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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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
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Everything in pairs makes things more fun: two featuring Nicholas Payton, Two guys named Will, two from Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and there's still...

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


  • Added: Jul 07, 2023
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we'll groove hard and find enlightenment with Eddie Palmieri, Brandee Younger, Alex Skolnick, Carlos Santana and more!

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


  • Added: Jun 28, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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We're getting ready for Pride celebrations across the country this week by checking out some music from a few of Jazz's LGBTQ icons from past and p...

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


  • Added: Jun 21, 2023
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we explore some of the left of center sounds that Stan Getz made between 1971 and 1978, with Eddy Louiss, Chick Corea, The Clarke/Boland...

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


  • Added: Jun 17, 2023
  • Length: 58:24
  • Purchases: 5
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this week, we'll hear sprawling epics from Shakti and Ornette Coleman, a reimagined classic from Herbie Hancock, and a duet featuring MacArthur Gen...

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


  • Added: Jun 07, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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this week, we bounce around all over the place, from classic avant-garde to No Wave to brand new Jazz harp recordings and more!

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


  • Added: May 31, 2023
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6