Homecoming Football 10/22

WKCR welcomes the return of live sports broadcasts after more than two and a half years as the Columbia Lions take on the Dartmouth Big Green this Saturday! Coverage begins live at Baker Field at 1:15pm with kickoff at 1:30 (all regularly scheduled shows will be pre-empted).

Sat, 22 Oct 2022, 1:15pm to 5:00pm

FM Signal Outage UPDATE

WKCR's FM transmitter will be undergoing maintenance from 10/3-7 and 10/10-11 from 7AM-5PM. 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.

Mon, 3 Oct 2022, 7:00am to Tue, 11 Oct 2022, 5:00pm

Pharoah Sanders Memorial Broadcast 9/26/22

WKCR presents the Pharoah Sanders memorial broadcast. For 24 hours straight tomorrow (9/26, Midnight - Midnight), we will honor the late saxophonist legend with nonstop programming. A member of John Coltrane's groups of the mid-1960s, Sanders was known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone.

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Full Schedule:

12:00AM-3:00AM: Raz Matei

3:00AM-6:00AM: Sam Seliger

6:00AM-7:20AM: Mitch Goldman Deep Focus Archive Broadcast from 2012 with Paul Shapiro

Mon, 26 Sep 2022, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Jazz Profiles 9/25/22 George Gershwin

Tune into Jazz Profiles this Sunday 9/25 from 2PM-7PM as we celebrate in advance of what would be 124th birthday of composer George Gershwin. Gershwin is one of America’s most celebrated composers whose unique blend of Classical and Jazz still resonates today. The program will feature a wide ranging tour of his various compositions, including major Classical Works and Jazz Standards. 89.9FM wkcr.org

*Gershwin’s Birthday is Monday 9/26

Sun, 25 Sep 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

John Coltrane Birthday Broadcast 9/23/22

Join us for our annual 24 hour John Coltrane Birthday Broadcast, Midnight-Midnight 9/23. 89.9FM wkcr.org


12AM-3AM: Phil Schaap Archival Broadcast, originally broadcast 4/10/2010. Phil hosts an Out To Lunch focussed on John Coltrane’s first dates as a leader.

3AM-6AM: Phil Schaap Archival Broadcast, originally broadcast on 9/23/2011, Phil hosts a shift of the annual John Coltrane Birthday Broadcast.

6AM-9AM: Sam Seliger - Live

9AM-12PM: Maria Shaughnessy - Live

12PM-3PM: Stephen Park - Live

3PM-6PM: Benjamin Magid - Live

Fri, 23 Sep 2022, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Lester Young & Charlie Parker Festival

WKCR is excited to present its annual Lester Young & Charlie Parker festival to run from August 27th to 29th. Beginning Saturday, August 27, WKCR will have a three-day festival dedicated to the music of saxophonists Lester "Prez" Young and Charlie "Bird" Parker. The 27th marks Prez's birthday, and the 29th, is Bird’s. We will play 24 hours of Young on the 27th, 24 hours of Parker on the 29th, and both Young and Parker interchangeably on the 28th.

Sat, 27 Aug 2022, 12:00am to Mon, 29 Aug 2022, 11:59pm

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

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


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