WNMC Radio

WNMC Radio Listen at 90.7 fm or wnmc.org. WNMC is Community Public Radio in northern Michigan, playing great music from around the corner and around the world.
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Founded in 1967 as a student activity available only to the NMC dorms and a few lucky folks closeby, WNMC has grown into a radio station serving six counties and staffed by volunteers from all over the Traverse Bay area. 90.7 fm or wnmc.org to listen in. Past shows are archived for two weeks at http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/station/wnmc

Ted on Vinyl today! It's going to be good!
05/29/2020

Ted on Vinyl today! It's going to be good!

05/27/2020

Collaboration the theme tonight on Africa Beyond.

05/26/2020
LET'S ROLL

Cooper's Hill Cheese Roll, which we have covered pretty extensively since 2005, was cancelled for 2020, but they did release a commemorative video: https://vimeo.com/412362086

LET’S ROLL: The story follows teenager Antonia who tries to live up to her brother’s past successes by training in secret for the town’s dangerous…

05/24/2020

Dylan-cover Cosmic Slop at 8pm!

Foskett! returns at 2pm. Longtime denizen of Friday Morning Jazz returns from his Chicago exile (at least virtually) to ...
05/22/2020

Foskett! returns at 2pm. Longtime denizen of Friday Morning Jazz returns from his Chicago exile (at least virtually) to host Friday Afternoon Jazz. Your weekend will suffer irrevocably.

05/22/2020

Doing a tip of the hat for Rick Jones on Mid-Day Jazz today. Suggestions welcome, and hopefully gotten to.

Happy Birthday to the man responsible for keeping WNMC going during Shelter in Place!Now he has something to wash down t...
05/13/2020

Happy Birthday to the man responsible for keeping WNMC going during Shelter in Place!

Now he has something to wash down that feeling of doddery.

05/08/2020

Joe Wilson & Billy Strings playing together right now on WNMC 90.7fm, wnmc.org

Mike has put together a Kraftwerk tribute for the Rhythm Method tonight. Tune in at 11!
05/08/2020

Mike has put together a Kraftwerk tribute for the Rhythm Method tonight. Tune in at 11!

New furthest show coming up at 5pm. Jason sends in a Crossroads show from GMT +4.5. And here's a picture of my cat Mo.
05/07/2020

New furthest show coming up at 5pm. Jason sends in a Crossroads show from GMT +4.5. And here's a picture of my cat Mo.

Ahead of their time musically, the band was not embraced and often misunderstood by American audiences upon touring the ...
05/06/2020
Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider Dead at 73

Ahead of their time musically, the band was not embraced and often misunderstood by American audiences upon touring the U.S. in the mid-Seventies. However, Kraftwerk’s impact traversed the musical spectrum: Afrika Bambaataa’s groundbreaking 1982 single “Planet Rock” was directly influenced by Kraftwerk’s “Numbers” and “Trans-Europe Express,” with the latter track also employed by Dr. Dre on the Jay-Z collaboration “Under Pressure.” The group would frequently be sampled by hip-hop acts over the ensuing decades

Influential keyboardist and electronic music pioneer dies following short battle with cancer

American Crossroads: Cuatro de Mayo show.
05/05/2020
American Crossroads: Cuatro de Mayo

American Crossroads: Cuatro de Mayo show.

Mexican-American Roots music: Texas Borderlands music, Pachuco Boogie, Chicano Soul and more.

Seven weeks. Forty-nine days. That's how long it has been since Jeff Haas did Morning Jazz on March 17th. That was the l...
05/05/2020

Seven weeks. Forty-nine days. That's how long it has been since Jeff Haas did Morning Jazz on March 17th. That was the last regularly scheduled show out of our studio in Scholars Hall. Tune in today, and the station is still there, slinging the great tunes and hosted by local folks. As per usual. And it's been that way for 45 of those 49 days.

Thanks for the dedication of our volunteers and of our supporters out there. Let's keep it rolling!

In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo (and because I couldn't find enough Star-Wars-themed roots music) American Crossroads f...
05/04/2020

In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo (and because I couldn't find enough Star-Wars-themed roots music) American Crossroads focusses on Chicano music of the Southwest--Pachuco, Tex-Mex, Chicano Soul and more. Tune in at 5pm!

05/04/2020

Big Day of volunteer-hosted music today! Josephine on with Morning Jazz right now, Paul and Mid-Day Jazz, RG with the Afternoon Jazz Train, HEF in with Blue Monday at 7 and Kid winds thing up with a much belated edition of the Raven's Nest at 9pm. I'd better get back to work . . .

In case you missed yesterday's Tony Allen tribute show.
05/02/2020
Mid-Day Jazz: Tony Allen Tribute May 1, 2020

In case you missed yesterday's Tony Allen tribute show.

Three hours of music, almost all of it with Tony Allen at the drums. A few illustrative covers as well. (CQMD, Houston Person, Somi).

04/28/2020
Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College

Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, WNMC Radio has maintained its broadcasts and online streaming, providing a familiar touchstone to its loyal audiences. 📻

With its studio off-limits due to stay-at-home orders, station manager Eric Hines is getting creative with his programming. “Alumni from around the country are pitching in to DJ remotely as the current regulars get up to speed,” Hines said.

WNMC is conducting a soft version of its usual spring fundraiser. Support our independent, community radio here: https://bit.ly/2znBGU4

Bob will be on live with American Crossroads and a special fundraising match at 5pm, so those of you who have been waiti...
04/28/2020

Bob will be on live with American Crossroads and a special fundraising match at 5pm, so those of you who have been waiting on a match to contribute, here's your chance!

We'll explain more about the match during the show--there's a story. Or stories, rather--but you can donate and designate your contribution to Bob's match by giving right now and mentioning Bob in the comments section. Just follow the link!

https://www.nmc.edu/about/foundation/wnmc.html

In other Tuesday News: Jazz with Tom Coulson and Full Moon Hacksaw on 10-2 today. Folk with Thomas tonight and Raven's Nest is back on Late Nite!

04/27/2020
Josh Pray

Billy Strings has a new fan...

Billy Strings is the Michael Jordan of Blue Grass Country

04/26/2020

Ellen hosting & selecting on Sabroso right now. A really varied and surprising show so far! Go Ellen!

Head for the Hills NOT coming to you live from Union Street again today. We dearly hope that this will be the last time ...
04/26/2020
Yes, I/We support WNMC Community Radio! : NMC Foundation at Northwestern Michigan College

Head for the Hills NOT coming to you live from Union Street again today. We dearly hope that this will be the last time this happens. A great show from Ben, nonetheless. Eric on for Jazz from the Tradition with some pretty cool birthdays to commemorate: Blossom Dearie, reedman Matty Matlock, drummer Davey Tough, saxman Scott Robinson, George E. Lee (brother of Julia, one of the big "territory bandleaders."), and straying a bit outside of the show's usual territory, Jimmy Giuffre: we'll be talking a little about the association between Giuffre's "folk jazz" period in the 1950s and traditional jazz. Starts at noon. Karen E in for Further Along and Ellen covers on Sabroso at 6pm. Great music. Local programmers. Every day. No matter the adverse circumstances.

Please consider giving to WNMC to keep this great community cultural institution going strong!

https://www.nmc.edu/about/foundation/wnmc.html

WNMC is local radio from Northwestern Michigan College for the Grand Traverse area. We don't beam our programming down from satellites or consult playlists generated by focus groups in Los Angeles. We play what we — right here in Traverse City — think is great music. We hope you enjoy it, and wi...

04/24/2020
CONNECTION - VALENTIGER

Happy Friday Local Motion Listeners!
Our friends Valentiger from Grand Rapids just sent us a brand new music video for their tune "Connection". In this time of disconnection we're happy to premiere it here for all of you. DJ Will chatted with drummer Scott Ryder on air late last year and we have been enjoying their records ever since. Take a listen below.

Music: CONNECTION is found on the album Stray Animals, released July 12, 2014 BRENT SHIREY - acoustic & electric guitar, vox SCOTT RIDER - drums, bkng vox BI...

04/24/2020

Kicking off Mid-Day Jazz with a "So What" set and then a solid hour or so of great, varied music. Dedicated to Tim, a station friend from san Francisco who recently passed. There's a story to it, which I'll relay quickly at the top of the show.

--eric

Duane on with Morning Jazz right now, Joey hosts Mid-Day Jazz at 11am, Tim doing his (I think) fifth hosted show at 2pm;...
04/23/2020

Duane on with Morning Jazz right now, Joey hosts Mid-Day Jazz at 11am, Tim doing his (I think) fifth hosted show at 2pm; I've lost count of how many Folk and Crossroads shows John has hosted, but he'll be doing another Crossroads show at 5pm; Bruce is giving John a run for his money, filling in again on Back 40, and Mike has curated the Rhythm Method again. Pillar-to-post with volunteer curated shows, nearly all of them hosted. Hats off to these fine folks!

AND they're raising funds for the station:
https://www.nmc.edu/about/foundation/wnmc.html

04/22/2020

Another full day of remotely hosted shows: Kristen on Morning Jazz, Annie Mac coming to you from San Diego right now, Full Moon Hacksaw from Phoenix on Afternoon Jazz at 2pm and, straight out of Elmwood Township, Sandy and American Crossroads at 5pm.

Wednesday on Mornings on WNMC, the NMC President Nick Nissley will join us at 7:30. ish
04/22/2020

Wednesday on Mornings on WNMC, the NMC President Nick Nissley will join us at 7:30. ish

04/21/2020

John on with Folk Aire right now, followed by Distinguished alumnus, Kid Rattray, taking us into tomorrow with "The Raven's Nest," starting just after 9pm.

Yes we are still doing fundraising!Usually we are on a strict deadline during our high-intensity phonathons--nine days o...
04/20/2020

Yes we are still doing fundraising!

Usually we are on a strict deadline during our high-intensity phonathons--nine days of lots of people and lots of talking and lots and lots of longish pledge breaks. Then we stop. This Spring, no one wants that. In fact, we couldn't do it if we wanted to, because we're all at home. We're going long and light this year: a few weeks of quick, relatively painless fundraiser announcements.

So not as much clockwatching this time, but we hope to have dang near as many people to thank at the end. If you recieved our mailer, go ahead and send that return envolope in with a contribution if you can. Or follow this link and pledge online: http://www.wnmc.org/support/index.html

If you are interested in a premium, the usual array of t-shirts, CDs and mugs ($50), knit caps ($75), pull-over (100) and zipped hoodies (150) will be available once we're doing face-to-face meetings again. Just put your preference in the comment section.

Thanks!

http://www.wnmc.org/support/index.html

Local Motion Today: Highlight guest appearances form the past, including Chris Smither, Ray Bonneville, Cathy Ryan, Ruby...
04/17/2020

Local Motion Today: Highlight guest appearances form the past, including Chris Smither, Ray Bonneville, Cathy Ryan, Ruby John & Dane Hyde, the Archipelago Brass, Mulebone, George Cole, Aiofe Scott & Karan Casey. Not even Sandy ever had this many guests in one Local Motion!

Chown Town on right now, followed by a live show from me (Eric), then HEF sits in for Biz on Afternoon Jazz, Blue Soul w...
04/17/2020

Chown Town on right now, followed by a live show from me (Eric), then HEF sits in for Biz on Afternoon Jazz, Blue Soul with Sasha D, Soul Possession with Professor X and winding up with Connected Eclectic taking us into tomorrow. All hosted from our respective shelters-in-place.

And, of course, Fundraiser is still on throughout all of these hosted shows. Please give what you can for community radio:
http://www.wnmc.org/support/index.html

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Traverse City, MI
49686

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Founded in 1967 as a student activity available only to the NMC dorms and a few lucky folks closeby, WNMC has grown into a radio station serving six counties and staffed by volunteers from all over the Traverse Bay area. 90.7 fm or wnmc.org to listen in. Past shows are archived for two weeks at http://www.radiofreeamerica.com/station/wnmc . Schedule, live stream and a whole lot more available at wnmc.org.

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