For the uninitated, Radio Free Chicago (RFC) was a local radio show created, produced and hosted by Jed James on Loyola's community radio station, WLUW-FM (88.7). For six years, Jed and a rotating cast of co-hosts brought listeners music, interviews and news from the local music scene.
Now RFC has returned in a brand new, internet-only incarnation. While there will still be reports on local releases and shows coming to the area, RFC will now be focusing its editorial efforts on another aspect essential to the local music scene...radio. Despite threats from all sorts of new technology, radio continues to be a powerful and influential tool in breaking new songs and artists. Therefore, RFC will be taking a look at the stations, DJs and programmers who are making a difference in the local scene (as well those who give this town a bad name). And, as you would expect from RFC, there will be a strong focus on the adventurous and independent spots on the dial.