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).
Broadcast Schedule below:
Presented by Pioneer Works in collaboration with Brooklyn Raga Massive and the Society for Arts and Culture of South Asia
October 22 8PM – October 23 8PM(BROADCAST LIVE ON WKCR from Brooklyn)
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.
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.
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
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
Sid Gribetz will feature the “Prestige All Star” recordings on the next edition of “Jazz Profiles”, this Sunday September 18, 2022 from 2-7 PM on WKCR.
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
Sid Gribetz presents "Ben Webster in the 1950's", a five hour radio program on "Jazz Profiles" on WKCR this Sunday September 4, 2022, from 2-7 PM.
Join us this Thursday 9/1 from 5AM-9PM as we memorialize organist, trumpeter, saxophonist, and bandleader Joey DeFrancesco who sadly passed away this week at the age of 51.
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.
Sid Gribetz presents the music of composer Arthur Schwartz on “Jazz Profiles”, this Sunday August 21, 2022, from 2-7 PM on WKCR radio.
This is one of a series of Profiles we’ve done over the years focusing on the jazz impact of a legendary composer from the Great American Songbook.
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
Sid Gribetz presents a five hour radio broadcast honoring vocalist Helen Humes on "Jazz Profiles" this Sunday August 7, 2022 from 2-7 PM on WKCR.
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.
On August 1st, members of the station will air a special broadcast titled “Give Duke His Due” in support of the petition to award the 1965 Pulitzer Prize in music to Duke Ellington, who was selected for the award but denied.
Join us for our second of two annual Louis Armstrong Birthday Broadcast this August!
This year, we will start our August broadcast at 11PM on August 3rd, and end at 9PM on August 5th. A total of 46 hours of non-stop Louis!
Sid Gribetz presents a five hour special radio broadcast celebrating saxophonist Willis "Gator Tail" Jackson this Sunday July 24, 2022 from 2-7 PM on "Jazz Profiles" on WKCR.
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.
Join us for our first of two annual Louis Armstrong Birthday Broadcast this July!
This year, we will start our July 4th broadcast 10 hours early, at 2pm on July 3rd. A total of 34 hours of non-stop Louis! At 2pm Sid Gribetz will be kicking off the 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.
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
Eric Einhorn, General and Artistic Director of On Site Opera, discusses his recent work on Gianni Schicchi, On Site Opera’s 10th anniversary, and his vision for the future of the opera world with host Ale Díaz-Pizarro.
A conversation with award-winning poet Ada Limón about the poetry podcast The Slowdown, her writing process and inspiration, and the role of poetry—written or otherwise—in today’s world, hosted by Ale Díaz-Pizarro.
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
Tune in next Tuesday, May 24, for a special 24 hour long birthday broadcast - our first tribute to a Nobel laureate in a long time - celebrating the life and work of Bob Dylan.
Join us this coming Tuesday, May 3, from noon to midnight, for a special broadcast celebrating the life, work, and music of the legendary folk musician, teacher, and activist Pete Seeger. Listen at 89.9FM and wkcr.org
The WKCR Jazz dept. is proud to present our annual Duke Ellington birthday broadcast! On Friday April 29 tune in at 89.9FM and wkcr.org to hear 24 uninterrupted hours of Duke and his bands.
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER: Kim Gordon gets a birthday broadcast. The legendary sonic rebel. If you want to know the exact dimensions of hell, it’s 89.9fm and WKCR.org. April 28, all day.