Noa Fort on Musician's Show

Join us this Wednesday June 6th from 6-9pm ET for the Musician's Show featuring Noa Fort!
Israeli born vocalist, pianist, songwriter, improviser Noa Fort was recently regarded as “one of New York’s more interesting and original artists” (New York Music Daily). She draws inspiration from different musical worlds, integrating her background of classical and jazz piano, jazz singing, and free improvisation into her original music.
Wed, 6 Jun 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Interview with The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt on Arts and Answers

Tune into Arts and Answers Tuesday June 5th from 9:30 to 10pm ET for an interview with Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields. Join us for a conversation around the band's latest release, 50 Song Memoir, each song commemorating a year of Merritt's life. We talk genre, truth, autobiography, and the importance of college radio throughout the group's career. The Magnetic Fields will be performing 50 Song Memoir over two nights on June 15th-16th at the Apollo Theater here in Harlem.
Thu, 5 Jul 2018, 9:30pm to 10:00pm

Overnight Shutdown

We regret to inform our listeners that there will be a shutdown of FM transmissions on Tuesday, May 15th from Midnight to about 4AM due to some necessary maintenance work. We are committed to providing our listeners with the best quality broadcasting and will be back on air shortly!

Tue, 15 May 2018, 12:00am to 4:00am

Charles Mingus Birthday Broadcast

On Sunday, April 22nd 2018 at 12:00 AM, WKCR will celebrate the birth of one of the great innovators of American music, bassist and composer Charles Mingus. He was able to accomplish what so many of today's musicians strive for: his music was always original, transcending genre boundaries yet always remaining deeply rooted in the jazz tradition. Early in his career, he performed with such greats as Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory, and Lionel Hampton.

Sun, 22 Apr 2018, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Late City Edition, 1968 Edition!

Tune in to Late City Edition this Thursday, April 12th at 9:00 pm for a special interview marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 protests at Columbia University. These protests were a response to the Vietnam War and the building of a gym by Columbia in Morningside Park. While Columbia students love to discuss institutional lore from the history of the swim requirement to the Manhattan Project's laboratory in Pupin, most students are still unaware of the protests that took place during 1968.

Thu, 12 Apr 2018, 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Micah Gaugh on Ronald Shannon Jackson on Deep Focus

Tune into Deep Focus on Monday, April 2nd, from 6-9 pm ET for a special conversation with Micah Gaugh on Ronald Shannon Jackson. Host Mitch Goldman writes: "I love it when I go to a gig and I see that Micah Gaugh is going to be playing. It means it is certain that something unexpected is going to happen. And Micah surprised me with his selection of a subject for Deep Focus: Ronald Shannon Jackson. I was 19 years old and already a die hard music fan but I had no idea what music could do until I heard Shannon's band, The Decoding Society.
Mon, 2 Apr 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Evan Harris on Musician's Show

We're excited to welcome Evan Harris to our studio for our weekly Musician's Show this Wednesday, March 28th from 6-9 pm ET.
Evan Harris is a New York based saxophonist and composer, whose passion for jazz and improvised music has informed his unique sound on the saxophone.
Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Mario Diaz de Leon on Afternoon New Music

Tune into Afternoon New Music this Wednesday, March 28th at 3:00 pm ET to listen to a conversation and music by Mario Diaz de Leon. Diaz de Leon will talk about his recent compositions including his new album "Sanctuary". This program will be in anticipation of Diaz de Leon's album release show at Roulette NYC on April 3rd, where TAK Ensemble and Rebekkah Heller will perform his pieces "Labrys" and "Sanctuary".
Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 3:00pm

International Women's Day on WKCR

Tune in tomorrow, March 8th, as WKCR celebrates International Women’s Day with programming featuring women/femme artists, musicians, and composers. From Som do Brasil, to Out to Lunch, to Late City Edition and the African Show, your favorite programs will be centering the voices of women and Femmes.

Let us know which of your favorite femme musicians or femme-fronted groups you would be excited to hear!

Thu, 8 Mar 2018, 10:00am

Bix Beiderbecke Birthday Broadcast

Join WKCR as we celebrate the birthday of Bix Beiderbecke from 12:00 am to 11:59 epm ET on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Leon Bismark “Bix” Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 - August 6, 1931) was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist and composer. With Louis Armstrong and Muggsy Spanier, Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s.
Sat, 10 Mar 2018, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Ornette Coleman Birthday Broadcast!

Happy birthday, Ornette Coleman! Join WKCR as we honor Ornette Coleman by playing 24 hours of his music from all day Friday, March 9, 2018 from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm ET. Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman (March 9, 1930 - June 11, 2015) was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter and composer. Born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, he was one of the major innovators of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, a term he invented with the name of a 1961 album.

Fri, 9 Mar 2018, 12:00am to 11:59pm

Steve Bernstein remembers Roswell Rudd on Deep Focus

What do you need to make great music? Chops? Theory? Encyclopedic knowledge of the music? Yeah, that too, but if you don’t have curiosity, a willingness to engage with people, a giving heart, who is going to want to hear what you have to say? Through sixty years of fusing traditions with experimentation, that was always the message from Roswell Rudd and his trombone. Roswell passed away in December at the age of 82. Trumpeter Steven Bernstein, who was one of Roswell’s musical partners, takes this message to heart.

Mon, 5 Mar 2018, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Donate Online Today!

As we finish up our 2k18 every-so-annual fundraiser we would like to remind our listeners to keep donating online! It has been a heart-warming experience spending a week picking up phones and hearing about all the many reasons listeners decide to donate to WKCR. Make a donation today and tell us what you love about WKCR: is a particular show a personal or family ritual? do you have a favorite programmer? do you wish you could hear more of a particular artist or style of music?

Sat, 3 Mar 2018, 12:00am

Damn Tall Buildings on the Moonshine Show

Tune into the Moonshine Show this Sunday, March 4th at 10:00 am ET to catch an interview and live set with Damn Tall Buildings. Hailed by The Boston Globe as “the Carter Family for the Millennial generation”, Damn Tall Buildings is a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Brooklyn. Originally street performers, the group has shaped their own sound from the American folk lexicon and since brought it from streets to stages across the US.

Sun, 4 Mar 2018, 10:00am

WKCR Fundraiser 2k18!

We are well into day 3 of our 2k18 every-so-annual fundraiser! As a non-commercial radio station, our commitment to alternative programming relies on the support of our dedicated listeners. We don't have a fundraiser every year, only when we have to. Help us reach our goal so we can stop talking about how great we are and why you should give us money and get back to the MUSIC!

Donate now at

or call (212) 854-9920!

Sat, 24 Feb 2018, 12:00am


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