OTL: Episode #147- OTL News Desk, Trakan, the Author of the “At Your Service” Blog

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “at your service” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen jumps behind the OTL News Desk, chats with local musician, Trakan, reflects on last week’s parking-themed show, and talks to the author of the At Your Service blog. The OTL News Desk – The Sears Tower changed its name yesterday.  Mike shares a spin on the new name. Trakan – Local musician and community activist Trakan is a local rocker who is involved in the community.  In addition to his music you can also check out the cool map making he does for neighborhoods here. OTL Parking Reflections – Mike gives some of his thoughts on the parking-themed edition of the show that aired last week. “Patti Hunter” – Blogger at the At Your Service blog on BeachwoodReporter.com Patti writes about her experiences as a server at a local pizza joint  She shares some of her stories this week. OTL #147 local music provided by Trakan…

OTL: Episode #146- Unjust Chicago Towing, Ald, Vi Daley on Parking, Parking Ticket Geek Update

IT’S THE SPECIAL LOCAL PARKING SHOW… (podcasting from the inside of Mike Stephen’s car in front of the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “I’ll be right back after I move my car” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to a Chicagoan about her unjust towing experience, chats at last with Ald. Vi Daley (43rd) about parking meters and towing problems, and checks in with the Parking Ticket Geek about city vehicle sticker issues. Mike Broadcasts From His Car – Through the magic of radio Mike anchors this week’s show from his car.  Unfortunately for our host, in no way does the below picture look anything like his ride. Ali Montag – Chicagoan who had her car towed Ali had her car towed in the Lincoln Park area (43rd Ward).  She tells us her story…a story that resembles what happened to Mike in that same area a year ago! Vi Daley – Alderman of the 43rd Ward After repeated attempts, Ald. Daley finally agreed to come on the show!  You might remember what happened last year when Mike got his car towed in Lincoln Park.  They discuss that incident and others like it as well as the parking meter rate increase. The Parking Ticket Geek – Blogger at theexpiredmeter.com and Official Parking Correspondent of OTL The PTG gives us his views on towing and the parking meter situation while providing some helpful city vehicle sticker tips. OTL #146 local music provided by The […]