Local Anesthetic With Bela

Local Anesthetic broadcasts live Sunday nights 8-10pm CST on 105.7 the X  featuring the best local rock/metal bands of Central IL. Hosted by local guru Bela McKnight who’s got the antidote for your local music fix! Bela McKnight has been your humble host since 2008 and is a staple in the Central IL music scene as being the guitarist and founding member of multiple local bands… most notably Taxi War Dance  who ruled the Midwest with the likes of Mudvayne and V-Shape Mind back in the glory days of the Madison Theatre in Peoria…  Bela was also the guitarist for Justify the Means.. a band that eventually landed the “House Band” slot for 105.7 the X from 2005 -2007.. helping give birth to Local Anesthetic  and opened the door for future X House Bands Mindset Evolution and MotorBiscuit. Bela continues to be a big player in the local music scene performing with his current band Life in Cycle and  2-man acoustic shows with former JTM singer Timmy Auer.

In addition to kick ass current local rock… Local Anesthetic features…

  • FLASHBACK TRACKS – songs from our local rockstars of yesteryear
  • UPCOMING LOCAL SHOWS – details on upcoming local shows in and around Central IL
  • BELA’s BAND LAWS – segment where Bela’s experience provides fun road stories and the do’s and don’ts for our up and coming bands

In the end, it’s all about the kick ass local talent and future rock stars Central IL has to offer.  Tune in every Sunday night to get your local music fix!

GOT A BAND? to be considered for rotation on Local Anesthetic  email your MP3 to: Bela.McKnight@cumulus.com  or snail mail a CD to: 105.7 the X (attn Bela), 120 Eaton St, Peoria, IL 61603

Random Bela facts….

  1. Yes, Bela is my real name
  2. Bela is spelled with one “L”
  3. Favorite bands: Van Halen, the Beatles, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Pantera, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, King’s X, Anthrax, Deftones, Incubus, Rage Against the Machine, STP…
  4. Favorite local band: (YOUR BAND HERE)
  5. Favorite guitarist: Eddie Van Halen
  6. Favorite gig played: The Whisky a GO GO in LA
  7. First concert: Kiss (thank  you mom and dad)
  8. Favorite muscle car: 1968 Dodge Charger
  9. Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys (America’s team)
  10. Founding member of: taxi war dance, justify the means, red:ethics, makeshift mind, life in cycle