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.
Bob Dylan, born in Duluth, Minnesota, on May 24th, 1941, is an American singer and songwriter whose influence continues to be felt across the world. Throughout the course of his storied sixty-year career, which began with his 1962 self-titled debut album, Dylan has inspired countless artists and listeners with his songs, which tackle subjects ranging from civil rights to social justice, war, love, and loss. Frequently cited as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has won multiple Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song traditions.” Although Dylan began his career as a folk artist and bastion of the burgeoning counterculture movement, he has dabbled in rock, country, gospel, and has even released albums of rerecorded American standards. Bob Dylan’s contributions to American music and culture make him a uniquely large figure in the music world, and his music is timeless even on the eve of his 82nd birthday.
As part of a yearly tradition, our broadcast will feature both Dylan classics and lesser-known works that are sure to delight any Bob Dylan fan. Follow WKCR on Instagram (@wkcr) and Twitter (@WKCRFM) for further updates. Online listening is available 24/7 at wkcr.org via our web stream!