Shows: Folk

Watch sagebrush tumble past your busy city slicker life as you tune in to our Folk shows. Our DJs dish up eclectic blues; traditional French; Irish traditional music; American traditional, old-time, and hillbilly music; and classic country.


Start Stop Show DJ  
5:00pm 6:30pm

Musical Theatre for Liberal Arts Majors

A show specifically dedicated to playing songs from musicals, that art form where people sing, dance, and act, often at the same time! Check back every week for a new themed set of showtunes, as well as occasional interviews with theater artists in the Chicago area!
Kenjiro Lee
9:00pm 12:00am

The Evil Show

The purest blues sounds of the century from the early days of recording to today.
Dave Waldman


9:00pm 10:00pm

Baby's World

A mixture of things
DJ Baby


5:00pm 6:00pm

the SoulFridge

Some sweet nothings from the sixties, and but also sometimes bleeding into funk/disco
DJ Jeffrey Local
6:00pm 7:00pm

Chief Sharif's Funky Sexy Folksy Power Hour

Tune in for the best funky sexy folk Chief Sharif has to offer you!
Chief Sharif


10:00am 1:00pm


T.G.I.F. BLUES with WHPK's own King George as he and co-host Hattie May the Blues Lady plays from old time Mississippi gut bucket Blues to current Southern Soul Blues & all in between plus interviews from Musical Artists from across the Universe
King George


6:00pm 7:30pm

Boppin’ with Bob

Classic rockabilly.
Bob Miner
7:30pm 9:00pm

Tony + Folk

Tony Austin
9:00pm 10:00pm

Souled and New

Do you need more soul in your life? Here, we believe the answer is always yes, bringing you a balanced diet of soul,  Stax,Motown, girl group, Wall of Sound, and everyfunk in between (Egyptian Shumba included). We'll also trace the genres to today's music, linking the old with the new, the classics with the rediscovered gems. So, tune in, find out that new dance craze, and get down.