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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288 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 end up on a psychedelic trip through the halls of Jazz, with music from Pat Martino, Gary Burton, Larry Coryell, and more!

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we'll check out some interesting vocals from Betty Carter, Kurt Elling, Camille Bertault and more!

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


  • Added: Feb 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 6
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This is an odd show, even by my standards. King Crimson, a tribute to King Crimson, two Jazz arrangements of Black Sabbath songs, Pat Metheny, Carl...

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, it's a little bit of everything, from Anthony Braxton's free jazz to the Messthetics Jazz/Punk hybrid to the sounds of Hip Hop and Jazz ...

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


  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, 1/2 of the show is grooving and full of chops, and 1/2 of the show is psychedelic trip through the vast expanses of your mind. We'll hea...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, we'll listen to some country fried Jazz, amongst other things. Songs from Dolly Parton, Jimmy Webb and Willie Nelson, and performances b...

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


  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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one last encore episode before I'm back with new episodes next week...This week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, the big bands are coming back, ...

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


  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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this week, we're checking out a few intriguing versions of songs from the Great American Sonngbook from Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Dave King and ot...

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


  • Added: Jan 07, 2024
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 4
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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), KRCB 104.9, Northwest Public Broadcasting, KRSC, KRPS and more


  • Added: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, the second look back at 2023, with an archival release from Fred Anderson, and recent releases from Darcy James Argue, Kris Davis, Adam ...

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


  • Added: Dec 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4