OTL: Episode #430- Inside BreakRoom Brewery, The Secret History of Chicago Music, Live music from Go Time!

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “locally-brewed” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen visits a new brewery on Chicago’s north side, learns about Chicago Blues musician Albert Ammons, and welcomes the local band Go Time! into the studio.   Aaron Heineman, Michael Pallen, and Dean Ordzowialy – Owner, Head Brewer, and General Manager (respectively) of BreakRoom Brewery We go inside Chicago’s newest craft brewery at 2925 W. Montrose Ave.  This place a has a unique story…and is literally attached to a bar-making company!  Dean, Mike, and Aaron at Breakroom Brewery   The Secret History of Chicago Music– Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles 20th century Blues musician Albert Ammons in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on his musical contribution to Chicago.       Go Time!– Live in studio! We get a visit from Go Time!  They play a few songs, talk about their new record, and preview their record-release show at Silvie’s Lounge this Saturday, 1/17.    Mike Stephen joins Scott, Marko, Paul, and Steve of Go Time! in the WGN Radio Green Room   OTL #430 local music provided by Go Time!…

OTL: Episode #429- A look back at 2014 in Chicago

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “on a road diet” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen welcomes Jon Hansen of DNA Info, journalist Rashanah Baldwin, and Chicagoist.com editor-in-chief Chuck Sudo for a look back at 2014 in Chicago.   Jon Hansen– Chicago radio news director, DNA Info Rashanah Baldwin– Local journalist Chuck Sudo– Editor-In-Chief, Chicagoist.com    Jon Hansen, Mike Stephen, and Rashanah Baldwin in the WGN Allstate Showcase Studio   OTL #429 local music provided by Grandkids…

OTL: Episode #427- Rep. Mike Quigley on his work in Washington, Live music from Frank Catalano and Mike Jeffers

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “people’s work” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen talks to IL Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5th) about getting the people’s work done in Washington and welcomes local jazz musicians Frank Catalano and Mike Jeffers into the studio for a live performance.   Mike Quigley– Congressman of IL’s 5th Congressional District Rep. Quigley tells us how he works to get the important business of Chicago and Illinois done on Capitol Hill. Rep. Mike Quigley rides the CTA’s Brown Line   Frank Catalano and Mike Jeffers– Two fantastic Chicago jazz musicians Frank and Mike drop by the WGN Allstate Showcase Studio for a live performance and preview their New Year’s Eve show at Chicago’s High Hat Club (1920 W. Irving Park Rd.).   Mike Jeffers, Frank Catalano, and Mike Stephen in the WGN Radio Green Room. Happy Holidays from your friends at Outside the Loop Radio!       OTL #427 local music provided by Mike Jeffers and Frank Catalano…

OTL: Episode #426- Reuse everything at The WasteShed, Tripnary travel app, The best Chicago coffee map

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “coffee is for closers” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen visits The WasteShed in Humboldt Park and learns about reusing every day items, gets the lowdown on a new personalized travel app designed in Chicago, and discusses the most comprehensive Chicago coffee map.   Eleanor Ray– Director of The WasteShed Tucked away in Humboldt Park, The WasteShed is a place where you can find every day items for reuse.  We go inside this unique shop. The WasteShed at 914 N. California in Chicago   Varun Goel and Abhishek Ghuwalewala– Creators of the Tripnary app This iPhone app, developed in Chicago, creates a personalized world-wide travel bucket list for you.  We get the lowdown.   The Tripnary app   Tanveer Ali–  Data reporter for DNA Info Chicago We learn about the most comprehensive online Chicago coffee map and why it was created.  This map is a useful resource for all Chicagoans…as is the most comprehensive Chicago late-night bar map!  The most comprehensive online Chicago coffee map   OTL #426 local music provided by Exit Ghost…