About

Free Radio SAIC is the student-run Internet radio station of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Members develop shows according to their interests. Examples include: curated mixes, traditional and experimental sound art, narratives, informative or news-oriented talk shows, interviews and live performances. Station membership is open to any SAIC student, faculty, staff or alumni. It is our goal to encourage the SAIC community to play and expand upon traditional broadcast and to produce original radio experiences.

We host virtual and IRL events such as the annual OpenAir(Waves) mix of submitted student, faculty, and staff audio work, and the legendary Silent Disco party in the spring semester. We offer training on audio and DJ equipment and software as well as a community of friendly faces.

So come join us! Be part of the Free Radio experiment.

the Booth

Located on the 13th floor of MacLean Center, Free Radio’s booth is open for use! As an Internet radio station, we air live shows to a global audience, as well as keeping a streaming archive of shows available online. We offer training on audio, DJ equipment, and broadcasting software.

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The Staff

Jason(Fangzhou) Yu

(he/him)

Station Manager
DJ, photographer and music producer, just wanna go my way and make sth fun

fyu5@saic.edu

Thomas Madison

(they/them)

Production Manager.
If there’s music and fun to be had I’ll be there.

tmadison@saic.edu

Emris Brandt

(he/they)

Promotions Manager.
I do things. I go places. Talk to me about whatever, whenever.

mbrand5@artic.edu

BJ Allen

(they/she)

Staff Advisor
CBJ Allen is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator. They love fussing with machines, mentoring students, and learning new things, especially about science, history, and aforementioned machines. BJ identifies as a non-binary, creative, politically active, fun-loving, nerd. BJ earned their MFA in interdisciplinary arts and media from Columbia College in 2016. Professionally, they have dressed up as a bunny and played guitar, managed millions in investment portfolios, and taught many Chicago citizens how to make videos.

bjallen@saic.edu

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Free Radio Admin Office
112 S. Michigan Ave, rm 1401
312-345-3609

Broadcast Control Room
112 S. Michigan Ave, rm 1302C
312-345-3805 (On-Air Phone)

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