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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13 Pieces

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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3 Pieces

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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84 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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We'll join trumpeter Max Kaminsky with James P.Johnson,Art Hodes Sidney Bechet and others in live and studio recordings from then 40's.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:10
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We listen to the King without Louis and plus his wonderful Dixie Syncopators.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:13
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Composer,Arranger,Pianist. We hear him play piano in many different size groups and his tunes including Beau Koo Jack Louis Armstrong and Functioni...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:16
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C Melody Saxophonist. Admired by Lester Young, Benny Carter. We listen to him with Bix Beiderbecke, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang among others.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: When Jazz Was King
Band Leader. Multi-Instrumentalist. Piano,violin, accordion. Many early careers passed thru. Artie Shaw, Russ Morgan and Hal Kemp just a few .

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:07
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Clarinetist-Saxophonist. Member of Austin High Gang. We'll hear him with Eddie Condon, Miff Mole ,Ted Lewis and others.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:42
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Bandleader, pianist Bennie Moten and his Orchestra with that early Kansas city sound.

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:47
  • Purchases: 1
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this week, Notes from the Jazz Underground explores the Jazzy side of prog-rock with jams from Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Rush, King Crimson, Umphre...

Bought by WSLR and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 2
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this week, we'll hear Jazz fused with hip-hop, the music of Johannesburg and the music of India, too. New jams from Theo Croker, Ryan Keberle and S...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 57:55
  • Purchases: 1
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this week on Notes from the Jazz Underground, Sonny Rollins stretches out, we'll take a listen to Jazz versions of a couple of epic Grateful Dead t...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:10
  • Purchases: 1