When a Chicago Radio Station becomes a mouthpiece for activism

By Iacopo Luzi

Que4 Radio is more than just another Chicago radio station.

It’s a place where people can share ideas, develop solidarity, and promote diversity.  The community station shares independent music and independent thoughts.

Located on North Elston Avenue, Que4 Radio broadcasts its music and the voice of its radio hosts every day. “It’s a chance to give voice of unheard people,” says Mr. Money Rogers, who hosts a show in the morning called Band Nation along with CEO Trey Gee and deejay JT Da Don.

The show, one of the most popular at Que4 Radio,  is a mix of music, serious talk and phone pranks. “We tried to make a show that was unique with its own style,”says Trey Gee.

Que4Radio is also a point of reference in Chicago for activism. The staff at the 1680 am station say they are for the people and by the people. They work hard to promote many activities to improve Chicago, like ending violence.

Trey Gee, Mr. Money Rogers and Jt Da Don during their radio show called “Band Nation” (Iacopo Luzi/MEDILL)