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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 Major Market back in November 2010.  In addition to his co-hosting duties at WUSN, Stevens is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program Country’s Cutting Edge produced by Westwood One.

 

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

Changes, they are a comin’

Changes, they are a comin’

Chicago Country Music Festival, Taste Part of City Festival Privatization Plan. The City of Chicago recently released a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a private management company to take control of a handful of free Chicago summer music festivals including the Taste of Chicago and the Chicago Country Music Festival. A move to privatize yet… 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

Country fest lineup peek

Country fest lineup peek

Downtown country music festival announces first round of performers; festival changes CHICAGO – The Mayor’s Office of Special Events released the first round of entertainment for the 2010 Chicago Country Music Festival. Country music star Jake Owen, Love and Theft are among the first entertainers announced. Main stage headliners have not been released. In addition… Continue Reading