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.

 01.08.17

10p
FOXYGEN - ON LANKERSHIM (JAGJAGUWAR)
THE ALLAH LAS - SATISFIED (MEXICAN SUMMER)
THE HANDSOME FAMILY - GOLD (MILK AND SCISSORS)
WALKER LUKENS - LIFTED (MODERN OUTSIDER)
ALEX CAMERON - TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
THEE OH SEES - TICKLISH WARRIOR (CASTLE FACE)
WHITE REAPER - EXIT ONLY (POLYVINYL)
DANNY BROWN - TELL ME WHAT I DON'T KNOW (WARP)
RUN THE JEWELS - LEGEND HAS IT (MASS APPEAL)
SOFT KILL - FRANKIE (PROFOUND LORE)
UNIFORM - SYMPTOM OF THE UNIVERSE (SACRED BONES)
SAVOY MOTEL - WESTERN VERSION BOOGIE (WHAT'S YOUR RUPTURE?)
HOPE SANDOVAL & THE WARM INVENTIONS - SALT OF THE SEA (TENDRIL TALES)
AMERICAN WRESTLERS - VOTE THATCHER (FAT POSSUM)
RUSSIAN CIRCLES - LISBOA (SARGENT HOUSE)

11p
NATURAL SWAY* - SWEET LIFE (NATURAL SWAY)
JACUZZI BOYS - LUCKY BLADE (MAG MAG)
WOLF PEOPLE - NINTH NIGHT (JAGJAGUWAR)
GOAT - ALARMS (SUB POP)
EXPLODED VIEW - ORLANDO (SACRED BONES)
TRUE WIDOW - THEURGIST (RELAPSE)
PLAGUE VENDOR - OX BLOOD (EPITAPH)
NOTS - RAT KING (GONER)
DESCENDENTS - VICTIM OF ME (EPITAPH)
EMMA RUTH RUNDLE - PROTECTION (SARGENT HOUSE)
NEUROSIS - BROKEN GROUND (NEUROT)
SULK - BLACK INFINITY (PERFECT SOUND FOREVER)
COOL GHOULS - SUN DIAL (EMPTY CELLAR)
ARBOR LABOR UNION - BELIEF'D (SUB POP)
DINOSAUR JR - BE A PART (JAGJAGUWAR)