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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 and Thursdays from 11pm - 1am. 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
Thursday 11PM-1AM

IP Part Deux
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.

07.20.14

10p
OPERATORS* - BOOK OF LOVE (OPERATORS)
XENO & OAKLANDER - G. BRUNO (GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL)
TWIN PEAKS - FLAVOR (GRAND JURY)
BRAID - NO COAST (TOPSHELF)
THE BOTS - ALL I REALLY WANT (FADER)
WHITE REAPER - CONSPIRATOR (POLYVINYL)
YOUNG WIDOWS - THE LAST YOUNG WIDOW (TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)
WHITE LUNG - I BELIEVE YOU (DOMINO)
F***ED UP - LED BY HAND (MATADOR)
JUNGLE - BUSY EARNIN' (XL)
AFGHAN WHIGS - MATAMOROS (SUB POP)
SWANS - SCREEN SHOT (YOUNG GOD)
ALVVAYS - ATOP A CAKE (POLYVINYL)
HAUNTED HEARTS - HOUSE OF LORDS (ZOO MUSIC)
BEVERLY - YOU CAN'T GET IT RIGHT (KANINE)

11p
WOMAN'S HOUR - TO THE END (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
TOTAL CONTROL - BLACK SPRING (IRON LUNG)
PARQUET COURTS - BLACK AND WHITE (WHAT'S YOUR RUPTURE?)
SPIDER BAGS - BACK WITH YOU AGAIN IN THE WORLD (MERGE)
ROSE WINDOWS - FIX ME ANOTHER ONE (SUB POP)
THEE OH SEES - ENCRYPTED BOUNCE (CASTLE FACE)
REIGNING SOUND - STARTING NEW (MERGE)
RADIO MOSCOW - DEATH OF A QUEEN (ALIVE)
PINK MOUNTAINTOPS - AMBULANCE CITY (JAGJAGUWAR)
SOFT FOCUS - WELCOME BACK (MANIMAL)
THE RENTALS - THOUGHT OF SOUND (POLYVINYL)
OBNOX* - BEST TIME OF MY LIFE (12XU)

07.24.14

11p
J MASCIS - EVERY MORNING (SUB POP)
SEAN ROWE - MADMAN (ANTI)
ROSE WINDOWS - FIX ME ANOTHER ONE (SUB POP)
ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT - WE ARE FLOATING (DOMINO)
THE RENTALS - 1000 SEASONS (POLYVINYL)
THE FRESH & ONLYS - ANIMAL OF ONE (MEXICAN SUMMER)
CONNECTIONS* - BEAT THE SKY (ANYWAY)
OBN IIIs - PARASITES (TIC TAC TOTALLY)
THE WYTCHES - GRAVE DWELLER (PARTISAN)
DAN MELCHIOR UND DAS MENACE - A WIZARD DOESN'T NEED A COMPUTER (CASTLE FACE)
DUB THOMPSON - MONO (DEAD OCEANS)
WHITE LUNG - I BELIEVE YOU (DOMINO)
TWIN PEAKS - I FOUND A NEW WAY (GRAND JURY)
CARIBOU - CAN'T DO WITHOUT YOU (MERGE)
EASTLINK - WHAT A SILLY DAY (AUSTRALIA DAY) (IN THE RED)
BORIS - HEAVY RAIN (SARGENT HOUSE)

12a
CLPPING - OR DIE (SUB POP)
EMA - NEUROMANCER (MATADOR)
GREYS - PRETTY GRIM (CARPARK)
F***ED UP - SUN GLASS (MATADOR)
HAND OF DUST - WALK IN WHITE (AVANT!)
LOWER - TRADITION (MATADOR)
LYDIA LOVELESS* - REALLY WANNA SEE YOU AGAIN (BLOODSHOT)
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES - THE KUDZU AND THE CONCRETE (SUB POP)
EYE* - FREE (EYE)
PINK MOUNTAINTOPS - SECOND SUMMER OF LOVE (JAGJAGUWAR)
POPSTRANGERS - DISTRESS (CARPARK)
XENO & OAKLANDER - INTERFACE (GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL)
WOMAN'S HOUR - TO THE END (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
ZIG ZAGS - DOWN THE DRAIN (IN THE RED)

07.27.14

10p
DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY 8'S - LOSE MYSELF IN SOUND (MERGE)
CRAFT SPELLS - NAUSEA (CAPTURED TRACKS)
CHAIN & THE GANG - MUM'S THE WORD (RADICAL ELITE)
BLACK ANGELS - TIRED EYES (BLUE HORIZON)
BEAR IN HEAVEN - TIME BETWEEN (DEAD OCEANS)
JUNGLE - BUSY EARNIN' (XL)
THE BOTS - ALL I REALLY WANT (FADER)
MOUNT CARMEL* - GOLD (ALIVE)
ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT - CLUSTER UP & HOVER (DOMINO)
THE WYTCHES - BEEHIVE QUEEN (PARTISAN)
OBN IIIS - BEG TO CHRIST (TIC TAC TOTALLY)
OPERATORS* - BOOK OF LOVE (OPERATORS)
TIGERS JAW - COOL (RUN FOR COVER)
A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW - BOYS TURN INTO GIRLS (LEFSE)
TOTAL CONTROL - EXPENSIVE DOG (IRON LUNG)

11p
BLACKLIST ROYALS - RIGHTEOUS CHILD (KRIAN)
CHAD VANGAALEN - WHERE ARE YOU (SUB POP)
BRAID - NO COAST (TOPSHELF)
ALVVAYS - PARTY POLICE (POLYVINYL)
BLUEPRINT* - BULLETPROOF RESUME (WEIGHTLESS)
LIARS - PRO ANTI ANTI (MUTE)
HOWLER - AL'S CORRAL (ROUGH TRADE)
WATERY LOVE - SKULLS IN ZEN (IN THE RED)
WHITE LUNG - DROWN WITH THE MONSTER (DOMINO)
THE UNHOLY TWO* - LAD BANTER (12XU)
F***ED UP - LED BY HAND (MATADOR)
SHARON VAN ETTEN - TAKING CHANCES (JAGJAGUWAR)
BEVERLY - MADORA (KANINE)
REIGNING SOUND - BABY ITS TOO LATE (MERGE)
PAPERCUTS - NEW BODY (EASY SOUND)
OUGHT - HABIT (CONSTELLATION)