Saturday, May 24, 2014

May 24, 2014 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show # 206)

9:02 AM Prefab Sprout • List of Impossible Things • Crimson/Red • Icebreaker

9:05 AM Ramona Lisa • Avenues • Arcadia • Terrible

9:08 AM Jason Moran • Wig Wise • Facing Left • Blue Note

Thursday, May 22, 2014

To Create You Must Destroy: The Ricketts' Plan to Save Wrigley Field By Drastically Changing It

The charm of Wrigley Field has been a marketing tool for decades, well before I was born. Phillip K. Wrigley knew there was something different and he made it a selling point for his team.

Of course, considering how the Cubs performed after the late '30s, the ballpark was often the only thing worth coming for during a long stretch of lean years. It became even a larger factor when the Cubs games started to go national over WGN-TV. In the early '80s, the Cubs snagged Harry Caray after the White Sox dumped him. Say what you will about Caray, but he was one of the greatest salesman for baseball ever, and The Friendly Confines were perfect for his pitches. Caray extolled the charms of Wrigley. And one of those charms was that fans could sit and watch the games from the rooftops of the apartment buildings along Sheffield and Waveland Avenues.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

May 17, 2014 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #205)

9:02 AM Ben Watt • Hendra • Hendra • Caroline

9:06 AM Papercuts • Psychic Friends • Life Among the Savages • Easy Sound

9:09 AM Nervous Norvous • Ape Call • Stone Age Woo • Norton

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 3, 2014 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #204)

9:02 AM Hollie Cook • Desdemona • Twice • Mr. Bongo

9:06 AM The Nels Cline Singers • Respira • Macroscope • Mack Avenue

9:10 AM The Hollies • Lullaby to Tim • Evolution • EMI