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 #529: The solution to IL's money problems, The Night Ministry does great work, Cocktails for Ding Dongs
2 days ago
Mike Stephen talks with The Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois professor David Merriman about the Fiscal Futures Project plan for getting Illinois back on the path to financial stability, chats with The Night Ministry advocacy and community affairs manager Tedd Peso about working with the local homeless community and the "Covers For Cover 8" concert benefiting the Response-Ability Pregnant and Parenting Program (RAPPP), and visits with Cocktails for Ding Dongs illustrator Alexandra Ensign about putting together a unique guide to making awesome drinks. Meanwhile, we reminisce about work holiday parties past as we enter the season of office-related debauchery! This week's local music is provided by Donnie Biggins.