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WICN’s approach to broadcasting jazz is different from many other stations.  Our emphasis is not only on the music, but on the story behind it too.  It is not just a continuous stream of music with breaks for commercials, instead, hosts care about the quality of the songs they play and the meanings behind them.  From live interviews with famous or local artists, to live performances in the studio, every broadcast of WICN is unique.  WICN keeps jazz alive at every level: from playing old hits to introducing listeners to new artists.

Supporting WICN is not only about supporting jazz and artists but is also about supporting the cultural economy of Massachusetts.  Bringing business and revenue into Massachusetts are byproducts of WICN’s involvement as a cultural agent.  With its partnerships, WICN helps fill out regional venues while also providing many underprivileged groups a chance to experience nationally and locally known artists free of charge.  WICN is the leading provider of jazz in New England and WICN combines that with roots music, NPR news and public affairs programming that listeners enjoy and appreciate, 24 hours a day, everyday!

Your partnership with WICN also brings you special member benefits including a weekly e-newsletter and WICN member card. Find out more:

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By choosing to become a member of WICN, you provide WICN Public Radio with the continuing support needed to secure the future of your favorite programs, as well as ensure that new programs and services are made available to our entire community!

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Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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