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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280 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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Miles Davis, from 1970-1992, plugged in and freaky, from New York City to Austria and back again.

Bought by KRSC, KRCB 104.9, KRPS, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and RADIOLEX


  • Added: May 22, 2024
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 5
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A bunch of new music this week, including epics from Tomeka Reid and Kamasi Washington, plus Joe Marcinek, Jacky Terrasson and more!

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRSC, KRPS, and Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we'll hear Heavy Metal guitarists who have made Jazz albums, fusion bands that played with Metal ferocity and a new suite from Chicago b...

Bought by RADIOLEX, KRCB 104.9, KRPS, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KRSC and more


  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, we check out releases from Tomeka Reid, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jeremy Pelt and more!

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


  • Added: May 01, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5
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A mix of old, new and otherwise with music from Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding and more!

Bought by RADIOLEX, KRCB 104.9, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KRSC, KRPS and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we check out brand new music from Mary Halvorson, Nicole Glover, Ada Rovatti, The Messthetics and more!

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, we remember Casey Benjamin, as we listen to him with The Robert Glasper Experiment, Stefon Harris + Blackout, and Ghost-Note.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRCB 104.9, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KRSC, KRPS and more


  • Added: Apr 09, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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We begin with Ornette Coleman and end with tributes to Fred Anderson. In between, we'll get to some trip-hop and acid jazz, some chamber jazz, some...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting, KRCB 104.9, and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 03, 2024
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we check out a new archival release from Alice Coltrane in 1971, the new collaboration between The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis, ...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KRSC, RADIOLEX, KRCB 104.9, Northwest Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we're checking out jazz classics, underground style. Dave Holland, Billy Cobham, Bob James and more!

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting, RADIOLEX, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KRSC


  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 57:04
  • Purchases: 4