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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141 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 listen to a bunch of great music from Bob James, Medeski, Martin and Wood, The Messthetics and more.

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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a look at some of the Avant-Garde heroes of Blue Note records, with Wayne Shorter, Sam Rivers, Bobby Hutcherson and more!

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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some new stuff from Gary Bartz and the Jazz is Dead crew and the Barrett Martin Group, some brass band music, and Thundercat, too!

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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get your passports ready, because we'll be heading to Brazil, Mexico and India, checking out 70's fusion, and brand new Jazz, too!

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and KRPS


  • Added: Mar 30, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An NFTJU annual tradition, we'll spend the hour with Frank Zappa!

  • Added: Mar 22, 2021
  • Length: 58:04
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this week, a bunch of (mostly) new music, with jams from Kneebody, Bonerama, Butcher Brown, Angel Bat Dawid and more!

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In this, the fourth and final look back at Chick Corea, we check both versions of Chick Corea's Elektric Band, plus their reunions in 2004 and 2011!

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and KRPS


  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we take a look back at Chick Corea's more experimental side, with music from 1969 - 1982, with Circle, Return to Forever and various tri...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we continue our look back at Chick Corea's career, and this time, we're cranking up the volume and jamming to Return to Forever. We're c...

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


  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The first in a three part series celebrating the music and legacy of Chick Corea. This week, the focus is on his work on the acoustic piano, from N...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2