OTL: Episode #37

(podcasting from the OTL home office of executive producer Andy Hermann) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann present the alternate version of their very first WLUW Pledge Drive Spectacular — featuring a conversation with Chicago’s First Ward Alderman (and 2008 congressional candidate) Manny Flores. WLUW Pledge Drive; support OTL and your community radio station WLUW now, by calling 773-508-7300, or by donating online at the link above Manny Flores – Chicago First Ward Alderman; on life in the Chicago City Council, and his run for Congress in 2008

OTL: Give to WLUW !!

We here at Outside the Loop RADIO are humbled by the opportunity to broadcast each week from the mighty 100-watts pumped out from the WLUW transmitter, but we can’t do it without your help! Join us this Friday (6/8) night at 6p for our special OTL Pledge Drive Spectacular, where Chicago’s 1st Ward Alderman Manny Flores joins us in-studio for a great discussion on Chicago. We love to bring you the stories and guests not heard extensively in other media outlets, so drop what you’re doing for just a minute and pledge your support to WLUW and let them know you value our show. Any amount of funds you can send our way is great — we’re doing this show purely for the love of quality radio. So call 773-508-7300, or donate right online at WLUW.org !! Here’s some more info. Talk with you on Friday!!! Win a new Toyota Yaris from WLUW? Yes, that’s right! WLUW’s end-of-fiscal-year pledge drive is underway, and the floating message does not lie — WLUW is giving away a brand new 2008 Toyota Yaris this summer! It’s the Free Yr Radio Yaris giveaway! Some lucky WLUW listener will walk — well, drive — away with a new car, and we’ll even throw in $7000 cash for taxes and upgrades! Everyone who pledges will be automatically entered in the Free Yr Radio Yaris drawing, plus you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped ensure WLUW finishes its fiscal year with a balanced budget. Click […]

OTL: Episode #36

WELCOME BACK INTERN BIFF !!! (podcasting “from” the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt fountain of knowledge and entertainment WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss Len and Andrea True, they learn about the postage hike and the state of indie publishing, they relay a news story about 4am bars, and then they get hungry over a tasty Chicago treat. Len vs. Andrea True; Andy teaches Mike about the great “Steal My Sunshine” Anne Elizabeth Moore – Punk Planet; on the postage hike and the state of indie publishing drinking until 4am in Wrigleyville; Andy comes up with a more reasonable alternative to Mike’s good times William Swislow – Interesting Ideas; on the absolutely fantastic Gyros Project (segue music this week from Folksongs of Illinois, Volumes 1-2)

OTL: Episode #35

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND !! (podcasting “from” just outside of Olive Park) (broadcasting on the giant 100-watt transmitter WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss the new Chicago recycling program, they share a story about a race car on Chicago Avenue, and then they get the scoop on why the biggest downtown record store is closing. Betsy Vandercook – President, Chicago Recycling Coalition; on Chicago’s new “blue cart” recycling program Formula Racing on Chicago Avenue; Mike’s claims to have seen a race car while waiting for the #66 bus Greg Kot – Chicago Tribune rock critic, Sound Opinions co-host; on the Virgin Megastore closing, and the state of the music industry (segue music this week by Plastic Crimewave Sound)