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Outside the Loop Radio with Mike Stephen
Saturdays 5-6 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.

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Mike_StephenMike Stephen (Storyteller, Urbanologist, Golden Voice) …

…was raised in Elmwood Park, just on the outskirts of Chicago proper. He graduated from Loyola University, where he worked at 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.