Let yourself think empowering thoughts.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
2:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
HOUSE OF BLUES CHICAGO, 329 N DEARBORN ST, CHICAGO, IL 60654
POSITIONS: LINE COOKS, PREP COOKS, DISHWASHERS, SERVERS, HOST
11:00am - 2:00pm
Starbucks Coffee, 3520 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091
Positions: Baristas and Shift Supervisors
May 24, 2013
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL
(entrance at Gate 3)
Companies/teams (subject to change):
- Big Ten Network
- CBS Radio Chicago
- Chicago Bears
- Chicago Bliss
- Chicago Bulls (TBD based on playoff schedule)
- Chicago Fire
- Chicago Sky
- Chicago White Sox
- Schaumburg Boomers
- Silver Chalice
VISIT WWW.WHITESOX.COM/JOBFOR MORE INFORMATION!
Benefits of buying advanced tickets:
- early admission to the job fair beginning at 4:30pm
- resume forwarded to all participating companies/teams
- includes game ticket vs Miami Marlins
Your game ticket is your admission to the Career Fair.
For five hours long, five hours strong, Chicago listeners are entertained, captivated and inspired by the hip and charismatic personality of Loni Swain. In July 2009, Swain took over the midday timeslot at Chicago's heritage Hip-Hop and R&B station, WGCI-FM. With daily show features including Job Classifieds, Entertainment Reports and the Midday Mix with Dj 33 1/3 that is not-to-be-missed, its no wonder that the 9am-2pm hours fly by for the faithful weekday listeners. Loni Swain is a well-rounded talent that has remained laser-focused in her efforts to propel her successful media career forward.
Born in New Orleans, Swain began her radio career while studying Communications at the University of New Orleans. As the Production Manager's assistant at campus based WWNO Public Radio, Swain focused on the technical aspects of radio by producing and recording live classical music segments. After three months, she simultaneously began interning at Clear Channel Radio's WQUE-FM and was hired after only six months as a part-time on air personality. In recognition of her dedication and talent, she was offered the midday time slot on sister station “Rhythmic AC/KSTE 104.1 FM”. As “Halie Diaz”, Swain shocked 104.1 (KSTE-FM) during the day and continued to satisfy her loyal listeners as “Loni” on WQUE-FM in the overnight weeknight slot and weekends. With increased ratings she held the midday slot for six months, until the station format abruptly switched. Thereafter, Swain participated in “United Radio”, which kept listeners across the country abreast of post-Katrina progress in New Orleans and all it’s surrounding areas. As a part of this effort, she interviewed state and city officials, as well as countless disaster relief teams. That same year, Swain was invited to emcee at the nation’s most unparalleled musical celebration, the Essence Music Festival.
After receiving her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, Swain accepted the position as afternoon-drive Co-Host and Producer at Baltimore's WERQ-FM, during which time the afternoon drive show received its highest known ratings in the history of the station. From Baltimore, Swain was offered her own show at Saint Louis' WFUN-FM as the host of Loni's Love Lounge. Upon her arrival, Loni's Love Lounge boosted the time slot's ratings in the market, consistently maintaining, at minimum, top four rankings and becoming the highest rated show on the station. It’s apparent that Swain’s top priority in this industry is to become a household name. Given her proven track record of success, she is well on her way.
#1 - Back to basics: The Bomber jacket
#3 - Double the trouble: Sneaker boots
The ATL "rapper", who was working in a clothing store called Ginza Boutique just a year ago, is now living out his dreams. He's also covering this week's issue of Rolling Out as the mag calls this era, Hop Hop's Golden Age. Here's a few of his quotes from the issue:
On how exactly he became an overnight sensation
“I didn’t do anything too crazy when it comes to making this music. I just believed in my sound and I believed in my lyrics. It was easy for me to believe because all I did was rap about my life. I feel like I have a good ear for beats, picking the right beats and I’m big on sound placement — and it came out dope. It didn’t matter to me what anyone said, it was dope as hell to me. And it ended up getting me pretty far, pretty fast. And I thank God for it.”
On why he thinks he receives negative criticisms
“My success came so fast — and it’s different. A lot of times in life when we don’t understand something, 8 out of 10 times, we’re gonna go negative before we go positive. It’s very rare that something happens that you don’t understand and you [respond with] ‘Oh, that’s good.’ You’re gonna think it’s bad because you don’t understand it. And with misunderstanding, comes negative thoughts. That’s just how life is. It’s something to get used to. But it is what it is. I gotta do me."
On what inspires him musically
“I just appreciate music, man. I listened to so much stuff over the years. [And] there’s music that I hear currently and I think ‘I love this’ and I love it for it what it is. And there’s music I heard back in the day that I loved in the same way. Who am I to say that because these people did it a long time ago, it’s better than right now? I just appreciate music as a whole.”
On how other rappers treat him
“Lots of [older rappers] gave me their fair share of [praise] — [saying] they’re proud of me and [telling me] to just do me,” James explains. “Whatever that consists of — just do me, because they see the originality in it. They understand it because they’ve been down this road. When you’re a real listener of music, and not just a radio type of person, you get a better understanding of my music, because you’ll listen to it for what it is. Then you’ll be all right. Most people that come out usually sound like someone. But I really can’t think of a rapper that I sound like. I really have my own unique style.”
Will be interesting to see how his career plays out. Check out RollingOut.com for more.