I find it a little ironic that WXRT is raising money for the Chicago Food Depository [Post No Bills, January 16]. Seeing the number of record stores that have closed in the last year, a lot of the out-of-work employees might be benefiting from a free meal real soon.
Rather than charity after the fact, WXRT might be a little bit more cognizant of the struggling folks involved in the local music scene now and lend its support. We always had trouble getting the WXRT comps because our major distributor is not local and all of our local indie distributors were ignored. I'd love to see a Chicago project that would benefit the entire scene from musician to record-store clerk to charity.