Upcoming Events

Fri, 1 Jul 2016, 12:00pm - Wed, 30 Nov 2016, 11:59pm

Thank you for your patience and support during the past months with regard to the issue of our online stream. We are excited to announce that our broadcasts are once again accessible in the form of a live stream at www.wkcr.org. We have been in the process of making technical and logistical changes to improve your listening experience and to ensure that WKCR can have a sustainable and consistent online...

Sat, 23 Jul 2016, 12:00pm - Sun, 24 Jul 2016, 12:00pm

Starting at 12:00 PM on Saturday, July 23, and lasting until 12:00 PM on Sunday, July 24, WKCR will preempt all regular programming to present a live broadcast of this year’s Ragas Live Festival, which will take place at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York. For the first time, fans of the festival, which is now in it’s fifth year, will be able to attend in person as well as listening in on the radio or online. Visit...

Marc Ribot
Mon, 25 Jul 2016, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Tune in to Afternoon New Music this Monday, July 25th at 3 pm for an exclusive in-studio interview with guitarist Marc Ribot. The 30-minute program will feature Ribot discussing his group The Young Philadelphians and their upcoming album Live in Tokyo, which will be released July 29th on Yellowbird. Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians will also be performing at The Bowery Ballroom this Thursday, July 28th at 9 pm. They will be...

Recent Events

Tue, 19 Jul 2016, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Tune in to Afternoon New Music at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 19 for an exclusive in-studio interview with William Hooker. The interview will feature a conversation about two of Hooker's upcoming projects in collaboration with Dave Soldier: Aria, a tribute to Italian folk music, and the BrainWave project. Tune in to hear music from both of these projects in addition to discussions on interpreting Italian music, Hooker's RnB inspirations, his recording process and more.William Hooker, a drummer

Wed, 13 Jul 2016, 11:00pm - Thu, 14 Jul 2016, 1:00am

Tune in to Som do Brasil at 11:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13 to hear from Cyro Baptista live in the studio. The show will feature musical selections and insights from Baptista, who has established himself as one of the country's premier percussionists since arriving in the U.S. in 1980 from his native country, Brazil. Cyro has recorded and toured with some of music’s most popular names, and his mastery of Brazilian percussion, as well as the many instruments he creates himself

Wed, 13 Jul 2016, 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Beginning at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 13, WKCR will dedicate nine hours of programming to the music and influence of visionary saxophonist, singer, and composer Albert Ayler in honor of his eightieth birthday anniversary. The birthday broadcast will culminate in a special edition of The Musician's Show from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM hosted by Jeff Lederer, who will be joined in the studio by Ayler's former bassist, Steve Tintweiss. Together they will present Ayler's music along with music that