90.9 FM WDCB Public Radio
Chicago's Home for Jazz!

90.9FM  Glen Ellyn - Chicago
90.7FM  Chicago's West Loop

Public Radio from College of DuPage

What's on Now

'DCB Jazz


Night Lights

Wednesday, 8 to 9 p.m.

Night Lights, is a weekly one-hour jazz radio program hosted by David Brent Johnson, focusing on jazz from the 1945-1990 era—a timespan that, as Johnson notes, “weirdly parallels Miles Davis on record and the Cold War.” Covering artists such as Jackie McLean, Charles Mingus, and Nina Simone and themes ranging from jazz recordings of spirituals to avant-garde interpretations of the Great American Songbook, Night Lights also features many lesser-known talents of post-1945 jazz, such as saxophonist J.R. Monterose, trumpeter Freddie Webster, and piano/singer duo Dick and Kiz Harp.

This program is available for sponsorship! (Contact Ken Scott for more details.)

Two Week Archive

We're sorry, but there is no two-week archive available for this program.

Upcoming Programs

Previous Programs

Sep 27th: Jazz Her Way: Nancy Wilson in the 1960s

A survey of the singer's 1960s recordings with Cannonball Adderley, George Shearing, Gerald Wilson, and others.

Sep 20th: Fats Navarro: A Centennial Tribute

Trumper Fats Navarro was one of the leading lights of the emerging 1940s bebop movement before dying at the age of 26. We’ll hear some of the most notable recordings that he made during his brief but busy time on the jazz scene.

Sep 13th: Something Old, Something New

Selections from recent historical releases by Chet Baker, Bill Evans, Shirley Scott, Walter Bishop, and John Coltrane.

The Real Deal - 500 Show
Jazz Thursdays