Vocal Distortion

Mondays from 6 to 8PM

Need something heavier to start your week and get your rage out? Join Zane Trumann and Austin Paulson for riffs and screams of all kinds, featuring heavy metal, screamo, metalcore, and more! Discover bands new and old, and join us for theme nights, Random Rants, and heavy music video of the week! Follow them on Twitter and Instagram!

About the Hosts

Zane Trumann

Zane is a Journalism and Media Communications major with a focus in radio and digital media. Since his freshman year began in 2019, Zane has dedicated his time to help make FM89 what it is today, both on and off the air. From co-founding Vocal Distortion to creating award-nominated promotional materials as Assistant Production Director, Zane is proud to work in an organization that promotes creative freedom. Though this is his final year with the station, Zane hopes to leave a lasting impact on both the staff and listeners of FM89.

Austin Paulson

A native of Sugar Grove, IL, Austin Paulson grew up glued to television & radio of the Chicagoland area, listening to the likes of Jonathon Brandmeier, Jonathon Hood, Len Kasper, and Svengoolie. He took his fascination with broadcasting down south where he spent some time at Western Kentucky University and worked at local television and radio stations. During the pandemic, Austin returned home to attend North Central College where he’s currently pursuing a degree in Journalism & Media Communication. When Austin isn’t at a show downtown or in the stands of Soldier Field, you can catch him hosting a variety of shows on FM89 each week including Fringe Radio, Local Chaos, Music Telephone, and Vocal Distortion.

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