New York’s Legendary WPLJ-FM to Sign Off Friday

Legendary New York radio station WPLJ — which launched in 1971 as a pioneering AOR (album oriented rock) station, then embraced the MTV-inspired new wave movement of the early ‘80s and eventually morphed into a hot adult contemporary outlet — will go dark Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

The frequency, acquired from Cumulus Media by leading religious programmers Educational Media Foundation earlier this year, will immediately transition into a contemporary Christian music station, an affiliate of the national K-LOVE network.

CHICAGO: Heartland Cafe to Close After 42 Years

On Dec. 31, after 42 years, an iconic Rogers Park restaurant and community hub will close.

The Heartland Cafe, which has been striving to serve “good, wholesome food for the mind and body” with a healthy side order of progressive politics since 1976 will soon be no more.

The vegetarian-leaning restaurant, on the corner of Glenwood and Lunt, was the creation of young progressive activists.