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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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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203 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

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It's a Notes from the Jazz Underground Thanksgiving, with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jeff Parker, Miles Davis, and more!

Bought by KRCB 104.9, KRSC, and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, jazz gets computerized, remixed and reconfigured, with music from Makaya McCraven, Theo Croker, Marquis Hill, Bassnectar and Orbital.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRSC, KRPS, and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Nov 15, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we enjoy some epic jams from Keith Jarrett, Joe McPhee and Greg Ward, as well as a classic from Mingus and more!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRSC, KRCB 104.9, and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 57:50
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I thought it'd be fun to spend the hour listening to keyboardist Craig Taborn, both as a leader and as a sideman.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRCB 104.9, KRSC, and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 02, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll hear some heroes of the No Wave Movement, like James Chance, Swans, John Zorn's Naked City and John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, and th...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRSC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Oct 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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this week, some new music from Terri Lyne Carrington, Edith Judith, Dezron Douglas and more!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRSC, KRCB 104.9, and KRPS


  • Added: Oct 19, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll check out some selections from the new Miles Davis box set "That's What Happened" and some newer stuff from James Brandon Lewis an...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2022
  • Length: 57:00
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this week, we celebrate Pharoah Sanders, and we listen to his music, a couple of highlights as a sideman, and a few musicians who have followed in ...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRSC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Oct 05, 2022
  • Length: 57:30
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This week is all about the long jams...from Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and even Umphrey's McGee. Lots of long-form fun is on the way!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRSC, KRPS, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Sep 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we celebrate Ramsey Lewis and listen to new music from The Bad Plus, too!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRPS, KRSC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Sep 22, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4