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Podcasts on the topic of “Mike Nikolich” 5 results

Artist Interviews Bruce Iglauer Interview

This week, Features contributor and DJ Mike Nikolich speaks with Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer in celebration of the label's 50th anniversary. They discuss his early career and founding of Alligator Records in the 70s, his work with the Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor, his views on contemporary blues artists, a harrowing near-death experience on a train in Scandinavia, and, of course, his deep love of the blues.

You can find Alligator Records' celebratory and houserockin' 50th anniversary collection on their website.

Produced by Mike Nikolich.

Photo Credit: Chris Monaghan

CHIRP Radio · Bruce Iglauer Interview

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Topics: alligator records, bruce iglauer, mike nikolich

Artist Interviews Mars Williams Interview

This week, Features contributor Mike Nikolich speaks with saxophonist and composer Mars Williams, the force behind Liquid Soul and previous member of The Waitresses and The Psychedelic Furs. They discuss his illustrious decade- and genre-spanning music career, regular stops through the 90s and 2000s at the Elbo Room and Double Door with Liquid Soul, and his annual tradition of releasing a Christmas series of songs originally inspired by Albert Ayler.

Produced by Mike Nikolich.

Photo Credit: Mars Williams

CHIRP Radio · Liquid Soul Interview

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Topics: liquid soul, mars williams, mike nikolich

Artist Interviews Robert Dean Interview

This week, CHIRP DJ and Features contributer Mike Nikolich speaks with Robert Dean, the former lead guitarist with Japan, a British new romantic band from the late 1970s and early 1980s. After leaving Japan and playing for Vivabeat, Gary Numan, Sinéad O’Connor, and The Slow Club, Dean retired from the music scene, moved to Costa Rica, and reinvented himself as a world-renowned bird illustrator. He ended his self-imposed music retirement in 2019 when he formed his current project with Isaac Moraga, Light of Day.

Produced by Mike Nikolich.

Photo Credit: Robert Dean

CHIRP Radio · Robert Dean Interview

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Topics: mike nikolich, robert dean

Artist Interviews Custard Flux Interview

This week for the CHIRP Radio Artist Interview we bring you DJ Mike Nikolich in conversation with Gregory Curvey of the progressive rock band Custard Flux. They discussed the recording of his latest album Oxygen and Gregory tells the story of how he restored a 100 year old harmonium to make it. 

Produced by Mike Nikolich.

Photo Credit: Gregory Curvey

CHIRP Radio · Custard Flux Interview

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First Time: First Try - Mike Nikolich

Mike Nikolich hosts a Friday shift on CHIRP Radio from noon to 3 pm. After working in the public relations field for 33 years, including founding, building and selling his PR firm, Tech Image, Mike retired in 2012, got bored and earned his MBA from Northern Illinois University. He currently is director of NIU's digital marketing program and is a full-time instructor. Mike has been married to Susan for 33 years and they have two daughters, Jessica and Christine, plus a Golden Doodle named Kramer, who occasionally appears on WCIU-TV ads promoting "Seinfeld."

Event produced and directed by Julie Mueller with Assistant Producer Bobby Evers and Host Jenn Sodini. Podcast Producer: Jenn Rourke. Recorded by Asim Ali, Melissa Karalis, and Jenn Rourke.

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Topics: first time, first try, jenn rourke, mike nikolich