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Giveaways on Midday with K this Wednesday!

March 4th, 2014 by kristengogol · No Comments

Make sure to listen in this Wednesday from 4-6pm CST on Chicago’s WIIT Midday with K 88.9FM or radio.iit.edu.  We are giving away 2 tickets to the Cubby Bear Wrigleyville concert featuring Gramps the Vamp with J-Roc & The Biz, Fuzz, and Seven Soul.  We are also giving away an autographed Rory Sullivan CD!  If you are lucky enough to stop by the studio during the show, you can get your picture taken with Rory and the crew.

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Dr. HORACE R. HALL – AUTHOR/MENTOR/EDUCATOR APPEARING LIVE ON “LIVING…WITH SAM GRAHAM”

March 4th, 2014 by LivingWithSamGraham · No Comments

Join us on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 3:30pm Central time as we welcome Author, Mentor, Educator, and Founder of R.E.A.L., Dr. Horace R. Hall.  During his first time appearance on WIIT 88.9 FM (radio.iit.edu) Dr. Hall will share his experiences as a mentor, researcher,dissertation process(es), professorship(s), and life experiences along with great music and other guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE DUKE’S CLASSIC SOUL and R&B REVUE!

March 4th, 2014 by elcaobo · No Comments

TUESDAY, March 4, 2014

Listen:
http://tunein.com/radio/WIIT-889-s29558/
http://www.radio.iit.edu/
– WIIT, 88.9 FM (Chicago)

Every Tuesday:
- 2:00pm – 4:00pm Central Time (Illinois & Canada [central])
- 3:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time (New York, Colombia, Cuba & Brasil)
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm Mountain Time (Denver & Canada [mountain])
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Time (California & Canada [pacific])
- 8:00pm – 10:00pm British/Irish/Western European Time (London)
- 9:00pm – 11:00pm Central European Time (Berlin)
- 10:00pm – 12:00am Eastern European Time (Athens)

Classic Soul | R&B | Stepping

More Info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RadioSalsaClasica/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MidWestClassicSoul/

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Rory Sullivan to revisit Midday with K

March 1st, 2014 by kristengogol · No Comments

Join us this Wednesday at 5:30pm CST for a LIVE interview and performance with Rory (Ro Ro) Sullivan on Chicago’s Midday with K WIIT 88.9FM radio.iit.edu!
NEWS:
*Over 550 shows
*Single “Better Now” featured on documentary film “Finding Seoul’
*Grand Prize winner for 2012 CD Baby and 2013 Sara Evans Songwriting Competitions 
*Opened for Stephane Wrembel, James Maddock, Luke Brindley, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Eric Andersen
Website: http://rorysullivanmusic.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/rorysullivanmusic
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rorysullivan

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Maggie Corbett to visit Midday with K

March 1st, 2014 by kristengogol · No Comments

Join us this Wednesday at 4:30pm CST on Chicago’s Midday with K WIIT 88.9FM radio.iit.edu to meet Maggie Corbett.  Maggie is a Chicago based actress with a background in theater, film, tv, and improv.  After having lived and worked in New York, L.A., and Italy, she returned to Chicago to perform as Edna in the Goodman Theatre’s production of Sweet Bird of Youth.  Other recent productions include playing Edna in the world premiere of A Beautiful Spell at the Royal George Theater, as well as Marie in David Cromer’s production of Come Back, Little Sheba at Shattered Globe Theatre.  Additional stage credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Othello, Henry V, The Elephant Man, and Noises Off, among others. Maggie graduated with a BA in acting from Columbia College Chicago, and has studied with Austin Pendleton at HB Studios, Jane Alderman at the Acting Studio Chicago, Matthew Miller at Second City, and the Actors Temple London.  She has appeared in productions with the New York International Fringe Festival, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, and Emerging Artists Theatre, and is an ensemble member of the English Theatre of Rome, Rare Terra Theatre, and Woodsugars sketch comedy group.

 www.MaggieCorbett.com

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THE LAUNCH OF THE “LIVING…WITH SAM GRAHAM” SHOW

February 27th, 2014 by LivingWithSamGraham · No Comments

I am your Host and Superlative LifeStyle Maverick, Sam Graham

Host of “Living…With Sam Graham”

Please join me this Friday, February 28, 2014 at 3:00pm Central time for the official launch of “Living…With sam Graham”.  Your newest talk and music show on WIIT 88.9 FM – CHICAGO.  My guests this week will be:

Communications and Public Relations veteran, Patricia Andrews-Keenan.

Owner of The Tallulah Group

Also visiting the studio will be Kevin Ross, Senior VP, Marketing, and Brand Manager for TwoGuard Media Group.

Senior VP

For your health and fitness information, we have Stephan Fouche of NLS Fitness.

Personal Trainer and Founder

…and his beautiful wife and business partner, Mireya Fouche Founder of “One Heart One Soul” organization.

Founder of “One Heart One Soul”

Tune in for information, engagement, music, and more!!!!

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Justin Stasny of GO 24-7 Fitness to visit Midday with K

February 24th, 2014 by kristengogol · No Comments

Join us this Wednesday at 5:30pm CST for an interview with Chicago’s newest fitness team!  Tune in to radio.iit.edu to stream live or listen to 88.9FM Chicago to hear fitness tips and more.

Justin Stasny BIO

B.S. Kinesiology

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

“Ever since I first stepped foot into a gym at the age of 12 I have been obsessed with fitness. At the time, I read every magazine, every article, and every book I could get my hands on to grasp a solid understanding and knowledge of building a solid physical foundation and performance ready physique. Before this, I guess you could say I was a chubby kid and not exactly the epitome of fitness and I was tired of getting made fun of and ridiculed for my body. As I learned more and more about working out and put my new knowledge into practice, I found out it was about a lot more than just building a better body. I realized early on that with building a better body I learned more about discipline and it built up my confidence and abilities to do everything I set my mind to. This was one of those life changing moments and I already knew that I had to share this new found information and passion with everyone that I could. So, I started building routines for myself and my friends so we could not only be faster and stronger from a competition and sporting standpoint, but it also helped us all develop into better people.”

“I knew I wanted to spend my life educating everyone I could about the benefits of health and fitness so I continued my quest to further my knowledge as much as possible by going to college at Indiana University and obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I already had a good grasp on what workouts do what, but with my formal education it really helped me gain an understanding of the mechanics of the human body, its’ movement, and how the body’s physiological systems are integrated in the performance of exercise, work, sports performance, and overall well-being.”

“Developing a better body has always helped me compete well in many sports. In high school I was one of only two freshman in a class of about 900 to wrestle at varsity level. I was also one of only two sophomore students to compete at varsity level in football. At the age of 16 I tried my first bodybuilding show and was awarded 2nd place in the teen mens tall division (I was the youngest competitor in the show by 2 years). In college I played volleyball for the mens club team. After college, I started to focus more on my career, but still compete in sports like Mixed Martial Arts and inline hockey.”

“I have been training people professionally at different gyms in and around the Chicago-land area ever since. In 2007 I decided to open up my own personal training studio called The Better You Fitness Studio to allow me to really encompass all aspects of my knowledge and be able to teach new clients without anything holding me back. Since I opened in 2007 we have doubled in size to a full gym and are looking to expand again with a membership base of about 750 people. I continue to learn and develop new techniques and not only follow new fitness trends, but lead them. I am a firm believer that if you put in the hard work, you will achieve whatever it is that you want. I knew what I wanted to do with my life as soon as I picked up my first weight at the age of 12 and I haven’t looked back. I want to teach everyone that I can that building a better body is just the first step into building the foundation of a better life.”

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Scale Model on Midday with K

February 23rd, 2014 by kristengogol · No Comments

Join Midday with K this Wednesday at 4:30pm CST on WIIT 88.9FM streaming live at radio.iit.edu for a telephone interview with Scale Model!

Scale Model Bio:
Scale Model is an indie rock/pop band based in Nashville, TN. They combine complex instrumental structure with unique, catchy vocal melodies to create a sound that transcends the staples of pop.

“If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Scale Model yet, let us be the first to tell you: you’re in for a treat. The Nashville four-piece plays an infectious blend of synth melodies and danceable drum beats, and tops it all of with some of the best female vocals Music City has to offer.”
-No Country for New Nashville

“Scale Model certainly seems inspired by New Romanticism, with four-on-the-floor beats, positive-minded, ambitious content and saccharine, synth-driven progressions.”
-Nashville Scene

“…Scale Model uses New Wave’s synthesis of propulsive rhythms from krautrock and disco as a foundation…letting Rox’s vocal melodies float on top like Nena or “Heart of Glass”-era Debbie Harry.”
-Nashville Scene

“[Megan] Rox’s more self-assured vocals have become a revelation. It’s not just that her singing is so delectable and angelic on this brand new EP, but on songs like the wondrous “Ground Beneath My Feet” (and the great “Set Me Free,” from their also-excellent 2010 Set Me Free E.P.), her delivery and words sound inspiring. And on closing tracks “Mindreader” and “Impression,” her voice soars. What a lovely record!”
-The Big Takeover

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DUKES’S CLASSIC SOUL and R&B REVUE!

February 18th, 2014 by elcaobo · No Comments

 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014

Listen:
http://tunein.com/radio/WIIT-889-s29558/
http://www.radio.iit.edu/
– WIIT, 88.9 FM (Chicago)

Every Tuesday:
- 2:00pm – 4:00pm Central Time (Illinois & Canada [central])
- 3:00pm – 5:00pm Eastern Time (New York, Colombia, Cuba & Brasil)
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm Mountain Time (Denver & Canada [mountain])
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm Pacific Time (California & Canada [pacific])
- 8:00pm – 10:00pm British/Irish/Western European Time (London)
- 9:00pm – 11:00pm Central European Time (Berlin)
- 10:00pm – 12:00am Eastern European Time (Athens)

Classic Soul | R&B | Stepping | Club Dance | House

More Info:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RadioSalsaClasica/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MidWestClassicSoul/


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Seven Soul to visit Midday with K (THE WHOLE BAND!!!)

February 17th, 2014 by kristengogol · 1 Comment

Join us this Wednesday at 5:30pm CST for a LIVE interview and performance with a full 7-piece band!  Seven Soul gives you dynamic, fun performances with tight harmonies and a wide variety of music. Fronted by three powerful female vocalists and bringing decades of combined music and performance experience, Seven Soul makes the perfect act for any club, festival, or event.  From classic R&B to modern alternative hits, the 60′s to today… Seven Soul hits the stage with something for everyone.

Some artists they cover:

  • Aretha Franklin
  • Poison
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Garbage
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • The Who
  •  Pat Benatar
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • AC/DC
  • Heart
  • Janis Joplin
  • Journey
  • Tina Turner
  • ZZ Top
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • The Bangles
  • Cheap Trick

Alisa grew up with a musical father who toured in a Gospel quartet. In addition to southern Gospel, her earliest musical memories include a lot of Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Elvis, Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, Lawrence Welk, and the Warner Brothers classical soundtrack. She sang in her church youth choir, but also liked alternative sounds like R.E.M., The Replacements, Sonic Youth, They Might Be Giants, and anything NOT on the radio. Only recently, she broke into the “band” scene, headlining at places such as Shark City, Phil McCrackens, Penny Road Pub, and more. Alisa is a high-energy performer who loves delivering deeper, darker songs and some sweet harmonies with Seven Soul.

Jen’s parents will tell you she started singing since before talking. With a background in choir, classical voice, theatre, and improv, Jen is a well-rounded performing child of the 80’s, influenced by a classic rock loving, blues guitar playing dad and her mom’s Monkees records. She takes cues from Tina Turner, Pat Benatar, Janis, and Joan Osborne, delivering energetic, gritty performances. Jen played with The Express Band and The Prior Brothers Band in Minneapolis, recording CDs with both. After devoting much of the last few years to theatre projects, Jen is ready to rock and roll with Seven Soul (but you can still ask her about A Klingon Christmas Carol anytime).

Kristen grew up with “Blackbird” as a lullaby and fell asleep each night to classical music as a baby. At 10, she began playing the flute, which led to a degree in music. Later, her career took her to NYC where she developed a crippling addiction to karaoke. This was “the dark period”… countless hours, days, weeks frittered away on seedy sofas in dark karaoke lounges, selling plasma to pay for the Korea-town private karaoke rooms…. OK, not really. But, she sang a LOT of karaoke and eventually grew some singing cajones. Back in the Midwest, she sang with actual bands. Kristen is beyond pumped to sing her face off with Seven Soul, blowing your mind with some powerhouse tunes and spine-tingling harmonies!

Peter remembers listening to the British Invasion coming through his parent’s radio, starting a lifelong love of music. In 8th grade, he borrowed a guitar and taught himself to play. In high school, he played an upright bass and (with less than 2 weeks to prepare) won a gold medal for a Vivaldi duet performance. As a senior, Pete played electric bass in a band, playing songs from Chicago to Motown. Many great musicians have influenced Pete, but the sound of “Whole Lotta Love” thundering through a room was pure freedom. In addition to playing for Seven Soul, Pete spends his spare time creating beats and composing electronic music and frequently jams at open mic nights and other musical projects.

Because his mother refused to let him have drums in the house, Rich got his first guitar at age 14 and he’s never looked back. Growing up in the 1970′s, it’s only natural that Rich became a huge fan of the big guitar sounds that shape his style and sound to this day. Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Joe Perry, Robin Trower, Tom Scholz, and Peter Frampton, are some of his main influences, but he tries to take a little something from every guitarist he’s ever heard. Rich has shared the stage with many great bands and musicians in the last 30 years or so and is very, very excited to help bring Seven Soul to you—just don’t give him a microphone (you’ve been warned).

After hearing Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim,” Steve bought his first guitar. After learning a few chords, he played his first live gig—his 8th grade graduation. Playing to a crowd left Steve wanting more. After hearing Led Zeppelin, Steve bought a Fender Stratocaster and formed a band. He spent his younger years playing in Wisconsin and Illinois clubs. In his 30’s, he put down the guitar to begin a family and an engineering career. Nearly 20 years later, Steve dusted off his guitar and played again. Over the years, Steve has played with many talented musicians and has been influenced by 60’s music, soul, blues, and rock. Steve is proud to be a part of Seven Soul, and he encourages everyone to come out and see the talent this band has to offer!

Tim first started playing drums at the age of 6. Growing up in northwest Indiana, he was exposed to all sorts of music, from rock to jazz to classical. He performed with many different groups during his teens and went on to college in Chicago, graduating with a BA in music education. While at college, Tim became a very sought-after performer, writer and clinician, playing with a wide variety of organizations. Over the years, he’s played with many bands, most notably as the drummer and support vocalist of Justyn Kase, notorious on the Chicago club circuit in the 1990’s. His musical influences range from Gene Krupa to Ringo Starr, David Garibaldi to Neil Peart, Hal Blaine to Danny Seraphine, and then some!

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