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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!
SWIFT FEARS BEING INTOLERABLE
In an interview with InStyle magazine, Taylor Swift discusses her worries for the future. "I don’t wanna end up being awful and intolerable,” she says (too late). “Alone. Laying in a marble bathtub by myself, like sad, with a glass of wine just complaining that my life ended up alone because I pushed everyone away because I thought I was too good to hang out with anybody.”
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MORE SHIA VS. ALEC
The Shia LaBeouf/Alec Baldwin feud over the play Orphans doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. A day after Alec dissed Shia’s theater experience, the Transformers star posted email exchanges between them and the show’s director, one in which Alec claims to be “f***ing tired.” When Shia responds, “I’m a hustler, I don’t get tired, I’m 26 chief,” Alec jokingly replied, “Listen, boy. I’m not your f***in’ chief. You got that? Ha. Hahahaha. Let’s go.” When Shia forwards the exchange to Orphans director Dan Sullivan, the director writes of Alec, “I think he’s nervous.” Then in another email, Sullivan seems to insult Alec, telling Shia, “Don’t be too surprised if Alec doesn’t look up from his script much for the first few days. I suspect he’s not nearly as prepared as you are. Not unusual at all when actors have a good long rehearsal time like we have. I just don’t want it to throw you.”
DEMI TO FILE FOR DIVORCE
Sixteen months after splitting from Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore is finally ready to file her own divorce papers. Kutcher filed for divorce in December, but Demi waited, hoping to reach a confidential settlement with her ex. “Ashton made a lot of money after marrying Demi — a lot more than she made — but despite him becoming just as famous through her, he believes he doesn’t owe her that much,” a source told the New York Post. “She has had enough.” The source says that Ashton was “very difficult” during negotiations, adding, “You could even say he has been hostile.” But now, the insider says, Demi finally seems “ready to move on.”