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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!
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DeVito And Perlman Split Up
A publicist for Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman says the couple has separated after more than 30 years of marriage. DeVito and Perlman married in January 1982. The parents of three children, they married while on a lunch break from the TV series “Taxi.” The comedy, which ran from 1978 to 1983, was just one of their working projects together.
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Ben Affleck Leaves Note After Hitting Parked Car
Ben Affleck took full responsibility for accidentally hitting another car in Santa Monica, California, recently. The actor left a note that contained an apology and his contact information after sideswiping the parked car on Saturday. Affleck wrote: “Hi, knocked off your mirror! Very sorry! Will cover everything - Ben.”
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Paula Abdul Appearing As Guest Judge On ‘DWTS’
Former “American Idol” and “X Factor” judge Paula Abdul has booked a new judging gig. Abdul will appear as a special guest judge next Monday on “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars.” Abdul is no stranger to dance. She got her start as a Los Angeles Lakers cheerleader, where she quickly rose up the ranks to choreographing their routines. She has also choreographed dance routines for the American Music Awards, the Academy Awards, various music videos of her own and music videos by such artists as Michael and Janet Jackson.
Perry Dumps Mayer!
On-again/off-again couple Katy Perry and John Mayer are apparently off again. Radaronline reports that Perry was sick of John’s wandering eye and decided to end things over the weekend. “John just can’t commit and he kept luring Katy back with promises that was going to change but he didn’t,” claimed a source, who adds that Katy told him to “lose my number.” The two musicians began dating in August, but broke up after only two weeks. They wound up reconciling a few weeks later.