Xochipilli Radio (CoAmp en Español)



Literature, Music, Film, Art, Popular Culture: It is a program that highlights the importance of
Spanish and promotes the values of a Latino and Pan-Ethnic identity in the US.

Art Design Chicago Talk Series

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


The Art Design Chicago Talk Series by Lumpen Radio is set to explore and celebrate Chicago’s rich artistic heritage and its diverse creative communities. This series will examine the intersections of art, design, and activism and the city’s relationship with indigeneity, migration, and displacement.

Through a series of broadcasted conversations in Spanish and English with the artists, curators and cultural organizers behind the exhibitions featured as part of Art Design Chicago, Lumpen Radio hosts will highlight the evolution and impacts of these projects. This initiative promises an extensive exploration of Chicago’s cultural and artistic identity, broadening the narratives of American art.

The Art Design Chicago Talk Series is part of Art Design Chicago, a citywide collaboration initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art that highlights the city’s artistic heritage and creative communities.

*Art Design Chicago Talk Series is an original production of Lumpen Radio. Produced by Stephanie Manriquez, Charly García, Nick Wylie, SY Lim and Ariandy Luna.

City Dreams

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


“City Dreams” is a radio show hosted by journalist, historian, and organizer Annie Howard. Paired conversations with musicians, activists, artists, community builders, and more aim to explore the many different facets of urban life, exploring how everyday Chicagoans are working to make their city better.


Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Days Above)


Spiritworld is a showcase of sounds that are designed to transport you to another world. A communication with an ethereal, spiritual and psychedelic world that we cannot see, but feel. A world that is happening around us all of the time and all we have to do is listen.

Halftone Radio Supershow

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


Chicago Printer Guild present Halftone Radio Supershow

Join your pal Dud Lawson and Manny of the Chicago Printers Guild & your favorite printmakers from across the city to chat inky paper and play funky jams!

Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border

Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Day Above)


Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border offers multilingual live radio and archival audio programs addressing “the multiple pandemics of racism, sexism, xenophobia and neo-colonialism on steroids in the Trump Era.” Throughout his life, Gómez-Peña has worked in audio art and radio across multiple genres, from poetic journalism to Spanglish spoken word, and from radical storytelling to collaborations with musicians, poets, and activists. This ongoing series will present samples of his previous work (1980–2015) and newly recorded material created in the last two years and during lock-down.


In a first-ever partnership, Jane Addams Hull-House MuseumPublic Media Institute, and the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art present a year-long series of experimental audio performances from Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a performance artist, writer, activist, and MacArthur Fellow, class of 1991. The series is an initiative of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Changeand the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, a multi-venue exhibition and program series organized by the Smart Museum to mark the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows program throughout 2021.

CoAmp en Español



Communities Amplified presents original Spanish content as part of the expanded multilingual programming on the WLPN airwaves each week.

This project is supported by major funding from The Field Foundation and additional support from The McCormick Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Chicago Learning Exchange.

Global HiFi



The Global Get Down!

Democracy Now

Monday thru Friday


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

Democracy Now on the Web

Vapor Radio

Monday thru Friday


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