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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!
Donald Trump has no sense of humor. During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last month, comedian Bill Maher was discussing Trump’s offer to donate $5 million to charity if President Obama released his college transcripts, and Maher joked that he would donate $5 million to charity if Trump could prove he wasn’t the "spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan." Trump then responded by sending Maher his birth certificate, and expected him to pay up, but Maher never did. “He promised me $5 million for charity if I provided certain information," Trump said on Fox & Friends Monday. "Well, I provided the information, he didn’t pay. So today I sue Bill Maher for $5 million for charity.” Added the Celebrity Apprentice blowhard, “I don’t think he was joking...He said it with venom. That was venom. That wasn’t a joke. In fact he was nervous when he said it. It was a pathetic delivery, but he said, 'I will give' and I said I will accept, so let’s see what happens.”
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The numbers are in and according to early ratings data, an estimated 108 million viewers tuned in to watch Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime performance, according to Nielsen. The 108 million mark makes Sunday’s event the third-most-watched program in television history, behind Super Bowl XLVI (46) and XLV (45).
Many speculated that Beyonce’s big halftime production had something to do with the power going out for about 30 minutes at the Superdome in New Orleans right after halftime. On Monday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell debunked the rumor that Beyonce had anything to do with the blackout, telling reporters, “There’s no indication at all that this was caused by the halftime show. Absolutely not. I know that’s been out there that this halftime show had something to do with it. That is not the case.”
Not long after the Superdome went dark, NBC jumped on Twitter to use the mishap to promote their world-without-power drama Revolution, which is returning to the schedule next month after an extended break. "Just a taste of what’s to come on March 25. #LightsOut #Revolution," read tweet from the official Twitter account for the drama. Then ten minutes later, an image of the necklace crucial to the power mystery was tweeted along with the caption, "If only the stadium had one of these... #RevolutionMarch25."
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Shakira posted a photo of her two-week-old Milan with his daddy, Barcelona soccer star Gerard Piqué, on the UNICEF website, where the charity is accepting donations in honor of the tot’s arrival. “To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations,” the couple wrote. “Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us.”