OTL: vs. Vocalo (Requiem)

Can’t get enough Outside the Loop RADIO? Oh… you can, eh? Well, we can’t! We’ll accept about any invitation we get to appear on other media outlets (our contact info is at the bottom of this page), and so far we’ve been lucky enough to garner interest from a quality operation called Vocalo.org right here in Chicago! We hung out with host Dan Weissmann back in November, and he’s invited us back to play more clips from our show as well as user-generated audio from their site and airwaves. We’ve both had a chance to listen to 89.5-FM while speeding through parts of Indiana and Michigan — it’s always a mindwarp to hear your own voice on the radio! So please check us out at 3p CT on Monday 12/31 for some live in-studio hijinks. Dan’s show will be rebroadcast at various times in the near future, so you might just hear us when you least suspect it! Meanwhile, you can check out select Outside the Loop RADIO segments available at Vocalo.org. Thanks for all your support, and Happy New Year!!

OTL: Episode #66

(podcasting “from” right outside of the Beachwood Inn) (broadcasting on the 100-watt champagne flute WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann conduct a special Outside the Loop RADIO roundtable discussion about some of the biggest stories and issues in Chicago during 2007. Outside the Loop RADIO welcomes three representatives of the best of online writing and blogging in Chicago. We discuss 2007 in politics, in sports, and in food… but most importantly it’s all about Chicago. Our acclaimed and esteemed panel includes… Steve Rhodes, Founder, Margaret Lyons, Editor-in-Chief, David Schalliol, Merge and Rearview Editor, HAPPY NEW YEAR !! Love, Andy & Mike

OTL: Episode #65

(podcasting “from” near the outdoor skating rink in Warren Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt sack of holiday cheer WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann spread holiday cheer, they learn about chickens in the city, they conduct a social experiment, and then they get the scoop on classic Chicago television. OTL HOLIDAY CHEER; revisiting the antics of OTL: Episode #14 Linda Nellett – activist and chicken owner; on the proposal to ban chicken raising in the city (find more info at the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council) “The Payphone Experiment“; a much more successful version of what we tried in OTL: Episode #1 Rick Klein – curator and founder, FuzzyMemories.TV; about the online museum of classic Chicago television (segue music this week from The Injured Parties)

OTL: Episode #64

(podcasting “from” a parking lot next to the Chicago Reader building) (broadcasting on the 100-watt chopping block WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann read an OTL website comment, they learn about the recent staff cuts at the Chicago Reader, they leave a message for Dan Savage, and then they get the scoop on the spike in foreclosures in the region. OTL website comments; Shawno of Hyper Nonsense suggests an OTL naming rights opportunity Harold Henderson* – former Chicago Reader staff writer; on staff cuts at the alternative weekly, and his new blog “Harold, Daily” calling the Savage Love Podcast; tracking down Dan Savage for our as-yet-unnamed OTL podcast feature Steve Daniels – writer, Crain’s Chicago Business; on the increase in mortgage foreclosures in the city and region (segue music this week from Happy Chichester) * OTL web exclusive: the full conversation with Harold Henderson