OTL: Episode #35

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND !! (podcasting “from” just outside of Olive Park) (broadcasting on the giant 100-watt transmitter WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss the new Chicago recycling program, they share a story about a race car on Chicago Avenue, and then they get the scoop on why the biggest downtown record store is closing. Betsy Vandercook – President, Chicago Recycling Coalition; on Chicago’s new “blue cart” recycling program Formula Racing on Chicago Avenue; Mike’s claims to have seen a race car while waiting for the #66 bus Greg Kot – Chicago Tribune rock critic, Sound Opinions co-host; on the Virgin Megastore closing, and the state of the music industry (segue music this week by Plastic Crimewave Sound)

OTL: Episode #34

(podcasting “from” the parking lot next to the Green Dolphin in the 32nd Ward) (broadcasting on the 100-watt little transmitter that could WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann score the very first radio interview with Chicago’s brand new 32nd Ward alderman, they find out about drinking and writing, and then they learn a bit about financial awareness. climbing a railroad bridge; Mike’s other friends are idiots Scott Waguespack – Alderman-elect, 32nd Ward; on his vision for a better Chicago Steve Mosqueda – co-host, Drinking & Writing Brewery; on his WLUW radio program and a big event this weekend Amanda Gleason – creator, Young and Broke; on raising financial awareness among younger people (segue music this week by Dolly Varden)

OTL: Episode #33

(podcasting “from” the grounds of the old Rainbo roller rink) (broadcasting on the 100-watt genetically engineered spider bite WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about the changing royalty rates for music webcasting, they receive the best online referral ever, and then they listen to a report filed from the Chicago Improv Festival. 2002 WLUW Indie Rock Prom; Mike’s scary memories of WLUW’s event at the Rainbo Daniel McSwain – Music Director, AccuRadio; on webcasting royalty rates, and SaveNetRadio the best OTL website referral yet; promotion code for sybaris pool suites Justin Kaufmann – performer, Schadenfreude; pantsless at the final night of the Chicago Improv Festival (segue music this week by oh my god)

OTL: Episode #32

(podcasting “from” the green room at Second City Chicago) (broadcasting on the 100-watt go-getter WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discover a local bloggy neighborhood, they discuss a comedy legend, they tour the “lower” streets in Chicago, and then they learn about online audio tours. America’s Top 10 Bloggiest Neighborhoods; Outside.In ranks Rogers Park at #5 Tom Farley – Managing Director, The Chris Farley Foundation; on the comic legend and keeping his name and spirit alive OTL audio tour; Mike and Andy hit the “lower” streets in Chicago Mike Salvatore – Founder and President, AudioSnacks; on user-generated audio tours for around the world (segue music this week by Ellen Rosner)