Fall 2022 Programming Schedule Updates

Dear Listeners,

WKCR continues to change and adapt our schedule in line with our station's mission, vision, & values as well as our traditions. Please be advised that the following changes to our programming schedule are set to take place in September of 2022. Further updates and reminders will be provided on our social media accounts and on-air!


Monday Morningside (Monday, 8:30-9:30am): Campus-Area News Show

WKCR Mourns Phil Schaap

It is with a heavy heart that WKCR mourns Phil Schaap, who passed away Tuesday September 7 at the age of 70. For over 50 years, Phil has been an irreplaceable presence at the station. The mentorship that he has provided students as an educator has helped shape a new generation of jazz historians and appreciators, and his impact will be felt for decades to come.

Anna Bonitatibus Interview on Saturday Night at the Opera 5/29

Italian mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus has established herself as one of opera's greatest interpreters of the Italian repertoire, from Monteverdi's earliest works to the operas of Rossini and Donizetti. In recent years, Bonitatibus has emerged not simply as a singer but a vital musicologist, who has helped rediscover previously forgotten composers and their music, both through her championing them as a performer and through her music publishing company, Consonarte.

Sat, 29 May 2021, 9:00pm


Commencing at midnight August 29th and concluding at midnight September 3rd, WKCR-FM (89.9 FM, wkcr.org) will present the Charlie Parker Centennial Festival, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of a colossal figure in American music with a 120-hour marathon broadcast.

Thu, 27 Aug 2020, 12:00am to Thu, 3 Sep 2020, 11:59pm

Bach Fest 2019!

Hello all! As of midnight, Bach Fest has officially kicked off!

For the eight-day period from 12:00 AM on December 24th through 12:00 AM on New Year’s Day, WKCR (89.9 FM and wkcr.org) will dedicate all broadcasting to the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

We are excited to share with you the schedule for the week, which can be seen below.

Tue, 24 Dec 2019, 1:00am to Wed, 1 Jan 2020, 4:00am

Emmet Cohen on Out to Lunch

Join us Tuesday, January 17 during our Out to Lunch programming from 1-2:30 pm EST for an interview with New York-based jazz pianist Emmet Cohen regarding his most recent project "Masters Legacy Series featuring Jimmy Cobb." Cohen began Suzuki method piano instruction at age three, and his playing quickly became a mature melding of musicality, technique, and concept. He placed first in both the American Jazz Pianists competition (2014) and the Phillips Piano Competition at the University of West Florida (2011).

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Studio A

WKCR regrets its actions with regard to a guest who had recently been scheduled to appear on our program Studio A. Specifically, WKCR's editorial policies and University policies regarding speech were misrepresented in our communications to this guest. To be clear, WKCR and Columbia University strongly believe in robust freedom of expression, especially about challenging ideas. Likewise, WKCR’s content is curated by student and alumni programmers and reflects their own individual self-expression.

Fri, 14 Oct 2016, 7:00pm to Sat, 15 Oct 2016, 7:00pm

Jazz Profiles 8/14

Join us at 2pm this Sunday for a 5 hour profile on Johnny Hartman, nicknamed “The Last Balladeer” by biographer Gregg Akkerman. Hartman began his career singing with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie, before achieving great renown for his 1963 collaboration with John Coltrane. This program will feature a tour of his major discographical highlights, as well as his famed set with Coltrane. August 14th 2PM-7PM 89.9FM wkcr.org

Sun, 14 Aug 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Jazz Profiles 7/31 - Fats Navarro

Sid Gribetz presents a five hour tribute to Fats Navarro this Sunday, July 31, 2022, from 2-7 PM on “Jazz Profiles” on WKCR radio.

In his brief life, Fats Navarro was a fleeting spectacle of brilliance as a leading trumpeter in the history and development of jazz during the bebop years.

Sun, 31 Jul 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Jazz Profiles 7/17/2022

Sid Gribetz examines the collaboration between Miles Davis and John Coltrane in a radio feature for five hours, this Sunday July 17, 2022 from 2-7 PM on “Jazz Profiles” on WKCR.

Miles Davis was a teenage trumpet prodigy who came to fame during the bebop years of the 1940's. Despite this reputation and additional successful endeavors, such as with the Birth of the Cool band and other post bebop ensembles, by the mid-1950's Miles had fallen from popularity and was also in ill health.

Sun, 17 Jul 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Planned FM Outage

Submitted by slr2207 on Wed, 6 Jul 2022, 11:16am

WKCR's FM transmitter will be undergoing maintenance from August 22nd - August 26th 8AM - 3PM. During these days and times FM signal will be unavailable. However, our web stream will remain online. Please check back here on our website or our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for continuing updates regarding the planned outage. We apologize for the inconvenience.

George Walker Centennial Broadcast

Join us this coming Monday, June 27, for a very special broadcast celebrating the centennial of legendary Pulitzer-winning composer George Walker. The broadcast will begin at 9:30 AM eastern and run through 10pm that evening.

Plus, tune in at 6pm for a special interview with George Walker from 2017. We will be airing the 2017 interview when George Walker visited the WKCR station.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022, 9:30am to 10:00pm

Jazz Profiles 6/19/22

Join us this Sunday 6/19 at 2pm as we profile America’s best known bluesologist: Gil Scott-Heron. Fusing jazz and poetry, Scott-Heron is often considered one of the most important progenitors of rap music. His blend of spoken word, blues, soul, jazz, and socio-political commentary left a unique imprint on the jazz cannon. Tune in for a 5-hour chronological tour of his work from 1970-1977: 89.9FM and streaming live on wkcr.org

Sun, 19 Jun 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Jazz Profiles 5/29/2022

Hassan Ibn Ali was a virtuosic pianist whose mysterious style evokes images of gnashing gears and surreal bell choirs. The Philadelphia legend influenced Coltrane, Jimmy Heath, and Odean Pope, but was seldom recorded, releasing only one album in his lifetime. Join host Stephen Park from 2-5 PM on Sunday, 5/29 as he plays the music of Ibn Ali and discusses the life and style of this elusive master. 89.9FM or wkcr.org

Sun, 29 May 2022, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Charles Mingus Centennial Broadcast

The WKCR Jazz Department is proud to present 72 uninterrupted hours of Charles Mingus from Thursday 4/21 to Saturday 4/23!

Charles Mingus's career spanned decades, and included multiple different styles of jazz, hear them all during our 3 day celebration of his life and work.

Listen on 89.9 FM or right here on our website, wkcr.org.

You can find the program schedules for each segment below (as of 4/21/22):


12:00AM - 3:00AM - Josh Kazali

3:00AM - 6:00AM - Phil Schaap archival from 4/22/2010

Thu, 21 Apr 2022, 12:00am to Sat, 23 Apr 2022, 11:59pm


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