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CHIRPradio.org is a listener-supported music and arts focused community radio station in Chicago staffed by more than 150 volunteers. In addition to our live programming we produce a series of shows and interviews and provide them through our various podcasts.

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CHIRPradio.org is a listener-supported music and arts focused community radio station in Chicago staffed by more than 150 volunteers. In addition to our live programming we produce a series of shows and interviews and provide them through our various podcasts.

    Shelter in Sound: Helen Money

    Shelter in Sound: Helen Money

    Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.





    For the final episode of CHIRP’s limited series Shelter in Sound, Features Co-Director Mick R (@thasoundblog) spoke with Chicago-local, avant-garde cellist Alison Chesley aka Helen Money (@Helen_Money), about hosting music lessons over Zoom, her work with metal and drone musicians, and the themes of her latest album, Atomic. Alison is thoughtful and perceptive in her answers, and we hope that you will enjoy this delightful conversation and insight into her work. Atomic is out via Thrill Jockey Records.


    Production: Mick R


    Photo Credit: Alison Chesley

    • 13 min
    First Time: First Class - Karen Clanton

    First Time: First Class - Karen Clanton

    Karen Clanton is an attorney whose law degree did not stifle the English major lurking within. She has forged a career as a writer in the legal profession, where she has led complex editorial projects in securities law, women's history and diversity. Karen currently works in a large law firm in the area of Diversity & Inclusion. She is a single mom living on the South Side of Chicago chronicling her adventures through stories told on her back porch (or at the kitchen table when it's cold outside) that end up being heard on stages across the city.


    The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.


    The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded and produced by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.

    • 14 min
    Shelter In Sound: Sleeping Village

    Shelter In Sound: Sleeping Village

    Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.


    For this week's Shelter In Sound, Features Co-Director Jessi D spoke with Kyle LaValley, the Talent Buyer for new-kid-on-the-block venue Sleeping Village. They discuss Sleeping Village's quick pivot to curbside pick up, keeping an active presence on social media, participating in CIVL and NIVA to save and support local and national live music venues, and the quirks of the Chicago music scene. This podcast features tracks from local artists Superknova, Meat Wave, Ratboys, and Whitney, who have all made an appearance on Sleeping Village's stage.


    Produced by Jessi D

    • 12 min
    First Time: First Class - Rodescu Hopkins

    First Time: First Class - Rodescu Hopkins

    Originally from Cleveland, Ohio Rodescu Hopkins II has been ripping up the Mid-West for the past five years. Currently based out of Chicago, you can see Rodescu at The Comedy Bar, The Laugh Factory, or at The Cards Against Humanity Comedy Theatre.


    Rodescu also produces a very popular storytelling show called “We Still Like You” and runs Chicago’s most popular open Mic “ Trigger Warning”. Follow Rodescu @RodescuHopkins on all social medias.


    The First Time is CHIRP Radio’s Live Lit and Music series. It pairs a reader’s personal story about a specific "first time" -- a different "first" for each show -- with a song performance. This unique structure allows the story to resonate with audience members as they experience the accompanying song covered by The First Time Four. The band takes special care to perform unexpected song arrangements, so it is hard to tell which the audience enjoys more: the story or the song.


    The First Time is produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast recorded and produced by Jenn Rourke. Engineering by Tony Baker.

    • 17 min
    Shelter in Sound: Bev Rage

    Shelter in Sound: Bev Rage

    Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.


    For this week's episode, Features Co-Director Mick R (@thasoundblog) spoke remotely with Bev Rage (@BeverlyRage) of Bev Rage and the Drinks. Tune in for a lively conversation about how Bev is coping while sheltering at home, staying connected with bandmates and fans, and how segments of Chicago's queer community have adapted to the disruptions created by COVID 19. 


    Produced by Mick R


    Photo Credit: Bev Rage

    • 11 min
    Shelter In Sound: Empty Bottle

    Shelter In Sound: Empty Bottle

    Like you, the CHIRP Features team is staying home to help flatten the curve! We are shifting our programming to present a new series in our Artist Interview Program. Shelter In Sound features interviews with artists and local music related tastemakers on what they are doing right now during this global pandemic. Tune in to learn how some of your favorite folx are managing and staying creative while hunkered down.


    For this week's Shelter In Sound, Features Co-Director Jessi D spoke with Shannon Nico Shreibak, the Associate Marketing Director for the mainstay Chicago venue, the Empty Bottle. They discuss the Bottle's live-from-the-rooftop and quarantine-friendly streaming series Music Friendly Distancing, joining the movement to save national venues through NIVA, and Shannon's career highs. This podcast features tracks from local artists Disappears, Ganser, Cafe Racer, and Tasha, who have all had appearances on the Bottle's rooftop for Music Friendly Distancing.


    Produced by Jessi D

    • 12 min

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