7.27.2013

Panda Riot: Chicago Dream Pop

Panda Riot is a Chicago dream-pop band whose music is used for this podcast. Two of the members, Brian Cook (guitar, recording) and Jose Alejandro Rodriguez (drums), talk about how they came up with the band's name; how they developed into a band; their album, She Dares All Things, where the songs used on this podcast come from; how they started with films; why they moved from Philadelphia to Chicago; the tension between New York and the Philadelphia music scene; changes in the music industry and the Internet; why they mainly tour the East Coast; if they want their music to be in movies or commercials; what motivates them; the dream pop genre; how they came up with their style; their process, how they know a song is done, and more.

Panda Riot is coming out with a new vinyl LP of Northern Automatic Music, and have previously released the CD version of Northern Automatic Music, the EP Far and Near, the 7-inch Serious Radical Girls, and the flexi-single Amanda in the Clouds.

Click the link below to play, or download it by right-clicking (on a PC) or holding down the CTRL key and clicking on it (for Mac).

http://radiogirl.us/audio/RG107.mp3

7.19.2013

Rafer Weigel: Gracious TV Sports Guy

Rafer Weigel does sports on WLS-TV in Chicago, and talks about writing his own scripts; why producers are necessary; how acting helped his TV work; his acting career, which included playing Jenny McCarthy's neighbor on her TV show, a Charmed episode with Melissa Milano, ads for Honda and Avis, ER, Party of Five, Free Enterprise with William Shatner and Eric McCormack, and a movie with Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen on Showtime; why he didn't like the acting lifestyle; writing for the Chicago Sun-Times and Los Angeles Times; what the acting biz is like; if his father, sportscaster Tim Weigel, helped him get into the media; being the "man about town" and covering the Kings for KUSI-TV in San Diego; doing news in Sacramento at KOVR-TV; doing sports at CNN Headline News with Robin Meade; what it's like to work at CNN; how he got the WLS-TV sports gig; what his dad taught him; his work with ESPN Radio; advice he has for people who want to do sports media, and more.

Click the link below to play, or download it by right-clicking (on a PC) or holding down the CTRL key and clicking on it (for Mac).

http://radiogirl.us/audio/RG106.mp3

7.14.2013

Matt Bubala: Producing Fun

Matt Bubala, host of Good Parenting Radio, talks about producing John Williams' show at WGN Radio; running his own business, Black Dog Radio Productions (which also syndicates Steve Dale's show), and advice for starting a business; his experience in Los Angeles producing Peter Tilden's show at KABC/KMPC and meeting famous people in L.A.; what it was like to work with and hang out with Danny Bonaduce at WKQI in Detroit; getting hired by Mitch Rosen and fired by Larry Wert; how the neighborhood near WDFN "The Fan" in Detroit was, and more.

Click the link below to play, or download it by right-clicking (on a PC) or holding down the CTRL key and clicking on it (for Mac).

http://radiogirl.us/audio/RG105.mp3