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Our midday host Bekoe caught up with Chicago music sensation Ric Wilson also known as Disco Ric, to speak on touring with Chicago’s on Drama Duo before the coronavirus pandemic took place, his introduction to Disco music, as well as how he and Grammy Award Winning Producer Terrace Martin, collaborated on their latest EP “They […]

You might recognize Audrey V, formerly known as Audrey Valentine, from our In Rotation. She spoke to our midday host Bekoe about names, therapy, and social media growth …

“Chicago has taught me that I don’t have to stay in a particular lane as a musician. I can come comfortably as myself and do whatever feels right” 

If you’ve been tuned into me on Vocalo Radio, Monday through Friday during 10am – 2pm CST. Then I’m pretty sure you’ve heard Chicago emcee Joel Q’s latest single “Big Dreaming” featuring Audrey Valentine in rotation. Not only is he in Vocalo’s rotation, but he’s also the voice and lyricist behind my radio intro produced […]

Chicago Dot-Connector Merk Stops by Vocalo to Discuss The ComPlex 2010 Studio, Music Venues servicing the hip hop culture, and more

Gabriella Hirsch, Program Coordinator, and Britt Julious, a writer for the Chicago Tribune, joined Jill Hopkins in the studio to talk about the Girls Rock! Carnival, as well as their week long Girls Rock! Camp.

Terrence Chappell joined Jill Hopkins this Feminist Wednesday to talk about his article and how he has mixed his personal experience with his knowledge of Black Feminist Theory both illustrate Intergenerational Trauma and expand his understand of the topic as a whole. Growing up, Chappell had arguments with his mother, but they always got over […]

L.A. born / Brooklyn bred R&B singer sings farewell to Chicago and hello to London on new EP.

David Himmel used to go by Dr. Dave. Nowadays though, it’s just Dave. He didn’t get his medical license revoked but rather stepped away from his gig as an oldies radio disc jockey. As a former radio DJ at a commercial station in Las Vegas, Himmel was on the front lines of the war against […]

Abi Sanchez is one of Chicago’s rising comedic talents. He is recording his first comedy album, “A.B.I.: A Bad Idea”.