Upcoming Events

Jason Kao Hwang
Tue, 3 May 2016, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Tune in to Afternoon New Music this Tuesday, May 3rd at 3 pm for an exclusive in-studio interview featuring the project VOICE, led by Jason Kao Hwang. The 2.5 hour program will feature an interview with composer Jason Hwang, vocalists Deanna Relyea and Thomas Buckner, sopranino saxophone and bass clarinet player Piotr Michalowski and poets Yuko Otomo and Steve Dalachinsky. The program will also feature segments of Lifelines and Word of Our...

Recent Events

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 (All day)

Join us on Friday, April 29th as we celebrate the 117th anniversary of the birth of Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, one of the most significant figures in the history of jazz. His innovations in orchestration and composition have informed much of the development of the music. Originally from Washington DC, he moved to New York City where, in 1927, he began his tenure at the Cotton Club. It was there that he rose to international stardom. He remained successful throughout the great

Wed, 27 Apr 2016, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tune in tonight as we invite Ms. Janel Leppin at the station to speak about her music. "Janel Leppin is predominantly a cellist and has honed her skills as a composer and professional musician in multiple genres over the years." Learn more about Ms. Leppin here.

Ches Smith
Tue, 26 Apr 2016, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Tune in to Afternoon New Music this Tuesday, April 26th at 3 pm for an exclusive in-studio and set with drummer/composer Ches Smith. The 50-minute program will feature Smith playing a solo set in-studio at WKCR, as well as discussing his recent projects, including his new album The Bell

Born in San Diego, CA and raised in Sacramento, Ches Smith came up in a scene of punks and metal musicians who were listening to and experimenting with jazz and free improvisation. He


As of January 1, 2016, WKCR has no longer been able to provide online programming. We are in the process of renegotiating the contract that allows us to legally stream our content over the Internet and will update you as soon as possible. We regret that we are unable to provide this service. WKCR will continue to broadcast on 89.9 FM and 89.9 HD 1 radio as we work towards a long-term solution.   Please address all further questions and concerns you may have to