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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287 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, some underground Jazz with a hint of country and a pinch of Brazil. Not at the same time of course. We'll hear from Gretchen Parlato, Wa...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jul 13, 2024
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 1
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A look at some fantastic music released in the first half of 2024, featuring music from Joel Ross, The Messthetics, Kenny Reichert, Dayna Stephens ...

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


  • Added: Jul 05, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, we remember the saxophonist, vocalist, provocateur and jazz-punk pioneer, James Chance. He passed away on June 18th, and we're rememberi...

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


  • Added: Jun 27, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Jun 21, 2024
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, it's all about some modern fusion from Nate Smith & Kinfolk, Mark Guiliana's Beat Music, Snarky Puppy, The Yellowjackets and more!

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


  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, a little of everything, with The Ginger Baker Trio, James Blood Ulmer, Sex Mob, Julian Lage and more!

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


  • Added: Jun 05, 2024
  • Length: 58:49
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, how do you do a Jazz homage to a guy that was vocal about hating Jazz? I try to figure that out with music from The Denison/Kimball Trio...

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


  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Miles Davis, from 1970-1992, plugged in and freaky, from New York City to Austria and back again.

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


  • Added: May 22, 2024
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 6
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A bunch of new music this week, including epics from Tomeka Reid and Kamasi Washington, plus Joe Marcinek, Jacky Terrasson and more!

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


  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 58:04
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we'll hear Heavy Metal guitarists who have made Jazz albums, fusion bands that played with Metal ferocity and a new suite from Chicago b...

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


  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 6