OTL: Episode #59

(podcasting “from” right out in front of a Comcast building on North Avenue) (broadcasting on the 100-watt cable TV box WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk about their appearance on Vocalo.org, they discuss Net Neutrality, they learn about burritos in the city, and then they hear about the Illinois Students Against Required Silence. OTL updates; email from Inside Publications publisher Ron Roenigk on the Commercial Handbill Distribution Law, Outside the Loop RADIO‘s triumphant appearance on Vocalo.org, and Mrs. Stephen checks in… Amina Fazlullah – staff attorney, Illinois PIRG; on Comcast and Net Neutrality Nate Silver – creator, The Burrito Bracket; on the best Mexican food in Wicker Park Josh [last name withheld] – official media representative, Illinois Students Against Required Silence (at Facebook); on the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act in Illinois (segue music this week from Istvan & His Imaginary Band)

OTL: on Vocalo

Vocalo.org host Dan Weissmann recently contacted us after he listened to a couple of our shows, and after chatting for a bit we talked him into letting us hang out with him on the WBEW 89.5-FM frequency and on their web stream! We set up a playlist (featuring acclaimed Outside the Loop RADIO segments available at Vocalo.org as well as some great stuff submitted for their station), we drew up and signed the contracts, and now we’re drinking tea and are not verbally communicating until we settle in from 3-5p CT on Tuesday 11/6. We even put together a clip that we’re debuting on their airwaves! We’re really excited to contribute to this cool radio experiment from Chicago Public Radio. It’s going to be a blast — so please tune in!!

OTL: Episode #58

(podcasting “from” right outside of the Leo Burnett Building) (broadcasting on the 100-watt DIY radio facility WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss Daylight Saving Time, they learn about a movement to recall Governor Blagojevich, they get the scoop on the ever-gentrifying Wicker Park, and then they talk about marketing and the DIY movement. Daylight Saving Time; confusion over which way we turn the clocks, and drinking Jack Smith – Loyola U. prof and former D.C. CBS News Bureau Chief; on the possibility of recalling Governor Blagojevich Tim Inklebarger – editor, Chicago Journal; following up on gentrification in the Wicker Park neighborhood Anne Elizabeth Moore – author, Unmarketable; on marketing and the co-opting of DIY punk culture (segue music this week from Twilight Revival)