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Channel 7 covers the Country Scene

ABC 7 Chicago Anchor Kathy Brock with reporter John Garcia (screen).

Joe's Bar, US99 and 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. "Sources" … [Read more...]

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 is, write … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Blood Tickets

Brad Paisley

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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! … [Read more...]