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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284 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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on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, we pay tribute to Chicago's own Mars Williams, with music from Liquid Soul, The Vandermark 5 an...

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


  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5
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this week, some fantastic music from Joe McPhee, The Thing, Joshua Redman and more!

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


  • Added: Nov 16, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5
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this week, NFTJU checks out music from Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast and Morocco with some great jams from Fela Kuti, Ali Farka Toure, Tinar...

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


  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we'll take a listen to some of the titans of the avant-garde...Yusef Lateef, Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman and a few modern...

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


  • Added: Nov 01, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from John Scofield and Joel Harrison, and cool music from Allen Toussaint, Ani DiFranco and more!

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


  • Added: Oct 25, 2023
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we'll check out three outstanding organists, and three outstanding tunes. Check out Larry Goldings (with Trio Beyond), Brian Charette an...

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


  • Added: Oct 18, 2023
  • Length: 57:44
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we do some Notes from the Jazz Underground globetrotting, with stops in Cuba, New Zealand, Britain, New York, and of course, Chicago.

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


  • Added: Oct 11, 2023
  • Length: 57:19
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, it's time to check out some new music. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Johnathan Blake, James Brandon Lewis and more!

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


  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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Some new music, some old music and some great music from Chicagoans past and present. Jaimie Branch, Fred Anderson and more!

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


  • Added: Sep 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4
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Tonight, we come up for air at street level with Jazz, fused with Hip-Hop and R&B from Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Grover Washington, Jr and m...

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


  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5