Submitted by Ruby Dutcher on Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 4:32pm
Tune in tonight at 9pm to hear a conversation with game designer Ken Eklund, who talks about his most recent project, an interactive science fiction game called Futurecoast. Futurecoast hopes to teach people about climate change and help create conversation about possible futures through the "untapped narrative potential" of regular old voicemails.
Submitted by Tess Domb Sadof on Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 5:37pm
Cornetist, pianist, and composer Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke was one of the great musical innovators to emerge in the 1920s. One of jazz’s earliest soloists, he is of enduring importance to the dynamic history of jazz. This Monday, WKCR will dedicate 24 hours of programming to Bix in honor of his 111th birthday anniversary.
Submitted by Tess Domb Sadof on Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 5:30pm
The musicians and composers of jazz who have left the greatest mark are those who fit into the Ornette Coleman mold; these are the artists who weren't concerned so much with the mastery of craft as with the opening of artistic doors. Ornette (b. March 9, 1930) is and has been pursuing the untouched horizons in music since the beginning of his career. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate Ornette's innovation, relentless individualism, and commitment to artistic freedom with a 24-hour birthday broadcast.
Submitted by Rachel Tao on Mon, 9 Dec 2013, 12:28am
WKCR continues its longstanding dedication to live content with the WKCR YouTube channel. On the WKCR YouTube channel, we will upload HD video of live performances, interviews, and concerts by a wide range of world-class artists from nearly every musical background, including but not limited to content heard on-air. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/user/wkcrfm
Submitted by Thuto Durkac Somo on Mon, 10 Dec 2012, 2:12pm
As of 2012, WKCR is broadcasting in the radio format called HD— the expanded radio technology once known as Hybrid Digital. While we will continue analog broadcasts at 89.9 FM, and internet streaming of our signal, we will offer the same programming in a high-quality, static-free, digital version, accessible through HD radios and apps. The upgrade has been made possible through assistance with radio station WWFM, which will transmit a full schedule of classical music programs on “sister” station, 89.9 HD2.