(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)

(broadcasting on the “3 is the new 10” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen toasts OTL’s three year anniversary, explores the gift of music with Practice With a Purpose, reads some listener e-mail, and gets artsy in Logan Square with Chicago ARTillery.

OTL Turns 3 – Mike celebrates in a low-key fashion

Outside the Loop Radio turns 3 years old this week!  Since Mike had a wedding to help plan this summer we’re planning on a massive OTL anniversary party a later in the year.  Stay tuned!

Outside the Loop Host Mike Stephen in His Standard Weekday Evening Wear

Tymme Windham – Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator for Practice With a Purpose

Bill Paige – Volunteer for Practice with a Purpose

A local volunteer organization brings the joy of music to nursing homes, churches, and hospitals.  We hear the sounds of some good people doing good things for others.

The Practice With a Purpose Crew Rocks the Carleton on the Lake Nursing Home in Uptown

Tracy Kostenbader and Victor Mantanez Co-founders of Chicago ARTillery

This group, based in Logan Square, is working to transform our relationship to art.  We find out how this week.

A Piece of Art at Cole’s Bar in Logan Square

OTL #157 local music provided by bluemoonrevue