Looking for something a little bit different? You’ve come to the right place. Check out WONC’s selection of specialty shows and find something to suit your tastes. Missed your favorite show? Catch up on it by checking out our archive here. 

Feel Good Fridays

Every Friday from 3-6PM your hosts Hannah and Ryan bring you your weekly dose of Feel Good Fridays. It’s a great way to cap off your week with the Pop-Punk Power Hour from 3-4, “Questions” at 4:30, and “Celebrity Birthdays” at 5:30.

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Unplugged Alternative

Join your host Jessie every Thursday from 1pm-3pm for Unplugged Alternative! Hear your favorite alternative artists such as Pearl Jam, A Day to Remember, Twenty-One Pilots, Depeche Mode, Linkin Park and many more! Every Thursday at 2, she brings you a local concert update and keeps you up to date with the latest Alt. news along the way!

Vintage Rock

Different sounds emerge during the evening hours at WONC. From 10pm to midnight, “Vintage Rock” floods the airwaves, playing songs from 1964 to 1974, the best of the psychedelic era of rock. Each night features a “vintage 4×4”, meaning four songs from the same artist.

  • Monday – The Doors
  • Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
  • Wednesday – Jimi Hendrix
  • Thursday – The Beatles
  • Friday – Led Zeppelin
  • Saturday – The Who
  • Sunday – Mystery!

    Local Chaos

    Join your hosts Jake, Steve, and Lizzie as they bring you music from the local Chicago scene.

    Every Sunday night from 8-10.

    The show features new and upcoming bands as well as local bands that are nationally known such as Kevin Andrew Prchal and AM Taxi. Keep up with the Chicago music scene by liking the show on Facebook!

    From the Upper Deck

    Hosted by WONC Sports every Sunday night from 6-8, our top sports minds will discuss everything in the world of sports. They will talk about the biggest stories in national sports and local Chicago sports as well as our very own Cardinal Athletics. The show also features special interviews with nationally know sports minds and even current players. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

    Sunday Standards

    Want to hear the oldest music played on FM89? Then sit back, relax, and smell the vinyl during Sunday Standards, every Sunday from noon to 3. Your host Hannah offers you the best in jazz, show-tunes, scat, and swing from the 1920’s to the 50’s. Whether you’ve lived through the era yourself or just love starting your Sunday afternoons with some Louis Prima and Patti Page, make sure you tune in to Sunday Standards! Checkout more of Sunday Standards on Facebook.

    The YardBird Suite

    Every Sunday afternoon 3-6PM. It’s a comprehensive celebration of what saxophonist Ahmad Alaadeen called the “gift that America has given the world”: jazz music! From Bird, Miles, and Trane to Weather Report and Snarky Puppy; we’ve got the entire breadth of the genre. Segments include:

    Changes [3:30PM] Two songs with the same chord changes – either a cover or contrafact – played back to back, highlighting the uniqueness of each version.

    Fill the Contract [4:30PM] A retrospective. Four songs from four different albums by one jazz artist or ensemble. In reference to Miles Davis’ legendary contract-filling recording sessions.

    Chicago Scene [5:30PM] New album highlights from a Chicago jazz artist or artist who has recently played in Chicago. Show playlists, sneak peaks, and contact information can be found at:

    Facebook: facebook.com/TheYardbirdSuite

    Twitter: @YardbirdTweets