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Chicago GOLD calling!


Programming Note:  Due to technical issues which are now resolved, this broadcast will be repeated this weekend.

This Saturday!
Answer THE CRYSTAL TELEPHONE with DJ Rotary Rachel. This week's ring-a-ding is special edition featuring three hours of Chicago 1960s rock, including jingles, groovy windy city rarities, and a sit-down with guitarist Carl Giammarese of the fabulous Buckinghams! Join Rotary Rachel and special co-host, author and Chicago music historian Stu Shea right here, on 6-9 pacific, 8-11 central time!

The Christmas Telephone

The Crystal Telephone Holiday Special is jingling tonight! 6pm pacific, 9 eastern

Come To The Telephone

This Friday night, July 22nd, Come To The Sunshine host DJ Andrew Sandoval will be manning the telephone lines for Rotary Rachel's The Crystal Telephone radio program show!

That's right, tune in at 7pm pacific, 8 mountain to hear Andrew dial up some groovy Rotary adjacent jams for your listening pleasure.

Come Fly With Me

Fly the groovy skies tonight on Crystal Telephone Airways! Stewardess Rotary Rachel is providing your in-flight entertainment, flying out of LUX. Join the Dial High Club...Departure at 7pm pacific.

Let's Be Natural

Mother Nature's FUN tonight on The Crystal Telephone! In honor of Earth Day, Rotary Rachel spins ecology-adjacent rekkids, about mountains and flowers and trees and the Earth and gettin' back to the country. Tune in tonight, 7 pm pacific (8 mountain high).

World Wide Webbs

Tonight on The Crystal Telephone: Rotary Rachel welcomes special guests The Webb Brothers.

Don't forget to dial in for this show...In addition to your regularly scheduled telephone grooviness, The Webb boys will be here, talking' about their trousers and playing some of their fab sounds.

7pm pacific...and join us in the chat room!

A Tribute To Alex Chilton

Tonight on Lux, join Rotary Rachel and Andrew Sandoval for a tribute to the amazing music of Alex Chilton. Expect Big Star, Box Tops and beyond...including never before heard rarities and outtakes.

We welcome all friends and fans of Alex to tune in for this special show, and join the live chat.

7pm pacific-until who knows. 

Bonjour. Est-ce que j'atteins le Crystal Téléphone là?

Rotary Rachel returns tonight with a groovy array of sounds and loveliness for your ears.

Pick it up from 7-9pm

Come To The Telephone


This Friday, January 8th...Andrew Sandoval, host of Come To The Sunshine, will join Rotary Rachel and The Crystal Telephone for a self indulgent spin of some of their favorite songs of all time! It's two great tastes that taste great together, this Friday night at 7pm pacific on

Don't miss the conference call! Put this show on speed dial!

(And don't forget to join the party line in the chatroom)

Didn't We Blow Your Mind Last Time?

The legendary Allee Willis RETURNS to The Crystal Telephone this Friday, December 11th!

Join Rotary Rachel and Allee Willis as they take you on a butt shakin', dusty steppin' ride with some of their favorite Soul Classics.

That's Friday night, 7pm. Don't forget to join them in the chat room, where they will be undoubtedly cracking wise and taking your soulful requests.

Until that time, visit Allee's Museum of Kitsch at!
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