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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, April 16, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

Music and conversation with The Drastics drummer/producer Anthony Abbinanti about their fine new album “Noir”. Rub-a-dub!

04/17/2017

The Drastics On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic!

The Drastics’ “Noir” is my favorite Chicago release of 2017 so far! Let’s find out more from drummer/producer Anthony Abbinanti on Local Anesthetic, Sunday night at 7:30 here on XRT.

04/14/2017

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

The newest releases from Chicago bands Addisons, The Right Now, Jenny Bienemann, Joy Poppers, The Drastics, Dark Fog and Lucky Boys Confusion on last night’s Local Anesthetic.

04/10/2017

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

New Chicago music from the mugs pictured above, the Addisons, The Drastics, Jenny Beinemann, Lucky Boys Confusion, The Right Now, Dark Fog, and the Joypoppers, Sunday night at 7:30 here on XRT!

04/07/2017

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, April 2, 2017 [Playlist & Free Download]

A bittersweet Local Anesthetic as “Big C” founder Gabrielle Sutton discussed her reasoning behind calling an end to “Chicago’s Original Rockabilly Open Mic”. Don’t miss this Thursday night’s show at Martyr’s with host band Thee Deacons.

04/03/2017

The Big C’s Gabrielle Sutton On This Sunday Night’s Local Anesthetic

Gabrielle Sutton founded “Chicago’s original rockabilly open mic”, The Big C, 25 years ago. The monthly series will come to an end in May. I’ll talk to Gabrielle about the event’s history, the Chicago roots and rockabilly scene, and her decision to wind things down after such a long run.

03/30/2017

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!)

03/27/2017

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

03/24/2017

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

03/13/2017

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.

03/06/2017

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