Outside the Loop RADIO
About This Show
Outside the Loop RADIO is Chicago's Almost Above-Ground Audio Magazine. Founded as a podcast in September 2006 and picked up for broadcast by Chicago Sound Alliance WLUW 88.7-FM in March 2007, "OTL" now airs on Chicago's Very Own 50,000-watt heritage powerhouse station WGN Radio 720-AM.
Storyteller and urbanologist Mike Stephen hosts this weekly program featuring fun segments and interviews with local newsmakers, artists, musicians, and others doing cool stuff around the greater Chicago area. The show covers topics stories that don't always get mainstream media attention... and it's all presented with a strong and independent Chicago slant.
Show co-founder Andy Hermann has returned to produce Phase III of OTL Radio.
Most Recent Episode
OTL #549: Adopt-a-Beach, EPA's Chicago impact, March for Science Chicago
2 days ago
Mike Stephen talks with Alliance for the Great Lakes vice president of operations Stephanie Smith about how to help one of our most important natural resources via their Adopt-a-Beach program; checks in with Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization (P.E.R.R.O.) coordinating committee member Troy Hernandez about how Chicago could be impacted if our local EPA office is closed, and chats with March for Science Chicago co-director Kristian Aloma about why we should take to the streets to support science. Meanwhile, we discuss legendary WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling, how OTL is like a classic sitcom, and how we can finally recycle styrofoam. This week's local music is provided by Photo-Curio.