Saturday, February 22, 2014

Local radio favorites Doug McDuff and Ken DeCoster released following NTA programming changes

WIFR.com and The Rock River Times report that local radio greats Doug McDuff and Ken DeCoster were let go from NTA radio following station programming changes. 

Read the Rock River Times article: "Mid-West Family Broadcasting launches new radio formats" at http://rockrivertimes.com/mid-west-family-broadcasting-launches-new-radio-formats/.

Read the WIFR.com article: "Mid-West Family Broadcasting Announces Radio Format Changes" at http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Mid-West-Family-Broadcasting-Announces-Raido-Format-Changes-246600211.html.
 

I am extremely disappointed in the programming changes. 

Rockford has lost a great local news source in NTA. DeCoster worked hard to bring important, local breaking news to our attention when it happened. You can't tell me people didn't appreciate local news as it happens. Also, what will happen to NTA's coverage of local sports?
 

While I didn't always agree with the guests and callers on NTA talk shows, McDuff and the other hosts provided an important community service by promoting valuable discussions on local issues.

I wish Ken DeCoster and Doug McDuff well and hope they find job opportunities here in Rockford.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Read the new Rock River Times in print and online

The Rock River Times recently unveiled new print and online versions and they look great. The new versions bring you the latest news all day, all week long.

Pick your free copy of The Rock River Times at local stores and restaurants and read the paper online at:



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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

African American Read In – Saturday, February 22nd

presents its annual:

African American Read-In

Saturday, February 22, 2014

1:00 to 4:00 pm

Refreshments will be served.

FREE ADMISSION- BRING A CHILD

Reformation Lutheran Church
11310 S. Forest 
Chicago, IL

773/509-5058

If you wish to read, contact Karen Ford at Kford@nwu.org

Sunday, February 16, 2014

See a great play "Harvey" today Sunday at 2 PM

If you haven't yet, see Main Street Players of Boone County production of "Harvey" today, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 PM. The show closes today, some come out today.

I saw the play last night and it was great.

Harvey
2 PM
11 W 1st St, Belvidere, IL 61008

Visit: http://www.mainstreetplayersofboonecounty.com/ for details.




Elwood P. Dowd is an affable man who claims to have an unseen (and presumably imaginary) friend Harvey — whom Elwood describes as a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka resembling an anthropomorphic rabbit. Elwood introduces Harvey to everyone he meets. His social-climbing sister, Veta, increasingly finds his eccentric behavior embarrassing. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her and her daughter Myrtle Mae from future embarrassment. When they arrive at the sanitarium, a comedy of errors ensues. The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When Elwood shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on the staff, including sanitarium director Dr. Chumley and his business partner, Dr. Sanderson. Only just before Elwood is to be given an injection that will make him into a "perfectly normal human being, and you know what bastards they are!" (in the words of a taxi cab driver who has become involved in the proceedings) does Veta realize that she'd rather have Elwood the same as he's always been — carefree and kind — even if it means living with Harvey. 

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