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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!
Entertainment Tonight reports that Janet Jackson has been secretly married for months. Jackson, 46, got engaged to Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 37, back in December. Reports claimed they recently tied the knot in a big wedding, but the couple denied that, while confirming they are already hitched. "The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony," the couple told ET in a statement on Monday. "Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children's charities. We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy." This is the third marriage for Jackson. She was previously married to James DeBarge and Rene Elizondo.
Jennifer Lawrence had quite a fun time backstage at the Oscars Sunday night. After winning her Best Actress award, she told the press she had taken a shot right before entering the room, and when asked what she was thinking as she fell up the stairs her response was, “a bad word that starts with F.” As for what caused the slip, she explained, "Look at my dress! I tried to walk upstairs in this dress. That's what happened. I think I stepped on the fabric and they waxed the stairs." She also jokingly flipped off the room.
The ever-controversial Queen of Pop is at it again. Photo-sharing social network Instagram has accused Madonna of expressing herself a little too much, violating the site’s “Community Guidelines” by posting pics that feature nudity and mature content. Madge, who recently joined Instagram, received a warning letter from the site (which she posted, of course, to her Instagram page) that “strongly suggests” she deletes the objectionable images. While the powers that be at Instagram didn’t single out any particular photos, it’s a safe bet they consider the close-up snaps of Madonna’s cleavage and the shot of her barely-covered rear end in a leotard inappropriate.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s popularity is not limited to America. According to the New York Post, 7-year-old Alana Thompson and her family are already a hit in Eastern Europe and their TLC show will soon be airing in Australia, the Netherlands, Italy and Latin America. But there is one major problem. Producers are having a tough time figuring out how to subtitle a show that already has to provide English subtitles to American audiences. In some cases they’re dubbing the voices, but the VP of Discovery explains, “We’re developing a [glossary] and trying to explain a word in English that the audience understands but which has a different meaning. We’re going to come up with our own vocabulary so people can understand the words the family uses that aren’t typical.”