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Folk/Roots Programming

WDCB plays more folk and acoustic roots music than any other station in Northern Illinois, including bluegrass, Americana, world (Celtic folk and reggae), blues, Cajun and zydeco.

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American Backroads

Thursday, 9 to 10 p.m.
Hosted by Greg Easterling, American Backroads combines folk, country, blues and roots-rock from the 50s through the 90s to create an aural portrait of American music.

American Routes

Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Hosted by Nick Spitzer, American Routes covers the "vast American musical landscape," spanning genres and eras: From Aretha Franklin to George Jones, Los Lobos to Howlin' Wolf, Count Basie to Beck.


Blarney on the Air

Monday, 8 to 9 p.m.
BLARNEY ON THE AIR features the best of Celtic music - old and new, contemporary and traditional. Hosted by native Dubliner Shay Clarke, each one-hour program is full of music, fascinating facts about Celtic music and its host countries, as well as stories and inside information about Ireland.

Folk Festival

Tuesday, 8 to 11 p.m.
Join host Lilli Kuzma for a great mix of folk artists and styles, from traditional and contemporary folk, to doses of related and influenced styles, like folk-rock, bluegrass, country, blues, Celtic, world, Americana, and more. Folk Festival presents entertaining themed shows plus topical and historical segments, and regularly hosts outstanding live studio guests, both Chicago-based and national touring acts. There are frequent ticket and CD giveaways, and on each show listeners are informed about area/regional concerts, workshops, and events, with the Chicagoland Folk Calendar. Lilli presents the show live, affording a fresh and direct presence with the listeners.

Folk Sampler

Tuesday, 11 p.m. to midnight
Folk music touches people in many different ways, some emotionally and some cerebrally. FOLK SAMPLER does both with a nice mix of folk styles.


House Party

Monday, 10 to 11 p.m.
Every Monday, Bill Margeson and Imelda Brogha will present a high-spirited hour of bluegrass, Celtic and Cajun music that spotlights all three forms while celebrating the commonality between them. And since this is a house party, get out your fiddle, banjo or squeezebox and play along at home!

Ireland Tonight

Monday, 9 to 10 p.m.
Ireland Tonight features the best of Celtic traditional music. Hosted by Maryann McTeague Keifer, each one-hour program is full of music, fascinating facts about Celtic music and its host countries, as well as stories and inside information about Ireland. And always, there is lots of good music... so Failte! (Welcome!)

Tent Show Radio

Monday, 11 p.m. to midnight
Tent Show Radio is a weekly variety series showcasing live performances from Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua. Featuring Big Top's Artistic Director, Warren Nelson, the Blue Canvas Orchestra, and nationally and regionally renowned performers.


 
 
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