Baseball Home Opener

WKCR's covering the Columbia Baseball home opener vs. Manhattan!

Tune in tomorrow for all the action! Coverage begins 3:00, first pitch at 3:30. All regular programming will be preempted.

Play by Play: Josh Kapilian
Color: Nathan Kim

Full season schedule will be released soon.

Wed, 22 Mar 2023, 3:00pm

WKCR Goes to Ivy Madness

WKCR is going to Ivy Madness! With a win tonight, we’ll be covering the Women’s Ivy League Championship Final! Coverage starts at 4:45pm, tipoff at 5pm.

Play by Play: Ted Schmiedeler

Color: Stephen Dames

Color: Josh Kapilian

Sat, 11 Mar 2023, 4:45pm to 7:00pm

Jazz Profiles 3/12/2023: Richard “Groove” Holmes

Sid Gribetz presents a five hour radio broadcast celebrating the career of organist Richard “Groove” Holmes this Sunday, March 12, 2023, from 2-7 PM on “Jazz Profiles” on WKCR.

Groove Holmes was a giant among the generation of jazz organists who brought the Hammond B-3 sound to artistic prominence and popular appeal in the late 1950's and 1960's. Within that genre, Groove’s style was informed by an especially loping, easy going rhythm and toe-tapping grace that lent an element of joyful swing to his presentation of standards, funk, and the blues.

Sun, 12 Mar 2023, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

King’s Crown Country Jamboree 2023

WKCR’s Country Music Festival is back! After a hiatus, the newly-rebranded King’s Crown Country Jamboree runs this year during the weekend of February 25th and 26th, pre-empting all regular weekend programming for those 48 hours to explore all the different facets of country music. With themed shows for every 3 hour slot throughout the weekend, listeners will get to explore everything from Old Time and Honky Tonk to Gospel Country and Country en Español. See y’all at the Jamboree!

Sat, 25 Feb 2023, 12:00am to Sun, 26 Feb 2023, 11:59pm

Jazz Profiles 2/19/23: Buddy DeFranco

Sid Gribetz presents a five hour radio program celebrating the career of Buddy DeFranco Sunday February 19, 2023 from 2-7 PM on Jazz Profiles, WKCR.

DeFranco was one of the greats among the clarinet players in modern jazz. He possessed a cerebral sophistication and intelligence, which, together with his masterful facility and command of the instrument and great sense of swing, made him one of our jazz giants. His tone on the clarinet was always warm, woody, and welcoming.

Sun, 19 Feb 2023, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Phil Schaap Memorial Broadcast 2023

Join us from February 2nd to the 3rd as we celebrate the life and work of our beloved departed colleague Phil Schaap with a 48 hour memorial broadcast in his honor. In a now annual tradition, we mark the date of Phil’s broadcasting debut with a tribute of various archival broadcasts, providing a small sampling of his large body of work. Archival programs that will be aired include shows not normally heard during the year, including interviews, episodes of Out to Lunch, festival shows, and much more. A complete schedule is available below:

Thu, 2 Feb 2023, 12:00am to Fri, 3 Feb 2023, 11:59pm

Jazz Profiles 12/4: Oscar Pettiford

Sid Gribetz presents a five hour radio program featuring the career of Oscar Pettiford this Sunday December 4, 2022 from 2-7 PM on WKCR.

Oscar Pettiford was one of the leading innovative jazz bass players who came of age during the bebop era. He unleashed a sense of dynamic swing that set the standard influencing bass styles to this very day, and his lyrical, free flowing solos on bass, and later in his career on pizzicato cello, have lasting beauty that transcends the conventions of these instruments.

Sun, 4 Dec 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Jazz Profiles 11/6/2022

Sid Gribetz presents Illinois Jacquet on Jazz Profiles for a five hour retrospective radio program this Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 2-7 PM (EST) on WKCR.

Jacquet is one of the tenor saxophone legends of jazz. Nicknamed “The Beast”, his ferocious, meaty and swinging style set an exemplar for the “tough tenors” to come, while he also had a sensitive side and meaningfully deep and hearty approach on ballads and standards.

Sun, 6 Nov 2022, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

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.


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

*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


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


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