OTL: Episode #27

(podcasting “from” the Nelson Algren Fountain on the Polish Triangle) (broadcasting on the 100-watt powerhouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about renters’ rights in Chicago, and then they discuss gentrification in the Wicker Park neighborhood. Shirley Johnson – program director, Metropolitan Tenants Organization; about renters’ rights in Chicago Mike & Andy at North / Milwaukee / Damen; checking out the scene at the six corners Tim Inklebarger – staff writer, Chicago Journal; on gentrification in the Wicker Park neighborhood (segue music this week by Frisbie)

OTL: music + email

As announced on the air, we’re looking for music to feature during segment segues in our show. If you are a local/regional Chicago musician, or if you have suggestions on what music we should use, drop us a line for info on how to direct us to the tunes. Also, we send out a weekly email about what’s on tap for each show. If you’re interested in joining our e-blast, just send us a note with your e-contact info. We will not share your info with anyone! Later, Andy and Mike

OTL: Episode #26

(podcasting “from” a farm in the middle of Lake County) (broadcasting on the 100-watt blowtorch WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about local and organic farming, they discuss the NCAA basketball tournament and girlfriends’ dads, and then they talk about the latest anti-technology experiment. web updates and local music; interact at the new OTL Forum, and we’re looking for local music to feature on the show Jim Slama – founder, FamilyFarmed.org; on local and organic food in Illinois NCAA basketball tournament; Mike tries to impress Jenny’s dad during March Madness Mike Taylor – co-founder, ShutdownDay.org; on a bold experiment technology experiment (segue music this week by Down the Line)

OTL: Episode #25

(podcasting “from” our SoundProofBooth… in a soundproof booth) (broadcasting on the 100-watt flamethrower WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann bring Outside the Loop RADIO to the WLUW airwaves for the first time! In this edition, they discuss the recent radio payola settlement and learn about dyeing the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day. OTL Radio on WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago; Mike & Andy officially bring the podcast to the airwaves!! Michael Bracy – Future of Music Coalition policy director; on the Chicago 2016 Olympics bid, and his very special name Mike Butler – Green Chicago River crew leader; on dyeing the Chicago River green for St. Patrick’s Day (segue music this week by Catherine O’Connell)