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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289 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 check out new music from Chris Potter and Bill Frisell, some aggressive Jazz-Funk from Trombone Shorty and Erik Truffaz and a classic...

Bought by KRCB 104.9, KRSC, KRPS, and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Jan 11, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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a look back at 2022, with music from Domi & JD, Mary Halvorson, Terri Lyne Carrington and more!

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


  • Added: Jan 03, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Dec 28, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NFTJU's annual Frank Zappa birthday celebration, featuring two sets of Zappa, and two sets of Jazz folks playing some excellent Zappa music.

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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this week's show is dedicated to artists who didn't need any electricity to set the world on fire. We'll hear from Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, JD ...

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


  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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playing some of Paul's favorite fusion jams this week, with a couple of newer gems thrown into the mix, too!

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


  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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it's a Notes from the Jazz Underground dance party this week with epic jams from Chris Potter, pretty weird stuff from Brad Mehldau and even a belo...

Bought by KRSC


  • Added: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It's a Notes from the Jazz Underground Thanksgiving, with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jeff Parker, Miles Davis, and more!

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


  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, jazz gets computerized, remixed and reconfigured, with music from Makaya McCraven, Theo Croker, Marquis Hill, Bassnectar and Orbital.

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


  • Added: Nov 15, 2022
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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this week, we enjoy some epic jams from Keith Jarrett, Joe McPhee and Greg Ward, as well as a classic from Mingus and more!

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


  • Added: Nov 09, 2022
  • Length: 57:50
  • Purchases: 4