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, a whole lot of music featuring Donny McCaslin, plus new music from Kurt Elling, Theo Croker and more!

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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this week, we'll hear from some avant-garde heavyweights, like Ken Vandermark, Dave Douglas, Matthew Shipp, David S. Ware and more!

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


  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, lots of shredding and hot playing from Jeff Coffin, Frank Zappa and Wayne Krantz, with new music from Brandee Younger, Kick the Cat and ...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we take a look back at the roots of the Jazz Underground, with music from Lennie Tristano, Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Mon...

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we've got a little something for everybody, with new music from Brandee Younger, Terence Blanchard and Kick the Cat, a classic from Alic...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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a handful of different approaches to modern jazz, from the electric avant-garde of Craig Taborn's Junk Magic to the new sounds of Julian Lage, Joe ...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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repeat from 2019. A celebration of Ginger Baker's life and music, just in time for Ginger's birthday this week.

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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one from the archives featuring some ripping modern fusion from Kick the Cat and Snarky Puppy, and a set of Jazz meets India meets electronica coll...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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this week, we celebrate the Fat Man himself during what Deadheads call "The Days Between." We'll listen to a couple of Jerry's solo projects, the G...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
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This week, some new music from Brandee Younger and Jeff Parker, a new archival release from Miles Davis, and some great jams The New Mastersounds a...

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


  • Added: Jul 26, 2021
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4