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Local 101

Local 101 is Q101’s Chicago Music Source.  What started as a boutique local music show hosted by Carla Leonardo on 101.1 in the early 90s evolved into Chicago’s longest running local music show thanks to hosts like James VanOsdol and Chris Payne, great bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Fall Out Boy, and Kill Hannah (to name just a mere few of the multitudes that Local 101 has broken and featured) and of course, millions of loyal listeners. Each week, Q101 on FB either passes 1,000,000 people seeing our posts or damn near close to it! LOCAL 101 lives on right here.

If you are in a local band and you want to be heard and exposed to music lovers in Chicago [and around the world] then here’s your chance. Our latest edition to Local 101 is our Local Bloggas feature. Our Bloggas were hand picked for their passion for local music. These writers need content.

Meet your Local 101 Bloggas HERE 


Send us a link to your music (i.e. YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.) with a brief descriptor of your band and your music to local101inq@gmail.com. If you have any shows coming up or in the near future, also send that our way!

Keep upate with our LOCAL 101 Facebook page, here’s that link https://www.facebook.com/101local

That’s it!

NOTE: Local 101 is for Chicagoland and Suburb area bands ONLY.


-Q101 Staff



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