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Cara Carriveau, NBC Chicago Street Team

Okay, people think the biggest perk of working in radio is free concert tickets.  Or meeting celebrities.  Nope…it’s the free food, and lots of it!  Seriously.  Especially in a town that has so many incredible restaurants.  And of all the stations I’ve worked at, I’ve never seen so much complimentary grub as at WTMX.  It seems every restaurant in Chicago wants to feed Eric and Kathy - which makes perfect sense since their huge ratings dwarf the competition.  And lucky for me, Eric and Kathy are kind enough to share with the rest of the staff so I rarely even need to pack a lunch.

Yesterday I walked into work to find an amazing buffet of gyro’s from Kronos in Swany’s production studio.  He wisely moved the food to the kitchen so nobody made a mess near his equipment.  As soon as the food hit the table in the kitchen “the vultures” (myself included) descended up the chow.  Delicious lamb, incredible tzatziki (creamy cucumber sauce), onions, tomatoes, pita bread and even foil wrappers for each sandwich made.

Hungry?  Here’s the best part.  These tasty gyros are free for you, too!  Mark you calendar for Tuesday, September 1…it’s the premier of “Kronos Free Gyros Day”.  Yep.  You get a free lunch.  Head to www.kronosfreegyros.com to download and print a free coupon.  Yum!

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Cara CarriveauCara “Cara’s Basement” Carriveau, NBC5 Street Team

Be still my broken heart. 

He put the love with the hammer – or was it the other way around? 

Lovehammers singer Marty Casey marty and carahas announced that he’s leaving LH to front L.A. Guns.  Read his blog about it HERE.  I suppose Marty feels it’s a great career move and I’m sure it was an extremely difficult decision, but I’m so bummed that my favorite band is now without my favorite lead singer.

I will certainly follow this situation closely and let you know what’s up next for Lovehammers.

I do know that the Lovehammers have committed to rock at WTMX’s 8th Annual Eric & Kathy Golf Outing on Friday, June 13 at the beautiful Willow Crest Golf Club at Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort.  You should go to what may very well be their last Chicago area gig with Marty Casey and help The Super Jake Foundation.

I’ve done several interviews with the Lovehammers.  Check them out on my podcast Cara’s Basement and also at The Chicago Music Guide.  And, you can WATCH an oldie but a goodie on youtube.

Type my name in the search bar or click HERE to see/hear more of my posts including interviews with Lovehammers, Alanis Morissette, The Bravery, Triumph’s Rik Emmett, Matthew Santos, Shooting Star, Mike Tafoya, Joe Taylor comedian Lee Camp & more.

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