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Logan Bay loses half a leg to a driver, keeps programming WLPN from his hospital bed 

Plus: CHIRP holds its 15th annual Record Fair, and Seth Vanek moves The Therapy Sessions to Constellation for a one-off birthday party.

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click to enlarge Logan Bay at the WLPN studios in January 2017 - JEFFREY MARINI
  • Logan Bay at the WLPN studios in January 2017
  • Jeffrey Marini

As station director at Lumpen Radio (aka WLPN), as an awesomely insane flyer artist, and as half of the Gutter Butter DJ crew, Logan Bay is one the friendliest, hardest-working, and most dedicated folks in Chicago's weirdo music and party scenes. Early on the morning of Saturday, March 25, while unloading DJ gear in front of his Bridgeport apartment, Bay was struck and pinned to his car by another automobile, suffering catastrophic injuries to both legs. His lower right leg was amputated at Cook County Hospital that day, and he's since undergone other serious procedures, including a major surgery on his left leg. WLPN founder Ed Marszewski tells Gossip Wolf that Bay "is such a fucking nut that he's been programming the station from his hospital bed! The great group he's brought to WLPN is pulling together and will definitely keep going." Though Bay has health insurance, he'll still get mountains of bills—friends and family, including Marszewski, are looking for ways to help, especially with the prosthetics and physical therapy he'll need in the months to come. They've already set up a YouCaring page seeking $50,000 in donations—stay tuned for news on benefit events. Get well soon, Logan!

On Saturday, April 8, CHIRP Radio hosts its 15th annual Record Fair at Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington). Expect collectible vinyl from more than 50 vendors plus live music and DJ sets from Gossip Wolf faves such as Beat Drun Juel, Flesh Panthers, and Avery Young.

For almost a year, Seth Vanek (drummer for Kent Lambert's ace art-pop project, Roommate) has been hosting a weekly variety show at the Hungry Brain called The Therapy Sessions. For the show's first anniversary celebration on Thursday, April 6, he'll hop around the corner to Constellation for a one-off called The Seth Show, Tonight! Admission is $10, and his guests are gubernatorial candidate and 47th Ward alderman Ameya Pawar, comedian Rebecca O'Neal, and singer-songwriter Akenya.  v

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