Gathered last Saturday at a quarterly “Soul Reunion” hosted by P.J. Willis, a WHPK DJ and member of the “Thursday Night Dusty Steppers Crew,” one thing was clear: a party was brewing.
by Zachary Goldhammer •
This past Saturday, wedged in between the mechanical bull, the moon bounce, and shirtless Frisbee tossers, five bands took the stage as part of WHPK 88.5 FM’s annual Summer Breeze concert. The show was organized primarily by the managers of…
by Bea Malsky •
Something was wrong at the Reynolds Club. The late Saturday sun hadn’t quite set, and passersby on 57th street turned their faces up towards the second floor coffee shop with varying degrees of concern, curiosity, and confusion. The perpetrator? The…
by Ryan Walach •
Sponsored by the University of Chicago’s campus radio station, WHPK 88.5, this event brings together two musicians with little in common besides their axes of choice.
by Ryan Walach •
With talent drawn from the deliciously obscure Midwestern avant-noise/free music scene, “Pictures and Sounds” revisited the live soundtrack tradition of early silent film.
by Jason Rosenfeld •
This Saturday, Pictures and Sounds brings the recent surge in live, improvised soundtrack performances to the campus of the University of Chicago. An annual collaboration between WHPK 88.5 FM and the University’s Film Studies Center, the event features a sampling…
by Sam Feldman •
A gap in WHPK 88.5 FM’s programming will finally be filled this summer with the arrival of the station’s first Jewish interest show. Rabbi Yossi Brackman of the University of Chicago’s Chabad House describes his upcoming show, tentatively titled “L’Chaim…
by Jiyoung Han •
Operating 24/7/365, WHPK provides constant company for its small listenership. This dogged airwave presence is made possible by force of the dedication and gracious will of its DJs. But station maintenance is highly decentralized.