we're leading the pack in internet radio

The dawn of internet radio is upon us, and Pulse Radio is taking no prisoners when it comes to streaming. We are something fresh, we are something different and we have the motivation to grow!

the proof


listen for 4+ hours


are between the age of 18-35


tune-ins per month

Who We Are

Pulse Radio 96.1 is an Online Radio Station created by Aidan Christion of North Chicago, IL in 2009. Since it's beginning, it has created a wide fan-base for it's unique playlist of music, from Unsigned Musical Artists, to Top 40. Pulse Radio - Lake County has something for everyone. Just make sure you're there to see for yourself.


Melancholy Island Productions is a diverse, multimedia company sharing your favorite music, pop culture and news across a variety of platforms. Whether it’s on your phone, desktop, tablet, smart speaker or in your car, our station and websites will enhance your journey.

Melancholy owns or operates 3 radio stations and 8 websites serving 3 markets across the United States. 



The traditional 15, 30 and 60 second recorded audio commercials that are played as a pre-roll or midroll on the station. Available on weekly, monthly or quarterly schedules. ​


Pulse 96.1 tries to mix it up a bit, and escape from the normal promotions and put our primary focus on local carnivals, festivals, parade's and various other community events in the Lake County, IL area. Pulse Radio broadcasts the direct feed from live events throughout the United States.


Pulse Radio's primary podcast that showcases local & unsigned musical artists to a wide-range of digital marketing networks and podcast directories across the web


Pulse Radio 96.1 takes pride in it's heavy stance on LGBTQ+ matters. We strongly support the LGBTQ+ community. We specialize in a combination of street festivals, parades and other events taking place in the Chicago, Indiana, Wisconsin and Mid-Markets during Pride celebrations. Opportunities include, product showcase, print advertising, float sponsorship, sample distribution and other activation’s.