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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!
10th Annual Catholic Charities Fundraiser - St. Patrick's Day Party at FitzGerald's
Thurs, Mar 7, 6:30P, FitzGerald's 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, $50-60
Start your St. Patrick's Day celebration early by joining in the fun at FitzGerald's. Proceeds benefit Catholic Charities New Hope Housing Program in the West Region of Cook County.The 10th Anniversary event features entertainment by The McNulty Irish Dancers, The Shannon Rovers and a surprise band to be named!
Golden Retriever Rescue at Schaumburg Petco! - As Good as Gold of Northern Illinois
Sat, Mar 9, 11A-1P, Petco - 60 E. Golf Road (NE corner of Golf & Roselle Roads), Schaumburg
As Good as Gold, Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois will appear at the Petco in Schaumburg for a Meet & Greet. Stop out to meet As Good as Gold volunteers and their rescued golden retrievers, and learn about these wonderful animals, volunteer opportunities and our adoption procedures. As Good as Gold - Golden Retriever Rescue of Northern Illinois is a membership based, volunteer-supported, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, care, and adoption of abandoned, mistreated, or unwanted Golden Retrievers in the Northern Illinois area. In addition, we educate Golden Retriever guardians and the general public about responsible pet ownership, including spaying/neutering, positive training methods, diet and exercise, medical needs, and humane care. www.asgoodasgold.org.
Homes for Endangered, and Lost Pets (H.E.L.P.)
Sat, Mar 9, 12P, Healthy Pet & Boutique - 2620 N. Farnaworth Ave, Aurora
Request: Please join H.E.L.P. at the Healthy Pet & Boutique and meet lots of super sweet cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. www.helpinganimals.org.
College of Lake County's 5th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Tues, Mar 12, 11A-2P, College of Lake County's Learning Resource Center Atrium 19351 West Washington St., Grayslake $15
Food and art will be combined to fight hunger in the Fifth Annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. For a minimum donation of $15 per bowl, event attendees can purchase a handmade ceramic bowl and receive a serving of chili and cornbread. Members of the CLC Community Clay Association, consisting of both faculty and students, have created more than 1,000 bowls for the event, and the CLC Hospitality and Culinary Management program is preparing the chili and corn bread. The 2012 Empty Bowls event raised $7,000 for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, and the club’s goal is to raise awareness about the issues of hunger, according to Ben Bates, club adviser and ceramics instructor. Proceeds will benefit the Northern Illinois Food Bank (http://www.northernilfoodbank.org). www.gallery.clcillinois.edu
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 email@example.com Thanks for Paying It Forward & Good Luck with your event!