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Local Chaos: Celebrating 25 Years on WONC

by Austin Paulson The spirit of Local Chaos is linked directly with the music written and performed within our incredible community. As fans first, we find that there’s nothing more important than promoting and uplifting the art of the people around you. Naturally, musicians come and go. Some stay active ...

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Calling All Local Bands and Musicians

Countless musicians and bands from the Chicagoland area have made an impact in the world of music, but none of them started off as famous. Everyone starts somewhere, and we’re here to help. WONC has a long-standing tradition of featuring music from the Chicagoland area, and we want you to ...

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Get Free Stuff

We’ve still got a lot of stickers, pens, t-shirts and more stuff with our old logo taking up space in our prize closet. We want you to have some of it, so fill out the form below and we’ll send something to you. We can’t guarantee what it’ll be, but ...

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by Jordan Mark It’s that time again for another round of A Little Birdie Told Me. In this edition, we’ll be taking a look at the band Dream Theater. Formerly known as Majesty, Dream Theater has made …

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Lollygagger is a 3-piece punk rock/Thrash metal band from Chicago. Their new album "Total Party kill" was released on What's for Breakfast? Records. The sound of Lollygagger is like a brown miasma of bass forward …

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by Jordan MarkWelcome back to A Little Birdie Told Me. In this edition, we’ll be taking a look at the band Redlight King.Formed at the cusp of Ontario, Canada, Redlight King has made three albums …

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by Zach Belles Recently, we featured a new song by the Australian Punk Rock Group The Chats titled “6 LTR GTR.” Like many people, I assumed this would be about the most commonly known GTR, the …

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by Jordan Mark At FM89, we play a ton of artists daily, and sometimes it’s difficult to keep track of them all. Have no fear! We’re here to straighten this ordeal out and give you some …

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WONC Sports


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by Zoie Morack Mentally preparing yourself for the upcoming Chicago Blackhawks season? Yeah, so am I. Between another coaching change, a new general manager, and the trades that broke our hearts this offseason, Hawks fans have …

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The setting of #699 and #700 - Dodgers Stadium   by Sam Corbett On March 28th, future Hall-of-Famer Albert Pujols announced that 2022 would be his last season. He'd just signed a one-year deal worth $2.5M with St. …

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by Evan Bruner The Cincinnati Bengals were the darlings of the 2021 NFL season. After drafting inside the top five in 2020 and 2021, the Bengals’ sudden resurgence into contention made for one of the most …

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by Evan BrunerThe rivalry between the Bears and Packers is one of the most storied in all of sports. However, it’s become a bit of a one-sided affair in recent years. The Bears haven’t defeated …

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By Zach Belles 2022 is the year that Max Verstappen proves that his 2021 F1 Championship win wasn’t just based on human error alone. This form for him has continued throughout the only triple-header on the …

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By Jack Grupka The reigning Super Bowl champs - the Los Angeles Rams - looked lost in their season opener Thursday night, a 34-10 blowout to the Buffalo Bills. The Rams were among a few teams …

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By Jack Spatara Things are heating up at Soldier Field. With the preseason now officially in the Bears’ rearview mirror and the front office actively working to finalize its 53-man roster after a late round of …

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Reviews


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by Jesse Hudgins Cover and compilation albums can either work really well or they’re huge flops. Some that come to mind that worked are the Rock Against Bush series and the Punk Goes Pop series. While …

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Alumni Spotlight


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Years at WONC: 2002-2006 Originally from California, Matthew came across the country to attend NCC to be a part of WONC. In his time at the station, he spent a lot of time on the air, …

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Years at WONC: 2007-2009 Mallory spent her two years at WONC well, creating Feel Good Fridays with her future husband, Marc, and serving as the Public Affairs Director. Despite enjoying her time on the air, Mallory …

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Years at WONC: 2006-2010 Michelle spent a great deal of her time at WONC involved in sports broadcasting, both as a color analyst and halftime show host for NCC football and basketball games. When she wasn’t …

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Years at WONC: 2013-2015 Despite only spending two years at WONC, Chris’ time at the station was well-used, hosting multiple on-air shows and gaining experience in news reporting. After graduation, he took his talents to NCTV …

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Years at WONC: 2016-2018 Peter transferred to NCC his junior year, and WONC was the first campus organization he joined. During his time at the station, Peter worked on the air as a DJ and newscaster; …

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Years at WONC: 1996-2000 As one of the creators of Local Chaos in 1997, JC left a lasting impact on WONC, as the show went on to become the longest-running show in the station’s history, currently …

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Years at WONC: 2016-2017 When Lizzie came to WONC, she made an immediate impact. Hosting Local Chaos and Night Owls, she spent a lot of time on the air, refining her talents. She also served as …

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Specialty Shows


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by Austin PaulsonThe spirit of Local Chaos is linked directly with the music written and performed within our incredible community. As fans first, we find that there’s nothing more important than promoting and uplifting the …

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By Sam Corbett Three shows down, three artist features for The Crossroads. This week, we travel to the heartland - Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee. Donny Van Slee, originally from rural Florida, can be seen all over town …

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By Zane Trumann With the first edition of The Crossroads under our belts, both Sam and I were turning the country music scene upside down trying to find a new artist to feature for our next …

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“I want to be stereotyped; I want to be classified.” These are lyrics that can apply to any generation of music listener. They were written by California punks Descendents and were released on the 1982 …

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by Sam CorbettThe Crossroads is one of the newest shows on FM89, meaning a whole new batch of genres, artists, and songs. Outlaw country rock, southern rock, shadow country, and delta blues are just some …

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Can you remember the first time you were truly captivated by music? Where were you? How old were you? What was it that grabbed your attention? For many people, this is a pivotal moment. The …

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by Jordan Mark A pop show on a rock station. The same station that's dedicated itself to keeping the rock spirit alive and running for decades. The station that prides itself on playing the classics to …

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