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Sheila Leonard with her WGN Broadcaster Husband Roy Leonard

Sheila Leonard with her WGN Broadcaster Husband Roy Leonard

Chicago broadcasting legend Roy Leonard and his beloved wife of 58 years, Sheila, who died at 85 in 2012, are seen attending a 2010 event for the National Radio Hall of Fame.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Chicago radio legend Larry Lujack dead at 73

Chicago radio legend Larry Lujack dead at 73

Chicago WLS Radio DJ Larry Lujack was a broadcast mainstay until he retired in 1987. Lujack died Wednesday after a year-long battle with cancer.

December 19, 2013 7:00 am
Chicago WLS Radio DJ Larry Lujack

Chicago WLS Radio DJ Larry Lujack

Chicago WLS Radio DJ Larry Lujack was a broadcast mainstay until he retired in 1987.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Tune in NBC Sunday for peppermint TV segment

FROM the FARM: Tune in NBC Sunday for peppermint TV segment

Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago TV and Radio News Anchor Susan Carlson

Chicago TV and Radio News Anchor Susan Carlson

Chicago TV and Radio News Anchor Susan Carlson left WBBM-TV CBS Channel 2 after more than a decade of broadcast affiliation.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
WLS Chicago Radio Personalities Don Wade and Wife Roma in 1986 and 2010

WLS Chicago Radio Personalities Don Wade and Wife Roma in 1986 and 2010

WLS Chicago radio personalities Don Wade and wife Roma in 1986 and 2010. Don Wade, 72, now retired, died at the couple's Florida home on Sept. 6.

September 10, 2013 12:00 am
Wife and Husband Chicago Broadcast Duo Marianne Murciano and Bob Sirott Return to WGN-AM Radio

Wife and Husband Chicago Broadcast Duo Marianne Murciano and Bob Sirott Return to WGN-AM Radio

Wife and Husband Chicago broadcast duo Marianne Murciano and Bob Sirott have returned to WGN-AM Radio hosting a weekday show broadcast.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago News Anchor Sylvia Perez of WLS-Channel 7 ABC

Chicago News Anchor Sylvia Perez of WLS-Channel 7 ABC

Chicago News Anchor Sylvia Perez of WLS-Channel 7 ABC affiliate has left the station after her contract was not renewed. She joined the station in 1989 and had a 24-year broadcast run with the Chicago ABC affiliate.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Dick Clark honored with 2-hour NYE tribute tonight

OFFBEAT: Dick Clark honored with 2-hour NYE tribute tonight

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 31, 2012 12:00 am
WJOB in Hammond ready to celebrate 90 years of region radio fame

WJOB in Hammond ready to celebrate 90 years of region radio fame

Jim Dedelow, owner of WJOB-1230 AM in Hammond, describes the regional radio station as "living history built on listeners."

September 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Gene "Geno" Sferruzza Broadcasting from WJOB Studios in Hammond

Gene "Geno" Sferruzza Broadcasting from WJOB Studios in Hammond

Gene "Geno" Sferruzza does his morning show Wednesday with a live video feed to the station's website for WJOB radio in Hammond. The station is approaching its 90th anniversary on the air.

September 16, 2012 12:00 am
Ted Turner's New York Launch of Turner Classic Movies Cable Network in 1994

Ted Turner's New York Launch of Turner Classic Movies Cable Network in 1994

Media mogul Ted Turner, third from right, poses with movie luminaries shortly after throwing the switch on April 14, 1994, to launch his latest venture, Turner Classic Movies, in New York's Time Square. With him, from left are director Arthur Hiller and actresses Arlene Dahl, Jane Powell, Ce…

July 26, 2012 12:00 am

DirecTV-Tribune reach deal, will broadcast Cubs opener

Cubs fans rest assured, your team's home opener will air on DirecTV after all.

April 04, 2012 2:03 pm
OFFBEAT: Radio legend Dick Biondi in Munster for Patsy Cline play event

OFFBEAT: Radio legend Dick Biondi in Munster for Patsy Cline play event

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Cameras should keep lawyers, judges from becoming abusive

As co-administrator of National Forum on Judicial Accountability, I thank The Times for securing the exemption required to broadcast Lake County civil court hearings. Among other good things, the coverage is sure to enhance civility in publicized proceedings. Respectful courtroom proceedings…

February 04, 2012 12:00 am
NWI native leads Chicago's Thanksgiving Parade preparations

NWI native leads Chicago's Thanksgiving Parade preparations

CHICAGO | Philip Purevich is hoping for great weather on Thanksgiving. But his prayers for sunny skies and a warm day are because he's expecting more than 400,000 guests as he hosts his biggest entertaining day of the year.

November 22, 2011 5:30 pm Photos

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Ronald Reagan inducted into National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago

Ronald Reagan inducted into National Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago

It's a historic year for the National Radio Hall of Fame and the Museum of Broadcast in Chicago.

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Gov. Daniels making rounds in the Windy City next week

OFFBEAT: Gov. Daniels making rounds in the Windy City next week

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 01, 2011 12:00 am
New multimedia academy in Hammond offers state-of-the-art learning environment

New multimedia academy in Hammond offers state-of-the-art learning environment

Hammond Area Career Center broadcast instructor Rob Love, center, talks with first-year students in the Multimedia Editing and Production Academy. About 20 students from Lake County high schools are using the course to prepare for careers in radio and television broadcasting, webcasting, pod…

October 06, 2010 12:00 am
New multimedia academy in Hammond offers state-of-the-art learning environment

New multimedia academy in Hammond offers state-of-the-art learning environment

Student Cole Briggs reviews a video he created at the Hammond Area Career Center's new multimedia learning academy.

October 06, 2010 12:00 am
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