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What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? Years ago, I was asked what the one thing I’d do in my life if fear played no role. I answered, “be a radio DJ.” It was a fantasy that I never dreamed could come true, but it […]

1) What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? For example, were you a regular listener and/or member? Did you have a background in radio previously?  I discovered WICN in 1999 on my way home from my “day job” (more on that in question 4) in […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? I was brought in to the station by Rick McCarthy. He would hear all of the music I played at the Leicester Post Office every day and thought of me when Nick DiBiasio had to step down. So, it’s all […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? Well, I came to the area in 2017 and of course listened closely to WICN. Having a Jazz-oriented radio station of any sort these days is a minor miracle, and WICN is a major one! (I had done […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? About 15 years ago, when I was the chair of the Communications Program at Dean College, I went out to WICN to look for internship opportunities for my students. I ended up talking to the PD about music […]

Liz Fay Correspondent for Worcester Magazine At his HHiL recording studio, Dante Babb has had a front-row seat to both the talent and ambition of Worcester’s music community.  As the owner and chief audio engineer at HHiL, Babb is a popular go-to among current artists, particularly for creatives coming up in the hip-hop and pop genres. As […]

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 […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?I moved into Worcester proper in the summer of 2007. I had been listening to The Folk Revival on WICN on and off—I love folk music and I was working on a book about folk music. I had known […]

What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air?I’m a lifelong lover of radio and always imagined myself putting together playlists and spinning tracks. In college (1969-73), I had a prime-time (i.e. 10 PM – 2 AM) “progressive music” show on WESU, 88.1 on your dial from […]

If legendary jazz musicians were collected together in one giant jigsaw puzzle and each musician was one piece – Thelonious Monk’s individual piece would be impossible to cut out. As a singular artist, his shape or place in jazz is too uniquely non-conforming. From a musical and historical standpoint, he is recognized as one of […]


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