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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!
JUSTIN COLLAPSES ONSTAGE, COMPLETES SHOW, HEADS TO HOSPITAL
The up and mostly down week of Justin Bieber took another downturn last night, after the pop star experienced trouble breathing and appeared to pass out onstage during a concert at the O2 Arena in London. The singer’s rep told E! News last night around 6:40p EST, “He got oxygen from emergency personnel. He insisted on finishing the show. He is on the way to the hospital right now.” Sources at the arena said Bieber told the crowd he wasn’t feeling well, went backstage to get medical attention, and returned to the stage about 10 minutes later and finished the concert, despite a doctor’s recommendation that he not complete his performance. According to TMZ, Bieber was “in good spirits” and felt “OK” at the hospital, but doctors wanted to evaluate him. Later, Bieber posted a shirtless photo of himself in a hospital bed, with the caption, “Getting better listening to Janis Joplin.” He also thanked his fans on Twitter, writing: Best fans in the world. Figuring out what happened. Thanks for the love.”
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JORDAN GETS MARRIAGE LICENSE
In basketball wedding news…TMZ reports that NBA legend Michael Jordan has applied for a marriage license in Florida. He and girlfriend Yvette Prieto were spotted at the Palm Beach County courthouse on Thursday. They are reportedly set to wed on April 27th. This will be Jordan’s second marriage. He was previously married to Juanita Vanoy for 17 years.
JOY BEHAR LEAVING THE VIEW
Joy Behar is getting ready to say goodbye to The View. Deadline.com reports that the comedian’s contract is up in August and she’s decided not to renew. “It seemed like the right time,” she said. “You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.” She also said she’d be interested in possibly hosting another talk show, since her Current TV show will end when the network is taken over by Al Jazerra. Behar, who is expected to remain on the ABC talker for a few more months, is the last original cast member of The View, besides Barbara Walters.