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Friday, February 26, 2021
One of my favorite things about co-hosting a podcast with a British gent is having someone to answer my questions about British colloquialisms I hear in Premier League play by play. This week, it's Hobson's Choice. @fkadamandrick @adamhowarth0627 https://t.co/OgnCrxRlyR— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) February 26, 2021
In the years 1914 and 1915 there were three major leagues in baseball. The third one was the Federal League, and the Chicago team played in what is now known as Wrigley Field. In fact, the ballpark was built for them.
I found this interesting article today about the Federal League, and a movie that was recently discovered featuring a scene at a Federal League game. You can read it here.
For geeks only (and I say that with love).
Thursday, February 25, 2021
This week's interview subject is an accomplished television, film, and commercial actor, but more importantly, went to Hebrew School with Dave. https://t.co/ZfRlixdSGU— Rick Kaempfer (@RickKaempfer) February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Just so we’re clear, this week alone, #FederalRegulations saved the life of every passenger on board #United328 & #TigerWoods, while #DEregulation practically killed the entire state of #Texas.— Matt Walton (@themattwalton) February 23, 2021
Thanks to Robert Feder for posting these. If you want the full break down of dayparts, click here.
1. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM all news, 7.3 (6.8)
2. WVAZ 102.7-FM R&B, 6.8 (8.0)
3. WBEZ 91.5-FM public radio news talk, 6.7 (4.3)
4. WLIT 93.9-FM adult contemporary, 5.1 (14.3)
5. (tie) WDRV 97.1-FM classic rock, 4.4 (3.8); WTMX 101.9-FM hot adult contemporary, 4.4 (3.9)
7. WGN 720-AM news talk, 4.1 (3.7)
8. WOJO 105.1-FM Mexican regional, 3.5 (3.3)
9. WXRT 93.1-FM adult album alternative, 3.4 (2.6)
10. (tie) WLS 94.7-FM classic hits, 2.9 (2.9); WRME 87.7-FM soft rock oldies, 2.9 (2.4)
12. WPPN 106.7-FM Spanish adult contemporary, 2.7 (2.4)
13. WKSC 103.5-FM Top 40, 2.6 (2.5)
14. WSCR 670-AM sports talk, 2.3 (2.0)
15. (tie) WBMX 104.3-FM classic hip-hop, 2.1 (2.2); WLEY 107.9-FM Mexican regional, 2.1 (2.0)
17. (tie) WUSN 99.5-FM country, 2.0 (2.1); WSHE 100.3-FM adult contemporary, 2.0 (1.7)
19. (tie) WGCI 107.5-FM hip-hop, 1.9 (1.6); WLS 890-AM news talk, 1.9 (1.7)
21. (tie) WBBM 96.3-FM Top 40, 1.8 (1.6); WCHI 95.5-FM rock, 1.8 (1.6)
23. WKQX 101.1-FM alternative rock, 1.7 (1.6)
24. WFMT 98.7-FM classical, 1.5 (1.6)
25. WPWX 92.3-FM hip-hop, 1.2 (no previous share)
26. (tie) WCPT 820-AM progressive talk, 1.1 (0.7); WMBI 90.1-FM Christian ministry, 1.1 (no previous share)
28. WVIV 93.5-FM Spanish contemporary, 1.0 (1.2)
29. (tie) WCKL 97.9-FM contemporary Christian music, 0.8 (0.6); WSRB 106.3-FM R&B, 0.8 (no previous share)
31. (tie) WCCQ 98.3-FM country, 0.7 (0.6); WMVP 1000-AM sports talk, 0.7 (0.6)
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
2021 marks our tenth year as a publisher, and every month we’ll be dipping into the archives to celebrate that anniversary. February has typically been a busy month at Eckhartz Press. For instance, check out some of these February moments from our authors Rick Kaempfer, Brent Petersen, Pat Colander, Dobie Maxwell, John Landecker, Joel Daly, Roger Badesch, Beth Jacobellis, Chet Coppock, Randy Richardson, Becky Sarwate-Maxwell, and Chuck Quinzio.
From Robert Feder's column today. (Read the whole thing here)
Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications has been closed to the public due to the pandemic, but behind the scenes they’re working on a major new exhibit to open later this year.
Starting in March the museum will kick off a yearlong celebration marking the 100th anniversary of radio in the United States.
It will begin with a series of panel discussions and related content online to be followed with a full-scale public display planned to open at the end of May, according to Susy Schultz, executive director of the museum.
Guiding the museum’s effort is an advisory board of academics and industry professionals drawn from across the U.S. and Canada, Schultz said.
Monday, February 22, 2021
400 straight hours at/below freezing in #Chicago during this latest cold snap. That's nearly 17 days.— Paul Deanno (@PaulDeannoNBC5) February 22, 2021
STARTED: February 4th at 8:00 pm
ENDED: February 21st at 12:00 pm
The worst of the cold is now gone.#ILwx #INwx @nbcchicago pic.twitter.com/QUebuysIGN
The court rules in favor of CNN versus the accuser--Rep. Devin Nunes.
We're going to be seeing more and more of these defamation cases to try to curb misinformation in the news. This court reminds people that you have to make that accusation in good faith, in a reasonable amount of time, and that you at least ask for a retraction first before asking for $435 million.