Now that we have our Dumb Records Radio Show set up to be recording and more adequately streaming old episodes, we are excited about a number of guests we have lined up on our show. This Friday coming up (July 19th) we are excited to welcome guest Len Trumper formerly of Whatever Productions onto our program. Len was responsible for bringing big acts to town from 1971 through the early 1980’s such as The Cars, ACDC, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, and many many more. There Len is pictured above with his room full of posters for concerts he was responsible for promoting. These took place at various places including The Illinois State Fairgrounds, The Illinois State Armory, and The Convention Center. The Illinois Times also did an article on Len Trumper a couple of years ago which you can find right here.
We also find it worth noting that NPR Illinois just recently came out with a piece talking about the history of the Illinois State Armory building since it was built in the 1930’s, what it’s been used for since then, and what’s next for it with a few million dollars going towards fixing up the structure in the near future. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like any big concerts are in the foreseeable future for any newly renovated Armory building. Find the full NPR Illinois piece on their website right here.
The Dumb Records Radio Show is live on Friday (and every Friday) from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA FM. It can also be streamed online at that same time at wqnaradio.org. To check out episodes of the past head on over to our radio page.