Upcoming Events

Thu, 25 Aug 2016, 6:00pm - Sat, 27 Aug 2016, 12:00am

Beginning at 6:00 PM this evening, WKCR will dedicate thirty continuous hours to airing some of the thousands of jazz sessions recorded over more than half a century by one of the best recording engineers the world has ever known: Rudy Van Gelder.

From John Coltrane's A Love Supreme to Art Blakey's Moanin' and Horace Silver's Song For My Father,  Rudy Van Gelder worked with the biggest names and...

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 (All day) - Mon, 29 Aug 2016 (All day)

Beginning August 27 at 12:00AM, WKCR will dedicate three whole days to the music of Lester Young and Charlie Parker. The 27th marks the birthday of The President, Lester Young, and the 29th, Bird's. On August 28th we will gradually shift from one legendary saxophonist to the next.

Early in Lester Young’s career, he spent time in Kansas City, making huge connections as a sideman. In 1933, Young left Walter Page’s...

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 (All day) - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 (All day)

Spread the word about the original FM! WKCR has new 75th anniversary shirts available online at https://www.booster.com/wkcr75 to celebrate all that has followed our first official broadcast on February 24th, 1941. All proceeds will go toward keeping the station on air and commercial-free. Stay tuned for more 75th anniversary offerings and events to come! 

Wed, 31 Aug 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...

Recent Events

Tue, 16 Aug 2016, 12:00pm - Wed, 17 Aug 2016, 3:00pm

For the next 24 hours, WKCR will be honoring the life and accomplishments of the great vibraphone and marimba player Bobby Hutcherson, who passed away Monday, August 15 at the age of 75. All regular programming will be pre-empted beginning Tuesday at 12:00 PM and lasting until 3:00 PM on Wednesday.

Born on January 27, 1941 in Los Angeles, Hutcherson became one of jazz's greatest vibraphonists and a great composer. 

Sun, 14 Aug 2016, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Tune into WKCR 89.9 FM, at 7 pm on Aug 14th to hear IndoSoul, a band of musicians from diverse musical backgrounds - Vikram Vivekanand on the guitar, Naveen Napier on the bass, Ramkumar Kanakarajan on drums, Sumesh Narayanan on the mridangam and percussion, and Karthick Iyer on violin and vocals. 

Sun, 14 Aug 2016, 1:00am - 7:00pm

Today's Jazz 'til Dawn and Jazz Profiles programs will be dedicated to Connie Crothers, who passed away on Saturday, August 13. Join us in remembering Crothers' inspiring influence as a pianist, improviser, and teacher with nine hours of only her music from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM and from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM at WKCR 89.9FM and www.wkcr.org.