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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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Google won't see Santa Claus; the North American Aerospace Defense Command is switching to Microsoft's Bing maps for its annual NORAD Tracks Santa project.
NORAD had used Google Maps since 2007 for the interactive experience that lets smartphone users spot and pinpoint Santa in the command's app.
NORAD said its Track Santa app has been downloaded nearly 922,000 times through Apple's iTunes, almost 558,000 times on Google Play for Android users and about 2,500 times by Windows Phone 8 users.
NORAD began tracking Santa from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., in 1955 when a small child called the base in hopes of speaking with Santa Claus.
The base phone number was printed by mistake in a Sears newspaper ad and children placing calls to Santa were actually connected to the base, where base personnel played along.
Google is announcing that it will continue on with its own Santa Tracker regardless, developing a "new route algorithm" that lets you follow the Claus’s location with up-to-the-minute precision.
Beginning at 2AM PT on Christmas Eve, you’ll be able to track Santa on both Google Earth and Google Maps — the latter gives you an easy-to-parse dashboard view — as well as on the Santa Tracker website. If you’re going to be on the road or at work, though, you might want to check into the accompanying Chrome extension and Android app, and set up some alerts for Google Maps updates on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. If this sounds like overkill to you, that’s fine. They’re your presents.