OTL: Episode #518- Suburban Unity Alliance, DIY Musician Conference, The Secret History of George and Gerry Armstrong

Mike Stephen talks with:   Oak Park and River Forest High School special education teacher Anthony Clark about bringing people together around racial equity via the Suburban Unity Alliance;   CD Baby vice president of marketing Kevin Breuner about the DIY Musician Conference coming to Chicago the weekend of September 30; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago’s first family of folk George & Gerry Armstrong for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.   Meanwhile, we reset Outside the Loop RADIO‘s mission of being “Chicago’s Almost Above-Ground Audio Magazine” and announce our 10th anniversary remote next week at the United Center!   This week’s local music is provided by 13-Monsters.   Suburban Unity Alliance founder and director Anthony Clark gives the thumbs up to OTL host Mike Stephen.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #468- Chicago Police Board Info, Running every block in Chicago, The Secret History of a local 80s jazz trio

Mike Stephen talks with:   Chicago Justice Project executive director Tracy Siska about the new Chicago Police Board Information Center website;   Run Chicago creator Darcy Phillips about running each and every block of the city and his 25-mile bike commute; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about a 1980s far-out jazz trio consisting of Rich Corpolongo, Doug Lofstrom, and Paul Wertico for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.   Meanwhile, we celebrate OTL’s first anniversary on WGN Radio!   This week’s local music is provided by Royal Outsiders.   Delicious cupcakes mark OTL’s first anniversary on WGN Radio!   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.   OTL producer Andy Hermann and host Mike Stephen celebrate one year of shows at WGN Radio!

OTL: Episode #415- Goodbye WLUW

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 “one last time” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen looks back on 8 years of Outside the Loop Radio and says goodbye to WLUW after 16 years at the station.   Thank you, WLUW! I came to WLUW Radio in the fall of 1998 and fell in love with its mission of serving the Chicago community.  Over the years I had incredible opportunities to be a part of Chicago-centric programming that made a difference.  Thank you to WLUW and thank you for listening. WGN Radio, here we come!  The show will continue to be posted on this site each week and if you’re already subscribed to the show’s feed, you’ll stay subscribed.  Of course, if you’re up between 6-7am on Saturdays starting October 4th, tune into 720-AM! The best is yet to come… –MS     OTL #415 local music provided by Kerosene Stars…  

OTL: Episode #411- OTL is moving to WGN, Reclaiming local old wood, Chicago Rarities Orchard Project

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 “Chicago rarity” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen announces the show’s move to WGN Radio, visits a local carpenter who reclaims old wood, and learns about the plan to create unique fruit orchards in Chicago.   Andy Hermann– The new producer of OTL…again BIG NEWS: This show is moving to the airwaves of WGN-AM (720) starting October 4th!! We get the details on what to expect.       Rob Christopher– Founder & Owner of Emotive Reclaim We visit Rob’s Humboldt Park workshop where he turns found materials around town into beautiful furniture.     Rob Christopher at work in the Emotive Reclaim shop.     Dave Synder– Founder and Board Member, Chicago Rarities Orchard Project It’s the goal of this organization to build neighborhood orchards around the city.  We learn how this project could bring the community together.     The plan for the first orchard.     OTL #411 local music provided by Maks the Fox…