Team Member

Lou Hinkhouse


Meet Lou Hinkhouse

Board Member - Director of Media

Lou Hinkhouse produced the “The Pulse” TV series, and continues to create new content online on our Vimeo channel. “The Pulse” was a 3-time ACE Award winning series focusing on Illinois music from 1987 – 1990. During that time, Lou captured the first video ever of the Smashing Pumpkins, as well as early footage of Material Issue, The Insiders, Shoes, and others, capturing a uniquely prolific period in Illinois music history. Lou has digitized dozens of episodes that can be utilized as an exhibit display at the museum. Another program that Lou co-produced was the WTTW special, “How Chicago Rocked The ’60’s” with Bob Sirott, as well as having co-produced, “Full Circle:The Smashing Pumpkins” special, both of which won Emmys.