> U of C's student radio
station, WHPK 88.5 FM, aims to entertain and educate through a
spicy variety of broadcasts rarely heard elsewhere on the dial.
Students and other Hyde Park residents host and run more than
80 programs per week (150 total) for aural delight , including:
On Fridays from 9 to 10:30 p.m., this music program delivers live
performances from today's newest rock bands in the Chicago area-before
they reach the mainstream.
In addition to spirited tunes from the Central American
country, host Randolph Coleman highlights the rich influences
of indigenous Mayan Indian, Mestizo, Garifuna, and Creole cultures
through news, viewpoints, interviews, and recipes. WHPK celebrates
Belize on Thursday evenings from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Way for Tomorrow
On Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Glen Good,
AM'64, and Ryan P. Jackson, AB'99, play their picks of new jazz,
from Albert Ayler to John Zorn.
Host Daniel Barolsky, a third-year graduate student
in musicology, amplifies interpretive "classical" musicians of
the past 100 years on Mondays from noon to 3 p.m. He showcases
performers who offer different hearings of familiar works, exposing
listeners to those who went against the tide to exercise their
creative licenses and recreate music.
U of C research associate David Mingay converses with
U of C faculty about their research and discusses public affairs
with community activists or politicians. With a smooth British
accent, the host takes listeners back to the nationally broadcast
University of Chicago Round Table that aired from 1931 to 1955.
Mingay conducts in-depth but jargon-free interviews and discussions
every other Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m.