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Lumpen Radio (WLPN) is insurgent radio from Chicago! Live on the Web. Fresh to your head.

Lumpen Radio is a non-commercial radical radio station from Chicago (on 105.5 FM) that showcases innovative ideas, plays highly curated music, and broadcasts commentary on the issues of our day. WLPN spotlights the hidden parts of the city we love, amplifying its voices and sounds. We are a station for the people that live and work in the city, people everywhere that love Chicago's underground cultures, and people who love the idea of freeform radio wherever they are.

Get the free Lumpen Radio app on your iPhone or iPad, and you'll never miss the madness. Play live Lumpen Radio in your car, hook up to a speaker via Bluetooth and AirPlay, or just put your headphones on and tune in.


Developed for Public Media Institute by Josh Habdas
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Artwork by Jermiah Chiu
App interface and icon by Josh Habdas

Turntable loop video by Scott Schiller, BSD

Inspired by the open source work of Steffen Tröster

Many thanks to Public Media Institute, Lumpen Radio and all the wonderful beta testers for helping make this happen. You are beautiful.

- Ed Marszewski
- Logan Bay
- Eric Olson
- Wayne Wright
- Elizabeth Rossman
- Joseph Alfallah
- Harrison Jones
- Nick Hausman