Richard Milne

On-Air: Sundays 3pm-8pm
Host: Local Anesthetic

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. [Read Richard’s Full Bio]

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, March 26, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Hear the latest releases from Chicago bands Cupid Youth, Michelles, The Drastics, Speed Babes, Korean Jeans, Elk Walking and The Drastics (again!)


New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic!

New Chicago releases from The Drastics, Elk Walking, Cupid Youth, Speed Babes, Korean Jeans and more tbd


Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, March 12, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

The latest Chicago releases from The Orwells, Lucky Boys Confusion, Ne-Hi, The Chancey Brothers, Wes Cichosz and Will Phalen


Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, March 5, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Umphrey’s McGee vocalist/guitarist Brendan Bayliss discusses the band’s “Zonkey” release, the decision to return their annual New Year’s shows to Chicago and previews the next UM album exclusively on Local Anesthetic.


Umphrey’s McGee On This Sunday’s Local Anesthetic

I’ll be chatting with UM guitarist/vocalist Brendan Bayliss about the band’s recent “Zonkey” release AND spinning an exclusive preview of their in-progress new album. Cool, huh?


We Remember Radio Legend Herb Kent On Tonight’s Local Anesthetic

We lost a radio great last year. Tune in tonight at 7:30 for a rebroadcast of a conversation I had with the Cool Gent, Herb Kent in Feb. 2009 on Local Anesthetic.


New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

New Chicago releases from Pelican’s Trevor De Brauw (above), Old Grand Dad, Oceans Over Airplanes, Guerilla, Brad Peterson and Coyote Riot this Sunday night at 7:30!


Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, January 22, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Sorry, playing catch up on some posts. Sue me.


Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, February 5, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

New tunes from American Cosmonaut, Barrelhouse Chuck, Minor Moon, Strange Lovelies, The Hacky Turtles, Boy Meets Robot and Akasha



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