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Vinyl Emergency

By Jim Hanke

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Vinyl Emergency explores the thrill of records and music in general, whether examining the recent vinyl resurgence or recalling the first albums that changed our lives. Guests range from musicians and industry folks to avid record collectors and close friends, all with captivating, personal stories involving vinyl. Host Jim Hanke is a frequent guest vinyl consultant on Chicago's WGN 720AM, and has been a freelance contributor to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel,, Sock Monkey Sound and various other media outlets since 1994.

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A Great Podcast that Goes Beyond Vinyl

I became aware of Jim Hanke as a contributing writer of Modern Vinyl and a frequent guest of the Sharing Needles with Friends podcast. Jim brings with him a wealth of experience and credibility as he’s been involved with the music industry for a long time - even being a regular guest on a popular WGN radio show in Chicago. I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting Jim in person. What Vinyl Emergency offers to the listener is a great forum for discussing vinyl, music, the music industry - but moreover, it shines even greater when his unique and “everyday" guests bring stories about their lives and insights not often found in podcasts that simply interview those with higher levels of notoriety. Jim is a fantastic host whose comfort and natural interview style behind the mic can be heard and felt from the first episode. Subscribe.

A must-listen for vinyl collectors

Jim is off to a great start, and I'm looking forward to what future episodes bring.

so far, eh

Okay, it may not be fair to critique early on, but based on two episodes I've come across thus far, this host has a long ways to go despite sounding friendly and fairly enthused. The monotone voice doesn't help sometimes, but I adapted. However, I am a huge fan of music podcasts like Low Times, where insightful interviews are aplenty, but these drag on and sound more like a guy interviewing a buddy rather than a focused discussion on "Vinyl." I typed in "Vinyl podcast" and came across this, but alas, I cannot subscribe based on what I've heard so far. Maybe I'll come back once there's a little bit more to the show or some guests on that spark more interest other than indulgent stories about bands they've met, etc. I know another reviewer on here mentions discussing "vinyl" but other than a few questions up top about their first vinyls, I don't hear a lot else to write home about... yet.

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  • Category: Music
  • Language: English

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