The Progressive Underground w/ Chris Campbell

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ON THE AIR NOW:  Tonight's installment of the Progressive Underground features new music from Rochelle Jordan (pictured)...
05/24/2021

ON THE AIR NOW: Tonight's installment of the Progressive Underground features new music from Rochelle Jordan (pictured), Childish Gambino, Laura Rain, as well as classic tracks from Van Hunt (pictured) Monique Ella Rose, Dames Brown, Joseph Fiddler aka Amp Fiddler, Tee Diviniti Smith, Leaf Erikson, Malik Alston, Gabe Gonzalez, De La Soul and many more! We also spotlight a Pick of the Week courtesy of Laura Rain and The Caesars and we profile the late Alice Coltrane. The action happens tonight 8-10 pm EST.

ON THE AIR NOW: Tonight's installment of the Progressive Underground features new music from Rochelle Jordan (pictured), Childish Gambino, Laura Rain, as well as classic tracks from Van Hunt (pictured) Monique Ella Rose, Dames Brown, Joseph Fiddler aka Amp Fiddler, Tee Diviniti Smith, Leaf Erikson, Malik Alston, Gabe Gonzalez, De La Soul and many more! We also spotlight a Pick of the Week courtesy of Laura Rain and The Caesars and we profile the late Alice Coltrane. The action happens tonight 8-10 pm EST.

Register so that you can attend TONIGHT’S FREE CONCERT EVENT featuring Dames Brown as part of WDET 101.9FM’s Concerts at...
05/20/2021
WDET Concerts @ Home Presents: Dames Brown

Register so that you can attend TONIGHT’S FREE CONCERT EVENT featuring Dames Brown as part of WDET 101.9FM’s Concerts at Home series.!!The concert is FREE, but you must register to receive the link to view. The action happens TONIGHT at 7:00 pm.

Join Chris Campbell as he host this month's Concerts @ Home series featuring Dames Brown.

ON THE AIR NOW:  On tonight's installment of The Progressive Underground, we bump tracks from Detroit artists including ...
05/17/2021

ON THE AIR NOW: On tonight's installment of The Progressive Underground, we bump tracks from Detroit artists including the (late) Alice Coltrane (pictured top), Gabe Gonzalez (pictured bottom left), Sky Covingtonll (pictured bottom center) Laura Rain, Monique Ella Rose (pictured bottom right), Dames Brown Athena Johnson, Teresa Marbury, LaRae Starr, Al Lindsey, Tee Diviniti Smith, Leaf Erikson along with music from The Roots, Mike City, Positive Flow, and many more! We go from 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

ON THE AIR NOW. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:  Had quite a few of you asking about last week's Q-Tip aka Q-Tip Kamaal Tribute t...
05/16/2021

ON THE AIR NOW. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Had quite a few of you asking about last week's Q-Tip aka Q-Tip Kamaal Tribute that we did. It will be rebroadcast on WDET 101.9FM and WDET.org tonight from midnight - 2 am. Check it out and relive us giving our flowers to one of the most eclectic and prolific musical visionaries of our time. We played the full spectrum of his discography (A Tribe Called Quest + solo work + collaborations) and even dropped a couple of unreleased exclusives (with Andre 3000, etc.). Tune in tonight!

ON THE AIR NOW. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Had quite a few of you asking about last week's Q-Tip aka Q-Tip Kamaal Tribute that we did. It will be rebroadcast on WDET 101.9FM and WDET.org tonight from midnight - 2 am. Check it out and relive us giving our flowers to one of the most eclectic and prolific musical visionaries of our time. We played the full spectrum of his discography (A Tribe Called Quest + solo work + collaborations) and even dropped a couple of unreleased exclusives (with Andre 3000, etc.). Tune in tonight!

ON THE AIR NOW:  Tune in Sunday, May 9, 8-10 pm for a Tribute Edition of The Progressive Underground, where we celebrate...
05/08/2021

ON THE AIR NOW: Tune in Sunday, May 9, 8-10 pm for a Tribute Edition of The Progressive Underground, where we celebrate the music, impact and legacy of Q-Tip. We drop seminal tracks from his Tribe Called Quest days, his solo work and his collaborations with numerous artists. We also play music that he has produced for numerous jazz & R & B artists along with exclusive unreleased material that will be played on radio for the first time. Tune in for a night of unforgettable musical vibrations. The action happens tomorrow, Sunday, May 9, 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET (on the radio dial) and wdet.org (if listening worldwide online).

ON THE AIR NOW: Tune in Sunday, May 9, 8-10 pm for a Tribute Edition of The Progressive Underground, where we celebrate the music, impact and legacy of Q-Tip. We drop seminal tracks from his Tribe Called Quest days, his solo work and his collaborations with numerous artists. We also play music that he has produced for numerous jazz & R & B artists along with exclusive unreleased material that will be played on radio for the first time. Tune in for a night of unforgettable musical vibrations. The action happens tomorrow, Sunday, May 9, 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET (on the radio dial) and wdet.org (if listening worldwide online).

Tonight, 8-10 pm EST.  The Progressive Underground Soulful Holiday Special.  Don't miss out.  WDET 101.9 FM and wdet.org...
12/21/2020

Tonight, 8-10 pm EST. The Progressive Underground Soulful Holiday Special. Don't miss out. WDET 101.9 FM and wdet.org.

ON THE AIR NOW:  On this weekend’s the Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell showcases music from soul/jazz acts ...
12/07/2020

ON THE AIR NOW: On this weekend’s the Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell showcases music from soul/jazz acts Roy Ayers, Donny Hathaway, Yebba, and Daniela Andrade (pronounced AN-DRA-DAY); deep groove based tracks from Diviniti, Mama Ode and Alfa Mist, and a wonderful tune from Detroit-based singer Madelyn Grant. It’s a night of sonic sound painting and musical discovery through the techno, deep house, future soul, nu-jazz, b-sides and rare groove genres. The action happens this Sunday evening at 8 on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

ON THE AIR NOW:  On this weekend's TPU, host Chris Campbell bumps retro classics from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Falco & Af...
11/23/2020

ON THE AIR NOW: On this weekend's TPU, host Chris Campbell bumps retro classics from Yellow Magic Orchestra, Falco & After the Fire, Sade and The Pat Metheny Group along with future soul stylings from The Foreign Exchange, Seven Davis Jr and Reginald Omas Mamode IV. Diviniti, Vanessa Daou, Ta**ra Zawadi and Laurence Guy supply electronic deep house flavor as well. The action happens this Sunday, 8-10 pm on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

11/16/2020
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ON THE AIR NOW: On this weekend's TPU, host Chris Campbell visits the 1980s for iconic electro classics by Juan Atkins and Alexander Robotnik; then comes back to the present with future soul tracks by Princess Freesia, Lost Midas and Natalie Gardiner; as well as tunes from Detroit artists Diviniti, Leaf Erikson and Rick Wilhite. The action happens tonight, 8-10 pm on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

The Progressive Underground with Chris Campbell serves up a creative and ethereal mix of electronica, b-sides and rare grooves every Sunday night from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. on WDET 101.9FM.

PRESS PLAY:  Chris Campbell presents LINER NOTES, where in this segment, he puts a spotlight on the legendary album "Bla...
11/08/2020
WDET 101.9FM

PRESS PLAY: Chris Campbell presents LINER NOTES, where in this segment, he puts a spotlight on the legendary album "Black on Both Sides" by Mos Def.

"Black on Both Sides" adds up to a timeless album that is both a celebration of Black culture and a watershed moment in hip-hop as a cultural touchstone.

5 on 5 segment profiling quintessential tracks of Esperanza Spalding by WDET's own Chris Campbell.
10/29/2020
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5 on 5 segment profiling quintessential tracks of Esperanza Spalding by WDET's own Chris Campbell.

Esperanza Spalding has already packed a lifetime's worth of experience into a short amount of time.

Esperanza turns 36:  Check out the latest 5 on 5 where Progressive Underground host Chris Campbell runs down 5 quintesse...
10/27/2020
At 36, Esperanza Spalding Is Just Getting Started

Esperanza turns 36: Check out the latest 5 on 5 where Progressive Underground host Chris Campbell runs down 5 quintessential tracks from Grammy-award winning bassist/singer/composer Esperanza Spalding. The artist recently celebrated her 36th rotation around the sun.

Listen to 5 essential tracks from jazz singer and multi-instrumentalist Esperanza Spalding's genre-pushing albums.

10/26/2020

What artists would you like to see spotlighted on The Progressive Underground?

LISTEN:  Tune into tonight's The Progressive Underground where we unearth some gems from the Trip Hop, Downtempo and Chi...
10/25/2020
The Progressive Underground's Primer to Trip-Hop

LISTEN: Tune into tonight's The Progressive Underground where we unearth some gems from the Trip Hop, Downtempo and Chill genre. Check out this primer that was done awhile ago to get up to speed on some of the history and quintessential tracks from the genre. Tune in, 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

Five essential tracks that shaped trip-hop, downtempo, and chill music.

5 on 5: Check out this profile of jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders by Progressive Underground host Chris Campbell.
10/23/2020
Five Songs That Exemplify the Musical Legacy of Pharoah Sanders

5 on 5: Check out this profile of jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders by Progressive Underground host Chris Campbell.

Pharoah Sanders, who turned 80 this year, is a jazz pioneer who's spiritual artistic improvisations have changed the trajectory of jazz saxophone.

10/04/2020
The Progressive Underground | WDET

ON THE AIR: Check out the nationally-renowned The Progressive Underground w/ Chris Campbell where the best of future soul, nu-jazz, deep house, techno, b-sides and rare groove cuts are played. Tonight's show features tracks from Roy Ayers (pictured), Yebba, Donny Hathaway, Jean-Luc PONTY, Pirahnahead, Tee Diviniti Smith, Madelyn Grant, Jessie Ware, Alfa Mist, Emmavie, Jaidene Veda, Biig Piig, Donny Benet, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Shay Lia, TOKiMONSTA, Yellow Days, Liam Bailey, Sampa The Great and many more! We go from 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org. LISTEN LIVE HERE (click listen) ---> https://wdet.org/shows/the-progressive-underground/

The Progressive Underground with Chris Campbell serves up a creative and ethereal mix of electronica, b-sides and rare grooves every Sunday night from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. on WDET 101.9FM.

Check out an acid jazz primer that Progressive Underground host Chris Campbell did for WDET's Culture Shift in anticipat...
08/28/2020
The Progressive Underground's Primer to Acid Jazz

Check out an acid jazz primer that Progressive Underground host Chris Campbell did for WDET's Culture Shift in anticipation of an acid jazz tribute happening on this weekend's The Progressive Underground. Listen and vibe.

A little over 30 years ago, a new rhythmic, danceable genre emerged in the London club scene: Acid jazz.

QUESTION:  Who are some of your favorite ACID JAZZ artists?  Let us know, then tune in this weekend to hear TPU's tribut...
08/28/2020

QUESTION: Who are some of your favorite ACID JAZZ artists? Let us know, then tune in this weekend to hear TPU's tribute to the Acid Jazz movement.

Five years ago, one of our favorite acts The Foreign Exchange released their 5th studio album "Tales from the Land of Mi...
08/22/2020

Five years ago, one of our favorite acts The Foreign Exchange released their 5th studio album "Tales from the Land of Milk & Honey." They have been one of the most influential, consistent, and prolific bands whose music we have had the privilege of bumping from the very beginning. Their artistry is only eclipsed by their humanity. Each release is more than music - they are artistic statements put to the sounds and rhythm of life. Salute!

On this weekend's The Progressive Underground, we bump deep house delights from Detroit acts Theo Parrish, Tee Diviniti ...
08/03/2020

On this weekend's The Progressive Underground, we bump deep house delights from Detroit acts Theo Parrish, Tee Diviniti Smith, UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE, and international acts José James (pictured), Ron Trent, Jaidene Veda, Kaytranada and Ta**ra Zawadi. We also sample deeply soulful cuts from Roy Ayers, Quadron, Sandy Rivera (Kings of Tomorrow) feat. April Morgan and many more! We go from 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

RESPOND/REACT: WDET is in a fiscal crunch due to the impact of COVID-19, so it is imperative that we obtain NEW SUSTAINI...
08/02/2020
Support WDET | One Time Donation

RESPOND/REACT: WDET is in a fiscal crunch due to the impact of COVID-19, so it is imperative that we obtain NEW SUSTAINING MEMBERS. If you have never donated before, you have the opportunity to do so for as low as $10 per month and up! We pay that much or more for streaming services (i.e. - Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime), perhaps you can consider donating that level to your #1 source for news, music and conversation. Or you can make a one-time donation as well. Hit the website link below to either make a one-time donation or to become a sustaining member (monthly donation of any amount) at wdet.org

Please mention The Progressive Underground w/ Chris Campbell and what you like about the show when you make your donation!

On tonight's episode of The Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell bumps tunes from Sade (pictured), The Pat Methe...
07/19/2020

On tonight's episode of The Progressive Underground, host Chris Campbell bumps tunes from Sade (pictured), The Pat Metheny Group, Tee Diviniti Smith, Monodeluxe, Joyce Wrice, Marissa Guzman, Seven Davis Jr, Ta**ra Zawadi, Vanessa Daou, Reginald Omas Mamode IV, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Laurence Guy, Azymuth and many more! We go from 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and WDET.org.

And DON'T FORGET: WDET is in a fiscal crunch due to the impact of COVID-19, so we are in constant fundraising mode. It is imperative that we obtain NEW SUSTAINING MEMBERS, so if you have never donated before, you have the opportunity to do so for as low as $10 per month and up! We pay that much or more for streaming services (i.e. - Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime), perhaps you can consider donating that level to your #1 source for news, music and conversation. Or you can make a one-time donation as well. Hit the website at wdet.org for further information.

Please mention the The Progressive Underground w/ Chris Campbell when you make your donation!

WE NEED YOUR HELP: The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way NPR (National Public Ra...
07/13/2020
WDET Needs Your Help. Learn Why From General Manager Mary Zatina.

WE NEED YOUR HELP: The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way NPR (National Public Radio) stations (like WDET 101.9FM) operate to cover the production of local shows. This has called for outside-the-box thinking. WDET needs your help. Please listen to this clip of Mary Zatina, WDET ‘s General Manager, as she details how the station has been financially impacted by the loss of $$$ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our events that generate revenue all were cancelled. Some of our listeners are really struggling,” says Zatina. Membership has also reflected the hardship many WDET’s listeners and readers are facing, with 8% of listeners financial supporting the station.

Zatina says transparency is a core value of a public radio station. That’s why we’re being upfront with you — our loyal listeners and readers — about where the station is at during this challenging time.

We need new member donations, businesses and individuals to underwrite shows and our sustaining members to continue to support!

FULL CLIP BELOW.

https://wdet.org/posts/2020/06/17/89730-wdet-needs-your-help-learn-why-from-general-manager-mary-zatina/

101.9 WDET is facing a financial shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Support us now by donating and becoming a member.

ON THE AIR: Tonight's The Progressive Underground features music from Joanna Borromeo (pictured), Oscar Key Sung, Bebel ...
07/13/2020

ON THE AIR: Tonight's The Progressive Underground features music from Joanna Borromeo (pictured), Oscar Key Sung, Bebel Gilberto, Leila Adu, Book Cadillac Music (aka Khary Kimani Turner + Mark Lotus) Beatsofreen, Rick Wade, Theo Parrish, Maurice Pirahnahead Herd, Tee Diviniti Smith and many more! The action happens this Sunday, 8-10 pm on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

07/09/2020

RESPOND/REACT: The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way NPR (National Public Radio) stations operate and cover the production of local shows, which calls for outside-the-box thinking. QUESTION: For those of you who have businesses, would you (individual or business) be willing to sponsor shows like The Progressive Underground in exchange for on-air spots and coverage? Discuss.

Check out The Progressive Underground host Chris Campbell and his review of Deborah Jordan's "Be There (Call My Name)" f...
07/03/2020
Heavy Rotation: Public Radio's Favorite Songs Of 2020 (So Far)

Check out The Progressive Underground host Chris Campbell and his review of Deborah Jordan's "Be There (Call My Name)" for NPR Music's Heavy Rotation series. His is the 2nd review inside the link.

What's your public radio station's top song of the year? Read on to find out.

TONIGHT:  On this installment of The Progressive Underground, Somi (pictured), Jody Watley, Om' Mas Keith, Sly Johnson, ...
06/21/2020

TONIGHT: On this installment of The Progressive Underground, Somi (pictured), Jody Watley, Om' Mas Keith, Sly Johnson, Ortella, LaFleur, Evil Needle, Zilo, Om’ Mas Keith, Dengue Fever, Hazel, Nicola Conte, Omar S, Machine Drum, Elli Ingram and many more! We go from 8-11 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

TONIGHT:  On tonight's TPU, host Chris Campbell bumps tracks from Gary Bartz (pictured) along with Jaidene Veda, Emmavie...
06/14/2020

TONIGHT: On tonight's TPU, host Chris Campbell bumps tracks from Gary Bartz (pictured) along with Jaidene Veda, Emmavie M’Bongo, Azymuth, Alex Isley, Plaza Melodic Recordings, and Sly Johnson along with Detroit offerings from Moonstarr, Pirahnahead & Diviniti, and Jessica Care Moore. We go from 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

ON THE AIR NOW: Tonight's The Progressive Underground we bump tracks from St Germain Floating Points, Mocky, Pete Josef,...
06/08/2020

ON THE AIR NOW: Tonight's The Progressive Underground we bump tracks from St Germain Floating Points, Mocky, Pete Josef, Jaidene Veda, as well as Detroit-based artists Rick Wade, the late Mike Huckaby (pictured), Theo Parrish, Dubbyman, Jose Manuel Dubbyman Alvarez, 3 Chairs, Marcellus Pittman, Rick Wilhite, Eugene Record and many more! We go from 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

ON THE AIR NOW: This episode of The Progressive Undergrounds delves into deep cuts from the architects (and usual suspec...
06/01/2020

ON THE AIR NOW: This episode of The Progressive Undergrounds delves into deep cuts from the architects (and usual suspects) behind the genre such as The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets, Dream Warriors, MF DOOM, Madlib, The Pharcyde, Bahamadia aka Antonia Reed, Lone Catalysts, Binary Star, One Be Lo, Kyle Murdock, Gang Starr, Jneiro Viberian Jarel, J Dilla, Leaf Erikson, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Nitty Scott, Shabazz Palaces and many more! We go from 8-10 pm EST on 101.9 WDET and wdet.org.

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Great show tonight! You played an artist from England, the singer sounds like a mix of Janelle Monet and Solange. Will you please tell me the name?
Great show tonight how do i go about sending you music?
Beautiful show tonight! Carry on brother!
You can play Princess Freesia all night
Please show HUCK some love tonight. I know you have it planned already. Much Love, Avant Garde-Mackenzie 84-87
really great show this weekend and all weekends thus I am a sustaining member
This I Won't Stay is Hot!!!!!
The Beast!!!!
Brother you are playing my whole playlist tonight! Changeling!!!!+!
Mad Blunted Jazz!!!!
Had a great time interviewing in-studio guests the award-winning Kris Johnson (composer/arranger/trumpeter) and Lulu Fall (singer/songwriter/Broadway actress) as we chopped it up about their respective new album(s) and how they balance love and music.
Chris Campbell you rocking it tonight!