A graduate of the acclaimed Radio/Television department of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Richard Milne has been a weekend and fill-in air personality with WXRT since July, 1986
In 1991 he created Chicago commercial radios longest running local music show, Local Anesthetic. Heard Sunday evenings at 7:30, Local Anesthetic has introduced WXRT listeners to such top Chicago bands as the Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair and the Mighty Blue Kings via exclusive interviews and in-studio performances. Other guests have included such Chicago luminaries as actors John Mahoney, Billy Peterson and Joan and John Cusack. Since 1998 Richard has also been host of XRT’s daily Local Anesthetic “Capsule”. He and his family live in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
In addition to his role at WXRT, Richard and his wife Charlene run a musical booking agency, Rank Entertainment Incorporated, that provides local and national talent for private and corporate events. If you’d like some stellar live music at your next event, drop them a line.
Please submit music, only. No photos, lyric sheets, press clippings, etc. Short, one page bio is OK. Make sure your name, contact info and song titles are all on the CD or jewel case somewhere. Be aware that airplay is limited due to show time constraints but that I do absolutely listen to everything as many times as it takes to determine whether your music is right for my show. I will also listen to tracks on your website but all airplay is off of CD so send your disc anyway. That allows me to listen to it in more places than just on my computer. I love 45s but include a burned copy, too. Thanks.
If you’d like feedback, I’m always good for a paragraph or two. Just ask.