Midwave Radio was born in March 2020. As COVID-19 struck and all our peers scattered around the world, we wanted to know what everyone was reading, watching, listening to and learning. Not only did we miss the sweat and grit from studying in libraries to brushing shoulders with a stranger at Bar Night, but we also missed news. All kinds of news. Literally any news at all.
And so Midwave was born, a pandemic baby. Our vision of Midwave is an inclusive, creative, and informative hub for students and the wider UChicago community. Our programmes include news – from on campus to Hyde Park to the world beyond – interviews, talkshows, and music across all eras and genres.
We broadcast student voices. Their words and playlists provide in sound close-ups of the thoughts and feelings rippling through the community today. Our DJs, hosts, and producers have autonomy in what they broadcast and in selecting the music and conversations that are important to them. We hope that Midwave will be a space for free and imaginative self-expression as well as an audio record of these unique times through the lense of youth culture.
We want as many voices as possible and are always welcome to new ideas, so shoot us an email, check out our Facebook or Instagram, send us a carrier pigeon, float us a message in a bottle, or reach out by whatever your preferred means of communication is with any questions you may have.
Your station directors,
Monica Greig and Kitty Luo