Not many high school graduates can boast that Oprah Winfrey gave the commencement address at their graduation. But 35,000 seniors graduating from Chicago high schools will remember that Oprah was there, virtually anyway.
WLS created a video of 41 musicians, 13 dancers and one singer performing separately and then mixed them all together for a rousing performance of Frank Sinatra’s Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town).
“We started with user-generated videos from local comedians, radio personalities and restaurants,” said WCIU’s Steve Bailey. “The videos are real people talking about one of Chicagoans’ greatest passions, their food. We are delivering Chicago Food To Go on multiple broadcast platforms to maximize our support for local restaurants.”
WGN Morning News is having its sixth annual drive-thru food drive, with all donated food going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, tomorrow morning from 5 to 10 and is inviting viewers to stop by.
Not a misspelling, ‘soles’ as in gym shoes. The month-long campaign encouraged Chicago residents across the city and suburbs to donate gently worn or new gym shoes to distribute to those in need by their community partner, Share Your Souls.
The free fair will feature food, fun, health screenings, safety tips and everything parents need to get kids ready for school. There will be plenty of entertainment including live music, face painting, a petting zoo, mascots, inflatable bouncers, and a dunk tank.
Both Graham and Nexstar have openings in their respective corporate headquarters in Chicago and Dallas for a chief technology officer and a senior vice president of local content development.
A cutting-edge study, Video News Research Project, will test the use of new forms of animation, graphics, and data visualization in video storytelling. Year-long, paid fellowship positions will be created as part of the project, one position at each of these stations in Chicago and Boston.
At the Promax Station Summit last week in Las Vegas, attendees filled the room for the session Zero Budget Magic, to see how imagination, and little more, is the only currency allowed in spots submitted from stations across the country. Here are all 40 of them.
This past week was a busy one on TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center, as Cox, NBC, Gray and Insite Wireless posted ads for openings in sales, news, marketing and engineering in Chicago, San Diego, Columbia, Boston and New York, and one opening where you can live anywhere you want.