Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Over half the people in the world are women. What women do affects us all. Now, there's a radio program that takes a serious and intelligent look on society's impact on women and their impact on society. 51% is a weekly half-hour of illuminating features and interviews focusing on issues of particular concern to women. The program is produced by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio's National Productions in Albany NY in cooperation with Russell Sage College in Troy, NY. 51% is hosted by Dr. Jeanne Kammer Neff, President of The Sage Colleges, and WAMC's Mary Darcy.
Acid Jazz by Moonlight
Saturday early morning, midnight to 5 a.m.
Acid Jazz has roots going back several decades. This form of modern jazz combines hip-hop, soul and funk elements with the improvisational nature of jazz to create music that is sometimes danceable, sometimes trance-like, often difficult to describe, and always different. Explore the many textures of ACID JAZZ with your hosts Bob Signorelli and Jeff Min.
Thursday, 9 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.
Thursday, 7 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.
BlackJack's Blues Calendar
Hambone's Blues Party (Thursdays 10 p.m. to midnight)
Blues Edition (Saturdays 7 to 9 p.m.)
BlackJack is wired in the blues scene, and he'll make you aware of upcoming blues events in the Chicagoland area! "BlackJack's Blues Calendar" airs twice each week, during Hambone's Blues Party and Blues Edition.
Blarney on the Air
Monday, 7 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.
Tuesday, 10 p.m.
The Bluegrass Review includes Bluegrass classics as well as the current wave. Commentary links the songs together by reflecting on artists’ styles, song lyrics, or Bluegrass history, as appropriate to the selections. The Bluegrass Review is a music show that includes produced segments and in-depth interviews that adds insiders’ knowledge about Bluegrass music. The Bluegrass Review provides rich contexts for Bluegrass because Bluegrass fans are passionate about key Bluegrass figures and knowing about the evolution of the style. The Bluegrass Review creates several narrative threads throughout a given broadcast. The focus shifts several times during a program, so that there is plenty of variety. Phil Nussbaum is your host.
Blues Before Sunrise
Sunday early morning, midnight to 5 a.m.
Blues Before Sunrise showcases blues as part of a cultural landscape that includes jump and jive, rhythm and blues, swing, doo wop, gospel, comedy, and recitation, and never is the music presented as kitsch or retro fashion in the way that some music has been exploited and trivialized. For host Steve Cushing, the blues is a living African-American tradition with deep roots.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Sometimes it's Greg Freerksen, other times it's Leslie Keros, and even sometimes its both... but no matter the host, BLUES EDITION is always a great time. You'll hear the latest blues releases intermingled with classic cuts and traditional blues tunes, and the weekly "Blues Calendar."
Blues From the Red Rooster Lounge
Saturday, 9 p.m.
Visit the Red Rooster Lounge for an hour of blues on this award-winning show.
Monday to Friday, 5 a.m.
Daylight Edition offers a full hour of information you can use to get your day off to a great start. Features include expanded state and local news, a comprehensive look at the weather, sports, and more of everything that makes this program so popular. Each day at 5:50 a.m, a quick, comprehensive update on the world of business and finance comes your way in the Marketplace Morning Report.
Monday to Friday, midnight to 5 a.m. AND 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. AND 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
'DCB Jazz offers great uninterrupted jazz. News, weather and short features, such as STAR DATE, make this a well-rounded and informative program for extended listening.
Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Structural and historical aspects of issues, rather than straight news analysis, are the basis of DIALOGUE. This perspective distinguishes it from other broadcasts dealing with the effects of major issues on foreign countries.
Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Taped before a live studio audience in Boulder, CO and other places around the country, eTown delivers the perfect mix of music, information and interviews. This one-hour variety show features musicians from many genres of music along with stories of people doing good work in their communities. Host Nick Forster, formerly of the progressive bluegrass band Hot Rize, helps make for an entertaining and inspiring hour of radio. To find out what musical guests are coming up on eTown, click below.
Monday through Friday, 6 p.m.
The western suburbs' first daily news magazine brings you the latest news, plus in-depth interviews, engaging feature segments and stimulating commentary. Whether it's the newest legislation from Springfield or an event much closer to home, FINAL EDITION is your indispensable source for local news and information.
Weekly Short Features (begin at approx. 6:20 p.m.)
Tuesday: "Journalism Shoptalk"
Wednesday: "Feeling Good"
Thursday: "Greenside Up"
Friday: "COD Happenings"
Some of the short features and Two-Minute Reviews are also available as Podcasts
Tuesday, 7-9 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.
Hambone's Blues Party
Thursday, 10 p.m.
Hambone's Blues Party is a lively two-hour program featuring blues with some rhythm, blues with some soul and blues with some jump. Broadcasting from the backseat of his black Cadillac parked on the corner of Jazz Avenue and Blues Boulevard, Hambone plays the best in contemporary blues and classic R&B recordings. Jump start your weekend with Hambone!
The Health Show
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Produced by WAMC Public Radio, The Health Show is devoted to improving both physical and mental well being. Interviews with physicians, caregivers, and healers promote and address awareness of health issues.
Hearts of Space
Sunday, 7 a.m.
Since 1983, MUSIC FROM THE HEARTS OF SPACE, currently hosted by Stephen Hill, has been the premier radio program heard throughout the country by lovers of ambient, electronic, multicultural, environmental and contemplative music.
Monday, 8 p.m.
Ireland Tonight features the best of Celtic traditional music. Hosted by Irish music writer Bill Margeson, and Maryann Keifer, and produced by Imelda Brogha, 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. Bill and Maryann discuss everything from Irish weather to the their favorite spots in Ireland to enjoy music. And always, there is lots of good music... so Failte! (Welcome!)
Sunday, 10 p.m.
If you're a fan of Brazilian music, get ready to swing! Marshall Vente, who also leads his own Latin group "Tropicale", is your host for two hours. From traditional to contemporary, and Brazilian to Caribbean... "It's a jazz show with palm trees."
Sunday, 3 p.m.
"Victor Parra's Mambo Express" explores the roots of today's of salsa music, including all forms of Afro-Cuban music from mambo to Afro-Cuban jazz.
Marketplace Morning Report
Monday to Friday, 5:50 a.m.
The global economy is hard at work while Americans sleep, but they can catch up and keep up with Marketplace Morning Report, a quick, comprehensive update on the world of business and finance.
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Midwest Ballroom is a two-hour program hosted by local author John Russell (Ghrist) that mostly features local big bands and orchestras. These are the musical groups that are keeping the big band era alive in the Chicagoland area. Recordings by territory orchestras and vocalists are also included on the program. Each show includes interviews with local musicians, "The Big Band Bulletin Board," "The History Lesson," and "The Garage Sale Record of the Week," which highlight the musical accomplishments of many national entertainers. The program also promotes the appearances of local bands, groups and singers from the area.
Sunday, 5 p.m.
Featuring the contemporary sounds of the vintage art form known as big band, New Vintage celebrates the many successes of today's band leaders dedicated to furthering and promoting America's greatest contribution to world music history. New Vintage is hosted by Bill O'Connell, leader of the Chicago Skyliners Big Band.
Notes from the Jazz Underground
Friday, 10 p.m. to midnight
Host Paul Abella plays the best in cutting-edge, modern jazz that you won't hear anywhere else, with plenty of jazz fusion thrown into the mix. Each week Paul includes two special segments... something from the catalog of the great (and eclectic) trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, and a jam band segment that explores the intersection of jazz and other music genre.
Putumayo World Music Hour
Sunday, 8 a.m.
Discover a world of music on the Putumayo World Music Hour, an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a global musical journey every week. Hosted by Putumayo's CEO and Founder Dan Storper and Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour is a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures, featuring appealing and accessible songs that are "guaranteed to make you feel good!" Playlists include well-known names like Bob Marley, Sting, Loreena McKennitt, and Santana, along with exceptional, underexposed international artists. The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joan Osborne, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music. Putumayo World Music Hour is sponsored by Ten Thousand Villages in Glen Ellyn.
Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli
Wednesday, 9 p.m.
Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli is an extraordinary radio program that is indeed deluxe. And it can deliver a very deluxe audience to your station!
Every week, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey sit down in their deluxe Manhattan living room for two hours of informed and amusing conversation and some really good music! And it’s not unusual for guests drop by and join the fun.
Join us for WDCB's newest program! Radio MAQAM® debuts Monday, May 3, and we are honored that Bashar will join our group of volunteer program hosts.
The music of the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa is as old as the desert mirage with its inspired stories. The languages of the Middle East are complex, full of metaphor and imagery, and its music, as a universal language, is no different. Hosted by Bashar B. Barazi, Radio MAQAM® brings you the largest exclusive collection of music from the region. From traditional classics, to modern fusion, to today's contemporary hits, MAQAM® is home to the largest library of Arabic, Middle Eastern, and North African music in the world. Join us to experience the exotic and travel back in time to the birth of civilization. The journey is a dream and the destination is the sands of Arabia.
From East to West, Bringing the World Together One Note at a Time™. Radio MAQAM®.
The Real Deal with Orbert Davis
Friday, 7-10 p.m.
Take a journey with jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, Orbert Davis, that includes the traditions of our jazz heritage... where jazz is now, and where it's going! The Real Deal is produced by Mark Ingram and Orbert Davis, hosted by Orbert, and is engineered by Roger Heiss.
Saturday, 10 p.m.
The music of Jamaica is featured with your musical travel agent, Dave Castro.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Hosted by David Holt and Jim Cullum, RIVERWALK JAZZ celebrates the lives and music of America's top jazz musicians, past and present. Each week, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band salutes these jazz pioneers in live performances featuring classic jazz and swing music, as well as fascinating stories that bring to life remarkable moments in the history of jazz.
Sunday, 5 a.m.
This blend of soothing electro-acoustic and visionary music is a wonderful way to begin a weekend morning, hosted by Matthew Hermes.
The Sports Doctor
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Bob Weil, sports podiatrist, and host Chris Fox share tips and information from Weil's medical experience. This program focuses on practical information for everyone, from children and young adults involved in athletics to the everyday or occasional adult athlete. Every week, special guest experts provide plenty of input on the selected topic.
Weekdays at approximately 7:40 a.m., 2:40 and 5:40 p.m.
Weekends at approximately 6:55 and 11:55 a.m.
STARDATE, one of our most popular features, presents entertaining and informative ancient folklore combined with modern scientific discoveries. Sandy Wood is your host.
State Week in Review/ State House Journal
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Produced by Illinois Public Radio, both programs center on issues of concern to all Illinoisans. STATE WEEK IN REVIEW is broadcast during the General Assembly sessions; STATE HOUSE JOURNAL airs when the assembly is in recess.
Saturday, 11 a.m.
WDCB's Bruce Oscar takes you back to the World War II era when "swing was king."
Tent Show Radio
Monday, 10 p.m.
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.
Those Were the Days
Saturday, 1 p.m.
WDCB is very pleased to present "Those Were the Days," a program that has played a prominent role in Chicago's radio history for more than 35 years. Drawing from a vast library of material each Saturday, Steve Darnall presents old-time radio classics & music.
The Wayne Messmer Radio Show
Sunday, 6-7 p.m.
Drawing from a lifetime of musical experiences as a singer, performer, speaker, author and broadcaster, Wayne Messmer blends an entertaining mix of personality, jazz standards, cabaret, and Broadway classics with his own observations of the world around us, offering provocative thoughts on where and how we live. The listener is invited to take a sentimental, musical journey while also touching upon some of life's issues that help us to make our house a home, and our lives just a little bit better. The Wayne Messmer Radio Show offers good tunes, positive vibes and a nice place to hang out together as we wind down the weekend.