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

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Ohio bands designated by the asterisk.

05.14.17

10p
SLOWDIVE - EVERYONE KNOWS (DEAD OCEANS)
SLOWDIVE - NO LONGER MAKING TIME (DEAD OCEANS)
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS - RAIN IN SOHO (MERGE)
BEACH SLANG - SPIN THE DIAL (POLYVINYL)
AQUARIAN BLOOD - EAT 2 SURVIVE (GONER)
ALGIERS - THE UNDERSIDE OF POWER (MATADOR)
DANA* - DEMON DAWG (HEEL TURN)
SLEAFORD MODS - I FEEL SO WRONG (ROUGH TRADE)
WHITE HILLS - ATTACK MODE (THRILL JOCKEY)
FATHER JOHN MISTY - TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT FOREVER (SUB POP)
SHE-DEVILS - YOU DON'T KNOW (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
DUDE YORK - PARALYZED (HARDLY ART)
TRANS AM - STAYING POWER (THRILL JOCKEY)
WIRE - DIAMONDS IN CUPS (PINK FLAG)
VEIL OF LIGHT - UNDER A SUN THAT NEVER SETS (AVANT!)

11p
SINKANE - FIRE (CITY SLANG)
ADULT. - THEY'RE JUST WORDS (MUTE)
WOODS - LOVE IS LOVE (SUN ON TIME) (WOODSIST)
BLACK ANGELS - I'D KILL FOR HER (PARTISAN)
HERE LIES MAN - YOU AIN'T GOIN' NOWHERE (RIDING EASY)
BLEACHED - CAN YOU DEAL? (DEAD OCEANS)
HOOPS - RULES (FAT POSSUM)
REAL ESTATE - STAINED GLASS (DOMINO)
BEACH FOSSILS - THIS YEAR (BAYONET)
RIDE - ALL I WANT (WICHITA)
THE BESNARD LAKES - LAURA LEE (JAGJAGUWAR)
THE MENZINGERS - YOUR WILD YEARS (EPITAPH)
SOFT KILL - FRANKIE (PROFOUND LORE)
AFGHAN WHIGS - DEMON IN PROFILE (SUB POP)
THE MARK LANEGAN BAND - BEEHIVE (HEAVENLY / PIAS)