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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!
Fat Tuesday Crawfish Eating Contest
Tue., Feb. 12, 6:30P, Cactus Bar & Grill 404 S. Wells St. $25 (includes t-shirt & all you can eat crawfish)
See how fast you can eat three pounds of crawfish at the third annual benefit for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. The winner receives a $100 bar gift certificate and everyone gets a T-shirt.
Free Valentines Day Dentistry
Thurs, Feb 14, 9A-6P, Big Smile Dental 2833 North Milwaukee Avenue, (Logan Square/Avondale) Chicago
Every Valentine’s Day, Dr. Theodore Siegel of Big Smile Dental opens his doors to the less fortunate people in our neighborhood. Patients must be at least 12 years of age to be seen, and accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18. No appointments will be made, patients will be given a time for their treatment on a first come, first served basis on valentines morning and as much treatment will be accomplished as time allows. FREE treatment will include cleanings, x-rays, fillings, extractions, diagnostics, and pain control. www.bigsmiledental.com/1_back_school.php
Mokena Park District's Mother & Son Valentine Bowl
Sat, Feb 16, 12P-2P, Morgan’s Thunder Bowl, 18700 S. Old LaGrange Road, Mokena, Ages 5-10 $35-$45
What’s the perfect gift for your mom, aunt or grandmother for Valentine’s Day? What better way to say “I love you” than with an afternoon of bowling! Includes: unlimited bowling, shoes, pizza, pop, cake and gift. Preregistration required. Registration deadline: February 8, 2013. www.mokenapark.com
School Dist. 218 - Beggars Pizza Eat & Earn Fundraiser
Mon, Feb 18, Various South Side Beggars Pi=zza locations are participating
Support School District 218's Education Foundation with Beggars Pizza at the locations listed below. You can dine in; get a delivery or carryout to help School District 218 Education Foundation raise funds. All you have to do is turn in a special FUNDRAISING VOUCHER (link below) when you pay and Beggars Pizza will donate 20% of your bill (before taxes, gratuity, promotions, discounts, delivery fees and coupons) to School District 218 Education Foundation. Participating Blue Island, Oak Forest, Orland Pk & Merrionette Pk Beggar's locations listed on VOUCHER link below.
DuPage Children’s Museum - Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive
Now thru Thurs, Feb, 28, DuPage Children's Museum 301 N Washington St, Naperville
DuPage Children’s Museum will sponsor a sweater and clothing drive as a tribute to Fred Rogers and his example of being a caring neighbor. To help launch the community service project, Mr. McFeely, the Speedy Delivery man from the popular children’s television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, will make a special appearance at DuPage Children’s Museum on Sunday, January 27, 2013. During the sweater drive, members of the community are asked to donate new or gently worn sweaters, as well as other clothing items. Receptacles to collect the sweaters will be stationed at DuPage Children’s Museum, 301 N. Washington Street, Naperville. Local charitable organizations DuPage PADS and Hesed House will be the beneficiaries of all clothing donations. www.dupagechildrens.org/mister-rogers-neighborhood-sweater-drive/
Loving Paws "Hound Dog Night" with Elvis
Sat, Mar 2, 4P, Traversos - 15601 South Harlem Avenue Orland Park, $35
Loving Paws is hosting a charity event to help raise money for our rescued dogs who deserve medical care and grooming. We are also raising money to be able to continue taking care of our military personnels dogs while they are on active tour. www.lovingpawsinc.org facebook www.facebook.com/LovingPawsInc
93.9 Lite FM's "Woman of the Week"
As part of our community affairs programming here at 93.9 Lite FM, we are celebrating Chicagoland's "Woman of the Week" and the wonderful things you do!
- Did you help develop or participate in a local program that has benefitted the Chicagoland area?
- Have you triumphed over difficult obstacles or illness?
- Do you devote your time to making Chicagoland better? (Helping people, animals, or the environment?)
If any of the above describes you or some of the wonderful women in your life...family, friends, co-workers...please let us know! Email Diane Banks at DianeBanks@clearchannel.com and tell her your story or your friends story. Diane would love to feature you on "Sunday Conversations" and share your story with all of our Lite FM Listeners! Read more: http://www.litefm.com/pages/community.html#ixzz2Jr5UCEbl
For more ways to Pay It Fwd check out Lite FM's Community Events page @ www.litefm.com/pages/community.html. If you have an event or fundraiser you would like us to mention during Pay It Forward (Tuesday's @ 7:05A), please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for Paying It Forward & Good Luck with your event!