The WICN Blog
This page is updated regularly with new resources for you. Here’s where you can get a COVID vaccine in Worcester: https://bit.ly/3rVNMd3 Worcester Community Fridges believes having daily access to fresh food is a human right. In Worcester, 15% of families, have identified as living with food insecurity. While navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, these numbers have risen significantly […]
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.
July 30th to August 1st Support for WICN comes from the Newport Jazz Festival. You’ll enjoy three intimate days of amazing Jazz performances and surprise collaborations at Fort Adams, July 30th thru August 1st. Enjoy the music of some of the world’s greatest established and emerging artists including Kamasi Washington, Andra Day, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, […]
When the Afro-Cuban jazz sound traveled to the U.S. in the 1940s, with roots rhythmically based on Cuban popular dance music and a percussion that, in fact, incorporated the earliest sounds of a syncopated beat from ancient Africa, it became a performance vehicle for many Cuban musicians. The initial prominent modern musical force in this […]
The Hanover Theatre, Worcester Downtown Business District, and WICN 90.5 FM are pleased to announce a safe and socially distanced return of Jazz at Sunset this summer in the lot behind The Hanover Theatre. Jazz at Sunset will be rockin’ this year when D. A. Foster and The Shaboo All-Stars take the stage. Formerly The […]
What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? In 2004, I was doing a WICN Brown Bag Lunch concert at Mechanics Hall with my band, Evil Gal. GM Brian Barlow and I were standing onstage talking about the late Mai Cramer (beloved blues show host on […]
What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? Having moved to the Worcester area in the mid-70s from the jazz-rich Patterson, NJ area, WICN answered my question, “Where’s the jazz?” After some 20 years, I had the opportunity to volunteer and subbed frequently. That led to […]
What brought you to hosting a show on WICN? Why do you love being on the air? After a 40+ year career in commercial broadcasting, I decided I’d like to do a radio show or podcast that featured music by artists from, or who have been influenced by New Orleans, its music and culture. I […]
In the 1950s, with the advent of “cool jazz” and Miles Davis leading the way with a modal change with Birth of the Cool (1957) Milestones (1958), and later the seminal, legendary recording of Kind of Blue (1959) with its stellar cast of musicians, there were suddenly jazz recordings that became million-sellers. Along with Kind […]
Virtual events are part of the new normal for every business and nonprofit organization. WICN is here to help you to create a successful virtual event at an affordable price! From seminars and virtual auctions to streaming concerts and one-on-one interviews, our Studio 50 performance space is an ideal setting. We offer affordable half and […]
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