About Us

About    People    Operations     Affiliations

Located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Harper Radio WHCM 88.3FM is the choice for popular music and stories that everyone can enjoy.

We offer a variety of free-form genres played by the students of Harper College as well as shows featuring music, sports, news, talk, public affairs –  and fun!

We are always looking for talented people who want to learn and produce great radio, on the air and behind the scenes.

Please contact us directly or on our social media with suggestions, questions or comments. If you would like to join our production or management teams, please let us know a little about you and what you have in mind.

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/HarperRadioFM/      

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarperRadio

Slack: We use slack for all staff communication. If you have problems, check Slack help:



On Air

  • Sami Elaasan
    • DJ, Host, “PLURall” WHCM News Journalist
  • Noah Festenstein
    • DJ, Host, “Monday Madness Sports Talk,” Producer, “Advocate Hour”
  • James Jefferson
    • Co-host, “Monday Madness Sports Talk”
  • Tim Gillogly
    • DJ, Host, “In the Mix”
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  • Lunoni Mahdu, Nicole Kim, Nicole Bayne
    • Hosts, “MIND FUNK”
  • Nadir Rahman
    • DJ, Host, “Desi Songs and Cultural Talk”
  • David Silverman
    • Host, “Earthstories Radio,” WHCM News Director
  • Chris Smith
    • DJ, Host,”Alternative Mix with Chris,” WHCM News Journalist
  • Jorge Solis
    • DJ, Host, “J-Bob K-Pop”
  • Geneen Weaver
    • DJ, Host, “The Listen up Show”
  • Jake Wlas & John Fin
    • Hosts “Sports Talk”
  • Zach Carson & Zach Carson
    • DJ, Hosts, “DJZJ” 
  • Isabella Van Stedum
    • Host, “Anti-Matter,” WHCM News Journalist
  • Filip Zigic
    • DJ, Host, “The ZayJack Radio Hour”
  • Waad Osman
    • Host, “Around the world from under your seat”
  • Erik Bonilla
    • DJ, Host, “Rad-io”
  • Zachary Salerno, Johnny Gonzalez, Myles Robertson
    • Hosts, “Air-Unlimited”
  • Matthew Cooper, Kenny Semelsberger, Luke Anderson
    • Hosts, “The Wild Card”
  • James Nazarowski & Finn Warren
    • Hosts, “The Grizzly Den”
  • Jake Hayes & Charlie Borta
    • Hosts, “ChHawk Talk”
  • Nate Carlson
    • Host, “Center Stage Radio,” WHCM News Journalist


  • Caden Engel
    • General Manager
  • David Silverman
    • Co-Manager, Director of News and Public Affairs
  • Amber Boch 
    • Public Service Director
  • Nate Carlson
    • Social Media Director
  • Erik Bonilla
    • Program Director
  • Noah Festenstein
    • Sports Director
  • Brian Shelton
    • Faculty Advisor

Station Operation, Programming and Production

Harper Radio broadcasts and streams original, live and pre-recorded in-house and syndicated programming in a free-form  format.

Harper Radio produces multimedia content for broadcast and web distribution through studio facilities at Harper college, ccommunity-based field production and occasional collaborations.

To join Harper radio as a producer, staffer, DJ or to work on our outreach and social media teams please fill out our application. Applications can be filled out at the WHCM office in room A339 of Student Activities Building A,  at Harper College, or apply online and let us know a little about you and what you have in mind.

To become a producer with Harper Radio, applicants must be Harper students, and will be trained in studio production. Once trained, producers can host shows as DJ’s, collaborate on production teams and undertake studio and field production using Harper studios and equipment.

The Harper Radio Station Handbook gives an overview of the station’s history, structure and general rules. Take a look! All staff and members are expected to read and sign off on the handbook.

To check out equipment, browse  the WHCM equipment lending library  and reserve the items you want to check out.  WHCM managers will approve reservations and check out equipment to borrowers at the WHCM office.

To set up your Equipment Library account as a Borrower, go to Create Your Account. Once you are a registered as a borrower, you can reserve items for check out.

Public File: WHCM 88.3 FM, Harper College Radio FCC Public Inspection File


Broadcast Education Association:

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Intercollegiate Broadcasting System:

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Pacifica Radio Network

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Broadcast Music Inc.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

ASCAP Member