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Chicago Radio Legend Tommy Edwards to Consult and Program AccuRadio’s “Chicago Radio Online”

 width=CHICAGO ““ A veteran of Chicago, New York, Boston, and , Tommy Edwards has joined AccuRadio to oversee the company’s “Chicago Online” set of online streaming music channels. He will manage the programming and voice talent for the channels, AccuRadio founder and CEO Kurt Hanson and COO John Gehron announced today.

Edwards is best known as a Program Director of Chicago’s renowned Top 40 “Musicradio ” in the early 1970s and as “Lil’ Tommy” on Radio Hall of Famer Larry Lujack’s “Animal Stories” segments.   Edwards’s other major-market PD positions included -/Boston and KCBS-/Los Angeles.

AccuRadio’s Chicago Radio Online (http://www.chicagoradioonline.com/) is a seven-channel Internet radio station crafted for fans of legendary Chicago radio and Chicago radio personalities. Anchored by the popular “Chitown Smooth Jazz” and “Chicago’s Best Oldies” channels, it also features Classic Rock, Adult Contemporary, “Real” Oldies (pop stand ards), Classic Hits, and ““ all with a decidedly “Chicago” style.   The channels are hosted by Chicago radio stalwarts like Edwards, Danae Alexand er, Fred Winston, Mitch Michaels, Connie Szerszen, Doug Dahlgren, Clark Weber, Scotty Brink, and Linda Marshall.

“I enjoy working with the legendary radio talent on Chicago Radio Online,” Edwards said. “The pros have fun with this new technology and make it all worthwhile.   We understand the future of radio and are all excited to be a part of it.”

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.