed that all the Bonds would be there. The 85th Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, February 24th on ABC.
The cast of the Oscar-winning film Chicago will reunite at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones will attend the event as presenters. The 85th Annual Academy Awards airs February 24th on ABC.