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Monday

06:00Almost Daily

Vapor Radio

Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

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7:00Weekly

The Jams

Classic, Old School and more…these are the JAMS!

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8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

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9:00Monday thru Friday

The Eighties Hour

The soundtrack to the Beginning of the End Days! A rebroadcast of the music that complemented an age of disruptive technologies, new economies, and right wing politics.

Reuben Kincaid,

16:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

planet catieo

Planet catieo is always an exciting adventure to other places in our galaxy. DJ catieo is a free form DJ & spins a wide range of eclectic of tunes including Anatolian psychedelic rock, disco, French Boogie, space rock, electronic, minimal wave, and soul. She has hosted a variety of musicians on her show from Jazz, rock n’ roll to Gypsy. DJ catieo hopes to share unexpected music and always includes a bit of whimsy.

Catie Olson,

16:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)

The Isms Show

Transmitting ideas via a curated collection of songs from the past, present, and future.

Betty Heredia,

18:00Monthy (1st Day Above)

Out Of Vogue

Playing a different version of punk rock each and every week. Sometimes poppier, sometimes more hardcore-ish!

Kisston G.,

18:00Bi-Weekly(2nd & 4th Days Above)

The Ponderers

The Ponderers feature global tracks, with a focus on Latin America, spinning an eclectic and dance-friendly medley of womxn-fronted sounds, in both digital and vinyl formats. The show includes musical guests, empowering interviews with womxn doing extraordinary things in arts and culture, and the freshest cuts in Latin alternative music. Hosted by Stephanie Manriquez (#FanitaBanana) and Sandra Treviño (#DJAngelfuk), members of Future Rootz. Broadcasting live 2nd/4th Mondays from 6-8PM.

The Ponderers,

20:00Weekly

Post Modern Talking

The end times are here – come celebrate the funeral of Western Civilization with fond musical memories selected by hosts Bobby Conn and DJ LeDeuce. It’s hopeless – but it doesn’t have to sound that way. Exactly the same playlist as MeTV FM but with lots of Suicide, J Dilla, Strangulated Beatoffs and Throbbing Gristle mixed in. Plus regular guest appearances by Reuben Kincaid, Bill Mummy, Stevie Wayne and Lil’ MQCL77MQXL!

Bobby Conn,

22:00Bi-Weekly(2nd & 4th Days Above)

The Metal Show

Vivian plays all kinds of music, as long as it is metal. Special attention is paid to local Chicago underground bands as well.

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22:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Release The Hounds

Release The Hounds brings you Lidia Vomito spinning Metal and Hard Rock on vinyl for the first hour and Punk, Hardcore, etc. the second hour from cohort, Bryan Chump Change. Release The Hounds airs every first and third Monday of the month from 10 pm to Midnight. Tune in and howl out… Awoooo!

Lidia Vomito,

23:00Weekly

Screams of Combat

SCREAMS OF COMBAT is a bilingual radio show in which the midnight chronicles by El Cardenal de Aztlan explore the intersection of sports and modern mythology incorporating music, journalism, poetry and performance art. GRITOS DE COMBATE is inspired by the XXth Century Mexican avant-garde art movement known as “movimiento estridentista”.

El Cardenal de Aztlán,

Tuesday

06:00Almost Daily

Vapor Radio

Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

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8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

admin,

9:00Monday thru Friday

The Eighties Hour

The soundtrack to the Beginning of the End Days! A rebroadcast of the music that complemented an age of disruptive technologies, new economies, and right wing politics.

Reuben Kincaid,

14:00Weekly

Cosmic Sonics

This show is primarily vinyl DJ mixes all done live on-air in Lumpen studios. Occasionally there are guest mixes and performances. The sounds include House, Disco, Boogie, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Dub, Techno, Ambient, Hip-hop, Psychedelic, Krautrock, Jazz…

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14:00Weekly

Cosmic Sonics

This show is primarily vinyl DJ mixes all done live on-air in Lumpen studios. Occasionally there are guest mixes and performances. The sounds include House, Disco, Boogie, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Dub, Techno, Ambient, Hip-hop, Psychedelic, Krautrock, Jazz…

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16:00Weekly

Radio Free Bridgeport

Radio Free Bridgeport interviews the tastemakers and peacemakers that make the South Side of our fair city what it is. RFB also presents bands live in concert every other week from Studio A

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18:00Weekly

bel_Air presents

Music from Chicago, the Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond
A variety of studio and live musical tracks with special guests

Todd Carter,

20:00Weekly

(((SONORAMA)))

A real sonic treat traveling back through Latin America during the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. With some contemporary surprises along the way. Our language is the music from those Vintage Latin Sounds past and present.

SONORAMA,

22:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

The Butter Hours

The butter boys hit the airwaves every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month as they play their favorite underground electronic and dance music as well as deep cuts from all genres.

Scott Bufis,

22:00Monthly (2nd Day Above)

Slice off Pie

Sounds, music, musicals mixed with interviews, collages, life synths and the occasional bit of cheese all lightly thematically linked.

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Wednesday

00:00Weekly

are we cool yet?

THE NEWS YOU TRUST // THE COMMENTARY YOU NEED // THE HUMOR YOU DESERVE

After being gambled away by their former station manager, the tag-team truth diving duo of df and Rothschild Sponsors have come to WLPN to continue exploring questions unasked, stories untold, and humor unfunny.

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06:00Almost Daily

Vapor Radio

Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

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7:00Weekly

Global HiFi

The Global Get Down!

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8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

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9:00Monday thru Friday

The Eighties Hour

The soundtrack to the Beginning of the End Days! A rebroadcast of the music that complemented an age of disruptive technologies, new economies, and right wing politics.

Reuben Kincaid,

11:00Weekly

Bad @ Sports Center

Contemporary art talk without the ego. The Midwest’s largest independent contemporary art talk show.

Dana Bassett, Brian Andrews, Jesse Malmed, Ryan Peter Miller,

14:00Weekly

The NEW AGE

THE NEW AGE is a show created by Hampton for Lumpen Radio which first aired in February 2016 as THE NEW AGE OF JAZZ featuring music from Chicago artists mixed with classic and obscure titles along with occasional guest DJ sets, artist interviews and live on-air performances. In January 2018, the show changed its format to include a theme song and, shortly thereafter, a co-host (DJ KimBuck2).

Hampton, DJ Kimbuck2,

16:00Weekly

Country, My Way

Underplayed classics, and small-label gems, spanning all eras of honky tonk, bluegrass, outlaw, western swing, country soul/funk, Ameripolitan. Stubbornly curated by Chicago’s country-est mofo: singer & songwriter Lawrence Peters.

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18:00Monthly (3rd Day Above)

DIVISIVE

DIVISIVE explores the intersections and interactivity between politics and cultural work

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19:00Monthy (1st Day Above)

Idiot Business

Idiot Business is primarily an experimental electronic music show, although hip hop, rock, and comedy do slip in sometimes. The music is sometimes mixed together, sometimes collaged, and sometimes played one track at a time. For Idiot Business, experimental electronic music includes IDM, techno, jungle, electro-acoustic music, noise, and electronic pop, for starters. The goal is simply to provide good experimental electronic music irrespective of (sub-)genre.

Mike Esposito,

20:00Bi-Weekly(2nd & 4th Days Above)

InBetween Radio/ Stations

Chicago’s only show for and about DJs, Music vinyl collecting, and Sound Disbursement.
Host DJs Glenn Russell and Binosaur discuss and play hidden gems of all musical types from all decades. They share tracks from recent vinyl finds and favorites from their DJ events. Each show features a musical theme and/or musical guest! Distributing the sounds you’ll only hear InBetweenRadioStations.

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Glenn Russell, Binosaur,

20:00bi-weekly

QC

Q.C. is for listeners who are interested in how soul, jazz, r&b, funk, and hip-hop are shaping new underground music from around the world. Listeners will also enjoy interviews, guest-mixes, and in-studio performances by potent new artists.

King Hippo,

Thursday

06:00Almost Daily

Vapor Radio

Let the vapor embrace you. New moods. New attitudes. New music

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7:00Weekly

Numero Group Radio Archive

A selection of music from the Numero Group Archives…..

Numero Group,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

admin,

9:00Monday thru Friday

The Eighties Hour

The soundtrack to the Beginning of the End Days! A rebroadcast of the music that complemented an age of disruptive technologies, new economies, and right wing politics.

Reuben Kincaid,

11:00Weekly

Eye 94

Lumpen Radio’s books and literature show

Jamie Trecker, Mike Sack, Jeremy Kitchen,

12:00Weekly

Mashed Potato Time

Mashed Potato Time is all about the glory days of the recording culture that left us with stacks and stacks of forgotten 45s. Karin dusts off her favorite ’50s & ’60s singles for an all-vinyl show filled with carefree soul grooves, early R&B movers, dance crazes that never were, scuzzy garage gems, and much more!

Karin Fjellman,

14:00Weekly

News From the Service Entrance with Mario

Music, interviews and people from all walks of life. Famous and infamous. Radio with a purpose.

Mario Smith,

16:00Monthly (4th Day Above)

Mutant Hit Parade

The Mutant Hit Parade is a selection of classic power-pop and rock that would have been big hits had only anyone given it a chance. Lawrence Peters does.

Lawrence Peters,

16:00Monthly (2nd Day Above)

Bi-Lengua Radio


Bi-Lengua radio bridges the gap of the Americas with themed episodes that explore the collision of culture. Expect an eclectic tour of music and conversation in English and Spanish.

Osvaldo Cuevas,

16:00Monthly (3rd Day Above)

21st century crate digger

Sourced from vinyl, digital, and streaming formats, 21st century crate digger is dedicated to the discovery and curation of obscure genres, regions, and time periods of music. Each episode revolves around a singular idea, theme, genre, or time period of music. Previous installments have included: “Motor City’s Burning,” an exposé of the Detroit garage rock sound from 1965-present, “Six Degrees of David Byrne,” a collection of songs tied through there affiliation with the Talking Heads legend David Byrne, “Charlie Don’t Surf,” a compilation of the best surf music from the 1950s-today, an annual halloween set, best music of the year recap, and much more.

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18:00Monthly (4th Day Above)

#FeelgoodMusic

Every 4th Thursday tune in for two hours of #feelgoodmusic from 6-8pm. Expect new bangers, throwbacks and classics that’ll make you nod your head. Catch the vibe….

Gregory Gurley,

18:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Skerd To Dance

Skerd To Dance is mixed live by Jimmy Kaps, featuring special guest local DJs and producers who take over the FM airwaves with vinyl/digital DJ sets and/or live gear performances.

Jimmy Kaps,

18:00Second Day Above

Ruido

Rudio digs deep into the roots of Latin American Psychedelia and follows its aesthetic, cultural, spiritual and political evolution into Post-Punk.

Gabriel Feijoo,

20:00Weekly

Beer Temple Insiders Roundtable

Chris Quinn, owner of the Beer Temple, sits down with craft beer insiders to discuss the topics that matter most to them. Each week features different guests sharing their insights and giving you a insider’s view of the evolving craft beer scene.

Chris Quinn,

22:00Weekly

Star Creature Vibes Radio

Star Creature Vibes Radio is a penetrative exploration into the alternative world of Disco. The show begs to answer one of the defining questions of the last 1000 years: “What is Boogie?” Host Tim Zawada, alongside notable guests from across the globe, play an assortment of underrepresented and left leaning with a large focus on the later 70s to early 80s Boogie Phenomenon with a healthy dose of contemporary Boogie Styles, House and Spaced Out Modern Funk.

Tim Zawada,

Friday

7:00Weekly

The Jams

Classic, Old School and more…these are the JAMS!

admin,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

Daily national news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.

Democracy Now on the Web

admin,

9:00Monday thru Friday

The Eighties Hour

The soundtrack to the Beginning of the End Days! A rebroadcast of the music that complemented an age of disruptive technologies, new economies, and right wing politics.

Reuben Kincaid,

11:00Weekly

Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers

A one hour conversation with guests from Chicago and around the country on education, political and social justice issues.

Fred Klonsky, Mike Klonsky,

12:00Weekly

The Ben Joravsky Show

The Ben Joravsky show presents the best material from his podcast each week, produced in conjunction with the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Ben Joravsky,

13:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Tech Scene Chicago

Tech Scene Chicago is an independently produced talk radio show written and hosted by Melanie Adcock on Lumpen Radio. The Tech Scene Chicago Radio show is geared toward the public and discusses how they can become part of the local “tech scene” by giving them the scoop on available technology-related events they can attend in their area. Tech Scene Chicago serves as a subsidiary entity of Tech Month Chicago to help further their mission of advocacy awareness and outreach of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering. Arts, and Mathematics) throughout the city of Chicago.

Melanie Adcock,

16:00Bi-Weekly(2nd & 4th Days Above)

Future Rootz

Future Rootz host a monthly broadcast exploring both vintage and modern Afro-Latinx rooted sounds. The show includes a special guest program featuring prominent artist from all over the world.

AfroQbano,

18:00weekly

Lumpen Week in Review

Welcome to Lumpen Week in Review the show that covers the past week of news, happenings and programs presented on Lumpen Radio.

admin,

19:00Bi-Weekly(2nd & 4th Days Above)

Karaoke Center

Chicago’s PREMIERE and ONLY karaoke radio show where we only play the karaoke versions of songs. We’re in the studio singing LIVE and our phone line is open for your voice to be HEARD. Call us at 773-823-9700 to sing live on 105.5!

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Saturday

12:00Weekly

Wattz Up! and La Mesita

Wattz Up! is a youth produced and hosted variety talk show that reflects their culture and their communities. After Wattz Up! listeners can enjoy the sweet sounds of La Mesita, bringing independent and upcoming musicians to Yollocalli Studio Y, for a concert live performance and interview. Broadcasting live from Studio Y in the heart of Little Village, youth ages 13 to 24 take over the airwaves with unique stories, cool jams, and lots of lolz.

Yollocalli Arts Reach,

14:00Monthy (1st Day Above)

Buildings on Air

Buildings on Air is a show that demystifies architecture through wild speculation, good conversation, a healthy dose of lefty political perspective, and lots of skepticism about the ‘power of design.’ Each show features guests from the many different facets of the architecture world in Chicago and beyond.

Keefer Dunn,

14:00Bi-Weekly(2nd & 4th Days Above)

The Don’t Call Me Sweetheart! Show

Radio’s Greatest Program™, The Don’t Call Me Sweetheart! Show is dedicated to preserving the heritage of audio entertainment while using the tools for a progressive and inclusive agenda. Employing classic “show within a show” comedy, and thoughtful radio plays across all genres, Sweetheart also drives firmly into the future with biting social satire, and the creation of new audio formats. It is original radio for independent minds.

Andrew Gregory Krzak, Stephen Sonneveld,

16:00Monthly (3rd Day Above)

Pop Punk Pizza Party

– Pop Punk Pizza Party –
“A slice for all, even Joey Ramone”

Thanks for listening and sharing this pop punk pizza party with us. We’ll cherish this moment forever!

– E Pizzacus Party –

(to be edited)

Bradley Adita,

17:00Weekly

The Minimal Beat

The Minimal Beat is Chicago-based music blog. We blog about relevant artists of the day, with no particular genre-specific focus. In addition, The Minimal Beat hosts a weekly radio show on 105.5 WLPN-LP ‘Lumpen Radio’ every Saturday from 5-7PM CDT. We also release music on the private press label TMB Limited. If you would like more information or want to get involved with The Minimal Beat, please write to us at the email.

Minimal Beat Archives

Bill Ocean, Eric Black,

Sunday

09:00Weekly

Contratiempo Radio

Contratiempo radio is a cultural program that showcases Latin American and immigrant art and thought in the United States, and Chicago in particular. Functioning as an extension of and a complement to contratiempo magazine, the program creates a conversational space featuring poetry, music, art, cinema, literature, politics, immigrant stories and much more.

Contratiempo radio is broadcast live every Sunday from 9am -10am and is re-transmitted on Tuesdays from 11am – 12pm.

Contra Tiempo

Stephanie Manriquez,

10:00Weekly

This Is Hell!

This is Hell is a weekly longform political interview program broadcast in Chicago since 1996.

This is Hell!

Chuck Mertz,

11:00Weekly

Eye 94

Lumpen Radio’s books and literature show

Jamie Trecker, Mike Sack, Jeremy Kitchen,

12:00Monthly (2nd Day Above)

The Eastern Block/Wschodni Blok

Music of all genres from Poland ( and other Eastern block countries )

Andrea Jablonski,

12:00Monthly (4th Day Above)

Foreign Accents

Dedicated to the pure enjoyment of home listening. The show aims to juxtapose various genres together from different parts of the world, both past and present.

Maria Tzeka,

12:00Monthly (3rd Day Above)

Sunday Record Club

Sunday Record Club is a show about records—the music, and the collectors and DJs playing them.
 Special guests join in-studio to dig deep, sharing their most beloved records. No frills and no fillers, SRC is just about playing great records on a Sunday.

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12:00Monthy (1st Day Above)

The Sonic Sassafrass

A sassy Sunday afternoon slot serving up dollops of sonic meets smart. This show is all over the content, style and geographicical map, with live interviews and performaces by interesting humans mixed in. My aim is to make us all: smile, shake heads and/or butts, inspire, think, feel, do.

DJ Regina,

14:00Weekly

Da Dunny Show

Multigenre show playing DIY folk/punk/hip hop selections from Beijing to San Juan to Chicago. Traffic ‘n’ wedder. Sports.

Paulie Think, Julie Wu,

15:00Monthly (4th Day Above)

Music For Life

Good music with feeling plus a few surprises. Rare grooves alongside modern underground sounds, from the sublime to the surreal. A soundtrack for life… Music for Life.

Merrick Brown,

15:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Who Gives A Shit?

Is it a commentary of the Sisyphean task of life in late-capitalism as exemplified by the internet emoji ¯_(ツ)_/¯ or a question we answer every show with guests such as heavy metal musicians, elected officials, union activists, comic book creators, and other oddballs? Who gives a shit? Either way WGAS is a rollicking 2 hours of surrealist fun, deep conversations, and musical mayhem!

Matt Muchowski,

17:00Bi-Weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)

Paid Time Off

The crew behind Chicago-based dance music label Leisure Records doesn’t slack off when it comes to leisure time. Ease out of the weekend with smooth grooves and chilled out floor fillers courtesy of the Paid Time Off DJs. Sleazy yet sophisticated, like a party in your cool uncle’s rec room. Tune in 1st and 3rd Sundays for some PTO. It’s the real deal — keep it locked, y’all.

Andrew Joseph, Laura Caringella,

17:00Monthly (2nd Day Above)

Down & Outbound

A collection of experimental jazz and non jazz rooted in Chicago’s deep tradition of improvisors.

Daniel Van Duerm,

17:00Bi-Monthly (2nd & 4th Day Above)

Spontaneous Vegetation

SPONTANEOUS VEGETATION is a monthly show of long format interviews with folks who find the cracks, break up the compaction, remediate the contamination and leave the soil (metaphorically or literally) better for us all.

Nance Klehm,

20:00Bi-Weekly(2nd & 4th Days Above)

Labor Express Radio

For almost 25 years, Labor Express Radio has been the only English language labor news and current affairs radio program in Chicago… “News for working people, by working people.” The program covers issues in the labor movement locally, nationally, and internationally. The program also addresses issues of concern to working people such as housing, education, health care, immigrants rights, the environment and U.S. foreign policy, from a working class viewpoint. Labor Express Radio is a member of the Committee for Labor Access, a non-profit entity which is also responsible for the production of the Labor Beat TV program on cable access television in Chicago.

Labor Express Archives

Jerry Mead-Lucero,

22:00Weekly

What Day Is It!?!

In order to explain, embrace, explore, exacerbate and enhance our innate human desire to alter our consciousness, “What Day Is It?!?” will present the listener with an earful of not only the groovinest psychedelic tuneskis, but also an all-encompassing psychedelic radio program experience: a truly mind-altering twist on what radio is from a truly mind-altered mind. By taking the listener on a completely different type of ride each week, the destinations are truly limitless. Songs to make you ask the timeless question, What Day Is It!?!.

Paul Nixon,