Press Release: Tech Scene Radio Show Premiere

Tech Scene Chicago Premieres on Lumpen Radio, Extends “Tech Month” Conversation Year Round

Tech Scene Chicago is a new technology-focused talk radio show launching April 29, 2016 on WLPN 105.5 FM, Lumpen Radio in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2016 – (CHICAGO, IL) Tech Scene Chicago – a new technology-focused talk radio show – will air its premiere episode on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2pm. It can be streamed live from the Lumpen Radio website (, and will be available for later listening on Mixcloud.

Hosting the show is Melanie Adcock, founder and president of Tech Month Chicago. She will be interviewing local figures who run community and networking events, as well as anyone who can speak to the local flair and flavor of the Chicago tech scene.

Adcock’s guests for the pilot episode include:
● John Polacek, discussing his calendar, Chicago Tech Events
● Monica Metzler, Executive Director of the Illinois Science Council, discussing the Chicago Science Festival May 13 & 14
● Daniel Rezac, discussing the Mini-Maker Faire in Palatine on May 21
● Rashad Sallee, discussing the youth development programs at Blue1674

Each guest will be interviewed for 10-15 minutes, followed by a group discussion, time permitting. After the initial airing of the April 29 pilot, the show producers and the station will further refine the content and then establish regularly scheduled programming.

“Tech Scene Chicago will be geared toward the average, non-techie Chicagoan,“ said Adcock, “so that if they have a mind to, they can easily become part of the local technology community. There is no other radio show like it in the Midwest, and we’re very excited to work with WLPN, Lumpen Radio.”

Tech Scene Chicago is produced by the founders of Tech Month Chicago, a new not-for-profit organization that promotes a calendar of public events during the month of June fostering S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) awareness in the Chicago area. Like its parent organization, Tech Scene Chicago will spotlight events that are technology-related.

Lumpen Radio (WLPN 105.5 FM) prides itself on showcasing the many voices of Chicago’s vibrant culture. Logan Bay, Lumpen Radio’s station manager, said “WLPN-LP Chicago spotlights the hidden parts of the city, amplifying its voices and sounds with highly curated music, innovative talk and commentary on the issues of today. We are excited to extend this discourse to technology related topics, offering listeners a new source of information about a subject that affects everyday life more and more.”

Lumpen Radio is a non-commercial, radical radio station from Chicago with a mission to provide educational programming in arts, culture, rare music, food, beer, and technology to serve the public interest. Their programming streams live on the Internet and will soon be broadcast on FM radio to 2.3 million listeners and 500,000 daily commuters in the Chicago area and some suburbs. WLPN showcases commentary on contemporary issues, amplifying its voices and sounds. WLPN is a station for the people that live and work in Chicago, love underground cultures, and freeform radio.

WLPN is a project of Public Media Institute (PMI). PMI is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 community based, art and culture organization located in the neighborhood of Bridgeport in the city of Chicago. PMI’s mission is to create, incubate and sustain innovative cultural programming through the production of socially engaged projects, festivals, spaces, exhibitions, and media.

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● Lumpen Radio:
● Tech Month Chicago:
● Lumpen Radio on Mixcloud:
● Chicago Tech Events:
● Illinois Science Council:
● Mini-Maker Faire:
● Blue1647:
● Follow Tech Scene Chicago on Twitter: