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WKCR-FM "The Original FM" WKCR-FM, Columbia University’s non-commercial student-run radio station, is dedicated to presenting a spectrum of alternative programming—traditional and art music, spoken arts, and original journalism.

Granted its FCC license in 1941, WKCR is both steeped in tradition and committed to innovation. The station can be heard throughout New York at 89.9 FM and worldwide, live-streaming at wkcr.org

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Granted its FCC license in 1941, WKCR is both steeped in tradition and committed to innovation. The station can be heard throughout New York at 89.9 FM and worldwide, live-streaming at wkcr.org

Other WKCR presence on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/WKCR-Classical/309445089188685?fref=ts

Follow us on twitter:
https://twitter.com/WKCRFM
https://twitter.com/WKCRNews
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Operating as usual

Join us tonight on Coordinated Universal Time from 11pm-12am to listen to upcoming Ugandan-British artist Lancey Foux! 🇺...
03/06/2022

Join us tonight on Coordinated Universal Time from 11pm-12am to listen to upcoming Ugandan-British artist Lancey Foux! 🇺🇬🇬🇧

We've got an amazing slate of special broadcasts lined up for next week! Keep the dial tuned to 89.9 FM for:Maurice Rave...
03/03/2022

We've got an amazing slate of special broadcasts lined up for next week! Keep the dial tuned to 89.9 FM for:

Maurice Ravel on Monday
Johnny Ventura on Tuesday
Ornette Coleman on Wednesday through 12pm on Thursday
Bix Beiderbecke from 12pm Thursday to 12pm Friday
Bobby McFerrin from 12pm to Midnight Friday

Tune in today from 12pm-12am for our Mardi Gras special broadcast, featuring New Orleans jazz, hip-hop, and bounce music...
03/01/2022

Tune in today from 12pm-12am for our Mardi Gras special broadcast, featuring New Orleans jazz, hip-hop, and bounce music, as well as some feel-good Cajun French tunes to liven up your Fat Tuesday. Happy Mardi Gras from WKCR!

Celebrate Maurice Ravel’s 147th birthday with WKCR! Tune in on March 7th for a 24-hour birthday broadcast filled with yo...
03/01/2022

Celebrate Maurice Ravel’s 147th birthday with WKCR! Tune in on March 7th for a 24-hour birthday broadcast filled with your favorite Ravel music!

How It Was Done In Odessa: A Profile of Ukraine's sunshine city. Join us from 5-7pm tomorrow (Sunday) to hear the songs,...
02/27/2022

How It Was Done In Odessa: A Profile of Ukraine's sunshine city. Join us from 5-7pm tomorrow (Sunday) to hear the songs, art, and stories of the trickster gods. 89.9 FM and WKCR.org

Tomorrow on Jazz Alt, 6-9pm: Deep Focus with Mitch GoldmanThe music I love has porous boundaries.  If the audience respo...
02/27/2022

Tomorrow on Jazz Alt, 6-9pm: Deep Focus with Mitch Goldman

The music I love has porous boundaries. If the audience responds to what they hear, the musicians will give that energy right back to them. If the acoustics are kind, the music will communicate better among the musicians, between musician and audience. But what about the people the artists met that day? And the food they ate and the air they breathed? Can an audience hear all of that? What about the lives people have lived in that place? The love and sacrifice that was made there? And what about what was in that place before all of that? Does a place have a spirit and can it live in the music? Oh, hell yes it can and it does!

Don't believe me? Drummer Pheeroan akLaff and I will prove it to you on this week's Deep Focus, recorded in 2011. We explore rare live recordings of Miles Davis and John Coltrane in Japan in the Sixties when that country was just taking its place on the world's stage.

This Monday on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org. Tuesday morning it goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/

Photo credit: John Coltrane stamp - Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Join us this Sunday from 2-5 pm as Melody Lu makes her Jazz Profiles debut featuring the great female vocalist Dinah Was...
02/25/2022

Join us this Sunday from 2-5 pm as Melody Lu makes her Jazz Profiles debut featuring the great female vocalist Dinah Washington. Tune in at 89.9 PM or at WKCR.org to listen to her extensive discography and hear about her impact on jazz.

Jazz Alt this Monday: Mitch Goldman's Deep Focus on Bud Powell with guest David VirellesYou know what's wrong with this ...
02/14/2022

Jazz Alt this Monday: Mitch Goldman's Deep Focus on Bud Powell with guest David Virelles

You know what's wrong with this country? We don't spend enough time talking about pianist Bud Powell. Well, this Monday from 6pm to 9pm on Deep Focus, Mitch Goldman and his guest, pianist David Vierelles, are going to do something about that. The WKCR archives delivered live recordings so rare that they are not found in any discography. Bud's son John Powell even calls during the show saying even he had not heard them!

It's only on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org. Tuesday morning it goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/

#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #DeepFocus #BudPowell #DavidVirelles #JazzRadio #JazzPodcast

(Photo credit: Bud Powell by Herman Leonard, courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. https://www.si.edu)

Today (Sunday!) from 5-7pm: A profile of pop revolutionary M.I.A. Tune in!
02/13/2022

Today (Sunday!) from 5-7pm: A profile of pop revolutionary M.I.A. Tune in!

WKCR presents a 126-hour long Phil Schaap tribute broadcast, beginning 6pm Tuesday February 1st and running continuously...
01/31/2022

WKCR presents a 126-hour long Phil Schaap tribute broadcast, beginning 6pm Tuesday February 1st and running continuously for five full days through midnight, Sunday February 6.

Phil passed away on September 7, 2021 at the age of 70. For over 50 years he was the guiding light and spiritual leader of jazz programming at our radio station. His death affected us all dearly, but we have gathered ourselves to honor him the way he taught us to do for all jazz luminaries, with a long running in depth radio broadcast.

The Tribute will touch on all aspects of Phil’s career, but especially his radio broadcasts. As the cornerstone of the Tribute, we will be playing Phil’s most popular shows from the WKCR archives, such as Traditions In Swing, Birthday Broadcasts, Phil’s interviews with jazz legends, Bird Flight, Out To Lunch, and excerpts from our Festivals. The program will also feature some of Phil’s contributions to other aspects of the jazz community, as an educator, record producer, sound engineer, record vault researcher, concert producer at the West End Cafe, and so much more. We will play representative musical selections to acknowledge these many activities. Furthermore, the program will allow us to reminisce in tempo to include interviews with figures from the jazz world, panel discussions with WKCR colleagues from across the decades, testimonials from listeners, and other features.

Tune into 89.9 FM NY and stream on wkcr.org to join us in the celebration.

#WKCR #PhilSchaap #SchaapLives

Tomorrow, Sunday January 30th, is our annual Roy Eldridge Birthday Broadcast. Join us tomorrow as we celebrate the life ...
01/29/2022

Tomorrow, Sunday January 30th, is our annual Roy Eldridge Birthday Broadcast. Join us tomorrow as we celebrate the life and music of this jazz trumpeter who, according to Ella Fitzgerald, put "more soul in one note that a lot of people could get into the whole song." Tune in on WKCR 89.9FM and wkcr.org.
https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/wkcr/story/roy-eldridge-birthday-broadcast-2

Tuesday, January 25, is our 23rd annual Antonio Carlos Jobim Birthday Broadcast. Tune in for a 24 hour celebration of Jo...
01/25/2022
ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM BIRTHDAY BROADCAST, January 25th 2022 | WKCR 89.9FM NY

Tuesday, January 25, is our 23rd annual Antonio Carlos Jobim Birthday Broadcast. Tune in for a 24 hour celebration of Jobim's life and his dazzling musical catalog.
https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/wkcr/story/antonio-carlos-jobim-birthday-broadcast-january-25th-2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 (All day)On Tuesday, January 25th, WKCR celebrates the music and life of Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim, or "Tom," on what would be his 95th birthday. Composer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and singer, Jobim's contributions to music in Brazil and worldwide are...

Jazz Alt today: Mitch Goldman's Deep Focus on hand drummers Mtume and Big Black with guest Adam RudolphThe hand and the ...
01/17/2022

Jazz Alt today: Mitch Goldman's Deep Focus on hand drummers Mtume and Big Black with guest Adam Rudolph

The hand and the drum: after the human voice, probably the original musical instrument. But the question tonight on Deep Focus is its possibilities for modern improvisation, outside of the bounds of the Afro-Cuban tradition. It is possible that no one has dived deeper on this question than Adam Rudolph: Big Black with Randy Weston is an answer, Mtume and Don Alias with Miles Davis is another. We lost Mtume last week so it's a fitting time to celebrate his music, as we do in this Deep Focus from 2017.

With live, unreleased recordings, you're going to want to have something to beat on for this one!

Monday from 6pm to 9pm NYC time on WKCR 89.9FM, WKCR HD-1 and wkcr.org.

Tuesday morning it goes up on the Deep Focus podcast on your favorite podcasting app or at https://mitchgoldman.podbean.com/

#WKCR #JazzAlternatives #MitchGoldman #AdamRudolph #BigBlack #Mtume #MilesDavis #ElectricMiles

Phil Schaap Memorial Broadcast — Call for story submissionsWKCR will have a Phil Schaap Memorial Broadcast from Tuesday ...
01/15/2022

Phil Schaap Memorial Broadcast — Call for story submissions

WKCR will have a Phil Schaap Memorial Broadcast from Tuesday 2/1 6pm to Saturday 2/6 to honor Schaap’s legacy. In addition to drawing from his archival programs, interviews, and the recordings he produced to play as part of the broadcast, we are collecting stories about Schaap from people who knew him to possibly play on air. If you knew Schaap personally, please call our Phil Schaap story hotline (646) 389-0607 to leave a voicemail message about how you knew Schaap and your Schaap story. Alternatively, you can share using this online form if you prefer: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfixKDkR11rhE2PZkvCoNeAL-7oRCvW2RY3Q_-Jncs367OpYw/viewform.
Looking forward to remembering and celebrating with you.

Tomorrow from 10am to 7pm, WKCR will have a memorial broadcast dedicated to J. D. Crowe, the bluegrass banjo master who ...
01/01/2022

Tomorrow from 10am to 7pm, WKCR will have a memorial broadcast dedicated to J. D. Crowe, the bluegrass banjo master who passed away on Christmas Eve. Tune in tomorrow on 89.9 FM NY and wkcr.org to learn about his music and his legacy.

Tomorrow's Something Inside of Me is a special episode on blues songs about Christmas, New Year's, and winter. Tune in f...
12/31/2021

Tomorrow's Something Inside of Me is a special episode on blues songs about Christmas, New Year's, and winter. Tune in from 2-4pm on WKCR 89.9 FM and online at wkcr.org!

We wish you a happy, healthy 2022!

And so it begins!! WKCR is thrilled to present this year's Bachfest, starting NOW at wkcr.org and on the dial at 89.9FM ...
12/24/2021

And so it begins!! WKCR is thrilled to present this year's Bachfest, starting NOW at wkcr.org and on the dial at 89.9FM NY. Tune in to hear all of your favorite cantatas, concertos, and oratorios, brought to you live from the WKCR studios – 24 hours a day for 8 days straight!

Check out our website for our programming schedule! https://www.cc-seas.columbia.edu/wkcr/story/bachfest-2021

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It's #OrnetteColeman! All day! Yay! Listen Wednesday #March9 to the Annual WKCR-FM All Day #OrnetteColemanBirthdayBroadcast at https://WKCR.org online or on 89.9 FM New York on your radio dial!
Hey KCR- are you no longer playing Bird Flight? Two straight days without it now. 😫😩
Great show this afternoon Architects of Astral Music. Hope it continues, as WBGO programming is seriously getting on my nerves.
How are #ceciltaylor, WKCR-FM jazz radio programming, MTV, Nick at Nite, Hanna-Barbera, and Rudy Van Gelder all connected? Find out in our second conversation with Fred Seibert https://postgenre.org/mtv-fred-seibert/ #fredseibert #mtv #frederator #fredfilms #hannabarbera #animation #nickelodeon #nickatnite #classictv #jazz #rudyvangelder #improvisedmusic #music #art #postgenre #postenremedia #postgenremusic #wkcr
Are you still planning on a Max Roach birthday broadcast tomorrow?
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Your listeners would love 'My Heart Can't Breathe by John Michael Ferrari 🎤
This Friday, Nov 19th at 12am tune into a historic Ragas Live Festival 24-hour historic broadcast on WKCR-FM featuring premier artists from around the globe! Finish out the broadcast live, in person at Pioneer Works or tune in at www.ragaslive.org!
Thanks for continuing to play "Bird Flight and "Traditions In Swing". Please don't stop
Sharif Abdus- Salaam. You ended your show tonight with Free For All by Ralph Peterson, and said I hope you liked that. Man, did I like that. Free For All might just be my all time favorite composition and I've heard it so many times since the first on WRVR early 70's, I know every note and beat from each and every solo. I been a jazz maniac since the very early 70's, and have listened to all of the jazz music shows on WKCR, yours especially. Years ago it was, you started your evening show with Mingus's moaning. Well sir, you are a staple in NY jazz radio, as was dear Phil. God bless you, and thank you for all the music.💞
Thank you for continuing to play "Traditions In Swing" and "Bird Flight" WKCR. Please don't stop.
Today on WKCR-FM's "Afternoon New Music with Kurt Gottschalk," a George Lewis special. Compositions by Lewis performed by Dana Jessen, Ensemble Dal Niente, and the Spektral Quartet, improvisations by Lewis with Nicolas Collins and with Joelle Leandre and Pauline Oliveros, and a piece written by Tyshawn Sorey dedicated to Lewis performed by Alarm Will Sound.