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Monday

06:00Almost Daily

Vapor Radio

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

Lumpen Radio Staff,

7:00Weekly

The Jams

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

Lumpen Radio Staff,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

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

Democracy Now on the Web

admin,

9:00AMDaily

Soothing Sounds

Soothing Sounds is curated by the fine folks at UNCANNEDmusic. This series aims to present calming tones for our stressed-out times. UNCANNED curates extra-ordinary sound experiences for the hospitality industry, creating unique designs to enhance any situation through music. Lumpen Radio and UNCANNED hope that this special programming helps you find your center.

UNCANNEDmusic,

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.

Lumpen Radio Staff,

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

Lumpen Radio Staff,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

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

Democracy Now on the Web

admin,

9:00AMDaily

Soothing Sounds

Soothing Sounds is curated by the fine folks at UNCANNEDmusic. This series aims to present calming tones for our stressed-out times. UNCANNED curates extra-ordinary sound experiences for the hospitality industry, creating unique designs to enhance any situation through music. Lumpen Radio and UNCANNED hope that this special programming helps you find your center.

UNCANNEDmusic,

9:00AMWeekly

Groove 5

Groove 5 is a musical experience that puts the groove first, always pocket, and always going. In a world void of compassion and care, Groove 5 will make you feel some kind of way.

A wide selection of genres spanning from Hip-Hop to House with the occasional interview of creative people, this show is inspired by long car rides and cigar lounges.

Neil Gainer,

14:00weekly

Choco Homies

Bringing you knowledge all around the world in the Hong Kong language.

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.

Kappa, KK,

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

Lumpen Radio Staff,

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.

Lumpen Radio Staff,

Wednesday

06:00Almost Daily

Vapor Radio

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

Lumpen Radio Staff,

6:30PMweekly

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

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.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña,

7:00Weekly

Global HiFi

The Global Get Down!

Lumpen Radio Staff,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

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

Democracy Now on the Web

admin,

9:00AMDaily

Soothing Sounds

Soothing Sounds is curated by the fine folks at UNCANNEDmusic. This series aims to present calming tones for our stressed-out times. UNCANNED curates extra-ordinary sound experiences for the hospitality industry, creating unique designs to enhance any situation through music. Lumpen Radio and UNCANNED hope that this special programming helps you find your center.

UNCANNEDmusic,

9:00Weekly

Cruel Public Schooling

Cruel Public Schooling [CPS] is a youth produced segment that discusses issues revolving Chicago Public Schools schools, family and students. As part of Wattz Up!, Yollocalli Arts Reach Radio Productions, CPS opens a platform to cover essential topics that can impact Black and Brown students all over Chicago neighborhoods.

CPS is produced and hosted by Melissa Regalado in collaboration with Wattz Up! Team.

Yollocalli Arts Reach,

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, Curry Supply Company, 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.

Lawrence Peters,

19:00Weekly

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.

CoAmp Team,

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

InBetween Radio/ Stations

InbetweenRadio/Stations
Glenn Russell and DJ Mykol.
InbetweenRadio/Stations is Chicago’s only show for and about DJs,
Music
Vinyl collecting,
and Sound Manipulation.
Host DJs Glenn and DJ Mykol 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. This show often features a guest DJ set and new tracks by local artists.

Show Archives

Find us on Facebook.

Glenn Russell, DJ Mykol,

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

Lumpen Radio Staff,

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,

9:001st & 3rd Day Above

Pocket Guide to Hell

Pocket Guide to Hell explores the intersections of art, politics, and culture as illuminated by Chicago’s past. Along the way, hosts Paul Durica and Elliot Heilman talk with fine folks doing the work of keeping the past present and show you the places where the city’s history resides today.

Paul Durica, Elliot Heilman,

9:00AMDaily

Soothing Sounds

Soothing Sounds is curated by the fine folks at UNCANNEDmusic. This series aims to present calming tones for our stressed-out times. UNCANNED curates extra-ordinary sound experiences for the hospitality industry, creating unique designs to enhance any situation through music. Lumpen Radio and UNCANNED hope that this special programming helps you find your center.

UNCANNEDmusic,

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,

16:00Bi-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,

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,

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,

18:00First & Third Day Above

Attention Deficit Radio

Bringing you an eclectic mix of jams not bound to one genre. ADR host Sergio brings you gems (old and new) from the worlds of indie rock, soul, jazz, hip-hop, world. ADR comes to you every 1st and 3rd Thursday’s from 6pm-8pm. Tune in and you might discover a new favorite artist.

 

Sergio,

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,

19:00Monthly (2nd 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,

20:00Weekly

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,

22:00Everyday Above

CHANDO RADIO

Chando Radio combines underground and rare electronic, experimental, and progressive dance music hand picked by Chicago synth ensemble Chandeliers (Lisa Armstrong, Harry Brenner, Chris Kalis, Scott McGaughey) and special guests.

 

Listen to past shows

Chandeliers,

Friday

7:00Weekly

The Jams

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

Lumpen Radio Staff,

8:00Monday thru Friday

Democracy Now

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

Democracy Now on the Web

admin,

9:00AMDaily

Soothing Sounds

Soothing Sounds is curated by the fine folks at UNCANNEDmusic. This series aims to present calming tones for our stressed-out times. UNCANNED curates extra-ordinary sound experiences for the hospitality industry, creating unique designs to enhance any situation through music. Lumpen Radio and UNCANNED hope that this special programming helps you find your center.

UNCANNEDmusic,

09:00Fourth Day Above

Cookbook Series

This months episode is titled: not death et al.

We were told the ending should be memorable. Our legacy, if we leave one, will change with the times. You, denizens of the future, will remember not what we were, but what will become of us. You will see that the constellation does not hold the meaning, but holds together. It holds a group to be seen, for a brief moment, it is not about death at all, not death et al.

 

 

 

 

Sound Club,

9:00Second Day Above

Out of the Archives!

Out of the Archives! share a diverse range of stories told by public housing residents, as well as those working in the field, from our Oral History Archive. The stories in our archive lift the voices of an oftentimes marginalized community and create a space for important conversations to happen. Each episode features a different theme that responds to our mission to preserve, promote, and propel the right of all people to a place where they can live and prosper.

National Public Housing Museum,

9:003rd Day Above

Means of Production

Means of Production is an hour long conversation about Chicago’s dance and performing arts scene. Sharon Hoyer, stage editor at Newcity Magazine, talks with dancers, choreographers, performance artists, puppeteers, presenters and performers whose work doesn’t fit neatly into any one category.

Sharon Hoyer,

10:00Weekly

Rebel Steps

Rebel Steps is a podcast about taking political action guided by the concepts of direct action, solidarity, autonomy and mutual aid. It guides listeners through actions that go beyond protesting and calling your representatives. It’s created by Amy and Liz, two sisters living in Brooklyn, NY.

rebelsteps.com

Amy & Liz,

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,

16:00First & Third Day Above

Gridlock Soundlab

This is Sadie Woods, and I’m bringing you Gridlock Soundlab, rush hour radio featuring House, Afro Latin Rhythms, Worldbeat, Disco, Funk, Soul, Electro, and Indie Dance music. Gridlock Soundlab, first and third Fridays at 4, only on 105.5 FM, Lumpen Radio.

Sadie Woods,

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.

Lumpen Radio Staff,

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!

Lumpen Radio Staff,

20:00Weekly

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,

Saturday

4PMWeekly Day Above

BeerDownload

BeerDownload is the only podcast and radio show that pits beers head to head in a tournament style competition to find out which beer reigns supreme.

Steve Mastny, Matt Arata,

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

Catch The Minimal Beat, your home for brand new independent music, on Lumpen Radio every Saturday 5-7PM CST. TMB is hosted & curated by resident DJs Caitlin Rose Mahoney & Bill Ocean, and features lively interviews & guest DJ sets by independent artists.

Listen to past episodes: The Minimal Beat Archive
Stay up-to-date on upcoming guests: @theminimalbeat
Email TMB

Bill Ocean, Caitlin Rose Mahoney,

20:00Weekly

EurekaCast NOW
ECN! is a New Media collaboration between Tech Brothers New Media Labs and the Simon Amy Institute of Spirit Science. Each week, join Media Disruption Developer Kai Hubris and Professor Rowan Meadowlark as they bring you the latest breakthroughs in science and technology.
Find more information at www.awcyfm.com/eurekacast/
INSPIRE CURIOSITY, IMAGINE SCIENCE!

Rowan Meadowlark, Kai Hubris,

21:00pop up

Lumpen Radio Twitch Live

Lumpen Radio Twitch Live is the Community of the Future, streaming today. Weekly programming is curated by Lumpen Radio, PMI, ESS Chicago, International Anthem, Neobeat, LA Experimental, and more. Concerts feature artists and musician from all of over the world, together. Check the schedule often for updated concert information and follow us at twitch.tv/lumpenradio.

Lumpen Radio Staff,

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 (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.

Kevin Hsia,

12:00Monthly (2nd Day Above)

The Eastern Block/Wschodni Blok

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

Andrea Jablonski,

14:00First and Third Day Above

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,

14:00Second Day Above

The Navigator

The Navigator is a show exploring the relationship between music, geography, and culture. Each episode is centered around a particular geographic region and time period.

Julie Wu,

15:00Weekly

Tete A Tete

A Cantonese talk show hosted by Anita Luk, covering news and current affairs from Chicago and beyond

Lumpen Radio Staff,

16:00Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th 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,

16:00Monthly (1st & 3rd Day Above)

DIVISIVE

DIVISIVE explores the intersections and interactivity between politics and cultural work

admin,

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,

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-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,

18:00Monthly (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,

20:00Weekly

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, read this post here. Songs to make you ask the timeless question, What Day Is It!?!.

Paul Nixon,

Special Programs

6:00PMThursday

#4THEQULTURE: BEHIND THE QULTURE INTERVIEW

Today we’re diving into the multiverse of Open Television a.k.a. OTV about their upcoming virtual program full of pride called 4thequlture happening June 26-27 12-5pm CST. OTV|Open Television is a non-profit platform for intersectional series, pilots, and video art, supporting Chicago artists in producing and exhibiting indie media, film, and TV. #4thequlture is accessible virtually at weareo.tv or on the otv app available for android and ios. Registration is available at 4thequlture.com and As always, thank you for your beauty and listening ears.

OTV,