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18 | January 25, 2018 | The highland park landmark life & arts Get ready to vote! THE GLENCOE A NCHOR • THE GLENVIEW LANTERN THE HIGHLAND PARK LANDMARK • THE LAKE FOREST LEADER THE NORTHBROOK TOWER • THE WILMETTE BEACON • THE WINNETKA CURRENT Calling all art, athletic, day and overnight camps! We need vendors for the 4th Annual CAMP EXPO! coming feb. 1 - feb. 25 Categories include: Beauty • Dining Education Fitness & Recreation Health • Pets • Services Shopping • Vehicles Honor your favorite local businesses by voting for them in the second annual North Shore Choice Awards! Look for the ballot inside your 22nd Century Media newspaper or vote online at 2018 Sat., February 24, 2018 • 10am - 2pm Northbrook Court 1515 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL For more information, call (708) 326-9170 ext. 16 or visit VENDOR BOOTH DEADLINE: FEB. 7 Vinyl lives on in Highland Park-raised man’s podcast Classic rock podcast reaches nearly 1M downloads Megan Bernard Contributing Editor Bob Stern grew up listening to Chicago radio. It was only a matter of time before he made a career out of it. The Chicago born, Highland Park raised man said he was always intrigued by radio, making visits to Chicago often as a child to witness live broadcasts. Once he went off to school at the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign, he made it his No. 1 passion. Today, he hosts his own podcast, Vinyl Schminyl Radio, which has reached nearly 1 million downloads. “At school, I began working for the student-run station called WPGU,” Stern said of his first radio job. “It was one of the only commercial radio stations run by students in the country. We broke a lot of music on PGU. It was when classic rock was new.” After many fond memories working for WPGU, Stern sought out a radio job after graduation, landing at WXRD in Woodstock. There, he was “the morning guy” for several years, but always wanted to break into the bigger market of Chicago. “I told myself if I don’t get into a bigger market by the time I’m 25 years old, I’m going to go into sales,” Stern said. “I didn’t want to be one Glencoe resident Bob Stern created and hosts the Vinyl Schminyl Radio podcast available online and on iTunes. Photo Submitted of those radio guys who jumps from small market to small market. I didn’t want to be a gypsy.” Coincidentally, the day after Stern’s 25th birthday, he started in radio sales. For many years later, he sold radio time to advertisers, then later got into more tangible sales with selling professional audio visual products. While his career revolved around the world of radio, it didn’t necessarily give him the airtime he craved. So, eight years ago, he began the podcast he calls Vinyl Schminyl Radio in April 2010. Originally, Vinyl Schminyl started as a Monday through Friday “classic deep cut” of the day, where he played one song and talked about its back story, where it charted, the motivation behind it and some history GIVE IT A LISTEN Vinyl Schminyl Radio Or search “Bob Stern’s Vinyl Schminyl Radio” on iTunes of the artist — “more than any radio announcer will talk about,” he said. That “deep cut” still exists today, plus some thematic weeks focusing on a particular year or topic. Then there is also The Vinyl Schminyl Radio Hour, a longer version of his podcast hosted once a week. “I play more music in the hour and I don’t go into the back story that great of a deal,” Stern said. After he launched the hour-long podcast, Stern noticed the downloads started to pile up. So much that he calculated them: he was getting as many downloads in one month than he was previously receiving within a six-month period. “There are countries Please see vinyl, 19 faith the highland park landmark | January 25, 2018 | 19 In Memoriam Christopher Goodson Scott Christopher Goodson Scott, 61, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of Highland Park, died Jan. 11 at The Cleveland Clinic after complications resulting from a head injury from a fall. Scott was born Aug. 12, 1956 in Poughkeepsie, New York, and was the first of two children to Donald C. and Virginia “Ginger” (nee Goodson). He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1974. Scott played on the football and baseball high school teams, was an accomplished musician, metallurgist, material scientist, animal lover, and most importantly, a lifelong friend and family man who would do anything to help others. He remained close to many HPHS friends throughout his life, and often travelled back to Highland Park from his home in Canton, Ohio. His untimely death will leave a hole in the hearts of many. After completing his advanced education, Chris was honored as an Industrial scholar at The Department of Civil Engineering, Mechanics and Metallurgy. He then worked at Lubrizol Corp. in Wickliffe, Ohio for over 22 years. Scott was committed to education and scientific research all while mentoring many students. He was active in several organizations throughout his life including, but not limited to, the American Society of Metals, Stark State Upward Bound Math & Science program, Kiwanis of Canton, Ohio, and Techcon. After moving to Ohio, Chris gave his life to Christ in 1988 and became a devoted member of his church, The Word of God Community Church, serving as Head Deacon for over 20 years. He is survived by his wife Juanita (nee Ferbish); daughters Kristen and Caitlin; and younger sister Jennifer. The Chris Scott Memorial Service will be at the Union Baptist Church, 413 Cornelia Ave NE, Canton, Ohio, on Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Payne Cemetery, 15404 James Madison Highway, Palmyra, VA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Word of God Community Church, P.O. Box 9172, Canton, OH 44711. Laurie A. Popp Laurie A. Popp (nee Nault), 53, of Highwood, died Jan. 12 after a long courageous battle with multiple sclerosis. Popp grew up in Highland Park and graduated from Deerfield High School. She lived her life, even in the face of adversity, with a positive attitude and an infectious smile. She will be truly missed by many. She is survived by her children, Richard Popp; parents, Wallace and Mary Ann Nault; siblings, Sharon (Eloy) Devora, Allen (Cathy) Nault and Glen (Annette) Nault; six nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and nephews. Popp was a dear friend to many who supported her throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or Journey Care Hospice, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025. Margaret F. Hackbarth Margaret F. Hackbarth (nee Davidson), of Highland Park, died Jan. 6. She was born on Aug. 26, 1921 in Ross, Ohio. She lived in Schofield Barracks Pearl Harbor, graduated High school on the Panama Canal. The majority of her career was spent with Sears, Roebuck and Company and was a Clerk for the Lake County Court. There is so much to say about Hackbarth. She was the No. 1 Hockey Mom. She would take her son and his friends to all of their games, morning, noon or night, and loved being with the team. She became a great Blackhawks Fan and sat for over 13 years at Chicago Stadium - first row, first balcony next to the organ. We all remember the “roar” of the stadium. She loved taking cruises and so adored the warm weather. She also enjoyed the sun, so much so that she took a bus trip with son Paul to join son Dean on his college spring break trip to Daytona Beach. Hackbarth would do anything for her children and their friends. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. She is survived by her three sons, Ronnie, Dean, and Paul; granddaughter, Wendy and her granddaughters. Any memorial gifts or donation would best go to the Kidney Foundation. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email b.kapa@22ndcentury with information about a loved one who was part of the Highland Park/Highwood communities. Faith Briefs Trinity Episcopal Church (425 Laurel Ave., Highland Park) Holy Eucharist in Chapel 8 a.m., 10 a.m. Sundays in St. Michael’s Chapel 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, with healing Holy Eucharist with Music 10 a.m. in Main Sanctuary Fellowship 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m. Sundays Adult Forum and Church School 9 a.m. Sundays Congregation Solel (1301 Clavey Road, Highland Park) Torah Study 9:15-10:15 a.m. Saturday mornings. There will be a Torah study at Congregation Solel. You can come in the morning to kick off your weekend with a Torah study and then stay throughout the morning at Solel for subsequent activities and fun. For more information, go to www., or call (847) 433- 3555. vinyl From Page 18 around the world that I didn’t even think played classic rock music, like Iran or Japan, who were and still are downloading my podcast,” he added. “There are some foreigners that are looking at Facebook or trolling the internet and they are looking for classic rock. It’s a big thing in this big world that’s not accessible to them so they found me.” Today, Vinyl Schminyl shows have been downloaded nearly one million times from Stern’s website at www., www.tu and iTunes. Christ Church (1713 Green Bay Road, Highland Park) Weeknight Service A new service has started on Thursday Nights in the church’s new coffee bar. It is not your traditional church service, instead it provides space for you to bring your thoughts and questions. Every week there is a sermon for 20 minutes followed by group discussion. Coffee Bar is open 6:30-9 p.m., service is 7-8 p.m. Email Dan at dsy MOPS at Highland Park Campus MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and by preschoolers we mean kiddos from birth through kindergarten. We know it’s a little confusing so let’s just stick with “MOPS.” We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world. At every meeting there will be a speaker or video that gives practical tools and insight into the specific things that are important to you. MOPS meets There are about 1,200 of Stern’s shows also archived there. One of his shows — an interview with Billy Corgan, formerly of The Smashing Pumpkins — got 20,000 downloads alone. “I actually met Billy Corgan in Highland Park and he agreed to an interview for my show,” Stern said. “We talked about classic rock in general, his music and his tea shop (Madame ZuZu’s in Highland Park). ... After that, he hosted me for a couple of classic rock talks at the tea shop for recorded broadcasts.” As far as recording the actual podcast goes, “it’s a process that I could now do 9-11 a.m. on the first and third Friday of the month. Email for more info. Immaculate Conception Parish (770 Deerfield Road, Highland Park) Weekend Services Services are held every Saturday at 5 p.m.; confession held from 4-4:45 p.m. Sunday services are held 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. St. James Catholic Church (134 North Ave., Highwood) Worship Services Services are held at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend services at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays with a Spanish-language service at noon. Submit information for The Landmark’s Faith page to Brittany Kapa at b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia. com. The deadline is noon on Thursday. Questions? Call (847) 272-4565 ext. 35. in my sleep,” Stern said. The podcasts are recorded at his Glencoe home and uploaded onto a server, which later posts them to websites. Looking forward, Stern hopes to continue Vinyl Schminyl for years to come. “I love the music and I love letting people know about the music that they would have normally not have known,” Stern said. “It’s given me a fraternity of people who are directly or peripherally involved with radio in Chicago and I’m so grateful for that.” Currently, Stern is seeking a full-time position in either commercials or narrations. To contact him, email bob visit us online at