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Mark Chilla

Production Director, WFIU

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

Recent Posts by Mark Chilla

May 9, 2019

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May Flowers

May Flowers

We’re blooming with excitement this week, as we stop and smell the roses for some flowery music.

June 26, 2019

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Walk It Off

Walk It Off

The playlist for the latest episode of Ether Game, featuring music all about walking!

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May 8, 2019

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I Walk With Music: Songs About Walking

I Walk With Music: Songs About Walking

We take a stroll through the Great American Songbook with walking songs like "Love Walked In" and "I Walk A Little Faster."

April 26, 2019

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Vernon Duke: Taking A Chance On Love

Vernon Duke: Taking A Chance On Love

Vernon Duke immigrated to America as a classical composer, and went on to write such popular hits as "April in Paris" and "I Can Get Started."

April 19, 2019

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Swingin’ With Kay Starr

Swingin’ With Kay Starr

A look at some of the jazz and swing tunes from the 1940s Capitol Records diva Kay Starr, including “Them There Eyes” and “It’s A Good Day.”

April 5, 2019

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The Songs Of Razaf And Waller

The Songs Of Razaf And Waller

"Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose," "Black And Blue," and more songs by songwriters Andy Razaf and Fats Waller.

March 29, 2019

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Blue Room: The Lost Rodgers and Hart

Blue Room: The Lost Rodgers and Hart

"This Funny World," "Sing For Your Supper," "To Keep My Love Alive" and other rarities from the Rodgers and Hart catalog.

March 22, 2019

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Nat King Cole Centennial: Cole’s Remarkable 1958

Nat King Cole Centennial: Cole’s Remarkable 1958

In 1958, a 39-year-old Nat King Cole had the most remarkable year, recording over 100 songs.

March 15, 2019

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Stormy Monday: Lou Rawls In The 1960s

Stormy Monday: Lou Rawls In The 1960s

Nat King Cole would have turned 100 years old on March 17, 2019. This week, we chronicle the decade the propelled him to stardom.

March 1, 2019

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Peggy Lee, The Singer-Songwriter

Peggy Lee, The Singer-Songwriter

Miss Peggy Lee was one of the biggest singing stars of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, and she also wrote many of her popular tunes.

June 28, 2019

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Doris Day, Jazz Singer

Doris Day, Jazz Singer

We remember Doris Day, who passed away last month at age 97, and her work singing jazz with Les Brown, Andre Previn and more.

August 25, 2018

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The Standards of Sondheim and Bernstein

The Standards of Sondheim and Bernstein

In honor of Leonard Bernstein's centennial this week, we look at the jazz standards of Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, like "New York, New York," "I Feel Pretty," and "Send In The Clowns."

September 13, 2018

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Dick Haymes: Sinatra’s Shadow

Dick Haymes: Sinatra’s Shadow

A centennial celebration of wartime balladeer Dick Haymes, whose career strangely followed in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra’s.

September 19, 2018

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Highways And Byways

Highways And Byways

Buckle up, Ether Gamers, we’re hitting the road (or water, or air). It’s a show all about music and transportation.

October 8, 2018

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Afterglow: Classical Melodies In Popular Song

Afterglow: Classical Melodies In Popular Song

Mark Chilla explorse the classical music origins of jazz and pop standards like “Baubles, Bangles, and Beads,” “Lover, Come Back To Me,” and “Full Moon and Empty Arms.”

October 30, 2018

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It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Halloween

It’s Witchcraft: Songs For A Haunted Halloween

"It's Witchcraft," "Ghosts Of Yesterday," "Haunted Heart," "Skeleton In The Closet," and more haunted songs for Halloween.

November 21, 2018

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Ether Game: Music For Your Thanksgiving Supper

Ether Game: Music For Your Thanksgiving Supper

Let’s feast with Ether Game’s breakdown of music for your Thanksgiving dishes!

February 18, 2019

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Profiles: Tyron Cooper

Profiles: Tyron Cooper

WFIU's Mark Chilla speaks with Tyron Cooper, musician, composer, scholar, and director of Indiana University’s Archives of African American Music.

March 13, 2019

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Ether Game: Blowin’ In The Wind

Ether Game: Blowin’ In The Wind

In search of some windy music? Ether Game has your answer, my friend, and it's blowin' in the wind...