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

Karan Casey, Live in Scholars Hall at NMC. Matt Heaton on guitar and vocals, Sheila Falls on fiddle.She'll be at the His...
03/10/2020
Karan Casey - Lovely Annie (Live in Scholars Hall)

Karan Casey, Live in Scholars Hall at NMC. Matt Heaton on guitar and vocals, Sheila Falls on fiddle.

She'll be at the Histroic Elk Rapids Town Hall tonight (03/10/2020) at 7:30

Click below to hear "Lovely Annie."

https://soundcloud.com/wnmcradio/karan-casey-lovely-annie-live-in-scholars-hall

Karan Casey, Live in Scholars Hall at NMC. Matt Heaton on guitar and vocals, Sheila Falls on fiddle. She'll be at the Histroic Elk Rapids Town Hall tonight (03/10/2020) at 7:30

Evening Rock, 9pm tonight with Jake.
03/09/2020

Evening Rock, 9pm tonight with Jake.

We are playing a live studio session at WNMC 90.7fm tomorrow from 9-11! You can listen online or off your favorite boom box 📻 ❤️ WNMC Radio

http://www.wnmc.org/

Billy Strings just announced that he will be on the Jimmy Kimmel Show!
03/08/2020

Billy Strings just announced that he will be on the Jimmy Kimmel Show!

Thursday, March 26 we're making our late-night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 🤘 Tune in or get free tickets to the performance here: found.ee/KimmelStrings

03/03/2020

WNMC's Top 44 for February, 2020

Spins | Artist | Title | Genre | Year | Label

20 | Pacific Mambo Orchestra | The III Side | Jazz | 2020 | self-released

19 | Billy Strings | Home | Folk | 2019 | Rounder

19 | Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra | Jazz Party | Jazz | 2019 | Troubadour Jass

19 | Michael Dease | Never More Here | Jazz | 2019 | Posi-Tone

18 | Bai Kamara Jr | Salone | Blues | 2019 | M.i.G - music GmbH

17 | Julien Hucq | Light Blue | Jazz | 2019 | Early Bird

17 | Erik Jekabson Sextet III | One Note at a Time | Jazz | 2020 | Wide Hive

16 | Aaron Diehl | The Vagabond | Jazz | 2020 | Mack Avenue

15 | Vaneese Thomas | Down Yonder | Blues | 2019 | Segue

15 | Kingsley Durant | Point of Reference | Jazz | 2020 | Zen Diagram

15 | Keller & The Keels | Speed | Folk | 2019 | Freeky Disc

15 | Van Morrison | Three Chords and the Truth | Blues | 2019 | Exile

14 | Big Band of Brothers | A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band | Jazz | 2019 | New West

14 | Jeff Rupert & George Garzone | The Ripple | Jazz | 2019 | Rupe Media

14 | Wolf Parade | Thin Mind | Rock | 2020 | sub pop

14 | The Fat Babies | Uptown | Jazz | 2019 | Delmark

14 | Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley | World Full Of Blues | Folk | 2019 | Compass

13 | Crispin Campbell | About Time | Jazz | 2020 | Perfect World Studios

13 | The Bad Plus | Activate Infinity | Jazz | 2019 | Edition

13 | Catfish Keith | Catfish Crawl | Blues | 2019 | Fish Tail

13 | Jon Batiste | Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard | Jazz | 2019 | Verve

13 | Shuffle Demons | Crazy Time | Jazz | 2019 | Stubby

13 | The Black Lips | Sing in a World That's Falling Apart | Rock | 2020 | Vice

13 | Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis | The Music of Wayne Shorter | Jazz | 2020 | Blue Engine

12 | Eddy Current Suppression Ring | All In Good Time | Rock | 2019 | Castle Face

12 | John Bailey | Can You Imagine? | Jazz | 2019 | Freedom Road

12 | Senri Oe | Hmmm | Jazz | 2020 | self-released

11 | Charlie Parr | Charlie Parr | Folk | 2019 | Red House

11 | Lynne Arriale Trio | Chimes of Freedom | Jazz | 2019 | Challenge

11 | Six Organs of Admittance | Companion Rises | Rock | 2020 | Drag City

11 | The Gonks | Five Things You Didn't Know About the Gonks | Rock | 2020 | Rocks in Your Head

11 | Elephant Stone | Hollow | Rock | 2020 | Elephants on Parade

11 | Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra | I Shouldn't Be Telling You This | Jazz | 2019 | Decca

11 | Andrew Brown's Djangophonique | Jazz du Jour | Jazz | 2019 | self-released

11 | Jae Sinnett's Zero to 60 Quartet | Just when You Thought... | Jazz | 2020 | self-released

11 | King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Live in Paris '19 | Rock | 2020 | Flightless

11 | Leslie Odom, Jr. | Mr | Jazz | 2019 | S-Curve

11 | May Erlewine | Second Sight | Folk | 2019 | self-released

11 | Mark Godfrey Quintet | Square Peg | Jazz | 2020 | self-released

11 | Whitney Shay | Stand Up! | Blues | 2020 | Ruf

11 | Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band | The Gordian Knot | Jazz | 2019 | Music of Content

11 | The Hank Shreve Band | Trouble | Blues | 2018 | Boogie Boss Records

11 | Longboat | Woke Up This Morning Variations | Rock | 2020 | Achduliebezeit!

11 | Lafayette Harris Jr. | You Can't Lose with the Blues | Jazz | 2019 | Savant

Bill Murray Explains How He Pulled Himself Out of a Deep, Lasting Funk: He Took Hunter S. Thompson’s Advice & Listened t...
03/01/2020
Bill Murray Explains How He Pulled Himself Out of a Deep, Lasting Funk: He Took Hunter S. Thompson’s Advice & Listened to the Music of John Prine

Bill Murray Explains How He Pulled Himself Out of a Deep, Lasting Funk: He Took Hunter S. Thompson’s Advice & Listened to the Music of John Prine

Judging by the outpouring of affection in online comment sections, Chicago folk musician John Prine has helped a great many of his fans through tough times with his humanist, oft-humorous lyrics. Add funny man Bill Murray to the list.

Radio Roundup!
02/21/2020

Radio Roundup!

Radio Roundup at Fine Arts here on campus. Sandy Blumenfeld, Louann Lechler, Andre Villoch. Greg Stanton and Bill Dungji...
02/21/2020

Radio Roundup at Fine Arts here on campus. Sandy Blumenfeld, Louann Lechler, Andre Villoch. Greg Stanton and Bill Dungjien not pictured. Radio Roundup, noon for the next four weeks. Loads of great artists in the wings.

Crispin Campbell in studio. He has a CD release party coming up on Thursday at the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee
02/18/2020

Crispin Campbell in studio. He has a CD release party coming up on Thursday at the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee

Northwestern Michigan College
02/13/2020

Northwestern Michigan College

In honor of World Radio Day, tune in to our 53-year-old community public radio station, WNMC Radio today: http://bit.ly/2S4w4oH 📻🎶

02/13/2020

NMC President Nick Nissley in at 7:30 this morning!

After Ours in-studio today ~1:30. We'll be spinning tunes and talking music. They're playing in the Yurt at Little Fleet...
02/07/2020
After Ours brings alt-jazz that straddles electronic jams and tradition to Traverse City

After Ours in-studio today ~1:30. We'll be spinning tunes and talking music. They're playing in the Yurt at Little Fleet this evening. Linked: the usual bang-up job by John Sinkevics in the paper today.

TRAVERSE CITY — It’s a South Bend, Ind., duo that spent years as part of an avant-garde jazz trio and honed its “instrumental hip hop” chops with rapper Billy “B.

Winter may be finally settling in here in Northern Michigan, but Connemara Concerts schedule is heating up. Django-style...
02/06/2020
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Winter may be finally settling in here in Northern Michigan, but Connemara Concerts schedule is heating up. Django-style swing with the Jimmy Grant Trio, the Charlie Millard Band, the great Irish singer Karan Casey (Solas), Lynn Miles and much, much more in store for this winter. Reserve your tickets right now at tcconcerts.com.

John Papa Gros
01/30/2020

John Papa Gros

Ras Marco's Annual Bob Marley Birthday tribute on Rockers International is this Saturday night, 8-11 pm. Marco will be a...
01/30/2020

Ras Marco's Annual Bob Marley Birthday tribute on Rockers International is this Saturday night, 8-11 pm. Marco will be adding an extra hour to the show and playing Bob’s music all night. Rare cuts, live performances, mash ups, and all the good stuff. Please spread the word. Right here at 90.7fm

01/30/2020
Dennos Concert Series programmer Jason Dake on Mornings on WNMC. (Bear silent throughout, unfortunately)
01/16/2020
Concert Series Programmer Jason Dake Mornings on WNMC

Dennos Concert Series programmer Jason Dake on Mornings on WNMC. (Bear silent throughout, unfortunately)

We chat about the 2020 half of the season, featuring Second City! Loudon! Deer Children & Monks! Oh My! (Bear silent throughout)

01/13/2020

WNMC Top 27 for the week ending 1/10/2020

1 | The Fat Babies | Uptown | Delmark | Jazz
2 | Billy Strings | Home | Rounder | Folk
3 | The Lonesome Ace Stringband | Modern Old-Time Sounds For The Bluegrass & Folksong Jamboree | self-released | Folk
4 | Laurel Premo | The Iron Trios | self-released | Folk
5 | The Ed Palermo Big Band | A Lousy Day in Harlem | Sky Cat | Jazz
6 | Jon Batiste | Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard | Verve | Jazz
7 | Catfish Keith | Catfish Crawl | Fish Tail | Blues
8 | May Erlewine | Second Sight | self-released | Folk
9 | Michael Dease | Never More Here | Posi-Tone | Jazz
10 | The Adam Deitch Quartet | Egyptian Secrets | Golden Wolf | Jazz
11 | Keller & The Keels | Speed | Freeky Disc | Folk
12 | Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues | Roots and Branches: The Songs of Little Walter | Alligator | Blues
13 | Toronzo Cannon | The Preacher, The Politician or The Pimp | Alligator | Blues
14 | Vivian Vance Kelly | Chicago Here I Come | Wolf | Blues
15 | Mavis Staples | We Get By | ANTI- | Blues
16 | Various Artists | Too Late to Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots | Bloodshot | Alternative Country
17 | The Cornbread Project | Catawampus | Gateway Music | Blues
18 | Grant Dermody | My Dony | self-released | Blues
19 | Jigjam | Phoenix | self-released | Folk
20 | Che Apalache | Rearrange My Heart | Free Dirt | Folk
21 | Baritone Madness | Baritone Madness | Chronograph | Jazz
22 | Amendola vs. Blades | Everybody Wins | Royal Potato Family | Jazz
23 | Louis Armstrong | Live in Europe | Dot Time | Jazz
24 | Yes! Trio | Groove du Jour | Jazz&People | Jazz
25 | Armchair Boogie | What Does Time Care? | self-released | Folk
26 | Funktion | Step into It | self-released | Jazz
27 | The Shivas | Dark Thoughts | Tender Loving Empire | Rock

RUSH doesn't exactly fit in any rock sub-genre but with songs about Ayn Rand other provocative authors, they certainly h...
01/10/2020
Rush's Neil Peart, drum virtuoso, dead at 67 | CBC News

RUSH doesn't exactly fit in any rock sub-genre but with songs about Ayn Rand other provocative authors, they certainly had a thoughtful repertoire. Neil was the author of most of their songs.

Neil Peart, the virtuoso drummer of iconic Canadian band Rush who was revered as one of the greatest drummers of all time, has died at age 67.

A Forgotten Country
01/10/2020
A Forgotten Country

A Forgotten Country

Country music doesn’t deserve its right-wing reputation — its roots lie with the hopes and travails of working people.

If you are ever in Archie Bunker's old neighborhood, this isn't so far away.
01/08/2020
Steinway Factory Tour | Steinway-Piano.com

If you are ever in Archie Bunker's old neighborhood, this isn't so far away.

Steinway Factory Tour Nothing enters the Steinway factory in Astoria, Queens, looking anything like a piano. The wood, for example, is just lumber, before it is shaped into the rim of the instrument. Assembling the pianos takes months, with a lot of waiting between steps so that the wood can be cond...

Carnival Season is on (yesterday was the Epiphany, which ends Christmas season and opens Carnival), but it'll be a while...
01/07/2020
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Carnival Season is on (yesterday was the Epiphany, which ends Christmas season and opens Carnival), but it'll be a while before things start really heating up. But never to early to learn a thing or two about Mardi Gras traditions . . .

This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson sits down with Slick Leo to discuss Super Sunday with the Bucket Men back in the day, the time when "everyday looked like a second line" in the 6th Ward, the importance of looking nice, Jerome "Big Duck" Smith, the evolution of Downtown Super Sunday, the importance of the right side of the band during the parade, and much more.

01/02/2020
Schoolhouse Rock!: Money - Where the Money Goes

One of the late Jack Sheldon's lesser-known Schoolhouse Rock episodes.

The Schoolhouse Rock! creative team sets its sights on economic matters with Schoolhouse Rock!: Money. Songs like "Where the Money Goes" and "The Check's in ...

To welcome the 2020 (AKA The New Year) Mornings on WNMC celebrates with a robust discussion on the Ooze leaking on to a ...
01/01/2020

To welcome the 2020 (AKA The New Year) Mornings on WNMC celebrates with a robust discussion on the Ooze leaking on to a Michigan freeway.

Pete Townshend and the London counterculture
12/31/2019
Pete Townshend and the London counterculture

Pete Townshend and the London counterculture

For my recent piece in Uncut on the London underground press, I contacted Pete Townshend to ask if he had any memories of the era. His reply was long and illuminating, and is worth reproducing in f…

From Michael Lloyd . . .Top Rock Spins of 2019 on WNMC. He'll spun these and more on his Weekend Underground show last S...
12/30/2019

From Michael Lloyd . . .

Top Rock Spins of 2019 on WNMC. He'll spun these and more on his Weekend Underground show last Saturday. List was continued Sunday night on Cosmic Slop. Find archived shows here: https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/schedule/wnmc

WNMC's Top 21 for the week ending 12/27/2019.
12/30/2019

WNMC's Top 21 for the week ending 12/27/2019.

Put together by Jacob Edgar, who has been putting together great world music compilations and turning us on to great new...
12/28/2019
Playlist by Cumbancha

Put together by Jacob Edgar, who has been putting together great world music compilations and turning us on to great new music for many years (who remembers Tinder Records?). Check this out:

Cumbancha's favorite songs from around the globe that were released in 2019. Curated by Jacob Edgar of Cumbancha and Putumayo. If you like what you hear, discover more exceptional music at www.cumbancha.com.

12/23/2019

A VERY "Special" Xmas Pete's Musical Purgatory Returns to WNMC 90.7 Tomorrow Morning at 7a.m.
We apologize in advance...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Finally Recognizes Woman Who Practically Invented Rock and Roll
12/17/2019
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Finally Recognizes Woman Who Practically Invented Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Finally Recognizes Woman Who Practically Invented Rock and Roll

This year’s inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and they have finally gotten around to adding Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who’s got a pretty good claim to having invented that sh*t. She got her credit the same year as Dire Straits and Bon Jovi.

Rudy Williams
12/16/2019

Rudy Williams

Thank you 90.7 WNMC for having me as a guest on the awesome new Connected Eclectic show tonight 🏴‍☠️🏆 #puremichigan #hiphop #realrap

More favorite spins from 2019:Amaro Freitas, Rasif. Freitas is a young pianist from Recife, about as close to Africa as ...
12/11/2019

More favorite spins from 2019:

Amaro Freitas, Rasif. Freitas is a young pianist from Recife, about as close to Africa as you can get on the coast of Brazil. He's obviously been deeply influenced by the jazz titans of the mid-century: Parker, Monk, Mingus. But what impresses most is his formidably percussive approach to the instrument. I've heard pianists called "percussive" who were essentially just more violent versions of the usual. When Freitas is hitting his stride, you get something altogether different: he sounds more like a steel drum orchestra or a samba troop or a group of highly energized marimba players than the last pianist you heard. I hope he gets a chance to keep developing along these lines. He's just filled with promise.

Catherine Russell, Alone Together. Russell is the daughter of Luis Russell, a Nawlinian of Panamanian extraction, who led some killer bands in the late 1920s and was Louis Armstrong's music director for much of the 1930s. Though she was a busy rock backup singer until the early 2000s, Traditional Jazz comes pretty naturally to Catherine. Playing material from her father's heyday, she makes the music speak for her seemingly without effort. Part of this is she is a great singer. Part of this is she is obviously deeply familiar with the material. Part of it is that she chooses musical cohorts like Matt Munisteri and Jon-Erik Kelso. The sum of the parts is one fine CD after another of well-done music broadly in the writerly style of Hoagy Charmichael.

Cochemea, All My Relations. Cochemea Gastelum has a complex background: He has Yaqui and Mescalero Apache Indian roots; his name means "They were killed in their sleep." He's worked with the Dap Kings for years and toured with Sharon Jones. The record itself was inspired by a listening session with the Dap Kings of Sabu Martinez's Afro Temple. Daptone Record's usual sound is very much mid-1960, if you asked me. With his electro-acoustic textures and what I'll call "ancestral exploration," Cochemea pours in a big dose of the 1970s into the mix. I'd usually have some pretty big worries about that, but Cichemea pulls it off with such good taste and such a sense of adventure (rather than ponderous self-importance), you can't help but be sucked in. An unusual project for Daptone, but a highlight in their very strong catalog.

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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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