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Chance The Rapper Talks SNL, Jay-Z, Warmest Winter Campaign, Laquan McDonald & More on WGCI

Chance The Rapper WGCI

Upon returning to Chicago, Chance dropped by the Chicago Morning Takeover to chat with Kyle, Kendra and Leon about a slew of topics. Chano discussed his recent Saturday Night Live appearance, how that came about and came together, meeting with Jay-Z in NYC, his recent tour, Laquan McDonald, Jason Van Dyke, Spike Lee/Chi-Raq and much more.

Chance’s biggest announcement, however, is his new Warmest Winter initiative, where he plans to raise $100k for 1000 winter coats for homeless Chicagoans. A staggering 20% of CPS students are homeless, and Chance plans to help keep them warm this winter season.

This one is crazy in-depth. And as you know, Chance doesn’t do many interviews, so this one is required viewing.

Update: You can donate to Warmest Winter right here.

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Major Shake-ups at WGCI & Power 92


The Chicago radio shake-ups continue — and this time there’s major changes at both WGCI and Power 92. All Access is reporting Loni Swain and UB Rodriguez are exiting WGCI, and will be replaced with Frankie Robinson and Tone Kapone from Power 92.

ALL ACCESS has confirmed that iHEARTMEDIA Urban WGCI (107.5)/CHICAGO has made changes to its lineup. Midday personality LONI SWAIN and PM driver UB RODRIGUEZ have both exited.
Now for the rest of the story, as ‘GCI has raided crosstown rival CRAWFORD BROADCASTING Urban WPWX (POWER 92) to replace SWAIN and RODRIGUEZ. FRANKIE ROBINSON moves to ‘GCI for middays and TONE KAPONE will slide over for afternoons.

GRAY COMMUNICATIONS Consultant TONY GRAY told ALL ACCESS, “We wish both FRANKIE and TONE the very best. They were great employees. PD JAY ALAN and the POWER 92 crew will continue to give CHICAGO’s Hip-Hop community the very best. These changes will give us the opportunity to introduce fresh new talent to CHICAGO.”

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Video: Chance The Rapper Talks New Single, Ferguson Verdict on The Morning Riot

Back in town for Thanksgiving, Chano dropped by 107.5 WGCI’s Tony Sco & The Morning Riot to chat with the crew about a number of topics. Their conversation consists of Chance’s new single with Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment (check out “Sunday Candy” here), the Ferguson verdict and aftermath, as well as Chance’s hopes to work with Kirk Franklin.

Check it out above.

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Video: Twone Gabz Talks Battling Cancer On WGCI Morning Riot

Chicago vet, Twone Gabz, who is now going as Antwone Muhammad, dropped by WGCI’s Tony Sco & The Morning Riot to have a serious talk about his ongoing battle with breast cancer. Thankfully Twone’s treatment has been successful and his recovery is positive, so now he’s on the path to spread the message and let people know of his struggle. We’re glad to hear Twone is better. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: #FuckCancer.

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