WDCB

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WDCB 90.9fm is a public radio station broadcasting with 5,000 watts to the Chicagoland area. You'll find us at 90.9fm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streaming live at WDCB.org. We're known for our eclectic music programming: jazz, blues, news, americana, and more! We also broadcast local news, features and useful information for residents of our community college district. We sponsor lots of musical events, either at the college's McAninch Arts Center or with other organizations in and around Chicago.

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12 Pieces

Take an hour long journey exploring America's rich musical heritage without leaving the comfort of home. Join Greg Easterling as he features musical styles ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Americana, Folk to Roots Rock, and more.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2017
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Jazz Organic is a weekly radio stop for America's truest art form, as played on the tonewheel organ.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Mar 29, 2019
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Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Patricia Barber hosts WDCB’s three-part series “MusicHeads,” recorded in the acoustically pristine PianoForte Studios in downtown Chicago. Each show explores a different musical theme and can be used as a 3 part series or as stand alone pieces. These FREE programs are suitable for airing any time of year, but would fit nicely into Women's History or Jazz Appreciation month programming.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2015
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51 Pieces

Notes from the Jazz Underground is where Jazz gets a little weirder, a little louder, and a little more on the edge.

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Dec 26, 2018
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30 Pieces

When Jazz Was King

  • From: WDCB
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2019

Latest Pieces

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this week, we'll spend an hour with Frank Zappa, the guitarist, composer and bandleader who brought prog-rock and fusion to the masses throughout t...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2019
  • Length: 57:30
Caption: When Jazz Was King
Enjoy your holiday season with Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Dorsey, Fats Waller and others on When Jazz Was King.

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:19
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this week, we'll get funky with Eddie Harris, weird with two featuring Marc Ribot, we'll get heady with Earth, Wind and Fire, and we'll check out t...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 09, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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on this edition of Notes from the Jazz Underground, some great new music from Barrett Martin, Junius Paul, Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die, Adam Deitch,...

Bought by KRPS and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 01, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, a little of everything that is good, for no other reason than, well, it's good. New music from Theo Croker and Snarky Puppy, Back to the...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we'll listen to some new music from Nicholas Payton, Hiromi and Darren Barrett, along with a gem from James Carter, an amazing jam from ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Cornet,bandleader,composer. We'll hear music with Clarence Williams' Blue Five and Fats Waller as well as his own Seven Hot Babies.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:07
Caption: When Jazz Was King
Fess Williams, Bandleader, clarinetist, saxophonist and vocalist. Band homes including The Rosemont Ballroom then the Savoy.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
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Fun with Frankie Trumbauer, Sidney Bechet, Sam Wooding, Louis Armstrong and others!

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:24
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Do you like food,cookin',food coffee? Well we have music for all of the above from James P. Johnson, Irving Aaronson, Edmond Hall and others for yo...

Bought by KSTK and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:28
  • Purchases: 2