John Cage Birthday Broadcast

WKCR announces a special broadcast celebrating the 111th birthday of American composer John Cage, broadcast on FM and HD radio and online for 24 hours on Tuesday September 5th, 2023. The broadcast will preempt all regularly-scheduled Tuesday shows.

Date: 
Tue, 5 Sep 2023, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Lester Young and Charlie Parker Festival

Our annual three day birthday celebration for Lester Young and Charlie Parker is just around the corner!

August 27th, the 114th anniversary of the birth of Lester “Prez” Young will feature 24 hours of only Prez on WKCR’s airwaves.

August 28th will feature 24 hours of both Lester Young and Charlie Parker.

August 29th, the 103rd anniversary of the birth of Charlie “Bird” Parker will feature 24 hours of only Bird!

Tune in for this 72 hour radio tradition! On 89.9 FM in NY and streaming at wkcr.org

Date: 
Sun, 27 Aug 2023, 12:00am to Tue, 29 Aug 2023, 11:59pm

Brian Blade Birthday Broadcast

WKCR announces a special broadcast celebrating the 53rd birthday of American drummer Brian Blade, broadcast on FM and HD radio and online for 24 hours on Tuesday July 25th, 2023. The broadcast will preempt all regularly-scheduled Tuesday shows.

Date: 
Tue, 25 Jul 2023, 12:00am to Wed, 26 Jul 2023, 12:00am

Bobby Osborne Memorial Broadcast

Tune in tomorrow from 10am-12pm during The Moonshine Show to celebrate the life and work of bluegrass-mandolinist revolutionary and Kentucky-native, Bobby Osborne, who tragically passed away on June 27th.Osborne’s legacy lives on through his surviving brother and fellow co-founder of legendary bluegrass group, the Osborne Brothers, Sonny Osborne.

Date: 
Sun, 2 Jul 2023, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Willie Dixon Birthday Broadcast

Join us this Saturday from 2PM to 6PM ET for a special four-hour celebration of blues legend Willie Dixon, songwriter, bass player, bandleader, and producer for the legendary Chess records and an unequaled contributor to the legacy and musical canon of the blues. We’ll play some of the numerous hits from his catalog as well as numerous other recordings and deep cuts.

89.9 FM and WKCR.org

Date: 
Sat, 1 Jul 2023, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Peter Brötzmann Memorial Broadcast

Join us tomorrow, Saturday June 24, from 4pm until Midnight, for a memorial broadcast in honor of German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann (1941-2023). Known for his expressive playing and forceful tone, Brötzmann worked with numerous musicians of the avant-garde, including Don Cherry, Andrew Cyrille, and Anthony Braxton, and was part of the legendary group Last Exit. WKCR’s broadcast will include live and studio material from across his over fifty-year career, as well as special live recordings courtesy of Last Exit affiliate Mitch Goldman.

Date: 
Sat, 24 Jun 2023, 4:00pm to Sun, 25 Jun 2023, 12:00am

WKCR FM SIGNAL OUTAGE

Due to planned transmitter maintenance, WKCR’s FM signal will be unavailable starting at 7AM on Monday, June 5th until maintenance concludes by 4PM. This outage schedule will repeat daily through Friday, June 9th.

⚠️ Important: our internet stream will not be affected by the maintenance, so WKCR programming will continue as usual each day.

Stay tuned to hear updates about changes to this schedule throughout the week.

Date: 
Sun, 4 Jun 2023, 12:00am to Sat, 10 Jun 2023, 12:00am

Arthur Russell Birthday Broadcast

This Sunday celebrate the life and work of American composer, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell (1951-1992).
A fixture of the downtown new music scene in the late 20th century, he worked with artists from David Byrne to Philip Glass. His expansive and experimental discography is reflective of his involvement in an abundant array of music ventures and collaborations.

Date: 
Sun, 21 May 2023, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Bob Dylan Birthday Broadcast

WKCR announces a 24-hour birthday celebration for Bob Dylan, broadcast on FM and HD radio and online all day on Wednesday, May 24th. The special broadcast will run from the middle of Tuesday’s Just as Bad until the middle of Som do Brasil. The broadcast will preempt all regularly-scheduled Wednesday shows.

Date: 
Wed, 24 May 2023, 12:00am to Thu, 25 May 2023, 12:00am

Melvin Rhyne Sunday Profile

Sid Gribetz presents organist Mel Rhyne in a five hour radio broadcast this Sunday, May 14, 2023 from 2-7 PM on “Jazz Profiles” on WKCR.

Melvin Rhyne is one of the masters from the 1950s heyday of the jazz organ, but he is not so widely remembered today. He should be.

Date: 
Sun, 14 May 2023, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

DONATE to WKCR

Dear Listeners,

We are still needing donations to keep WKCR alive! All this week please consider donating to our station. Our survival is dependent on your support, now, more than ever.

You can donate in 1 of 3 ways:

1. Right here on our website, click the big yellow "DONATE TO WKCR" button!

2. Mail a check, payable to Columbia University, with WKCR in the memo field, to:

WKCR

2920 Broadway

New York, New York

10027

3. CALL US! at (212) 851-2699

Date: 
Mon, 10 Apr 2023, 12:00am to Mon, 17 Apr 2023, 1:00am

SPRING 2023 FUNDRAISING WEEK

DEAR LISTENERS,

We need your help to keep WKCR alive. We are a student-led, non-profit, public radio station and we rely almost entirely on listener donations. We are so grateful for the continued generosity of our listeners. Now, more than ever, we need your help!

You can donate to WKCR in three ways.

Either

1. Right here on our website! Click the "DONATE TO WKCR" button at the top of our website!

2. Send us a check! Write the check payable to Columbia University, with WKCR in the memo field.

Date: 
Mon, 10 Apr 2023, 12:00am to Sun, 16 Apr 2023, 11:59pm

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