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

(broadcasting on the “everybody in the audience gets  a prize” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen discusses making a living off of local blogging, what it’s like to be in the audience at Oprah, and New City’s Best of Chicago 2009 list.

Reminder About the OTL Third Anniversary Party/Show Taping — At Toons Bar and Grill!

Come by Toons on Friday, November 20 to catch a live taping of OTL!  It’s FREE to get in and we’ll have lots of WLUW and OTL merch to give away!

Mick Dumke, writer and editor at the Chicago Reader, and the Parking Ticket Geek are two featured guests on the show.  More info to follow!

Toons Bar and Grill at 3857 N. Southport

Steve Rhodes — Founder of the Beachwood Reporter

Making a living off of local blogging is difficult.  Steve discusses this and tells us about receiving some some grant money to improve his site.

The “O” Experience

The lovely and talented Jenny Stephen drops by the OTL Bunker to give us a behind the scenes account of attending the Oprah show.

Jenny and Beth Outside Harpo Studios

Brian Hieggelke – Editor and Publisher of New City

New City is out with its annual “Best of Chicago” list.  Brian gives us the highlights.

OTL #164 local music provided by Roxy Swain