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WICN is seeking a local college student to join our team as a Business Development Intern. Is this you? If you’re outgoing, able to build a natural rapport on the phone, and in email, we’d love to speak with you. This is a terrific opportunity to learn how a nonprofit radio station operates. You’ll have […]

We will continue to update this page as more resources become available. For more on the CoronaVirus please visit: Reopening: Four-Phases Approach Governor Baker’s “Stay-At-Home” Advisory, March 24 – May 18th Worcesterma.gov/Coronavirus CDC Coronavirus Updates and Prevention MA Department of Unemployment Assistance Virtual Town Hall schedule Hotline: 877-626-6800 Rehab4Addiction – During the COVID-19 pandemic, there […]

From full-band recordings to live performances and special events, WICN’s beautiful Studio 50 space is available on an hourly basis. Contact us for details.

An Extremely Tasty Serving of Straight-Ahead Jazz Imagine a world where there are so many first-rate jazz musicians in circulation that you can go to a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City – just one concert on one night – and hear Sonny Rollins, Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Zoot […]

It’s difficult to represent the importance of Charlie Parker on the development of Jazz in a brief overview. To give his musical impact the weight it deserves, we would have to review Parker’s music for a couple of hours every single day—alongside a balanced diet of 90 minutes of Duke Ellington, an hour of Louis […]

Sadly, the 2020 Newport Jazz Festival isn’t happening this year. Yet the music of the legendary Newport Jazz Festival is available, and you’re going to hear it on 90. 5 WICN. From August 3rd through August 9th, WICN is going to feature live Jazz recorded throughout the festival’s 66-year history. You’ll hear Louis, Miles, Nina, […]

Jazz fans sometimes have trouble connecting with the outside world on the matter of music, even with friends. Who is Eric Dolphy? Why can’t she just sing the melody? How do you follow this music? There’s seemingly no common ground to meet on. Jimmy Smith is often the solution to that problem: in among the […]

WICN Inquiry host Mark Lynch is sharing 3 Book Recommendations a Week For Everyone Who Has Sheltered in Place a Bit Too Long. We hope these help keep you occupied and entertained! 1) *Still* unhappy with the way Game of Thrones ended? DOUGLAS L. HOWARD holds the academic chair of the English Department on the Ammerman Campus […]

A summer day at the Newport Jazz Festival offers a musical buffet – a big, long, buffet that won’t get you fat (but will grow your ears). Each day there were about 20 performances on four stages between 11 AM and 7 PM. I’m a sampler – I want a taste of many artists at […]

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