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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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Theirs is no doubt that George Clooney is a stand up guy. The German newspaper Bild reports that Clooney and some friends were dining at the Grill Royal restaurant in Berlin and were being rather boisterous. Fearing that his party may have been too loud, Clooney secretly paid the $120 tab of a man diningat a nearby table. When the stranger went to pay his bill he was informed that Clooney had covered it because he was worried his party had disturbed him. But the man said Clooney and his friends weren’t too loud at all and said they “behaved in a very cultivated manner.” It wasn’t until the man left the restaurant that he realized it was Clooney who paid the bill.
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We reported yesterday that Beyonce’s Super Bowl half-time show will feature a reunion of Destiny’s Child, but now one member of the group says the rumors are not true. When asked about the upcoming performance, Michelle Williams claimed she was going to be busy doing something else on Super Bowl Sunday. “That’s not confirmed, it’s rumored. I’m going to be in the musical Fela!,” she said. “I hate to disappoint people and tell them that it’s not true.” But it appears as though Williams isn’t telling the whole truth. If you go to the Fela! website and try to buy tickets, it clearly states, “Michelle Williams will not be appearing January 31st – February 3rd,” which means she’s totally available to be at the Super Bowl.
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Bradley Cooper has denied internet reports claiming he’s in talks to play Lance Armstrong in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming film on the disgraced cyclist. “Oh my god, that’s so nuts,” he told Access Hollywood on the SAG Awards red carpet. “I didn’t even know that J.J. has the rights (to the story), I had no idea.” Of course should Cooper eventually sign on it wouldn’t be his first time working with Abrams. Cooper starred alongside Jennifer Garner in Abrams’ ABC spy series Alias.
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As if Taylor Swift doesn’t have enough on her plate, she now has something new in her glass: Diet Coke. On Monday, the singer shared a video with fans in which she announced a new partnership with Diet Coke in which she will be the crown jewel of the soda company’s Stay Extraordinary campaign, which celebrates the self-assured and motivated people who drink the soda daily.