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Sunday 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Headspace is a curating project by Alex Janakiraman which includes any sounds or words which have been a recent influence to her. Can you ever only listen to the same two songs all week? Do you sometimes get stuck on an image from a dream and perpetually feel caught between two places? Do passages from books stay in your head for hours at a time? Headspace is a collection of these thought-moments interlaced with relevant writing and music, as well as audio recordings from day to day life. Tune in to be transported to the snippets floating around Alex’s brain, or possibly just to hear someone else’s perspectives, music, and experiences. A project on time, nostalgia, repetition, intimacy and poetics, the show will develop into its own dreamy space for remembering and imagining.

Turning Tables

Turning Tables

Sunday 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Celebratory and critical, friends and I will work our way through NPR’s list of 150 best albums by women and ask why.



Sunday 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Legends! Ghosts! Horror! with Caspian Alistor Crane

The X

The X

Sunday 10:30 PM to 11:30 PM

The X is an Intergalactic Border Blaster. Explore how various cultures influence each other’s musical forms and the ways in which they influence American pop-culture. Hosts Crystal Powers and Ray Gunsalus captain your journey.


Monday 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Limits is not where you will hear top 40 hits. Consisting of mainly a wide range of electronic music and a hint of hiphop you will hear classics like Human After All but more important what you probably have never heard.

New and New to You

New and New to You

Monday 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Avery got this week’s new releases + curated personal picks.

The Variety Show

The Variety Show

Monday 09:00 PM to 10:00 PM

In an effort to recontextualize music, the Variety Show’s postmodern slant positions itself as a distinct voice on air by curating playlists from the host’s eclectic record collection. Expect to hear Chief Keef followed by Steve Reich and Laurie Anderson.

Altered States

Monday 10:30 PM to 12:30 AM

Altered States Radio features the best of classic era, underground, and alternative Hip Hop!

Density Encounters

Tuesday 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Popcorn & Soda

Tuesday 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Indie films, documentaries, web-series to feature films, this podcast takes a close look at new and upcoming features in the world of film and TV. In addition to reviewing something from TV and something from cinema, your host will feature a top 5 list at the end of every episode.
Elle, Interrupted

Elle, Interrupted

Tuesday 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM

Navigate the challenges of love, life, and everything else with Elle.

2 Thrasher Ave.

Tuesday 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

2 Thrasher Ave. is a biweekly show themed around different genres and sonic experiences. Genres and sonic experiences may include, but are not limited to: Metal, Ambient, the Now That’s What I Call Music series, Drum and Bass, noise, on-hold songs, American Hardcore, the skits off Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, etc.
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Lavender Menace

Lavender Menace

Tuesday 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM

An hour’s worth of music created by queer femme artists. Intersectional, trans-inclusive feminism. “Lavender menace” was a term used by radical feminists of the 70’s to condemn and distance themselves from lesbian members of the movement.

Kid Soul

Tuesday 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Kid Soul is your guide to all the hits and deep cuts of classic and contemporary soul. Listen to get a sweet blend of new and old, along with talk radio on changing weekly topics.

J-Pop Society

Wednesday 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

My House

Wednesday 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Sonic excitement throughout the spectrum.

Cartoons On The Radio

Cartoons On The Radio

Wednesday 07:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Tarune brings you voices.  Actually, this is an interview show, for the most part. Most of the shows you see below are interviews with animation voice actors, as well as cartoonists and writers occasionally. Thanks to all of them for taking the time to chat with me!


From the archive:

Cartoons on the Radio with Jennifer Hale:


Cartoons on the Radio with Gary Anthony Williams:


Cartoons on the Radio with Josh Keaton:


Cartoons on the Radio with Joe Alaskey:


Cartoons on the Radio with Eric Bauza:


Cartoons on the Radio with Kari Wahlgren:



Wednesday 08:45 PM to 09:45 PM

Music radio show featuring house, disco, funk and electronic tunes from around the world.

Wiggin’ Out

Wednesday 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Two girls, wearin’ wigs, talkin’ shit and playing cool jams.

We Talk About Our Cartoon Boyfriends

Thursday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
A group of internet pals discuss the work that inspires them..with special guests!
Queer Politix

Queer Politix

Thursday 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Ask a straight question, get a queer answer! This bi-weekly show covers happenings in queer art, music and politics. Call in with your questions at 312-345-3805.

Self Aware Self Care

Thursday 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Self aware self care is a conversation between two girls examining our habits in regards to how we take care of ourselves in every aspect. Hosted by Olivia Maldonado and Kamila Czyszczon

Old School vs New School

Old School vs New School

Thursday 05:00PM to 06:00PM

Old School vs New School plays 80’s new wave and 70’s post-punk, as well as contemporary music that is reminiscent of these eras.

Chola Surf

Thursday 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
A curated mix of psychedelic, cumbia, and punk from a queer, Texas-born, Florida-raised Chicana.

Aero Narcosis

Thursday 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Aero Narcosis establishes a comm link in ulterior space, who’s purpose is to broadcast a sonic collage: a manifesto of the changing winds. Performer(s) will utilize sampling, electronic and experimental sound to enact the Hurricane.

Public Res Hit

Public Res Hit

Thursday 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

YouTube deep cuts.
Jumping between at least four tabs of Autoplay.
Interruptions and layering.
Genres ranging from East Coast rap, to Detroit techno, to Chicago house, to a smattering of contemporary releases from around the world.
Dominantly tracks that you can move to. Work to. Think to. Unload to.
Regular guest features. Voice memos, and loose interviews.


Thursday 11:30 PM to 12:30 AM

Journey through time with DJs Motherboard and Hacker as we dissect the music from a distinct time and place.

The Peach Pit

Friday 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Peach Pit is a musical deep dive into the evolution of various bands and genres over the course of time.

Tangential Space

Tangential Space

Friday 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Tangential Space is the one stop shop for a wide array of different music, with styles ranging from video game soundtracks from ragtime to dubstep and More!  Listen here on FreeRadioSAIC to hear Ethan talk about life, movies, games, and whatever music he’s playing this week!  What are you waiting for?  Listen Today!


Friday 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Early 2000’s r&b, pop, and hip-hop with emphasis on lady artists.

Obelisk Radio

Friday 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Dog Food and Groove

Dog Food and Groove

Friday 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Dog Food & Groove shares new and unfamiliar tunes with the people. Each week (with guest DJs) we establish new atmospheres with our audience to create a moody and approachable late night radio/podcast. We seek to broaden the associations to genre and era, and we want to share the emotions that can be evoked! But our main goal is to provide a safe and reliable listening space one night a week for those that want to hear more! dance to more!! swoon to more!!

The Salt

The Salt

Saturday 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Best in Surf Punk, Garage Rock, and Independent Alternative. Hosted by Paloma Valencia and Sarina Swalm.

Track Team

Track Team

Saturday 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

A free form show that consists of live noise performances from the hosts along with selected guest artists from SAIC. Power electronics, Ambient, Sound scape, and Harsh Noise along with others form of experimental sound performances. Last show of each month consists of selected pieces or premieres of local artists.