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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!
The 85th Annual Academy Awards were handed out last night and it looks like Ben Affleck’s Best Director snub didn’t ruin his film’s chances, because Argo continued its award show dominance, nabbing the night’s big honor Best Picture (which was announced by First Lady Michelle Obama). Overall Argo took home three awards, also winning Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing. As for the acting categories, there really weren’t too many surprises, with all of the frontrunners walking away winners. As expected, Best Actor went to Daniel Day Lewis for Lincoln (the first actor to win three Oscars in the Lead Actor category), with Jennifer Lawrence taking home Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook (and falling up the stairs as she went to accept); Anne Hathaway winning Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables and Christoph Waltz winning Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Other winners included: Ang Lee, Best Director for Life of Pi; Brave, Best Animated Feature;Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Best Original Screenplay and Adele’s “Skyfall,” Best Original Song.
The best films of last year weren’t the only movies honored over the weekend. The annual Razzie Awards for the Worst Films were handed out and the big “winner” was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 which took home seven awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Actress, Kristen Stewart; Worst Supporting Actor, Taylor Lautner, Worst Director, Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, and Worst Screen Couple, for Lautner and Mackenzie Foy. Non-Twilight honorees include: Adam Sandler, who won Worst Actor for the second year in a row, this time for That’s My Boy (he won last year for Jack & Jill); and Rihanna, who was named Worst Supporting Actress for Battleship.
Sounds like Maksim Chmerkovskiy has danced his last dance. TMZ reports that Maksim has informed Dancing with the Stars producers that he won’t be back for the upcoming season. So far there has been no confirmation from ABC. Meanwhile, TMZ reports that some of the “stars” signed on for this season include former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler, country starWynonna Judd, Bachelor Sean Lowe and 2012 Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman.
Us Weekly reports that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a little girl. "They're over the moon!" a source tells the magazine. "Kanye always wanted a girl." The couple have yet to confirm the news.