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Independent Playground

The Independent Playground is the home for all underground music on CD102.5 and has been since 1998.


The Playground features only music from bands on independent labels. Punk rock, indie rock, hip hop, metal, hardcore, folk, lo-fi, and everything inbetween, its all on the Independent Playground! The Independent Playground also features live bands and guests. You never know who will stop by. Punk rock legends, local luminaries, and adult film stars have all stopped by. Listen to the Independent Playground Sunday nights from 10pm til midnight. It will make you smarter and more attractive to the opposite sex. Trust me, I'm not just the president, I'm a client too. -Tom Butler

Independent Playgound
Sunday 10PM-Midnight

To submit music for Independent Playground, please send music on CD or CDR with the band name, song titles, album name (if applicable), website, and contact info to: 

WWCD CD102.5 
Independent Playground
1036 S. Front St
Columbus, OH 43206

Join the Indie Playground on Facebook. Ohio bands designated by the asterisk.

Ohio bands designated by the asterisk.

01.18.15

10p
POND - ELVIS' FLAMING STAR (MODULAR)
TWERPS - BACK TO YOU (MERGE)
THE BLIND PETS - TV BABY (SUB POP)
VIET CONG - SILHOUETTES (JAGJAGUWAR)
CULT OF YOUTH - NO REGRESSION (SACRED BONES)
ARIEL PINK - ONE SUMMER NIGHT (4AD)
HANNI EL KHATIB - MELT ME (INNOVATIVE LEISURE)
EX COPS - BLACK SOAP (DOWNTOWN)
FATHER JOHN MISTY - CHATEAU LOBBY #4 (IN C FOR 2 VIRGINS) (SUB POP)
THE BLACK ANTLER* - 100 WOLVES (BLACK ANTLER)
STRANGE WILDS - GATOR COUGH (SUB POP)
RUN THE JEWELS - CROWN (MASS APPEAL)
HEAVEN'S JAIL - HUNTER'S MOON (HEART BREAK BEAT)
THURSTON MOORE - GERMS BURN (MATADOR)
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - HOT WATER (CASTLE FACE)

11p
HOOKWORMS - RADIO TOKYO (WEIRD WORLD)
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS - STRAIGHT (DEAD OCEANS)
SLEATER KINNEY - A NEW WAVE (SUB POP)
THE SIDEKICKS* - JESUS CHRIST SUPERMALLS (EPITAPH)
DADS - CHEWING GHOSTS (6131)
I LOVE YOU BUT I'VE CHOSEN DARKNESS - WALK OUT (JAGJAGUWAR)
DARK BLUE - SOUNDS LIKE HELL ON EARTH (JADE TREE)
MARK LANEGAN - THE WILD PEOPLE (VAGRANT)
ZOLA JESUS - DANGEROUS DAYS (MUTE)
EX HEX - RADIO ON (MERGE)
NOTS - STRANGE RAGE (GONER)
DEERHOOF - PARADISE GIRLS (POLYVINYL)
PANDA BEAR - MR NOAH (DOMINO)
FOXYGEN - HOW CAN YOU REALLY (JAGJAGUWAR)
THE POP GROUP - TRAP (FREAKS R US)