OTL: Episode #131

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the goodbye-Andy-Hermann radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen says goodbye to Andy Hermann, they talk about some proposed cuts at the University of Chicago Medical Center, they catch up on a couple past show topics, and then they follow up on a controversy in Grant Park. OTL show update; executive producer Andy Hermann makes his last regular appearance on the program Armand Ryden – medical resident in the medicine training program, University of Chicago Medical Center; on a signed letter about “Chicago Hospital Doctors Protest Planned Bed Cuts“ OTL updates : Sheena Spikes (check out OTL #127) is unjustly now out of the running for the Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door 2009 … …and OTL supporter Shawno (of Hyper Nonsense) weighs in on Andy leaving the show Peggy Figiel – co-founder, Save Grant Park; on the ongoing saga of the Children’s Museum possibly relocating to Grant Park (also hear Peggy in OTL #80) . OTL #130 segue music provided by Braintree …

OTL: Vocalo report (redux)

Outside the Loop RADIO just came off another triumphant appearance on WBEW 89.5-FM (aka Vocalo.org) yesterday. Host Dan Weissmann was pulling a marathon shift on New Year’s Eve, and asked us to stop by to play some of our stuff as well as some clips we picked from their site. (Check out the sweet alfalfa hat hair!) The audio* is below, but please bear with us as we once again tried out the OTL digital camera’s video capabilities again… (testing our video recorder) (looking confused) (Mike talking about one of our segments) Thanks again to Dan and Vocalo.org — we really appreciate all your support! Here’s to 2008 !!! Love, Mike & Andy * No one got my joke during the Steve Rhodes / Beachwood Reporter talk. Maybe it was my delivery.

OTL: vs. Vocalo (Requiem)

Can’t get enough Outside the Loop RADIO? Oh… you can, eh? Well, we can’t! We’ll accept about any invitation we get to appear on other media outlets (our contact info is at the bottom of this page), and so far we’ve been lucky enough to garner interest from a quality operation called Vocalo.org right here in Chicago! We hung out with host Dan Weissmann back in November, and he’s invited us back to play more clips from our show as well as user-generated audio from their site and airwaves. We’ve both had a chance to listen to 89.5-FM while speeding through parts of Indiana and Michigan — it’s always a mindwarp to hear your own voice on the radio! So please check us out at 3p CT on Monday 12/31 for some live in-studio hijinks. Dan’s show will be rebroadcast at various times in the near future, so you might just hear us when you least suspect it! Meanwhile, you can check out select Outside the Loop RADIO segments available at Vocalo.org. Thanks for all your support, and Happy New Year!!

OTL: Chicago Reader Staff Cuts (advance audio)

Yesterday (Tuesday 12/11/07), we spoke with Harold Henderson… who was fired from the Chicago Reader after putting in 22 years, 7 months, and 22 days at the alternative weekly institution. In a drastic cost-cutting move… he was let ago along with three other heavy-hitters — John Conroy, Tori Marlin, and Steve Bogira. Due to time constraints, an abbreviated version of this interview will be in the 64th edition of our Outside the Loop RADIO program on WLUW 88.7-FM this Friday 12/14 @ 6p (along with a bunch of other great segments)… but his insight into the state of journalism today is too important not to feature in its entirety. So take a listen, and be sure to keep up with Harold at his new “Harold, Daily” blog.