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  • Casey Kasem dies at 82; radio personality hosted Top 40 countdown show

    Casey Kasem dies at 82; radio personality hosted Top 40 countdown show
    For decades, he was among the nation's best-known — and ubiquitous — radio personalities, hosting the weekend Top 40 programs that carried him "from coast to coast" and into the homes of millions of listeners eager to find out which pop song...
  • Sirott: Cubs without WGN 'Like Cher without Sonny'

    Sirott: Cubs without WGN 'Like Cher without Sonny'
    The Cubs not on WGN Radio?  This will take some getting used to.  Like Cher without Sonny; Lucy without Desi; City Hall without a Daley.  There has never been a time in my life when all Cubs games -- home and away --weren’t on AM 720. I have...
  • Worst radio pairing ever? It was 30 years ago, and hasn't been topped since.

     
    In doing some personal archival work I came across this article I wrote on Nov. 15, 1984 when one of my duties in the Tribune's feature department was to write a weekly column on the radio industry: Marriage made in......
  • Sportscaster Andrés Cantor set to call eighth World Cup in a row

    Sportscaster Andrés Cantor's career has been marked by goals. Literally. He is known as the broadcaster who roars "Goooal!" to call points during soccer broadcasts on Spanish-language TV. He's not just a celebrity among Spanish-speaking Latinos but also...
  • Vintage radio stories from Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury and more

    Vintage radio stories from Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury and more
    "Adventures in time and space," the announcer intones. "Told in future tense!" There is a gong, a pause, and then: "Dimension X!" followed by an echo, "X! X! X!" It's a cheesy introduction, but forgivable -- it was recorded in 1950. "Dimension X" was...
  • Casey Kasem, legendary DJ, dead at 82

    Casey Kasem, legendary DJ, dead at 82
    Casey Kasem, the longtime radio host of "American Top 40," died Sunday at 82, according to his daughter Kerri. "Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends," Kerri said in a Facebook post....
  • FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing

    FCC's media-ownership rules debated at House hearing
    The Federal Communications Commission was attacked by Republicans and Democrats during a congressional hearing Wednesday on the regulatory agency's media-ownership rules. Among the issues debated were the FCC's long-standing rule prohibiting one company...
  • Nielsen confirms 'inconsistencies' with Los Angeles radio ratings

    In an unprecedented move, ratings giant Nielsen has acknowledged problems with its audience estimates in recent months for Los Angeles radio stations. Earlier this week, Nielsen delayed the release of its May radio ratings, saying it needed more time to...
  • How to watch - and 'listen' - to tonight's meteor shower

    How to watch - and 'listen' - to tonight's meteor shower
    Some clouds could partially block the view of a new meteor shower from Maryland tonight, but there is also a way you can hear the meteors' presence on a regular FM radio. To see the meteor shower, it's best to go somewhere far from city lights and...
  • Interviewing Steve Miller and Journey: San Francisco bands talk about connecting after all these years

     
    The San Francisco scene spawned The Steve Miller Band and the rock band Journey, who from 1976-82 each sold more than 20 million albums and together had nearly 20 Top 10 hits, many of which still are popular nearly 40......
  • Chicago Public Media taking over distribution of 'This American Life'

    Chicago Public Media taking over distribution of 'This American Life'
    Chicago Public Media will begin self-distribution of its signature program, "This American Life," on July 1, taking over key business functions for one of public radio’s most significant franchises. The move, announced Wednesday, will deliver...