04 / 14 / 14

Tall Walker on Live From Studio 10 - 4/15

Chicago’s Tall Walker create songs that are soft and contemplative in mood and delivery with a touch of Classic Rock sensibilities. The band evokes a sense of familiarity while conjuring their own unique imagery through lyrics and sound. We’re excited to welcome the group for a live set and conversation about their new EP and approach to songwriting. 

Tune in Tues. 4/15 at 8 PM CT on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) or stream at www.vocalo.org/player 

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04 / 14 / 14
What is Hip? ...Pets! and Profit!
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morningamp:

Each week our trends expert Tim Barnes tells us what we need to be doing to be cool, and today it’s getting a pet and spending a ridiculous amount of money on it. Or STEALING a pet and re-selling it for profit. Evil!

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6talk radio, chicago public radio, chicago public media, wbez, vocalo, npr, real talk radio, animals, cute, pets, cute animals, cute pets, what is hip, hip, comedy, trends,

04 / 14 / 14
NWI Report: Gay Marriage, Immigration, and Oil Spills

morningamp:

WBEZ reporter Mike Puente checked in with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon with his NWI report. This segment focused on the recent opposition to an immigrant detention center in Hobart, a judicial override to the legislature’s gay marriage ban, and the current status of Chicago’s own little BP oil spill.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6vocalo, mike puente, wbez, local, chicago, nw indiana, northwest indiana, nwi, report, gay marriage, immigration, oil spill, bp oil, oil, legislation, politics, chi,

04 / 11 / 14
BSS 159: Anthony Dansberry & The Human Cost Of Detainment
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barbershopshow:

Anthony Dansberry has served nearly half of his life behind bars. Now, his fate might ride on something unpredictable: the gubernatorial election. On today’s show, we unpack the case, and we explore the human toll of detainment.

Our guests on the show are:
- Jane Raley of the Center for Wrongful Convictions, lead counsel on the case, as well as
- Susan Swanson (private investigator on the case) and
- Margaret Soffin (attorney on the case).
- Juliana Stratton, the Executive Director of the Cook County Justice Advisory Council

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's Barber Shop Show

6prison, jail, cook county jail, cook county, overcrowding, clemency, wrongful convictions, vocalo, wbez, chicago public media, barbershopshow, barber shop show, ayana contreras,

04 / 11 / 14
The Reel Critic Reggie Ponder Talks Captain America with The Morning AMp

morningamp:

The Ivy League’s finest movie reviewer, Reggie Ponder, joins The Morning AMp each week to discuss the box office’s biggest hits and flops.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6reggie ponder, reel critic, reel critique, movie critique, film critique, movie critics, critical thought, captain america, box office, movies, cinema,

04 / 11 / 14
This is Hip Face Off: Brian Vs. Molly

morningamp:

Each week interns Tanna Solberg and Zach Swezy go head-to-head in a musical competition where they each bring a track to be judged. In this segment, the tables turned and hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon were put on the chopping block. Molly brought a Los Rakas track and Brian went old/new school with a Billie Holiday/Chaz Bundick remix. The pair also got a personalized and badly photoshopped photo!

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6vocalo, wbez, talk radio, npr, billie holiday, old school, new school, competition, music, new music, rap, remix, opiniond, judge, los rakas, bad photoshop,

04 / 10 / 14
vocaloreclaimedsoul:

On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras provides smooth, slow jams, groovers, and more. Plus, local Kiddie Soul by Love’s Children (pictured, with Curtis Mayfield on piano), and by North, South, East, and West.
Tune in, then groove in!  Thursdays at 8pm (CST) http://vocalo.org  90.7fm and 89.5fm
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vocaloreclaimedsoul:

On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras provides smooth, slow jams, groovers, and more. Plus, local Kiddie Soul by Love’s Children (pictured, with Curtis Mayfield on piano), and by North, South, East, and West.
Tune in, then groove in!  Thursdays at 8pm (CST) http://vocalo.org  90.7fm and 89.5fm
ZoomInfo

vocaloreclaimedsoul:

On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul, host Ayana Contreras provides smooth, slow jams, groovers, and more. Plus, local Kiddie Soul by Love’s Children (pictured, with Curtis Mayfield on piano), and by North, South, East, and West.

Tune in, then groove in!  Thursdays at 8pm (CST) http://vocalo.org  90.7fm and 89.5fm

Source: vocaloreclaimedsoul

6vocalo, curtis mayfield, soul, chicago soul, music,

04 / 10 / 14

Peace Prize Thursday, 4/10/14, 8-10am CST

morningamp:

It’s #TeamVocalo week! Go to vocalo.org/donate right now! Donate any amount and you will be entered in a drawing for a pair (2) three-day passes to the sold-out Pitchfork Music FestivalJuly 18-20 in Union Park! And as usual, donations of $48 gets you a ticket to our#hatersball tomorrow night, where we will all get responsibly crunk together.

Also on the show: the rideshare fight heats up in Springfield. How will the future of taxiing affect people in urban and rural areas? And what is with the nickname “Chiraq” for the city? What does it mean and who gets to use it? Dr. Coya Paz will be here to answer these questions and more!

Source: morningamp

04 / 09 / 14
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 100 - Life and Legacy of Frankie Knuckles

In this episode we’re going to be doing things a bit differently. We’re still going to bring you music, stories and conversations but they are all going to be focused on the life and legacy of the Godfather of House music - Frankie Knuckles, who recently passed away at the age of 59. Tune in to hear Chicago DJ Jesse De La Pena talk about Frankie’s impact on dance music, then hear his conversation with the man himself and finally we close the show with a special mix from Mr. Knuckles.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6Frankie Knuckles, house, House Music, music, public radio, Vocalo, Chicago, WBEZ, WBEZ Music,

04 / 09 / 14

My name is Silvia and I’m a hater.

Hi, I’m Silvia, Managing Director of Vocalo.

I often find myself saying things like:
  • I hate the way big media portrays our communities.
  • I hate the way that commercial radio stations play the same songs over and over again.
  • I hate that big media doesn’t engage our communities on issues that impact them on a day-to-day basis.
  • I hate that big media doesn’t celebrate our cultural diversity.
  • I’m a hater.
But let me tell you what I do love. Vocalo.

Vocalo is a special type of media. We’re the change we wish to see in our media landscape. We’re a service dedicated to engaging our communities with thoughtful discussions and diverse cultural expressions. We create our programming with you (and us) in mind.

If you love Vocalo too, I’m asking you to show us some love. I need 150 people to step up for Vocalo by this Friday and make a donation. We’ve already heard from 47, and now I need to hear from you. 

Plus, if you make a $4 a month donation, we’ll show you some love by giving you a ticket to our celebratory end of pledge drive event this Friday night, the #hatersball. The party will take place at the Chop Shop and will feature music from JC Brooks, the Vocalo DJ Collective and DJ Ayana Contreras. You’ll also get to nosh on some delicious food and enjoy craft cocktails from Johnny Costello of the Berkshire Room.

Most importantly, you’ll get to meet the most dynamic team in public media. We love what we do, and hope you do too.

Love,

Silvia

Silvia Rivera
Manager Director
Vocalo

P.S. You can donate online right here.

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04 / 09 / 14
M&O on Live From Studio 10 (aired April 2014)
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Jamila and Owen of Chicago’s “adventure soul” duo M&O (formerly Milo and Otis) have been cultivating a sound that incorporates elements of brooding R&B with carefully written narratives soaked in heritage, passion and culture. Years of making music together have produced a sound that’s both groovy, warm in production, and socially conscious and poignant in its lyrical content.

Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging bands and music artists from Chicago and beyond. One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10

Source: SoundCloud / Vocalo's LiveFromStudio10

6R&B, RnB, Soul, Pop, music, Chicago, public radio, live radio, live music, M&O, Milo and Otis, live from studio 10,

04 / 09 / 14
teamvocalo:

Friends and foes are invited to our first ever #hatersball, a fundraiser, soul concert and dance party, on Friday, April 11 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Avenue. The multi-tiered evening in Chop Shop’s 6,000 square foot party space is both a celebration of the Vocalo community and fun party to cap off the Vocalo pledge drive that takes place the week leading up to the party.
The party starts at 6 p.m. with a Haters Mingle, featuring sets by Jesse De La Peña (host and producer of Vocalo’s Friday Night DJ Series) and Shazam Bangles, craft cocktails by Johnny Costello of the Berkshire Room and food by Chop Shop restaurant and butcher shop.  At 10 p.m., The K.I.D. featuring JC Brooks performs Love from Chicago and DJ Ayana Contreras (host and producer of Vocalo’s Reclaimed Soul) spins more tunes. 
The Lovers After-Party – a Vocalo DJ Collective dance party with DJ Charlie and Bizzon – gets underway at midnight.
For $50.00 tickets to the entire evening, The Vocalo All Night Pass, go here.
OR
For $25.00 tickets to the 10:00pm performance and After Party, go here.
ZoomInfo
teamvocalo:

Friends and foes are invited to our first ever #hatersball, a fundraiser, soul concert and dance party, on Friday, April 11 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Avenue. The multi-tiered evening in Chop Shop’s 6,000 square foot party space is both a celebration of the Vocalo community and fun party to cap off the Vocalo pledge drive that takes place the week leading up to the party.
The party starts at 6 p.m. with a Haters Mingle, featuring sets by Jesse De La Peña (host and producer of Vocalo’s Friday Night DJ Series) and Shazam Bangles, craft cocktails by Johnny Costello of the Berkshire Room and food by Chop Shop restaurant and butcher shop.  At 10 p.m., The K.I.D. featuring JC Brooks performs Love from Chicago and DJ Ayana Contreras (host and producer of Vocalo’s Reclaimed Soul) spins more tunes. 
The Lovers After-Party – a Vocalo DJ Collective dance party with DJ Charlie and Bizzon – gets underway at midnight.
For $50.00 tickets to the entire evening, The Vocalo All Night Pass, go here.
OR
For $25.00 tickets to the 10:00pm performance and After Party, go here.
ZoomInfo

teamvocalo:

Friends and foes are invited to our first ever #hatersball, a fundraiser, soul concert and dance party, on Friday, April 11 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Avenue. The multi-tiered evening in Chop Shop’s 6,000 square foot party space is both a celebration of the Vocalo community and fun party to cap off the Vocalo pledge drive that takes place the week leading up to the party.

The party starts at 6 p.m. with a Haters Mingle, featuring sets by Jesse De La Peña (host and producer of Vocalo’s Friday Night DJ Series) and Shazam Bangles, craft cocktails by Johnny Costello of the Berkshire Room and food by Chop Shop restaurant and butcher shop.  

At 10 p.m., The K.I.D. featuring JC Brooks performs Love from Chicago and DJ Ayana Contreras (host and producer of Vocalo’s Reclaimed Soul) spins more tunes. 

The Lovers After-Party – a Vocalo DJ Collective dance party with DJ Charlie and Bizzon – gets underway at midnight.

For $50.00 tickets to the entire evening, The Vocalo All Night Pass, go here.

OR

For $25.00 tickets to the 10:00pm performance and After Party, go here.

Source: teamvocalo

6vocalo, fundraiser, chop shop,

04 / 09 / 14
Portrait Of An Intern As A Young Male Feminist: The Little Mermaid

morningamp:

Hosts Vivian Mikhail and Brian Babylon bring intern Kevin Garcia to discuss the buzz of Sofia Coppola taking the director’s chair for a grittier interpretation of Christian Andersen’s classic story. Also, Kevin goes through the evolution of Disney’s princesses and how Ariel played a great role in the positive turnaround for female protagonists in Disney films.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

6Vocalo, ChicagoPublicMedia, WBEZ, VivianMikhail, BrianBabylon, KevinGarcia, the little mermaid, sofia coppola, Disney, Princess, Feminism, Elmhurst, ElmhurstCollege, WRSE, ChristianAndersen,

04 / 09 / 14
Food Fight: Monica Eng Vs. CPS

morningamp:

WBEZ reporter Monica Eng joined the Morning AMp to talk about her story on the Chicago Public Schools lunch menu ingredients. She updated hosts Brian Babylon and Vivian Mikhail on the situation after she contacted both the distributor and CPS and received little to no information about the ingredients used.

Source: SoundCloud / vocalo

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04 / 09 / 14

Hate top 40 radio? Show your love for the best #music station in #chicago: #vocalo. We represent the cultural diversity of our city. Donate at any amount today and get registered for Revolution Brewery tour. Vocalo.org/donate

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