You are here

Support for WICN comes from...

what's happening at WICN...


Subscribe to RSS - blogs

ICYMI: New Music Monday - February 2017

Quick roundup:

Feb 6: #NewMusicMonday Bassist Arthur Sadowsky & The Troubadours' newest release, "Beautiful Moments" features "The Mathematics." Here they are performing live in December 2016 at Tomi Jazz in NYC. The group will be back at Tomi on March 1st.

Rick's Favorite New Releases - February 2017

From Rick McCarthy:
Host of Jazz Highways, 8am-Noon, Monday through Thursday

Here are my favorite releases for the last month:

Troy Roberts - Tales and Tones (Inner Circle Music): Great straight ahead release from saxophonist Troy Roberts. Ably accompanied by Silvano Monasterios, Robert Hurst, and some very BIG drumming from Jeff "Tain" Watts.

Tom's Picks for Valentine's

From Tom Lucci
Host of Standard Time, 12pm-4pm, Sunday

Need a good love song for Valentine’s Day? This might help – I went into my music database and came up with this list of tunes, mostly from the American Songbook, about the “good” side of being in love. There are plenty – here are over 60, which only take us through the “L’s”. Stay tuned for part 2.

Along with the titles are versions that I particularly like. Snuggle up and enjoy!


GUEST POST by Singer/Composer/Performer/Recording Artist, AMANDA CARR

Bonnie's Top Picks for 2016

From Bonnie Johnson
Host of Colors of Jazz, 12pm-4pm, Sunday

I'm pleased to share my picks for 2016. The music of these artists represents the spirit and diversity that is the "colors of jazz". Together these albums include a mix of traditional and contemporary music  including jazz, blues, funk and soul, old-timey folk, "Americana" and a global groove.

Nick's Top 15-plus Albums of the Year

From Nick Noble
Host of Folk Revival, 7-11pm, Thursday

Mostly (but not all) local New England artists, here are the 2016 CD Releases that I consider to be the best of the year. It is a varied collection, featuring a wide range of styles and song subjects, but as you probably can tell from most (but not all) of them, I am a sucker for harmony.

So here they are in alphabetical order (I enjoy them so much in very different ways that I haven’t the heart to prioritize one over the other):

Holiday Favorites from Jerry and “Against The Grain”

I'm sure you are all tired of the same holiday tunes being pumped out of stores and radio stations that repeat the same song every four hours. I, for one, never ever want to hear "Dominic The Donkey" again!  So here's some relief for you. My top ten Holiday albums that will please almost everyone.  Check these out, add your personal favorite and you're good to celebrate!

1.     Christmas Cocktails Vol.1-3.  (Capitol CDP 7243 8 52559 2, 7243 8 21457 2, 7243 8 214572).

Rick's Top 10 for 2016

From the NEW MUSIC desk at 90.5


In no particular order:

Ken Fowser - Standing Tall
Dave Stryker - Eight Track II
Ryhthm Future Quartet - Travels
Adison Evans - Hero
Brian Bromberg - Full Circle
The Funky Organics - The Funky Organics
Freddie Hendrix - Jersey CAt
Kandace Springs - Soul Eyes
The Unknown New - Thieves
Dominick Farrinacci - Short Stories

Nick's Top Picks - November 2016

From the NEW MUSIC desk at 90.5


From Nick Noble:
Host of Folk Revival, 7-11pm, Thursday


Of Interest

You Shop.
Amazon Gives.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to WICN whenever you shop on AmazonSmile!

Click HERE to shop now.


Become a Member Now

Can't remember the last time you gave? Time to become a SUSTAINER!!

Your ongoing monthly donation will ensure that your membership never expires.

CLICK HERE to join now.

Don't forget your


Underwriter of the Week

Unibank is committed to serving the financial needs of individuals and businesses in Central Massachusetts. 

Big bank know-how,
              community bank attitude. 

Now open at
24 Gold Star Blvd., Worcester

Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.