Upcoming Events

Tue, 30 Jun 2015, 9:00pm - 9:30pm

Tune in on Tuesday June 30th from 9:00 to 9:30 PM to hear an interview with Christopher Collins PhD, Professor of Radiology at NYU School of Medicine & Principal Investigator at NYU's Center for Advanced Imaging and Research, and NYU Polytech School of Engineering doctoral student Ting Wu about their research on mmwaves. Dr. Collins and Wu talk with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about the effects of different wavelengths,...

Tue, 30 Jun 2015, 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Tune in on Tuesday June 30th, from 9:30-10:00 pm to hear an interview with Elaine Lee, travel writer and author of the first black travel guide of this era–Go Girl: The Black Women's Book of Travel and Adventure. The book is a compilation of travel stories written by African American women including Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, Jill Nelson, Alice Walker and Pearl Cleage. Lee talks with WKCR programmer Danielle...

Sat, 4 Jul 2015 (All day)

Tune in on Saturday, July 4th as we celebrate the chosen birthday of one of the foundational figures of jazz, trumpeter and vocalist Louis Armstrong. We will be preempting all regular programming as we honor Pops with 24 hours of swing. In his autobiography, Swing That Music, Louis Armstrong titled the first chapter “Jazz and I Get Born Together.” Dating his birthday July 4, 1900, Armstrong created a mythology that linked his own...

Recent Events

Mon, 29 Jun 2015, 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Tune in on Monday June 29th, from 9:30 to 10:00 PM, to hear an interview with Jan Gaye, author of After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye. In her refreshingly honest memoir, Mrs. Gaye discusses her relationship and marriage with the late Marvin Gaye giving readers a greater understanding of her story. In this interview, Mrs. Gaye talks with WKCR programmer Danielle Smith about her book, her writing experience, and her involvement with the Harlem Book Fair. Mrs. Gaye

Sun, 28 Jun 2015, 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Tune in to Live Constructions this Sunday, June 28th, at 10PM to hear a live set by an electroacoustic trio composed of Hans Tammen, Erhard Hirt, and Michael Lyttle. Tammen (electronics), Erhard (prepared guitar and electronics) and Lyttle (clarinet) use a set up of acoustic instruments and electronic gadgets to create sprawling improvised pieces, creating an eclectic combination of different timbres. The trio came into our studio last week to play a 40 minute improvisation, and then they

Sat, 27 Jun 2015, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Tune in this Saturday, June 27th from noon to 6:00 PM for a celebration of what would have been Willie Dixon’s 100th birthday, coming up on July 1st. Dixon’s name has become synonymous with the creation of the Chicago blues. He wrote, produced, and backed some of the biggest names in the business from the late forties onward. He acted as an important link between the blues and rock and roll, recording with musicians such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Koko