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]

Ratboys on Local Anesthetic!

A lovely chat with Ratboys vocalist/guitarist Julia Steiner on Local Anesthetic last night. Lots of talk of songwriting and singing and life on the road and what lays ahead for an act that’s just begun to tap in to the magic of their music. Catch this current snapshot of a this talented troupe on last night’s Local Anesthetic on WXRT.

08/14/2017

The Local Anesthetic New Chicago Music Playlist For Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

New releases from The Giving Tree, The North 41, Ratboys (my guests on this upcoming Sunday’s Anesthetic), The Kickback, Ovef Ow and Local Motive.

08/07/2017

Here Is The Playlist Of New Chicago Music On Last Night’s Local Anesthetic!

New music from Chicago artists Kyle Mann, Max Loebman, Sacha Mullin, Heather Lynne Horton, Kevin Andrew Prchal, Weep and Willow and Moritat!

07/31/2017

New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

New music from Chicagoans Kyle Mann, Kevin Andrew Prchal, Weep & Willow, Heather Lynne Horton, Max Loebman and Sacha Mullin will be heard this Sunday night at 10:30 on Local Anesthetic!

07/27/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hear the thoughts and sounds of a rock ‘n roll lifer; Meghan MacDuff on Local Anesthetic!

07/25/2017

Chicago guitarist/vocalist Meghan MacDuff On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

In bands since she was 15, Meghan MacDuff has emerged as a fine and powerful songwriter. Learn (and hear) more on Local Anesthetic, Sunday night at 10:30 here on XRT.

07/22/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, July 16, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

New music from Packy Lundholm, Mutts, John San Juan, Montrose Man, The New Zeitgeist, Sun Beard and Belleisle on last night’s Local Anesthetic!

07/17/2017

New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

New releases from Mutts, John San Juan, Bellisle, Sun Beard, Packy Lundholm, Montrose Man and The New Zeitgeist this Sunday night at 10:30 here on XRT.

07/14/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, July 9, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Check out the swirling psychedelia and dance grooves of Secret Colours on Local Anesthetic

07/10/2017

Secret Colours On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

Secret Colours’ “Places I’m Going” is one of my most listened to songs of the year. Hear that and more from the band this Sunday night at 10:30 on XRT.

07/07/2017

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