Billie Holiday Birthday Broadcast!!

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:59pm

The WKCR Jazz department is proud to present our annual Billie Holiday Birthday Broadcast!

24 hours of nonstop Lady Day encompassing the entirety of her birthday: April the 7th.

This is the first of four Jazz Birthday Broadcasts during the month of April.

Keep your radio tuned to 89.9 FM to catch all our Jazz birthday programming!

We are also streaming right here, on

Below is the planned program schedule for the broadcast (as of 4/3/22):

12:00AM - 3:00AM - Zachary Vanderslice

3:00AM - 6:00AM - Phil Schaap archival from 4/6/2015: In the first of a two part series, Phil demonstrates the magnitude of Billie Holiday's importance by comparing her Swing Song records with recordings of the same songs by contemporary singers.

6:00AM - 9:00AM - John Howley

9:00AM - 12:00PM - Maria Shaughnessy

12:00PM - 3:00PM - Oscar Luckett

3:00PM - 6:00PM - Aruj Jain

6:00PM - 9:00PM - Sharif Abdus-Salaam

9:00PM - 12:00AM - Josh Kapilian