05 / 12 / 14
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 104 - CPS lunches, The J. Davis Trio, DJ Charlie

In this episode: Have you ever wondered what Chicagp Public School lunches are made of? Well, if you would ask CPS, they would tell you that the chicken nuggets are made of chicken. At least that’s what CPS disclosed when WBEZ reporter Monica Eng filed the Freedom of Information Act to find what CPS is serving its students. She wasn’t satisfied with the answer and pressed the issue.

Also, The J. Davis Trio authentically combine their love of traditional Jazz with their passion for Hip Hop. The result is an exhibition of smooth lyricism and groove heavy soulful instrumentals. They stopped by the studio with a large 7-piece ensemble for a live performance and conversation with Jesse Menendez.

We close the show as usual with some thumping beats. This time, courtesy of DJ Charlie. Tune in!

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05 / 05 / 14
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 103 - Diversity in Network TV Comedy, Archie Powell, The Narcoleptic

In this episode: When Stephen Colbert was announced as Dave Letterman’s replacement on CBS’s late night talk show offering, even fans of the show felt that it was time for networks to think outside the box for a host. Jamie Masada, owner of The Laugh Factory, shared his thoughts with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about diversity on the networks, from gender to race to education to region.

Also, Chicago’s Archie Powell and The Exports deliver a downpour of raucous rock at their live shows and on their recordings. The new album Back In Black is filled to capacity with driving guitar riffs and inexhaustible energy. The band stopped by our performance studio to play some new tracks and talk about the album.

We close the show with a House set from Chicago’s The Narcoleptic. Tune in!

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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.

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08 / 19 / 13
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 79 - Quest for the Best DJ Special

We’ve got something special for you in this one. As you know Vocalo brings you some of the best music from all over Chicago and the world. But we also highlight those wax wielding wizards that help make music so popular - the DJs. Usually on this show you’d hear a mix from a local DJ in the 2nd hour of Vocalo on WBEZ, but this time we’re doing it a little different. You will hear mixes throughout the whole show. 
Multiple Mixes…
The mixes included in this show are some of the Finalists in Vocalo’s 2013 Quest for the Best DJ Competition. So tune in and enjoy the ride!

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08 / 10 / 12


Vocalo’s DJ Collective is looking for 2 of Chicago’s best House Music DJs to round out the team.

The term “House Music” has come to mean many different things to folks over the years. We want to be very specific on what we are looking for.

Various styles of House Music: Deep, Tech, Soulful, Latin, Disco, Jazzy..

10 (30 min. demos will be chosen & those  DJs will move on to the Preliminary. Only 6 DJs will make it to the finals. The top 2 DJs will be added to Vocalo’s DJ Collective.. featured on the Friday Night DJ Series, Vocalo on WBEZ 91.5fm & at various programs & events. 

Send your 30 minute demo to jessed@vocalo.org [Deadline Friday Sept. 7th 2012] more info can be found on the FB event page & Vocalo .org

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04 / 18 / 12

Feminist Wednesday, DJ Style f


For this installment of Feminist Wednesday and in honor of Record Store Week, DJ Reyna joins us live. Plus NYC’s finest Lani Love spins a live mix just in time for rush hour. Tune in to the Overdrive on 89.5FM. Show starts at 4pm.

Lani Love: (http://soundcloud.com/djlanilove)

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