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The Fly Jock grounds for good

Tom Joyner announces retirement – in 2019 One of radio’s most venerable personalities is calling it a career as Tom Joyner announced Tuesday he is stepping down from [..]

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The Media Notepad: Party’s over for Chi-Town Rising

Also: Dennis Welsh wades into soda tax controversy while his station profits off pro-soda tax ads; Tom Joyner returns to Dallas as Classic Hip-Hop format’s future is questionable; [..]

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T Dog Media’s Notepad: Tom Joyner out at Soul 106.3

Also: WGN-TV unveils new set and logo; Jon Kelley gets a new gig as host of a syndicated game show; Kathy Hart still MIA; “Wheel” celebrates Chicago In [..]

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Chicago: Slipping away?

The state of the Chicago market: population loss may effect media properties¬† If last week’s bad census news is any indication, Chicago may be in for a rough [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: According to message board posters, “Everything Isn’t Awesome”

Constant whining about radio, TV threatens to undermine business Before social media, message boards and comment sections were basically a way to post your thoughts about a particular [..]

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WGCI raids rival station for talent

In a bold move, a local radio station has raided a rival’s cupboard. As first reported by Radio Insight, WGCI-FM raided their crosstown rival WPWX (Power 92) and [..]

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Remembering Ty Wansley

Ty Wansley, a St. Louis native who rose through the ranks of Chicago urban radio, died Wednesday at the age of 63 due to congestive heart failure. Wansley [..]

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WGCI launches new morning show

Kyle Santillian arrives from North Carolina WGCI is hoping someone from Mayberry can turn around its morning luck. As first reported by RobertFeder.com on Tuesday, iHeartMedia’s urban contemporary [..]

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WGCI halts “Morning Riot”

As first reported by Robert Feder Monday morning, WGCI has pulled the plug on The Morning Riot after nearly six years on the air. Out are hosts Tony [..]

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He’s back: Ramonski Luv returns to Chicago radio

Also: Tom Joyner’s Dallas station changes formats Per Robert Feder, Ramonski Luv (a.k.a. Ramon Wade) is back with a new radio gig in Chicago – this time at [..]

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Clear Channel changes name to iHeart Media

When you think about Clear Channel, what usually comes to mind? Layoffs. Voice tracking.¬† Low pay. Heavy commercial loads. The Arby’s of radio (OK, you get the drift.) [..]

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Indianapolis radio stations unite to curb violence

You probably wouldn’t know it if you tuned in to the cable news networks or if you read major national or international publications lately, but Chicago isn’t the [..]

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V103 shows Ramonski Luv the door

  How about this? You finish first in your daypart and what is your reward? You get shown the door. This is exactly what happened to Ramon Wade [..]

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Chicago radio stations asking listeners to “put the guns down”

Will it work? While urban radio station Hot 97 in New York City is having fun with their new, hot, ridiculous “docudrama” cable TV show, it is a [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Sports-talk war escalates with Finfer defection

* The first shot has been fired in the Chicago’s new sports-talk wars: Robert Feder reports that Tribune’s new Game has stolen Ben Finfer away from CBS’ The [..]

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