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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 […]

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.

If you happened to be on the Williamsburg Bridge anytime from the summer of 1959 through roughly the autumn of 1961, you would have been privileged to hear the sound of a true artist seeking to find new directions and an inner voice on his instrument. Already famous and successful, with constant performing and recording, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

To look at the career outline of Greg Abate, you’d get the sense that the art form of Jazz is riding as high as ever. He’s making songbook albums, concept records, live albums in Monterey and other swell spots; Christmas albums(!); summit meetings with his idols; guest appearances with newcomers…Abate checks all the boxes. Greg […]


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