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Podcasters and radio producers descend on Chicago for the annual Third Coast International Audio Festival. We get a preview with founder and executive director Johanna Zorn.

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(Courtesy Delilah.com)

After a recent break from radio, the self-described “Queen of Sappy Love Songs” is back. Delilah joins us in discussion.

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Mario Gage, left, and Santiago Deandre, aka Taigo Onez, co-host the biweekly hip-hop program "The Essence" on WHPK radio. Due to a recent ban on after-hours access to the studio, more than half of the show was cut. "We're losing time now," said Deandre. "The rap format is pretty much null and void." (Courtesy of Mario Gage)

For more than three decades, WHPK radio at the University of Chicago campus has delivered around-the-clock broadcasts to South Side neighborhoods. But due to recent administrative changes, the signal has gone silent for most of the station’s late-night and early morning hours. Now, many DJs are fighting to take back their airwaves.

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Herb Kent appears on "Chicago Tonight" in February 2009.

Herb Kent was the longest-running DJ in radio history and graced the Chicago airwaves for more than 70 years. He died Saturday after his final radio broadcast.

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Respected broadcaster Roy Leonard died Thursday at Evanston Hospital after a brief illness.

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We talk with Grammy-Award winner Che “Rhymefest” Smith about his new talk show on WVON-AM that focuses on politics and social issues in Chicago. Read an interview and view a slideshow.

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