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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This week, we get weird in a bunch of ways...with some electro-jazz from Markus Floats, new music from Kris Davis and Jaimie Branch and more!

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


  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, we'll explore the music of Yokko Kanno and the Seatbelts, and their music for Cowboy Bebop.

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


  • Added: Sep 05, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Alfredo Rodriguez, Joel Harrison, John Coltrane and Jaimie Branch.

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


  • Added: Aug 29, 2023
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 6
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a mix of old and new, with music from Pete McCann, Russ Johnson, Eric Dolphy, Tom Harrell and more.

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Aug 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, new music from Alfredo Rodriguez and Joel Goodman, and an epic live jam from the Marc Ribot Trio!

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


  • Added: Aug 15, 2023
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 5
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this week, we'll hear some new music and some classics, and a set of Velvet Underground tunes, too!

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


  • Added: Aug 09, 2023
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 6
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the title says it all - an hour spent appreciating the sounds and improvisations of Jerry Garcia. More Jazz next week, I promise.

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


  • Added: Aug 03, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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this week, we'll hear from The Allman Brothers, Santana, Wayne Krantz, Tom Ze and more!

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


  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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Notes from the Jazz Underground goes to the symphony this week, with music from Bela Fleck, Hubert Laws, Frank Zappa and more!

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


  • Added: Jul 18, 2023
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we'll hear Ornette Coleman back to back with a modern admirerer, new music from Charlie Apicella and Bonzo Squad, jams from Chris Potter...

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


  • Added: Jul 12, 2023
  • Length: 58:02
  • Purchases: 4