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FLASHNEW.gif 1/23/09 News: A pair of our 60 Rock in' Roll Heroes have Stints and Splints. I'm glad to say they are on the mend- DZM
Joe Cantafio: (Classic Rock) has Stints.
News From Joe: Back In The Saddle Again
Well, it's over, I had my final heart procedure Thursday, January 15th. My doctor
cleared the left artery to my heart. He cleared my right artery on December 23rd. Full Story:
Update: Email Tue 3/17/09 From: Thanks for the note on your website. Many people who read your site have emailed and called me to check in and see how I'm doing. I have to tell you, I have never felt better. I've dropped a ton of weight and I am already out performing again. God bless brother and we'll see you this summer ... and you'll see a new, improved Joe Cantafio ... Ohhh and don't forget to eat your vegetables! Joe
Ronnie Rice: has Splints.
1/2/09 Email from Lenny (SoundMan): Ronnie Rice... slipped on black ice and broke his ankle in three spots...He needs to have surgery on it...Just in case you didn't hear...Hope he's on the mend soon...He sounded great...hoping you might have been there...but it was a private event.
1/23/09 On air From
Dick Biondi Ronnie Rice had to have pins in his ankle and is on the mend after finally following his doctor's orders to rest and elevate his leg.

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Bands & Bar Links: Bands & Bar Links: Suburban Nightlife Magazine's Best of the Burbs '08 Awards Party!
Sun 3/22 5p Belvedere Banquets, 1170 W Devon Ave & Rowling Rd/Old Rt 53, Elk Grove,
Tickets at the door are $
10. $5 if you have the coupon. Print coupon: (You need to Reg.)
Doors open: 5p with a hosted bar and Free Buffet. (Entertainment: Karaoke Vocal Showcase Featuring past winners)
6-7p will be mingling and networking And continued vocal showcase. Tthe Awards ceremony will start at 8p with a big production number; and is schedule for three hours. Hosting duties will be shared this year between Bart and Bill Landry and may include some guest presenter.
This year several nominated bands will be able to showcase their original music as the top five song will be performed during the awards show. Nitelife will also feature Movie clips and video of several of the nominees.
Well the party is really a good time. With an hour of FREE food and drink it is well worth the price the of admission. But the main reason to go is to network with the industry people in attendance. Bands in particular should go to meet clubs owners, managers and other bands. There will be a table set up for bands to have their promo material available. This is a great marketing and promotional opportunity. Poster:

The Buckinghams: Suburban Nightlife Mag's Best of the Burbs '07 Winner as the 6th Best Classic Rock!
Click here for here for Buckinghams have been nominated for the 2008 Hit Parade Hall of Fame! Your vote can get them officially inducted! The Hit Parade Hall of Fame honors recording artists who have two or more top ten hit singles or albums during the past 30 years. The Buckinghams need YOUR vote to be selected for the Hall of Fame. All across the globe Buckinghams Fans are making their voice heard as the ultimate decision makers. Vote for the Buckinghams! Click on the Hit Parade Hall Of Fame Banner, Then on the Star!

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The Chicago Tribune invites you to share condolences for those who passed away in the Northern Illinois University shooting in DeKalb, Illinois, on February 14, 2008. To sign the Guest Book for an individual, please click on the appropriate link below. To share a general message of condolence, please click here.

10/12/2005 We now have an Oldies FM radio station: WZZN 94.7 FM
(Thanks Dave, Wayne, Marlene, Chris the Rock Cop and Moe for the info. -
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In Chicago:
WZZN 94.7 FM
Click here for oldies is new again at 94.7 FM Copyright © 2005, Chicago Tribune
Phil Rosenthal Published September 27, 2005,1,6186876.column
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Update: 08/13/2005 The WJMK DJ's are Back!
August 12th, at 10am WJMK-HD2 became the first all digital radio station in America with a live air-staff! WJMK-HD2 is currently broadcasting in high definition radio, known as HD RADIO, bringing you crystal clear digital sound quality on 104.3 HD2! (It appears week days only! - DZM!)
The legendary lineup of
Paul Perry (6am - 10am), Greg Brown (10am - 3pm), Fred Winston (3pm - 8pm) and Dick Biondi (8pm to midnight) are broadcasting live and direct on 104.3 FM WJMK-HD2, which you can pick up with an HD radio. We'll tell you soon how you can get an HD radio, and when they will be available in stores! The broadcast is also being sent out over the internet at , so you can sample the new radio station over the internet if you wish.
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01/09/2005 Congratulations To Dick Biondi! Once again, Dick stayed up for 32 consecutive hours collecting toys and cash for The Uhlich Children's Advantage Network! This year he collected over 23,000 toys and over $14,000! Also, a big thank you to everyone who donated! This wouldn't be possible with out your help!
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To purchase a Dick Biondi Bobblehead contact Carolyn O. Watkins at 773.290.5813
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Was Fri 12/10/04 10a 'til 6p Sat 12/11/04The 13th Annual Dick Biondi-Oldies 104.3 Toy Drive,
Yorktown Mall, Highland Ave & Butterfield Rd (N of I-88), Lombard, Map,
Come out and join us at Yorktown Center on December 10th & 11th!
Dick Biondi starts broadcasting live at 10am on Friday the 10th and doesn't stop until 6pm on Saturday! You can come out and visit Dick at any time during his marathon broadcast as the mall will remain unlocked (the stores will be closed during the overnight hours).
How can you help? There are many ways. First, you can come to the toy drive and drop off an UNWRAPPED, NON-VIOLENT toy for a child anywhere from ages 0-18. Second, you can also make a cash donation on site or over the phone during the Toy Drive. Tune in to Oldies 104.3 on December 10th & 11th for that number. Third, you can donate ahead of time at one of our Toy Drive locations. Uhlich Children's Advantage Network ( the new name for FamilyCare Services of Illinois.)
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? Then we have the perfect holiday gift for you! You can also help a young adult as well. The Dick Biondi Bobblehead is here and we can't keep them on the shelf. A $20.00 donation to the Holiday Gift Campaign will get you a great Dick Biondi Bobblehead. Don't waste another minute, get a Dick Biondi bobblehead for you and a friend this season! To purchase a Dick Biondi Bobblehead contact Carolyn O. Watkins at 773.290.5813 or Secure your bobblehead TODAY as supplies are limited!

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D.H.A.I.R. to be different
By Ted Cox -TV/Radio Posted 3/11/2004

Best disc jockeys:

Herb Kent, WVAZ 102.7-FM; Shawn Campbell, WLUW 88.7-FM

Yet two local DJs still deserve the title. "The Cool Gent," Kent, plays dusties on Saturday mornings and all day Sundays on V103, and he maneuvers smoothly from old-school rhythm & blues through soul to hardcore funk.

Other nominees:
Dick Biondi, Fred Winston, WJMK 104.3-FM ;
Neil Tesser, "Miles Ahead," WSBC 120-AM, WCFJ 1470-AM


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WJMK looks to the East to find new morning star


Two months after John Records Landecker involuntarily ended his 10-year run as morning personality, oldies WJMK-FM (104.3) announced the hiring of his replacement Tuesday.

Paul Perry, who most recently hosted mornings at Infinity Broadcasting's WODS-FM in Boston, joins the Infinity station here next week. He's expected to be on the air by Nov. 5 along with news anchor Bonnie Greene and weatherman Brant Miller.

Perry, 54, a Pittsburgh native, has been idle since Sept. 4, when WODS chose not to renew his contract after five years. Before that, he hosted mornings for eight years at WWBB-FM in Providence, R.I.

"Paul exemplifies WJMK's continuing commitments to excellence, pride and teamwork," said Charley Lake, program director of Oldies 104.3. "With his hiring, a major piece of the puzzle has fallen into place as we continue to build Chicago's and America's greatest oldies station."

Perry, who holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University, has had a varied career in and out of radio. He hosted and produced local television shows in Boston, hosted radio talk shows in Boston and Providence, dabbled in radio station ownership and spent more than a decade as a communications instructor at the college level.

Since Landecker was told his contract would not be renewed on Aug. 27, WJMK has been vamping in mornings with fill-in hosts. The rest of the station's on-air lineup remains stable with Greg Brown in middays, Fred Winston in afternoons and Dick Biondi in evenings.

Since Oct. 7, Oldies 104.3 has faced a new challenge in the form of Clear Channel Communications' WRLL-AM (1690). Billed as "Real Oldies 1690," the competition features Chicago radio veterans Tommy Edwards and Larry Lujack in mornings and Ron Britain in afternoons.

In the latest Arbitron quarterly survey, WJMK's morning show tied for 12th place with a 2.7 percent share and a cumulative weekly audience of 305,700. Overall, the station tied for ninth in the market with a 3.2 share and a weekly cume of 773,100.


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New station to reunite 'Uncle Lar & Li'l Tommy'

Clear Channel's new frequency at 1690 AM on the far end of the dial in west suburban Berwyn.
If all goes as planned, Edwards will be joined on his morning show each weekday by his former "Animal Stories" partner, Larry Lujack. The prospect of reuniting "Uncle Lar and Li'l Tommy" has been a dream of their Chicago radio fans since Lujack retired in 1987.

Also considered likely to have a major on-air role is Ron Britain, the wildly creative genius who reigned as "King B" on the former WCFL and other Chicago stations for 35 years. Full Story:
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Landecker loses morning job at WJMK (Who's going to replace him? - Thanks Dave for the link. DZM)
John Records Landecker, whose name has been synonymous with rock 'n' roll radio in Chicago for three decades, is out after 10 years as morning personality at oldies WJMK-FM (104.3).,


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WJMK 'growing up' with oldies audience


Full Story Check Bob Stroud's comments about being in the The Cryan' Shames:, at end of article.
Please Help with my Email Campaign to get Fred Winston into the full time afternoon slot. Ask the Program Director - - DZM (Thanks Dave Kohl for the link.-DZM)

Joe Cantafio & Jade: (Classic Rock) w/ FDNY Firefighters Engine Co. 55, Photo of Joe & Co. 55,

March 20, 2003

Daily Herald
Daily Herald
Suburban singer wants to take Freedom tour to troops
By James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer
Posted March 20, 2003

This time, it's war.
For Joe Cantafio and the New York City firefighters of Engine Co. 55, taking his concert tour to troops overseas is the catharsis they've yearned for.

Cantafio, who played hundreds of concerts to raise money for Engine 55, has asked the military to take the Let Freedom Sing tour and the firefighters overseas to give U.S. soldiers a firsthand look at what they're fighting for.
The Full Story,

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And don't forget to vote every day, once a day for Your Favorite Band in THE BEST OF THE BURBS 2002 at This is a GREAT contest you can vote every day and it's legal!
Below are some of the Winners! As you can easily see FEST FINDER FOR 60'S ROCK IN CHICAGO LAND Web Site Covers only the Best! - DZM
"Winners" Best of the Burbs:,
Best Blues Band
: 174. Howard and the White Boys, Best Classic Rock: 329. Hi Infidelity, 330. Infinity, 332. ARRA, 335. 6DEEZ, Best Dance Band: 438. Selective Recall, 441. MaggieSpeaks, 455. Generations, 440. 7DEEZ, Best Duo: 531. Kimi Hayes & Paula Marr, Best Female Front for Band: 555. Dea "The Fabulous Janes", 538. Debe Welch, 558. Dawn O'keef Williams, 540. Kristin Equi "Generations", 544. Kimi Hayes, Best Heavy Rock: Lounge Puppets, Best Latin: 751. Rico, Best Male Front for Band: 765. Dave Mikulskis "Hi Infidelity", 803. Andrew J. Blake "Infinity", 776. Bob Biagi "Infinity", Best R&B: 1163. Our Gang, Best Rock Band: 1217. Infinity, Best Tribute Band: 1364. Hi-Infidelity, 1358. American English, 1357. Denny Diamond, 1368. Fabulous Janes, Best After-Work Party: 31. Crossroads -in Elmhurst, Best Beer Garden: 156. Walter Payton's Round House in Aurora, 158. Durty Nellies, 155. SideOuts, Best Brew Pub: 241. Paytons Round House, 239. Prairie Rock/ Elgin, 240. Govnor's in Lake in the Hills, Best Concert Venue: 402. Synergy in West Chicago, 405. 602 North, 411. Durty Nellie's, 410. Arcada Theatre in St Charles, Best Dance Club: 456. Boogie Nights, 457. Hideout, 459. Famous Freddie's, 458. Dakota's Bar & Grill, 467. Alumni Club in Schaumburg, Best Rock Club: 1262. Chicago City Limits in Schaumburg, 1258. 602 North, 1261. Rory's in Addison, 1259. Walter Payton's Round House in Aurora, 1263. Sammy K's, Best Mobile DJ: 944. No such thing--hire a REAL band!

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Keep a lookout for the Repeat Broadcast of the show that starts out about the Willowbrook Ballroom Sun 10:30p Hope You saw the 5 minute clip. Sun 2/23/03 10:30p

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D.K. Davis
Here it is, all you D.K. Davis fans he has a web site:,
Email From: "Pam Ponton" <>
Subject: D. K. Davis Nominated for Music Award
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 20:35:50 -0600
Hi everyone!!

I am excited to let you know that D.K. Davis has received a nomination for a New Music Weekly Award in the category of "Crossover Artist of the Year." D.K. shares this category with Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Creed and Cerrito. The nominees for these awards are selected by deejays and radio stations reporting to New Music Weekly.

I am forwarding to you the page that allows you to go to the NMW website and vote for your favorite performers in many different categories (hint: in the "Crossover Artist of the Year" category, vote for D.K.--*smile*). In the event that the forward doesn't come through so that you can click on the circle to "vote," you can go to: and place your vote.

The awards ceremony will be held March 15 in Los Angeles. Be sure to vote for D.K., send him good vibes, and keep your fingers crossed!! I'll let you know the results after March 15. Thanks!!

Pam Ponton
Promotions Director
Route 66 Entertainment, Inc.
Email: Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 22:29:53 -0500
From: Tom Soares <>
Subject: Off Topic- Contest

Hey Gang,
Sorry this is not a contest for or about Jim Peterik or the Ides Of March but I figured I would post it here for you all.
I recently have taken on a new client and set up a web site for him. His name is D.K. Davis. D.K.'s style is kind of hard to pigeonhole as it is a blend of Country, Rock, Jazz, with a dash of Elvis and the Beach Boys thrown in for good measure :) LOL Some of you might already be familiar with him and his music. His video "I Fought The Law ( and the law won)" garnered 1st place in the Music Video Awards held in Chicago. It continued to enjoy an extremely long run of airplay on TNN's Video Country as well as numerous international broadcast stations. He has worked with Jim in the past and even has included a version of The Search Is Over on his new CD. His title cut of the Elvis hit song "Return To Sender" is currently number 3 on the Rhythm & Beach chart as well as number 9 on the Music Weekly Countdown. Anyway as a kick off for the web site we are running a contest to win an Autographed copy of his CD. Just visit the site for the details., Tom

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The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, 98 East State St, Sharon PA. 16146, (724) 983-2025, , (Awesome web site - DZM)
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation (A 501C3 Non-Profit Foundation) Purchased The Columbia Theatre June 14, 2002.

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Mon 12/03/01 3:30p
Medation for
George Harrison
Update 01/28/2002 This week
"My Sweet Lord" #1 Great Britian
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FILE--George Harrison is shown in this 1976 file photo at an unknown location.
Harrison died Thursday Nov. 29, 2001, a longtime family friend said. He was 58. (AP Photo)

Beatle George Harrison
Dies at 58 (Story & Photos):
Harrison's Ashes to Be Spread in India,
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"My Sweet Lord! My Sweet Goerge! May your music comfort us for ever and always." - DZM

Click here for .Paul McCartney is donating all proceeds from the online sales of his new single, "Freedom," and the two versions of "From A Lover To A Friend" to benefit victims and rescue workers of the Sept. 11 terrorism at-tack. Fans can download the single three-pack for pay from ???-DZM and ???-DZM for $3.99.

Fri 10/26/01 The Day America Cried Final release info:,
The Day America Cried Jim Peterik/Johnny VanZant

In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty
In the torch-light of the land of the free
Lies the burning wreckage of our Fathers' dream
And the souls who've paid with their lives
A nation saw evil in September skies
By some faceless coward who'll soon pay the price
For challenging the towers of American pride
The Day America Cried

And now we stand as one
As flags are raised - to hail our heroes
And now the healing starts
We join our hearts - to remember all who have died
The Day America Cried

Now as a calm falls on the skyline
Now as the smoke reveals the sun
Still the fires burn in our memory
This date is etched forever, nine-one-one
At the alter of the chapel of liberty
We light a candle for eternity
And pray that history will never repeat
The Day America Cried
Copyright 2001, Jim Peterik Music/ASCAP

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08/3/2001 This page was created by Gary S. Hartman, a product of the mid-1950s,
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08/1/2001 Thanks to Dave Kohl & Major Buzz for the link to this Great Photo. DZM

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