92.9 FM - Monday midnight - Wednesday noon


Welcome to South Philadelphia Community Radio

We're an eclectic Low Power FM radio station serving the city and some surrounding communities.  Programming is largely in English but with important blocks of Bahasa Indonesia, Nepali, Mexican Spanish and other languages.  We are in a timeshare arrangement with three stations operating out of the Germantown section of the city, and broadcast 60 consecutive hours beginning midnight every Monday.   Use the button below to support our work.


Shows Not to Miss

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  • WOOM-LP Newz Blitz - A daily news digest of local community announcements, national and international news from local, PA-based and international non-profit sources, broadcast each Mon, Tues and Wed morning 8am-9am with rebroadcast 5pm-6pm each day
  • Filitalia International - Italian & Italian-American culture, history, music & more - Mon 10am-12pm  with your hosts Michael Bonasera, Marco Circelli and Nick Santangelo
  • ACCT and Philadelphia No-KIll Coalition weekly animal welfare program, underwritten by Companion Pet Hospital Tues 9am-11am
  •  साउत फिलाडेलफिया सामुदायिक रेडियो   Bhutanese-American Organization - in Nepali for the refugee community hosted by Tilo Chan Bastola - Mon and Tues 2pm-4pm with rebroadcast 8pm-10pm both days


The History of Our Station

... is a long and sordid tale spanning 5 years.  Click this link to listen to a  1 hour 45 minute interview by Dr. Margaret J King from the Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis of station founder Chris Randolph.  This explains all in excruciating detail.  Ignore the Google Drive message about the file being too large to scan; it's an mp3, & perfectly safe to play in your browser or download.

Archived Interviews

Enjoy!  Some files owing to size were easier to host off-site.  Please let us know about any dead links.  These include:

- Dr Margaret J King and Jamie O'Boyle from South Philly's own Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis stopped by to discuss the Mummers Parade

- Rodney Ray, Alexa Ross and Sylvia Bennett of the grassroots refinery-battling group Philly Thrive

- Jay Schwartz has run the highly entertaining The Secret Cinema film program in and around Philadelphia for nearly 30 years

- The October 30 Dummyload edition reviews the farces and opportunities of the week

- Philadelphia First Deputy Controller Kellan White regarding the work of the Controller's office in general and its recent report on city voting machine procurement specifically

 - Republican Mayoral candidate Billy Ciancaglini

- Term Limits City Council at Large candidate Steve Cherniavsky

- Independent City Council at Large candidate Sherrie Cohen

- Independent City Council at Large candidate Joe Cox (apologies for audio issues)

- Chris Randolph's October 2, 2019 Dummyload program covering among other issues the ongoing corruption scandal of Philadelphia's new voting machines

- Libertarian City Council at Large candidate and activist  Maj Toure

- Green Party of Philadelphia City Council candidate Olivia Faison

-  Working Families ticket City Council at Large candidate Rev. Nicolas O'Rourke

- Dr. Catherine Murray discusses her recently completed PhD dissertation, Capturing a Nation: Women's Indian Captivity and American National Identity, 1787-1830 which explores an old narrative with continued use 

- Free Library of Philadelphia librarian Michelle Ziogas stops by to discuss the many wonderful summer programs in the library's southern cluster and beyond

- Susan McAninley of the Pier 53 Philadelphia immigration project regarding the June 8 centennial World War I troops Coming Home celebration at Washington Avenue Pier  

- Our Teamsters 623 Lives Matter hosts interview the likely next councilwoman for Philadelphia's 3rd District, Jamie Gauthier, who defeated multiple-term Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell in the May 2019 primary

-  Jane Theis, Aaron Wunsch and Katie Dillon Low from the unfortunately necessary coalition to Save Jewelers Row.

- Greg Marshall and Chuck McQuilken of IAFF Local 22, the Philadelphia Fire Fighter and Paramedic Union, speaking on their jobs, fire department budget cuts & restorations through the Nutter & Kenney administrations and how this affects us all

-  2019 Philadelphia City Council At Large candidate  Drew Murray

-  2019 Philadelphia City Council At Large candidate Justin DiBernadinis

-  WOOM-LP's look at the 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island disaster

- 2019 Philadelphia City Council At Large candidate Beth Finn

- 2019 Philadelphia City Council At Large candidate Vinny Black

- 2019 Philadelphia City Council At Large candidate Eryn Santamoor

- 2019 Philadelphia City Council At Large candidate Deja Lynn Alvarez

-  Pat Christmas, Policy Director of the Committee of 70, regarding Philadelphia's mandated purchase of new voting machines

- Sommelière and adult beverage expert Marnie Old on Pennsylvania's German brewing heritage, the German Society of Pennsylvania and its annual Bierfest

- Vet tech Suzanne Stolz of Companion Pet Hospital regarding the role and career path of these sometimes overlooked professionals

- Friends of the Free Library veteran Laura McColgan on library random closure issues / reduced scheduling and how to fight it

- The way we're broadcasting 5th District PA candidate Mary Gay Scanlon walking out of our October pre-general election interview because we asked her about foreign policy (!) is via this intro where you should start listening for context, the nub of an interview itself, then an examination of the extensive set of domestic Qs we had prepared for Ms. Scanlon... given her being an employee of the powerful Ballard Spahr law firm where her husband is chair and which has given six figures of funding to her campaign

- Our interview with Santino Carangi of South Philly's own family-run Carangi's Bakery - here is the Harper's Magazine article referenced

- Filitalia International's Nick Santangelo's interview with Dr. Luca Cottini of Villanova University regarding the Italian Innovators podcast project

- Jon Geeting from Philadelphia 3.0, discussing the Kenney Administration's change to block party application procedure with troubling results, with additional review of shake ups within the city's Democratic Party at ward level

- Local author Josephine B. Pasquarello, on her book Love & Loyalty, an account of Italian-American life in South Philly

-  Dr. Sharon McConnell-Sidorick, local scholar and author of Silk Stockings & Socialism: Philadelphia's Radical Hosiery Workers from the Jazz Age to the New Deal

- Dr. Beth Bukowski, a practicing vet at Companion Pet Hospital, reviewing some warning signs for pet owners to keep an eye out for

- Fumo Family Branch of the Free Library's Abbe Klebanoff, telling us of some of the many summer activities they'll host for kids & adults

- Jamie O'Boyle Senior Analyst of South Philly's own think tank, the Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis

- Karen O'Rourke of Stray Cat Relief Fund regarding the TNR and other efforts for the cat colony at Piers 64-80

- 2018 PA 5th District Democratic primary candidate Lindy Li

- 2018 PA 5th District Democratic primary candidate Molly Sheehan

- 2018 PA 5th District Democratic primary candidate Larry Arata

- 2018 PA 5th District Democratic primary candidate Rich Lazer

- Susan McAninley of the Pier 53 Philadelphia immigration project -  this was the first thing we ever recorded using the studio equipment, and poorly, Chris' voice has some Charlie Brown's teacher-style distortion in this file although it sounded normal live going out to listeners


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WOOM-LP's licensing documents, logs and political file are available for public inspection as per FCC regulation 8am-4pm Mon-Thur or by appointment.  Advance notice appreciated.

South Philadelphia Community Radio

1701 Mc Kean St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145, United States

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