OTL: Episode #275- Happy New Year!

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “happy new year!” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen hosts the OTL 2011 Year In Review Show and takes a look at some highlights on the program from the past year! An OTL 2011 Flashback- Sit back, relax, and listen to a few clips that aired in 2011! Thanks so much for listening to and supporting Outside the Loop Radio.  2011 was a great year and I’m excited to make 2012 even better! Have a Happy New Year! –Mike Stephen   Here’s to the New Year!   OTL #275 local music provided by Driftless Pony Club…

OTL: Episode #274- The 2011 Christmas Spectacular!

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “Santa Claus is comin’ to town” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gives thanks, has an exclusive interview with Santa Claus and grooves to the sweet sounds of local Holiday music. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!     Santa Claus– A very special OTL guest The man himself joins us from the North Pole to preview his annual world-wide ride this Christmas Eve.  He also unveils his “naughty and nice list.”   What we think Santa looks like… OTL Host Mike Stephen’s Christmas tree.  He’s a glutton for punishment. OTL #274 local music provided by The YMTE Podcast…

OTL: Episode #273- The Hitman from TV’s BOSS, NewCity’s Best of Chicago 2011, Duck N Roll Food Truck

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “rock/duck ‘n roll” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to one of the actors from the new TV show BOSS, discusses NewCity’s Best of Chicago 2011 list, and climbs aboard the Duck ‘N Roll food truck.   Doug James— Chicago-based actor who portrays “The Gray-Haired Man” in BOSS We catch up with Doug as he talks about his role as a “cleaner” in BOSS, a show starring Kelsey Grammer as the Mayor of Chicago. Doug James.  Photo courtesy of imdb.com.     Brian Hieggelke– Editor and publisher of NewCity NewCity is out with its “Best of Chicago 2011” list.  Brian joins us to talk about how they put it all together.  OTL made the list last year!     Amy Le— Co-owner of The Duck ‘N Roll Food Truck We climb aboard one of the newest food trucks in Chicago and talk to Amy about what it’s like to operate a food truck in the city.   Amy Le next to her food truck.  Photo courtesy of ducknrolltruck.com. OTL #273 local music provided by Juniper Mays…

OTL: Episode #272- Crime data in districts slated to close, Evil Squirrel Comics fundraises, A home brewers paradise at Brew Camp

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “always-brewing” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses crime data in the wake of scheduled police station closings, previews Evil Squirrel Comics fundraisers, and visits the local apothecary for home beer brewing, Brew Camp.   Tracy Siska— Executive Director of the Chicago Justice Project The CJP recently published the crime data from the three police districts slated to close in 2012.  Tracy discusses the data. The 13th District station that’s closing next year, one of three stations.  Photo courtesy of the Chicago Justice Project.     Shawn King– Owner of Evil Squirrel Comics This Rogers Park comic shop planned on shutting its doors soon, but the community said “no!”  We learn about the series of “Save the Squirrel” fundraisers happening next week.     Whit Nelson— Co-owner of Brew Camp Brew Camp is a home brewer’s dream.  We pay a visit to this local brewer’s apothecary near Damen and Lincoln.   Brew Camp.  Photo courtesy of thrillist.com. OTL #272 local music provided by Save the Clocktower…