Transistor Radio is the monthly webcast of Transistor. Tune in to hear programs featuring indie & archival rock, Americana, electronica, house, disco, funk and soul, tracks from our live performance archive, original sound pieces specially made for Transistor Radio, interview and discussion programs, and more.  



This month on In Store: Selections From Transistor's Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde has recordings from singer-songwriters Simeon Peebler and Stephen Chopek (pictured).

Emotional Rescue returns with a fun and often funky exploration of all things 1970-1980, with plenty of air time given to pop, disco, soul, funk, punk, reggae, Afrobeat, New Wave, classic rock, and even some occasional jazz.  Andy Miles hosts; on this episode he has music from Queen, Peter Gabriel, Gang of Four, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson and more.  

Says Sideshow host DJ Bloodshot Scott about this month's episode: "Summer means road trips, and road trips mean freedom and adventure. This month, Sideshow gives a nod to both summer and road trips, and the wide-open possibility inherent in both. So, gas ‘er up, roll the windows down, crank the radio and let this set steer you to someplace new." 

Scott and Odie return with a new episode of The Good Music Show.  They say this: “With screen doors slamming, fireflies swirling, car radios blaring and warm summer beer sipping… Please enjoy a set of summertime tunes to help keep you and your drinks cool.”


We hear from the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce, with a Transistor-produced monthly omnibus version of their Always Andersonville weekly podcast.  This month's edition includes interviews with five guests: Chef Jennifer Kim and general manager Tegan Brace of Passerotto (pictured), which opened its doors in May at 5420 N Clark; Ted Fournier, owner of Orange Shoe Personal Fitness Andersonville located at 5609 N Clark Street; Hallie Borden, owner of Milk Handmade and Honey Bridal; candle creators Mark Townsand Stephen Pearlman, the duo behind local favorite Edgewater Candles; Harry Osterman, alderman of the 48th Ward which includes the communities of Edgewater, Andersonville and Uptown’s Argyle Street.

On This Show Will Change Your Life, comedian Dave Maher talks to creative people about a movie, song, book, even a piece of furniture that changed their lives in ways big or small, obvious or surprising.  This month Dave talks to Pitchfork writer Paul Thompson about Beck's Odelay and visual artist Derek Erdman about Prince's Around the World in a Day.


Cine-File, the Chicago guide to independent and underground cinema, is now in podcast form as Cine-Cast.  On episode #5 of the Cine-Cast, Cine-File associate editor Ben Sachs and contributor JB Mabe talk about the upcoming Ingmar Bergman series at the Gene Siskel Film Center; Ben and contributors Kyle Cubr, John Dickson and Dmitry Samarov discuss the Doc Films summer schedule; Mabe interviews Raul Benitez (pictured) , film programmer for Comfort Film at Comfort Station Logan Square and lead programmer for the Chicagoland Shorts Volume 4 for Full Spectrum Features; and Ben and contributor Harrison Sherrod chat about the Bill Gunn films GANJA & HESS and PERSONAL PROBLEMS, as well as cult-classic LIQUID SKY, all of which played at the Film Center in June.

And at the top of the player, Andy Miles kicks things off with 15 Songs.  This time he has music from Courtney Barnett, The Smithereens, Stevie Wonder, Sharon Jones and much more.  

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