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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212 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

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this week, some new facemelting music from Kamasi Washington and Immanuel Wilkins, and a couple of gems from the recent past by Donny McCaslin and ...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we'll listen to some Chicago titans: Fred Anderson, Ken Vandermark and Makaya McCraven, we'll hear from Archie Shepp and Don Cherry, and...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2022
  • Length: 57:30
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this week, we look at avant-garde new and old, from a classic by Ornette Coleman to a brand new album from Artifacts, and some interesting stuff in...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, a look at Jazz fusion old and new, with new music from Johnathan Blake, Esperanza Spalding and The Chicago Experiment, alongside music f...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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a little bit of everything this week, with new music from Johnathan Blake and Pat Bianchi, an epic from Cory Wong, a shredfest from Jeff Beck and a...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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), KRPS, KRSC, and KRCB 104.9


  • Added: Jan 12, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2022
  • Length: 58:04
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this week, we cover a lot of ground, from Cecil Taylor to Shabaka and the Ancestors.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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a bunch of Christmas classics and not yet classics from John Zorn, Moe., Wynton Marsalis and more!

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2021
  • Length: 57:58
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an annual tradition on Notes from the Jazz Underground, going back to its pre-syndication days, we celebrate Frank Zappa's birthday with music from...

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


  • Added: Dec 14, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4