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Channel 7 covers the Country Scene

Joe’s Bar, US99 and CountryMusicChicago.com received a special shout out from ABC7 Chicago reporter John Garcia during a special segment featuring the local country music scene.  The report aired on the 10PM newscast following the CMA Awards, which also aired on the same network.

ABC news anchor Kathy Brock with reporter John Garcia (screen).

“Sources” tell me John is quite the country fan himself.  So if you see him at Joe’s, be sure to buy him a beer.  (Always wanted to say this)  Kathy, back to you…

US99’s New Phone Number

For country fans here in Chicago, there’s one phone number we all pretty much knew by heart… 312-591-US99. How many of you had it programmed into your phone? I know I did! Well, as part of what looks like a studio move, the new US99.5 studios has a new caller contest line.  So here it… Continue Reading

Ray Ray to Stay Stay

Rambin’ Ray Stevens to stay with WUSN for 3-more years. Breaking News: CHICAGO – US99.5 Chicago’s morning co-host Ramblin’ Ray Stevens has just inked a continuing three-year contract extension deal with CBS Radio.  Stevens, along with co-host Lisa Dent, garnered the show a Country Music Association Award for Broadcast Personalities of the Year in a… Continue Reading

Blood Tickets

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE FOR THE CHANCE TO SEE BRAD & BLAKE IN CONCERT! Do you have a little country in your blood? Join LifeSource and US99.5 for their Country Music Blood Drives on Saturday, July 23, at four suburban Chicago locations. Donate blood for the chance to win lawn tickets to see Brad… Continue Reading

Top 11 Summer Concerts

For the months of June, July, August and September of 2011. With a little help from the mainstay country music touring acts, the summer 2011 country music concert season in Chicago is really starting to take shape.  As in years past, major acts such as Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney fill… Continue Reading

It’s a Two-peat!

It’s a Two-peat!

US99, Lisa Dent, Ramblin’ Ray and Marci Braun pick up some new hardware at annual industry awards program. Annually, the Country Radio Broadcasters Association convenes, in Nashville, to discuss the state of the industry, meet with the artists and to honor some of country radio’s top stations and personalities. While there’s no question to us… Continue Reading

Live Nation launches 2011 Mega Ticket

Live Nation launches 2011 Mega Ticket

Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts will return to the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in 2011. As in years past, the behemoth concert promoter, Live Nation, has partnered with US99 to bundle five of Chicago’s biggest summer country concerts for their annual Country Mega Ticket. In 2011, all concerts will… Continue Reading

Word on the Street – Nov. 24

Word on the Street – Nov. 24

Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray bring home the CMA A belated congratulations to US99.5’s very own Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray [Stevens] and the rest of the WUSN morning crew for their 44th Annual Country Music Association win for Broadcast Personalities of the Year in a Major Market. The duo accepted their award during a… Continue Reading

Word on the Street – Sept. 23

Word on the Street – Sept. 23

Traffic Jam… The afternoon commute in Chicago just got a little worse. Metro’s PM traffic reporter, Marti Jones, has signed off at WUSN, US99 radio. The intent of her abrupt departure from the Drew Walker show is unclear but her afternoon presence on the Chicago country radio station will be missed. After dedicating the show’s… Continue Reading

Word on the Street – Aug. 23

Word on the Street – Aug. 23

Wait for it…Wait for it… The official Chicago Country Music Festival headliner announcement is expected very soon. How soon is “very soon” is the question. Taunting fans, yet again, festival organizers posted on the event’s official Facebook fan page wall, “Headliners will be announced very soon! Stay tuned!”, early this morning. While we don’t know… Continue Reading