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Join the Morning Mojo Watch Club and Win a $100 AMC Gift Card!

Every Wednesday morning this summer on Morning Mojo, Jesse Hudgins dives into some of his favorite movies with Watch Club. Now you can join the club and spend a night out at the movies on us! Enter below to win a $100 gift card to AMC Theatres! Jesse will draw ...

Riot Fest 2024: Welcome to Riotland

by Jesse Hudgins   Well, it’s finally here. Riot Fest, or should I say RiotLand, has been revealed to the world with a new venue and lineup. On June 11, Riot Fest took to their social medias to reveal they’ll no longer operate out of Douglass Park and will move ...

Featured Local Artist: Selenoplexia

Our Featured Local Artist for June is Selenoplexia, a four-piece from Chicago that formed in 2021. Last October, Vocal Distortion welcomed Selenoplexia on FM89 to discuss their full-length album Exalt and Despair, an outstanding debut that skillfully explores all spectrums of extreme music through otherworldly atmosphere, heartrending lyricism, and pummeling ...

The Brilliance of Community’s Writing

by Sean McMahon Community was a sitcom that first aired September 17, 2009, and was created by Dan Harmon, who people may recognize as the co-creator of Rick and Morty. The show starts with lawyer Jeff Winger who’s just been fired from his job since the state bar found out ...

Cultural Fusion: The Evolution of Rap Rock

by Josh Stevens Rap rock is a music genre that took rap and rock to create a new, exciting listening experience. Rap uses lyrics and rhythmic flow, combining that with rock music’s energy and instrumentals to create a sound that’s powerful and new that people weren’t used to. Rap rock ...

The Beach Boys Today!: A Shift in Sound and Style

by Ashly Rico   The Beach Boys are most famously known for their catchy, fun songs about surfing, girls in bikinis, and for their revolutionary 11th studio album Pet Sounds. Pet Sounds has been hailed as one of the greatest and most influential albums of not only the 60s, but ...

Get Ready for Cross Examination, a New WONC Podcast

WONC is home to many high-quality podcasts with new ones being created often thanks to the efforts of the North Central College students who choose to take part at WONC. That’s why frequent listeners of the station will be happy to know that a fresh new show is in the ...

Featured Local Artist: Space Age Zeros

Our Featured Local Artist for May is Space Age Zeros, a Chicago area power pop/pop punk hybrid that formed in the spring of 2022. Made up on five scene veterans who all have history together in sharing the stage with each other’s bands, the band’s initial mission was to blend ...

Ham Radio: People, Electronics, and Communication

by Om Sharma   I was looking for something that intersects people, electronics, and communication together. I came to WONC in the search of Ham radio, also known as Amateur Radio, a popular hobby. People use Ham radio to talk around the world, and even to space. Not requiring internet ...

Olivia Rodrigo Rocks the Boat

by Jade Reynoso   At 21-years-old, Olivia Rodrigo has made an explosive transition from pop balladeer to punk rocker with her sophomore album, GUTS, released last September. The singer-songwriter’s new sound has won over established rock artists but may face skepticism from traditionalist fans.   Shedding Her Disney Image Rodrigo’s ...

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