On Friday, April 19, Chicago’s “other” public television station WYCC (Channel 20) will debut an exciting new program that it’s coproducing with the Old Town School of Folk Music. When WTTW tried to make a big splash in 2003 by reviving its popular 70s live music program SoundStage (which is currently on “hiatus”) it did so with cutting-edge names like Chicago, Doobie Brothers, and former Styx front man (and Howard Reich’s favorite rocker) Dennis DeYoung. (To be fair, there were some “younger” artists too, including Tom Petty, Sonic Youth, and Wilco.) WYCC’s new Musicology: Live From the Old Town School of Folk Music, on the other hand, is considerably more daring and interesting, although that may be due to the fact that the OTS is the one programming the artists—and ultimately on the hook for paying the talent. Business as usual.