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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!
Pop star Lady Gaga is begging her fans’ forgiveness after announcing yesterday that she has been forced to postpone four dates on her current Born This Way Ball tour due to synovitis, or severe inflammation of the joints. The shows postponed include scheduled concerts tonight and tomorrow in Chicago, Saturday in Detroit and Sunday in Hamilton, Alberta, Canada. Gaga said in a press release: “I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal… To the fans in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now.”
The man who crashed the stage at the Grammys when Adele won her award for Best Pop Solo Performance was arrested for trespassing and spent the night in jail. Vitalii Sediuk, the same guy who got slapped in the face by Will Smith last year for attempting to kiss the actor, tells the Hollywood Reporter he walked into the Grammys with a friend who had a ticket and he was never asked by security to show his. He said he found an empty seat behind Justin Timberlake and when Adele’s name was announced he decided to rush the podium. Sediuk tried to grab the mic from presenter Jennifer Lopez, who shooed him away, but not before he got out the words, “Thank you Adele. You are my inspiration.” Sediuk told the Hollywood Reporter he didn’t mean any harm, explaining, “I’m not a crazy guy. I just think differently.”
He’s already been on the UK edition of the show, but could Ne-Yo be replacing Britney Spears orL.A. Reid as a judge on the U.S. version of The X Factor? During a red carpet interview at the Grammys on Sunday, he told Extra, “I think it would be a great, great thing. I don’t want to talk too much about it, because I don’t want to get in no trouble. Conversations have been had, but that’s about it.”
It appears Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z will continue their partnership on tour. According to the New York Post, the two superstars, who teamed on “Suit & Tie,” the first single off Timberlake’s forthcoming album The 20/20 Experience (due March 19), which they performed live at the Grammys, are planning to mount a 10-date stadium tour together. Rolling Stone cites sources who say the trek could climb to as many as 13 shows. Reportedly, Timberlake said on the red carpet at the Grammys, “We’re definitely going to go on tour… I don’t know how much I should say,” though he never specified who “we” was.