WRCJ 90.9FM

WRCJ 90.9FM Online at wrcjfm.org, WRCJ 90.9 FM is a listener supported classical & jazz music public radio station managed by Detroit Public Television.
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WRCJ 90.9 FM is a listener supported non-profit public radio station licensed to Detroit Classical & Jazz Educational Radio, LLC, and managed by Detroit Public Television. The station is located inside the Detroit School of Arts, a public high school training young people for careers in performing, visual and media arts. 90.9 FM broadcasts classical music from 5 am to 7 pm each day and jazz overnight. The primary source of our annual operating budget is voluntary contributions from listeners like you. Thank you!

Mission: WRCJ will provide an unparalleled selection of classical and jazz music programs that entertain listeners and enrich the cultural life and music literacy of metropolitan Detroit. WRCJ will broadcast public affairs programs that build community understanding. WRCJ will provide internships and educational experiences for high school students. WRCJ will partner with cultural institutions to further their missions and entertain and inform listeners.

Operating as usual

10/21/2020

Ibrahim Mahama, internationally known Ghanaian artist and Director of the Savannah Center for the Arts in Tamale, Ghana brings together collaborators of the ambitious Institute for the Humanities-led project, In-Between the World and Dreams: Amanda Krugliak, Arts Curator UM Institute for the Humanities and Lead Curator; Ozi Uduma, Assistant Curator for Global Contemporary Art at UMMA: University of Michigan Museum of Art; Neil Alan Barclay, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

See them talk on the Penny Stamps Speaker Series this Friday at 8pET.

Visit https://www.dptv.org/programs/arts-culture/penny-stamps-series/ for more information!

Coming soon... We'll have a radio broadcast version of Michigan Opera Theatre - Detroit Opera House's "Twilight: Gods" f...
10/21/2020
Twilight: Gods - Michigan Opera Theatre

Coming soon... We'll have a radio broadcast version of Michigan Opera Theatre - Detroit Opera House's "Twilight: Gods" for you. Did any of you make it out to see it?

Overview Michigan Opera Theatre is taking opera to a whole new level – literally – with Twilight: Gods, a one-of-a-kind musical experience inside the Detroit Opera House Parking Center! Part live performance, part immersive installation, audiences remain in their cars to experience scenes from t...

This week on the WRCJ Partner Spotlight... harpist and producer Christa Grix! Have a listen now to her series of two-min...
10/20/2020

This week on the WRCJ Partner Spotlight... harpist and producer Christa Grix! Have a listen now to her series of two-minute musical explorations. What do Scriabin and Sun Ra have in common? How about Charlie Parker and Stravinsky... or Johannes Brahms and Carlos Santana? Please enjoy: https://soundcloud.com/wrcj909fmhd1

FILM CLASSICS at 6pmThe RCA Classic Film Score Series Part 2!More music from these wonderful recordings devoted to motio...
10/18/2020

FILM CLASSICS at 6pm
The RCA Classic Film Score Series Part 2!
More music from these wonderful recordings devoted to motion picture scores from Hollywood’s Golden Age, featuring conductor Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra. Produced by George Korngold and engineered by K. E. Wilkinson, they’re still some of the best film music discs ever made.

10/14/2020

Philippa P.B. Hughes is a social sculptor and creative strategist who produces art-fueled projects that spark humanizing and authentic conversations across political, social, and cultural divides.

See her talk on the Penny Stamps Speaker Series this Friday at 8pET.

Visit https://www.dptv.org/programs/arts-culture/penny-stamps-series/ for more information!

Thank you to The Kresge Foundation for creating opportunities in America's cities, like Detroit!  For more info: https:/...
10/14/2020
Our Work - Kresge Foundation

Thank you to The Kresge Foundation for creating opportunities in America's cities, like Detroit! For more info: https://kresge.org/our-work/

Learn about how Kresge approaches its work to expand opportunities in America’s cities. We fund via eight programs and practices, locally and nationally.

Detroit Performs
10/12/2020

Detroit Performs

You can groove to the sounds of all four days of the 28th Annual Concert of Colors on-demand now! See Alina Morr & Fuego, Sean Blackman’s In Transit, Xiao Dong Wei, and so many more performances by visiting https://www.dptv.org/programs/concert-of-colors/

10/12/2020
Classic FM

Cool stuff...

Pianist Ludovico Einaudi, floating among the ice of the Arctic – raising awareness of this beautiful part of the world, under threat from pollution and climate change.

(🎥 Greenpeace International)

Good medicine.
10/11/2020
Medical professionals turn to music making as a tonic

Good medicine.

Where do healers find comfort? For some U.S. doctors and caregivers, the answer is in music. Jeffrey Brown went to Newton, Massachusetts, recently to see how medical professionals are regenerating their spirits -- and becoming better providers in the process. It's part of our ongoing arts and cultur...

FILM CLASSICS at 6pmThe RCA Classic Film Score SeriesAs longtime listeners to this program probably know—this series of ...
10/11/2020

FILM CLASSICS at 6pm
The RCA Classic Film Score Series
As longtime listeners to this program probably know—this series of wonderful recordings featuring Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra has always been at the core of our motion picture music collection for Film Classics. This week, highlights from scores by Korngold, Steiner, Newman, Tiomkin, Waxman, Rozsa and Herrmann from those splendid old LPs, as re-mastered for the digital age.

We met the goal!  Thank you so much for supporting WRCJ 90.9 FM.  Enjoy the music!
10/09/2020

We met the goal! Thank you so much for supporting WRCJ 90.9 FM. Enjoy the music!

We are nearing our goal of $115,000!  Will we be able to end our Fundraising Drive today?  How close can you bring us?  ...
10/08/2020

We are nearing our goal of $115,000! Will we be able to end our Fundraising Drive today? How close can you bring us? Donate now at (866) 909-9725 or https://be.wrcjfm.org/donate

Concert of Colors - This Year on Detroit Public TV!Beloved world music and diversity festival goes virtual, featuring a ...
10/07/2020

Concert of Colors - This Year on Detroit Public TV!
Beloved world music and diversity festival goes virtual, featuring a four-day broadcast special, featuring the Don Was All-Star Revue and legendary global performers. Watch Wednesday through Saturday evenings on Detroit Public Television (56.1), at DPTV.org and on the DPTV page.

MATCHING GIFT WEDNESDAY!Today only until 7pm - Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $15,000, th...
10/07/2020

MATCHING GIFT WEDNESDAY!
Today only until 7pm - Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $15,000, thanks to a gift from an anonymous member of the WRCJ Kresge Society. Double your impact to support classical music at (866) 909-9725 or https://be.wrcjfm.org/donate

10/06/2020
Donate Now!

Our Fall Fundraising Campaign is going on now with a goal of $115,000. The fundraising drive will end when the goal is reached, so we’re asking folks to help shorten the on-air campaign by contributing now at 866.909.9725 or https://be.wrcjfm.org/donate
Please spread the word and thanks for your support!

Hi Jazz fans!  Right now, we will double your donation up to $5,000 to support jazz on WRCJ. Please donate now at (866) ...
10/05/2020

Hi Jazz fans! Right now, we will double your donation up to $5,000 to support jazz on WRCJ. Please donate now at (866) 909-9725 or https://be.wrcjfm.org/donate/

Thank you for supporting WRCJ today at 866.909.9725 or at wrcjfm.org. Your gifts are being matched dollar for dollar unt...
10/05/2020

Thank you for supporting WRCJ today at 866.909.9725 or at wrcjfm.org. Your gifts are being matched dollar for dollar until 7p and you're keeping classical and jazz alive on the radio in Detroit. Thank you so much!

Your donation is doubled today!  Make twice the impact and help keep classical music on the radio when you donate before...
10/05/2020

Your donation is doubled today! Make twice the impact and help keep classical music on the radio when you donate before 7pm today. Your gifts are matched $ for $ now at (866) 909-9725 or https://be.wrcjfm.org/donate/

FILM CLASSICS at 6pm"Moviola & Moviola II"Back in the 90’s composer John Barry made a couple of CDs devoted to his film ...
10/04/2020

FILM CLASSICS at 6pm
"Moviola & Moviola II"
Back in the 90’s composer John Barry made a couple of CDs devoted to his film scores with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: “Moviola” and “Moviola II”—including a 22 minute “James Bond Suite”! Selections from both on this week’s Film Classics.

10/03/2020
Penny Stamps: Ken Burns and Isabel Wilkerson

Join two of our country’s most accomplished storytellers, Ken Burns and Isabel Wilkerson, as they discuss the complexities of the American narrative and how grappling with the past might lead us forward. Watch it all on Friday 10/2 at 8pET.

This is part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series in partnership with PBS Books and Detroit Public Television

10/02/2020
Classic FM

Having some Friday fun...

Wow. 👏👏

This is Jonathan Okseniuk 👉 youtube.com/user/esenuk

Next week begins our Fall Fundraising Campaign which you can shorten with your tax-deductible contribution to WRCJ FM on...
10/01/2020

Next week begins our Fall Fundraising Campaign which you can shorten with your tax-deductible contribution to WRCJ FM online or on the phone.
Our goal is $115,000 but when we meet the goal, we will return to all music, all the time! https://be.wrcjfm.org/donate/index.html
or 866-909-9725

09/30/2020

Join two of our country’s most accomplished storytellers, Ken Burns and Isabel Wilkerson, as they discuss the complexities of the American narrative and how grappling with the past might lead us forward. Watch it all on Friday 10/2 at 8pET.

This is part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series in partnership with PBS Books and Detroit Public Television

09/30/2020
Virtual Series: Angela Theis & Timothy Cheek

WRCJ PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
This week we salute Orchestra Sono, located in Birmingham/Bloomfield under the direction of Andrew Neer. Please watch this virtual concert featuring soprano Angela Theis and pianist Timothy Cheek. Angela Theis, who has visited our studio in the past, is a Michigan Opera Theatre regular and very much a rising star in the world of opera. https://youtu.be/W4rbxfptLo4

Orchestra Sono Soprano, Angela Theis Piano: Timothy Cheek Sponsored in part by MCACA and the NEA.

FILM CLASSICS at 6pm"Papillon"Jack Goggin will feature music by Jerry Goldsmith for "Papillon," the 1973 movie starring ...
09/27/2020

FILM CLASSICS at 6pm
"Papillon"
Jack Goggin will feature music by Jerry Goldsmith for "Papillon," the 1973 movie starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman about the infamous penal colonies in French Guiana, based on the memoir by Henri Charriere. Directed by Franklin Schaffner, the film was a box-office success, and Goldsmith's score was nominated for an Oscar.

09/26/2020
Penny Stamps Series: Dr. Kate Stone

This week's installment of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series features Dr. Kate Stone.

Dr. Kate Stone has spent the last decade on a journey of discovery from the world of science to creative design. Her focus on moving electrons eventually led to the creation of her groundbreaking company, Novalia, where she has developed a new technology platform to create products that are a delightful blend of being magical, old fashioned, and futuristic.

09/23/2020

This week's installment of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series features Dr. Kate Stone.

Dr. Kate Stone has spent the last decade on a journey of discovery from the world of science to creative design. Her focus on moving electrons eventually led to the creation of her groundbreaking company, Novalia, where she has developed a new technology platform to create products that are a delightful blend of being magical, old fashioned, and futuristic.

WRCJ PARTNER SPOTLIGHTThis week we salute Chamber Soloists of Detroit which is presenting its first streamed concert of ...
09/23/2020
In Recital:Violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson and Pianist Pauline Martin

WRCJ PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
This week we salute Chamber Soloists of Detroit which is presenting its first streamed concert of the ’20-’21 season on October 1, featuring violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson and pianist Pauline Martin performing music of Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert and others.

In Recital:Violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson and Pianist Pauline Martin We are pleased to announce the first of a series of streamed performances, featuring violinist Sibbi Bernhardsson and pianist Pauline Martin in recital. Recorded without an audience in the beautiful sanctuary of St. John Lutheran Chu...

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WRCJ 90.9 FM is a listener supported non-profit public radio station managed by Detroit Public Television. The radio station, which went on the air in 2005, is located in midtown Detroit, inside the Detroit School of Arts, a public high school training young people for careers in performing, visual and media arts. 90.9 FM broadcasts classical music from 5 am to 7 pm each day and jazz overnight. Dave Wagner is the program director and on-air host during morning and afternoon drive time, while Chris Felcyn hosts middays. Maxine Michaels and John Penney are Detroit-based jazz hosts on Friday and Saturday nights. WRCJ receives no direct funding from the State of Michigan, City of Detroit or Detroit Public Schools. The primary source of our annual operating budget is voluntary contributions from listeners like you. Thank you!

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Try #3 Oh the fun hour. Wind and Rhythm on WRCJ Opening with music from Battle Creek where I used to live Radio net on D-Star (Quarter Century Wireless Assn. I'm a member with over 50 years on my ham Radio license) and reading a book on ye old Kindle app.. I think they call that multitasking but at least the book does not disturb the ears. And Jack's Movie Classic show to follow. Some folks claim to have a face that can stop a clock.> Well Jack should still have a face that IS a clock (or 2) :) Have a good show. Jack.
Dave and Peter, you 2 make an awesome team! You have made me laugh all week long during your campaign! You two gentleman, together, are a stand up comedy act!! Thank you for making me laugh so hard. WRCJ =
Carl Grapentine, Fall of 1987 - The first time I heard your voice at the Big House, my son was in the MMB and they played The Ride of The Valkyries! Thank you for the memories. A donation will be made in your honor.
Loving the music, Linda Yohn! Keep on keepin' on...
Hear ye, Fear the, Thy million dead. For without mask on head, Our greater social distance dread, A monster of our own denial. Its terrible breath care not, Of rich or poor, The powerful or the weak. That every old or young, Be they fallen or survivor, Shall be remembered and remembering. May this prayer be reminder and warning, To wear mask and distance and care, As this monster shall not by humanity's folly! https://youtu.be/SowvXSmiIXo
Recent Detroit Jazz Festival would had been hard one to be done in styles without audiences that actually generates expenses for all jazz lovers who listen to jazz music for this Pandemic or no Pandemic even. So since this drive for today is just $150,000 but who says there are limit on that? As we all know Detroit Jazz Festival did not provided any revenues at All. So this donation is just portion of what it would had been. So anyone out there thinking of making donations do not hesitate but do that today. Without Fiscal solvency we can not even think of delivering any music with a good spirit. I do not work for this station but listen music free because I was unemployed by sole employer for 19 years. I know there are many rich people out there benefited by Pandemic, it is your time to show some appreciations. Again, I am not an employee of this station. Love music? It takes money. :)
Today operation 90.9FM Funding Drive Goal-$150,000
Is the Sousalarm still a feature in the morning? I now have to get up early each day and I waited at 7 in great anticipation!! Or did I miss it at 6?
Today, I heard Cannon twice and should had been a double pleasures...Then well this old age of mine with horrible mood swings got hold of me so retired very fast and tried to forget about that Bad Romance of Mine. Cannon is like a law, is it? Codes of Conducts and in this case it would had been Cords of Beatitudes? How lovely this music was when my child was a toddler and we played game that I invented to teach him numbers by listening to this music piece. Quiet and very conversational piece that real Love would be played as such. Soft conversations with care. Conversations that is open and understanding toward each other searching for Real Numbers that doesn't change meaning itself then when one and next numbers gets added then that sum of two makes a different number. My kid ended up playing this piece one of group piano recital of his own. I didn't ask him to play this piece he chose this. He played so well. I wanted him to remember the time we spent time and space together with classical music playing in back ground and we carried conversations. Soft and gentle very mindful yet nurturing. We laughed so much, his small two hands that is so soft and holding my face with his two soft and gentle hands with love filled eyes. Trust would be like that. Understanding mom would protect him with lovely music that is so divine that nothing would interfere would be like that. Canon.
Can't forget one night jazz singer singing, When you have a Bad Romance, get a travel agent travel and have sushi? Is this right? I was laughing so hard because I was going through a bad romance and needing some great sushi with someone who is handsome(man or men) to pay for my sushi Dinner at the restaurant. Then who plays jazz while serving sushi?
Sanctuary place is our own heart. 🚉🛫🚡🛴🚎⛱🎠🌠⌚️?
Rest In Peace Niasha Hill. You will be dearly missed by so many.