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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!
IS THE ROYAL BABY A GIRL?
Are Prince William and Kate Middleton expecting a girl? During a visit to the National Fishing Heritage Center in Grimsby England yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge may have let the sex of the Royal Baby slip. During the event, Kate was given a white teddy bear, and reportedly said, “thank you, I’ll take that for my d--,” cutting herself off before she said the word. When someone asked whether she was about to say “daughter,” Kate smiled and replied, “we’re not telling.” Later another member crowd reportedly asked again, “You were going to say daughter weren’t you?” and she said, “no, we don’t know.”
SWIFT SLAMS FEY/POEHLER GLOBES JOKE
In Taylor Swift news…the country star wasn’t too happy that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a joke at her expense during the Golden Globes telecast. The two funny women made a crack about Taylor staying away from Michael J. Fox’s son, but she didn’t find it amusing at all. She told Vanity Fair, “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’” When asked to respond to Taylor’s comments, Poehler told the Hollywood Reporter, “Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist and she is a young and talented girl. That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff."
MTV MOVIE AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Nominees for the annual MTV Movie Awards were announced yesterday with Django Unchained and Ted leading the pack with seven nods each. Silver Linings Playbook is close behind with six nods, followed by The Dark Knight Rises with five. All four are nominated for Movie of the Year along with The Avengers. The 2013 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Rebel Wilson (who is nominated in two categories, Best Female Performance and Best Breakthrough Performance, for Pitch Perfect), airs Sunday, April 14th.
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