Mike Stephen talks with: freelance reporter Lee V. Gaines for an update on Cook County’s ruling on what is “fine art” and their pursuit of back taxes from small music venues; Chicago Loot Drop chairman Mike Chuck about “Press START To Drink,” their 7th annual holiday fundraiser for University Of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about early ’80s ska band Rude Guest for this week’s “The Fall of Punk” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, we play a voicemail from #1 OTL fan Mrs. Stephen… who’s always looking out for her son’s safety! This week’s local music is provided by Gramps The Vamp. OTL host Mike Stephen has his very own nameplate to display in the WGN Radio Showcase Studio. This weekend it’s next to a Cubs W Flag sign! #AndyHermannReflection #FlyTheW To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Chicago Gay Hockey Association board members Andrew Sobotka and Brian Hull before a game at Johnny’s IceHouse West; Coding While Black founder and president Dominic M. Liddell about the need for diversity in the tech community; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about unclassifiable guitar hero Luther Allison for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, we wonder if Chicago’s plastic bag ban is working. This week’s local music is provided by Glamour Hotline. OTL host Mike Stephen checks out the scene before strapping on his skates with the Chicago Gay Hockey Association. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Chicago Loot Drop chairman Mike Chuck about helping out deserving kids at The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital; Improvised Star Trek producer/cast member Matt Young about their live show run at iO Chicago; and The Takedown impresario Matt Timms about the upcoming Chicago Mac and Cheeze Takedown at Lincoln Hall. Meanwhile, we play a concerned voicemail from #1 OTL fan Mrs. Stephen! This week’s local music is provided by The Roalde Dahls. Future OTL host Mike Stephen displayed signs of his neediness at a young age. [circa 1990 or 1991] To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “write this down” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen learns about a local charity event that benefits kids at Comer Children’s Hospital, gets a preview of this year’s Chicago Writers Conference, and learns about an under-the-radar contributor to the Chicago Music Scene. Mike Chuck– Chairman of The Chicago Loot Drop This local charity brings together “gamers and nerds” to help the children at University of Chicago Medicine’s Comer Children’s Hospital. We learn about the Shamblers’ Ball taking place on October 27th. Mare Swallow– Founder of The Chicago Writers Conference Patricia Ann McNair– Author and Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Writing of Columbia College Chicago We get a preview of the upcoming conference and discuss Chicagoland’s literary community. Mare Swallow and Patricia Ann McNair talking to Mike Stephen in the WGN Allstate Showcase Studio. The Secret History of Chicago Music– Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles Steve Eddington in this week’s Chicago Reader. He gives us the lowdown on Steve’s life, times, and musical contribution to Chicago. The Secret History’s feature on Steve Eddington. OTL #418 local music provided by Old Grand Dad…
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