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James VanOsdol Revisits Chicago Rock, 1990s, On Air and On Page

The 1990s was a boon for underground music – both on rock radio, and in the national spotlight – especially if you were a band hailing from Chicago. But what was making the cover of Rolling Stone magazine – or hitting the MTV airwaves – only scratched at what was really happening in Chicago's vibrant local music scene. James VanOsdol was a DJ at the so-called “new rock alternative” station, Q101. He wants to print a anthology of the time, tentatively titled Chicago Rocked! VanOsdol is working with the website KickStarter.com to help raise funds to publish the book himself. He joins Eight Forty-Eight's Joe DeCeault to talk about the vibrancy of Chicago's rock scene in the '90s.

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