Bart Shore started his broadcast career in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at a 1000-watt AM top 40 station, KLWW. Then it was on to rock radio at KRNA FM in Iowa City. He was back to his hometown, Chicago, in 1985 working at varoius FM radio stations. Bart started doing traffic on the old WMAQ 670AM in 1997 and became the lead am traffic reporterr on Newsradio 780 in August of 2000. Host of Time Warp Radio since 2010. Bart lives on the Northwest Side with his wife and 3 dogs. You can write to him at BartShore@aol.com
Ladi Sapphire’s love for music began when she was a toddler. Her singing and mimicking music turned into a passion. At the age of 15 she began performing music. Along with music, modeling became a passion as well. Ladi Sapphire’s desire is to provide a platform for herself and others who have goals and dreams. Her goals and dreams are what keeps her active and motivated. She strives for the best and she shoots for success in everything she does. With that being said Ladi Sapphire has expanded her talents to modeling, singing, acting, and now RADIO!
Height: Shorter than a Chocobo
Weight: About that…
Blood Type: The Blood of Takada
Birthplace: The Mysterious Land of Chicago
Birthday: November 9, 1987
Eye Color: Brown
Hobbies: Djing, Video Gaming, Drawing
Favorite Games/Specialty: J-RPGs, Fighting, Action/Adventure
Favorite Publishers: Capcom, Namco, Koei, Squaresoft (Yep! Before the merger)
Weapon of Choice: Book of Shadows
Michael was born in November of 1987, to which was the same year that Final Fantasy, Zelda and Street Fighter all made their debuts onto the world. This might be a prelude to things to come. Not to mention, Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone” was number the week he was born so that would explain his love for Pop music. But that’s besides the point. At the age of 5 years, Michael was introduced to the Nintendo to where he remembers fondly playing Mario and Gyromite.
Fast-forward a few years and Michael started playing Street Fighter 2 at his local arcade heavily. He recalls spending all of his money that he got to play. Any acquisition of 25 cent meant that he could Spinning Bird Kick his way through all eight fighters on Street Fighter again. Throughout most of his childhood was spent searching for new arcades and new challengers. He discovery games like Soul Blade, Fatal Fury, King of Fighters and so many others.
After years of devotion to Fighting Games, he later was introduced to another genre of gaming that would completely change his life…the RPGs. During his teen years he spent playing RPGs and Fighting Games.
As an adult, Michael reflected on his gaming endeavors and remembered his longing to be involved in the industry that had given him so many great experiences. Thus lead to his idea to create a show that had very different people with very different views…on Video Games. And so, the “Level Up!” was born.
Ray Berryhill Jr.
Ray Berryhill Jr. love for radio begun when he was a young man. He remembers
being intrigued with the voices of Doug Banks and Tom Joyner when they were
on 107.5 WGCI. He also remembers how their voices grabbed all of Chicago
with there comic appeal. Since then Ray has always wanted to try radio. He
begun the process while in college but never capitalized on the
opportunities that approached him. While the years had passed, the love for
radio only increased while pursuing a career in the music industry. Ray has
expanded his talents by rapping, producing music, participating in film
production, starring in theatre and films, vocal arranging, studio
engineering, and fashion. He is known as a renaissance man whom will use his
talents to inspire young people to pursue their dreams.
The Sarge is the king of pranks because he loves to make people laugh and instantly -becomes friends with the listeners. Stop by the studio and you will always see The Sarge doing something crazy.
The Sarge aka: Rick Vasquez, grew up in Chicago listening to all the great Chicago radio personalities and spending hours in his room trying to emulate them. Little did anyone know, he would end up in a room talking to himself for a living.
The Sarge “Likes” include On Line video gaming, XBOX 360 MW3 which he hasn’t got to level 80! but he is working on it, watching NFL Football Go Bears!, hanging out at Wrigley Field as a Bleacher Bum,spending time with the family, downloading “Free” music, film making and editing, and he loves Pina Coladas and getting caught in in the rain.
A long time On Air Personality, The Sarge has made career stops at 90.5 FM, 88.7 FM, 4.7 FM, 105.9 FM and 102.3FM. In 1998 The Sarge was voted top new DJ while at 94.7 FM the late Z95. The Sarge is currently back on the air at, Slaminternetradio.com with he return of ”The Rock-n-Roll Cafe. ” Stop by for your fresh cup of Classic Rock and get ready for a good time. The Cafe is open Tuesdays from 7-9pm, and as he always says. ” Take care, be good to yourself and as always, see ya on the street! Peace!
Aleesia Jackson’s love for music is what gave her passion for the radio. As a kid Aleesia would fall asleep listening to the radio every night and dreamed of being a radio personality. As Aleesia got older she boldly embraced issues that others would stray away from. Her awareness of the power of communication became her motivation to reach the masses. With this power comes responsibility. Aleesia’s desire is to provide a platform for people to be heard. Radio has been a way to fuel that inner passion to educate people on issues that are not popular and build self awareness within people. Aleesia’s strength in communication has allowed her to expand her business beyond radio. Aleesia business savvy has allowed her to indulge in event coordinating, networking, and mass media.
I am Ernest James, a laidback sports fan. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, sports has been my lifeblood pretty much all of life. Besides my family, nothing gives me greater joy.
I’m a die-hard Bears, Bulls, and White Sox fan who grew up in the tough housing projects of the Robert Taylor Homes, about a mile from U.S. Cellular Field. Writing is my passion and has helped fueled my dreams of becoming a sports talk radio host. I can promise you something fun, insightful, and very opinionated but at the same time, a reflection of the thoughts and views of many. I can talk about any sports topic and just about anything else in regards to regular life.
Marina Y. Faz-Huppert
Marina Faz-Huppert, a resident of Jefferson Park, has devoted her professional career to public service and advocating on behalf of working familes.
Currently, Faz-Huppert is the legislative and political director for Local 881 United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. The UFCW represents more than 34,000 members throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana. For four years in that post, she regularly attended Chicago City Council meetings, as well as consulted with aldermen on behalf of working men and women.
Prior to that post, Faz-Huppert served for three years as an appropriations analyst in Springfield for the Office of the Senate President. Before that, she worked as a budget analyst for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Faz-Huppert, 33, holds a masters degree in political management (budget policy) from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in economics from DePaul University.
Her internships during college include the White House, Office of the Special Envoy for the Americas; the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute in Chicago, and the Chicago Association of Neighborhood Development Organizations (CANDO). Faz-Huppert was also the co-founder and president of the DePaul chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma, a national Latina sorority to better serve the needs of Hispanic women.
Faz-Huppert lives with her husband, Nathan Huppert, a banker, in Jefferson Park. The couple are members of St. Cornelius Church.
Karen Willdermood is currently a graduate student at Xavier University (Cincinnati) studying Sports Administration. She is Temporarily residing in Chicago for the summer, serving as the Sports Information Director for the Metropolitan Collegiate Summer Baseball League of Illinois. Needless to say, baseball is her gem. Her love for baseball is only slightly surpassed by her love for her dog Marla May. A Kansas City Royals fan through rain and very little shine, she understands the plight of the Cubs fan. She proudly boasts (to everyone) of her Hall-of-Fame bloodline-Enos Slaughter was her third cousin! Her ideal date consists of long walks through the outfield grass and a stadium-lit dinner of hotdogs and popcorn. She would like to meet Denny Matthews and Vin Scully, and if you can help her do that, you will be placed in her hall-of-fame.
The name alone should conjure images of greatness and induce an awe-inspired coma from his vast knowledge of sports. There’s no doubt you have either seen or heard the Dos Equis commercials about the most interesting man in the world. In fact, those commercials were initially based on the life of Jim Poljak. It wasn’t until it was discovered that the fascination and enthrallment of the man; the glamour and magnetism of Poljak could not be captured in a mere commercial that they went with their backup plan. No, Jim Poljak is so astronomically important and universally salient that his name is forbidden from being spoken in certain parts of the world.
That was fun…
And now, back to reality where Jim Poljak is the co-host of The Curtain Call every Thursday night from 6-8pm on www.slaminternetradio.com. This is his second stint with Slam IR, formerly as the co-host of Back Porch Sports. He is a graduate of the Illinois Center for Broadcasting in Lombard, IL and has play-by-play and color commentary experience for professional indoor football, college baseball and high school basketball.
You may have heard him on WSCR-670 ‘The Score’ as one of the final 4 contestants for their 2010 Score Search contest to be the station’s next overnight host. Although disappointed he didn’t win, he knows that great things are coming his way.
Poljak grew up on the south side of Chicago and attended St. Rita High School where he played 4 years of baseball and was on the bowling team. From there he did the college tour beginning with St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN, where he also also played baseball and was on the club volleyball team, and finished his college experience at Illinois State University. While at ISU he spent a summer working for the school newspaper covering the Redbirds’ baseball team as well as other events in the community.
An avid sports fan his entire life, baseball is the sport that captured his heart at an early age. Even though he now lives in Elmwood Park, he has stayed true to his south side roots and is a die-hard White Sox fan. He has an unnatural hatred for the Twins and can’t stand the Tigers, Indians or Royals either. But as man cannot live by bread alone, Poljak cannot live with just baseball. Enter the Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks, oh my! That’s right… he’s a homer. D’oh!
Away from sports, Poljak is the proud father of one son and will be married this September.
Blood Type: O+
Birthday: October 25, 1989
Eye Color: Brown
Hobbies: Playing video games
Favorite Games: Fighting, JRPGs, Platforming, Puzzle, Adventure, Side Scrolling Fighters, Rail Shooters, Fight Sims, Sandbox games, Strategy RPGs
Dislikes: Shooters, Sports, WRPGs, Real TIme Strategy games
Weapon of Choice: PS3 controller
I’ve been playing games for years…I can’t even remember what started me out, but I remember my first game was Super Mario World and from there I found my niche in what would become an extensive gaming career. As I played more and more games, I soon found my most joy in fighting games. I mean sliding down pipes, collecting rings/coins, and spinning with a deranged bandicoot was fun…but none of that beats the awesomeness of uppercuts, flashy combos, hadokens, and the satisfaction of kicking someones ass.
When I’m not learning the tricks and glitches of a fighting game, I’m probably level grinding in a good JRPG so I can beat that one boss that causes death in 3 turns. Sure, level grinding is “hard”, but its really as hard as the developers make it. Still, I grind, I fight, I do the flashy stuff, and whatever.
This bio sucks. Listening to me is better.