WDCB

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WDCB 90.9fm is a public radio station broadcasting with 5,000 watts to the Chicagoland area. You'll find us at 90.9fm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streaming live at WDCB.org. We're known for our eclectic music programming: jazz, blues, news, americana, and more! We also broadcast local news, features and useful information for residents of our community college district. We sponsor lots of musical events, either at the college's McAninch Arts Center or with other organizations in and around Chicago.

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13 Pieces

Take an hour long journey exploring America's rich musical heritage without leaving the comfort of home. Join Greg Easterling as he features musical styles ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Americana, Folk to Roots Rock, and more.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2017
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Jazz Organic is a weekly radio stop for America's truest art form, as played on the tonewheel organ.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Mar 29, 2019
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Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Patricia Barber hosts WDCB’s three-part series “MusicHeads,” recorded in the acoustically pristine PianoForte Studios in downtown Chicago. Each show explores a different musical theme and can be used as a 3 part series or as stand alone pieces. These FREE programs are suitable for airing any time of year, but would fit nicely into Women's History or Jazz Appreciation month programming.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2015
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80 Pieces

Notes from the Jazz Underground is where Jazz gets a little weirder, a little louder, and a little more on the edge.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2018
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30 Pieces

When Jazz Was King

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2019

Latest Pieces

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this week, we'll hear Latin Jazz from the Underground, with stops in San Juan, Havana, Chicago, Sing-Sing Prison, Yankee Stadium and more!

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, we'll get electronic with Mark Guiliana's Beat Music, electric with Keith Emerson, and eclectic with Brownout, Russell Gunn and Gil Scot...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll hear some fantastic slabs of 1970's Jazz funk from Grover Washington, Jr, Bob James, Eddie Harris, Ramsey Lewis and more. And, we'...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll take a listen to some excellent Jazz-Funk, some free jazz, some freer jazz, and a set of music that fuses Jazz, Post-Rock and Hous...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll hear Jazz from the 50's, Jazz from today, Jazz/Hip-Hop Fusion, a big band, and more. New music from Ambrose Akinmusire and Butcher...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 08, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we'll go in a few directions, from Jazz interpretations of classical music, to energetic shows of chops galore. Join me for an hour fill...

Bought by KLCC, KRPS, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, a little of everything, from Miles Davis to off the wall cello music. We'll hear from pianist Kris Davis, new music from Enzo Carniel & ...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 23, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll take a look at one of the most unique keyboardists and harpists in the last 50 plus years of Jazz history, Alice Coltrane. We'll h...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 18, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're going to have two sets with two different ideas...light and darkness. We'll hear the freedom of "the new thing" in the early to mi...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 11, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, we're spending most of the hour with Medeski, Martin and Wood. We'll hear them acoustic and electric, on their own, and with John Scofie...

Bought by KRPS, KLCC, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: May 04, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3