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

(broadcasting on the “best open mic” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen gets a Chicago history lesson, remembers the life of an old friend, and discusses the Chicago open mic scene.

Terry Gregory — The Self-Proclaimed “Chicagologist” and founder of Chicagology.com

This site is a wealth of information on the history of Chicago during the 19th Century.  Terry tells us why he got this site started and some cool facts we can learn about our city.


Scott Lucas— Lead Singer and Guitarist for Local H

Recently we learned that Mike “Rosie” Rosenquist passed away.  Who is Rosie?  He was a lawyer working in Springfield and one of the behind-the-scenes guys for Chicago’s Local H.  He was also a childhood friend to OTL host Mike Stephen.  Scott and Mike share some memories of Rosie’s life.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Rosenquist family during this difficult time.

Mike Rosenquist

Britni Day — Contributor to Loud Loop Press

Britni and some fellow writers came up with their list of the Top 10 Open Mics in Chicago.  She shares what she found during her travels around the city and talks about the local open mic scene.


OTL #182 local music provided by Gold Motel