"Open Books" is an hour-long program on Chicago's 88.7 WLUW Open Books is an hour-long program devoted to outstanding books, remarkable writers, and the joy of reading. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. The Show runs twice a month, 8:00 PM on alternate Sundays. www.wluw.org
Host Donna Seaman has also sponsored Benefit shows, and book release parties thru the program. She is now releasing her first book through Paul Dry Books: Writers on air. In her opinion "The public space given to writers is too small in proportion to the number of good writers out there. i felt that the conversations were so important that I couldn't keep them to myself." Part of her success, with the programm she attributes to the enviornment at WLUW. [paraphrase] "WLUW is a community station that gives its hosts tremendous creative and editorial freedom." http://www.pauldrybooks.com/
In the past the program has been devoted to outstanding books, remarkable writers, and the fine art of reading. Her guest list has included T. C. Boyle, [one of my fav's] Lynda Barry, Madison Smartt Bell, Barry Lopez, Chang-rae Lee, Fern Schumer Chapman, Jane Smiley, Ana Castillo, Wade Davis, and Richard Jones, among others.
got a little sample for you here: http://www.em-press.com/regie_radio_lores.asf