WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio. Programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered periodically feature rock artists and features.
WCKG 105.9 FM Mostly talk radio but your basic hard rock/classic format is played on weekends starting at 10 pm. Music guests occasionally drop in the studio to chat with talk show hosts and play live.
WCRX 88.1 FM Columbia College
WDRV 97.1 "The Drive". Oldies/Classic rock from the '60s and '70s. Stream on web site.
WHPK 88.5 FM University of Chicago.
Punkrock, hardcore, pop, prog-rock, krautrock, acid-folk, psych, goth, space rock, new wave, no wave, noise rock, art rock, glam rock, metal, power electronics, and just plain old classic rock are spun by student DJs..
WKQX 101.1 FM "Q10" "Chicago's Alternative". The latest alternative rock leaning toward hard rock. The Local 101 show features local acts Sundays from 9 to10 pm.
WJMK 104.3 FM "Oldies 104". Classic hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s. On the softer side.
WLUP 97.9 FM "The Loop". Classic Rock from the '70s and '80s. Web site stream.
WLUW 88.7 FM Loyola University. Varied programming, music, talk, etc. DJs pick the music for their shows with different genres of music played throughout the day.
WNND 100.3 FM "Hits of the '80s & '90s". Normally plays rock but is all Holiday music during December. Web site stream.
WNUR 89.3 FM Northwestern University. One of the best college radio stations in the area. Hear everything from World music to Hardcore picked by the student DJs.
WRDP DePaul University. Web site streaming only. Indie, ska, punk, pop, alternative, rap, hip hop, R & B, dance, jazz, blues and world.
WRRG 88.9 FM Triton College "Chicago's Progressive and Indie Rock Mecca". Indie, metal, electronic and local artists featured.
WTMX 101.9 FM "The Mix" "Today's New Music". The latest adult alternative rock with a few AAA classics thrown in.
WXRT 93.1 FM "Chicago's Finest Rock". Adult alternative, classic rock and blues. The Big Beat plays more underground stuff and Local Anesthetic features local acts.
WZZN 94.7 "The Zone" "New. Rock. Harder. Louder. Faster." Alternative rock with a harder edge.
Hostage Radio WSBC 1240 AM Chicago and WCFJ 1470 AM Chicago Heights. Thursdays from 11 PM to 12 AM Hostage Radio plays Chicago's best local bands.
Sound Opinions "The World's ONLY Rock and Roll Talkshow". Every Tuesday night from 10 to midnight Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis mix it up on the air live. News, album and concert reviews, instudio guests, dissections of classic albums, themes, anything and everything goes.
Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars performs at the annual Taste of Chicago 4th of July Concert