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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

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

Ohio bands designated by the asterisk.

04.10.14

11p
MOUNT CARMEL* - GOLD (ALIVE)
PINK FROST - WESTERN CHILD (SMART LIKE VIRUS)
PROTOMARTYR - SCUM, RISE! (HARDLY ART)
AUSMUTEANTS - KICKED IN THE HEAD BY A HORSE (GONER)
CONNECTIONS* - YOU'LL FIND IT (BREAK UP)
RIGHTEOUS BUCK & THE SKULL SCORCHERS* - SIX MORE MILES TO THE GRAVEYARD (BREAK UP)
WARPAINT - KEEP IT HEALTHY (ROUGH TRADE)
THE WAR ON DRUGS - UNDER THE PRESSURE (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - SIMPLE AND SURE (YEBO)
WILD ONES - GOLDEN TWIN (TOPSHELF)
STRAND OF OAKS - GOSHEN '97 (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
THE SKULL DEFEKTS - PATTERN OF THOUGHTS (THRILL JOCKEY)
EAGULLS - HOLLOW VISIONS (PARTISAN)
ODONIS ODONIS - ARE WE FRIENDS (BUZZ)

12a
AFGHAN WHIGS - THE LOTTERY (SUB POP)
PINS - MAD FOR YOU (BELLA UNION)
OFF! - I WON'T BE A CASUALTY (VICE)
THE SO SO GLOS - DISS TOWN (VOTIV)
HANK WILLIAMS III - OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE (CURB)
LYDIA LOVELESS* - WINE LIPS (BLOODSHOT)
MAC DEMARCO - GOODBYE WEEKEND (CAPTURED TRACKS)
TACOCAT - BRIDGE TO HAWAII (HARDLY ART)
MEAT MARKET - TOO TIRED (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
THE MEN - PEARLY GATES (SACRED BONES)
LIARS - VOX TURNED D.E.D. (MUTE)
ELEPHANT STONE - L.A. WOMAN (CLEOPATRA)
NOTHING - GET WELL (RELAPSE)
AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS - LITTLE FANG (DOMINO)
OBNOX* - BEST TIME OF MY LIFE (12XU)

04.13.14

10p
AUSMUTEANTS - TINNITUS (THRILL JOCKEY)
DAMAGED BUG - EGGS AT NIGHT (CASTLE FACE)
DEATH - NORTH ST (DRAG CITY)
MOUNT CARMEL* - FEAR ME NOW (ALIVE)
HEXERS* - BABY THAT HURTS (BREAK UP!)
NOM TCHOTCHKES* - P.S. (BREAK UP!)
THE SKULL DEFEKTS - THE FABLE (THRILL JOCKEY)
THE WAR ON DRUGS - RED EYES (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
THUMPERS - UNKINDER (A TOUGHER LOVE) (SUB POP)
BURNT ONES - MIRROR TOO YOU & ME (CASTLE FACE)
PROTOMARTYR - COME AND SEE (HARDLY ART)
MOGWAI - NO MEDICINE FOR REGRET (SUB POP)
MOZES & THE FIRSTBORN - PARTY CRASHER (BURGER)
OBNOX* - PRIME TIME SISTA (12XU)

11p
VUG - SLOW GOING (VUG)
ANGEL OLSEN - HIGH AND WILD (JAGJAGUWAR)
PINK FROST - DEAD CITIES (SMART LIKE VIRUS)
BLACK ANGELS - DIAMOND EYES (BLUE HORIZON)
THE GIRLS!* - IT'S NOT YOU (live) (BREAK UP!)
BAD SPORTS - GET YOU (DIRTNAP)
OFF! - VOID YOU OUT (VICE)
NOT IN THE FACE - SINGLE FOR THE SUMMER (ELECTRIC FACTORY)
NEW WAR - SLIM DANDY (ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES)
EYE* - CULTRIDER (EYE)
MAC DEMARCO - SALAD DAYS (CAPTURED TRACKS)
WOMAN'S HOUR - HER GHOST (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
THE COATHANGERS - FOLLOW ME (SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
BLEEDING RAINBOW - SO YOU KNOW (KANINE)