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 Jan. 1, 2017

The new albums from Strange Lovelies, Harvey Fox, Pink Beam, Arbor Creek, new songs from The Addisons and Mutts plus Naked Raygun’s “Rat Patrol” on this past Sunday night’s Local Anesthetic.

01/04/2017

An Abbreviated History Of The Local Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular (1991-2016) [Playlist & Free Download]

A very short history of the Anesthetic Spectacular along with an overview of what to expect on this Sunday night’s “Best of 25” broadcast.

12/23/2016

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, December 11, 2016 [Playlist & Free Download]

Our last show of new Chicago music for 2016 featured the latest from Minor Moon, Nest, Teds Dancin, The Band Royale, Sonny Falls, Railway Gamblers and a preview of this coming Sunday night’s Local Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular “Best of 25 Years” special.

12/12/2016

Info Regarding The Upcoming Local Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular 25th Anniversary “Best of”

As I’ve done for the last couple of Holiday Spectaculars that have landed on Anesthetic anniversary years ending in either “0” or “5”, this year, being the 25th anniversary of Local Anesthetic, I will whittle down all previous entries in to one sixty-minute “Best Of”.

12/05/2016

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 [Playlist & Free Download]

Chicago music from Post Animal, Split Single, The Fat Babies, Sunjacket, Whitney, The Sirens Records and John Mott

12/05/2016

New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

New sides from Post Animal, Split Single, The Fat Babies, Sunjacket, Whitney, Sirens Records and John Mott, tomorrow night at 7:30pm

12/03/2016

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 [Playlist & Free Download]

New and sorta new Chicago music from Bob Kuhn, The Glass Eyes, The Rubs, The Flat Five, Donnie Biggins, Cafe Racer and Wedding Photography on last night’s Local Anesthetic.

11/28/2016

New Chicago Music On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

The newest releases from Bob Kuhn, The Glass Eyes, The Rubs, The Flat Five, Donnie Biggins, Cafe Racer and Wedding Photography.

11/26/2016

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 [Playlist & Free Download]

Special guest Dante Carfagna spins 45s from The Five Stairsteps, Marvin Smith, Baby Huey, The Fascinations, The Natural Four and the Mayfield Singers on the History of Chicago Funk and Soul (Chapter 11)

11/21/2016

Why You Can’t Vote For Wilco In The 2016 WXRT Listener Poll “Local Artist” Category

Nor the Smashing Pumpkins or Mavis Staples or Cheap Trick or Buddy Guy or any other act that long ago transcended any hint of being “local”.

11/18/2016

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