Outside the Loop Radio
Outside the Loop Radio with Mike Stephen
Saturdays 6-7 a.m.
Outside the Loop Radio is a weekly audio magazine featuring fun segments and interviews with local newsmakers, artists, musicians, and others who are doing some cool stuff around the Chicago area. The show covers topics that don’t always get the proper attention in the media, all with a strong and independent Chicago slant. OTL provides for discussion that goes beyond just the headlines in our local papers.
Mike Stephen (Storyteller, Urbanologist, Golden Voice) …
…was raised in Elmwood Park, just on the outskirts of Chicago proper. He graduated from Loyola University, where he hosted the very popular Stephen In the Evenin’ show on WLUW 88.7-FM. After kicking around at various internships in Chicago radio, in 2001 he landed at the legendary WGN Radio where he produced a variety of shows over the course of six years. He enjoys inspiring people of all ages.
Mike enjoys the color blue, doing athletic type stuff, blowing on harmonicas, collecting Star Wars memorabilia, and drinking anything in bars.
Andy Hermann (Confidant, Soothsayer, Prodigal Son) …
…grew up near Columbus, Ohio, and spent his formative college years in Athens working at Ohio University‘s WOUB-AM/FM. He eventually ended up in Chicago and bored with his office job, so in 2000 he took an internship at at WGN Radio — and stayed for over 10 years. After a misstep working at a production house, he’s found his passion at a full-time gig in television. But now he’s back making radio too.
Andy also enjoys the color blue, his dogs Biscuit Tripper and Brownie Roper, watching Three’s Company, listening to Greg Dulli music, and drinking bourbon at home.