More about Bennett on WBEZ

Chicago Public Radio WBEZ 91.5 FM plans to air a story I reported about Jay Bennett on the Eight Forty-Eight show 9-10 a.m. Friday (May 29). It will be available for listening online later.

Also, you can hear me chatting for a few minutes about local music and concerts every Wednesday now — usually sometime between 2:20 and 2:40 p.m. — on the Vocalo radio station. That’s the new public radio project at 89.5 FM. The signal’s not that strong in a lot of places around Chicago (yet), but you can stream it at

On the radio

I was on Chicago Public Radio WBEZ’s “Eight Forty-Eight” show this morning with a story I reported on the original 1902 stage version of The Wizard of Oz. You can stream it or download it here.

AND I will be back on the radio between 2 and 3 p.m. Wednesday (April 29) — on WBEZ’s sister station, Vocalo, WBEW 89.5 FM or I’ll be taking part in a discussion with other bloggers about Chicago’s local music.

The whole show, “I Love Local Music Event: The state of Local Music,” goes from 1-4 p.m. In the first hour, Keith Jackson, Gary musician and cousin of the Jackson 5, discusses “What happened to live music in Gary, Ind., and what does local music really mean to the community?” From 2-3 p.m., I’ll be part of a panel including bloggers from the Chicago Record Project, the Chicago Independent Music Review and FakeshoreDrive. From 3-4 p.m., the topic is “Where to hear and get heard on line?” with Crown Point’s Asteria, Chris Baum on the local artist’s promo site Fanfound, Rob Lambert of and social media blogger Keidra Cheney. Vocalo will be Twittering about the show at and taking calls and comments at (888) 635-1112 and at

Tune into Radio M Friday

I will be the guest on “Radio M,” a show hosted by Tony Sarabia on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio 91.5 FM, from 9-11 p.m. this Friday (July 25). I plan to play some of my favorite recent records by bands from various corners of the world… places like Iceland, Malta and Bogota.

More information about the show is at

If you’re outside Chicago, you can stream WBEZ at And if you miss the live broadcast on Friday night, you’ll have a couple of weeks to hear it online at:

Thanks to Tony for the invitation!