Programming Highlights

September 10th – September 16th, 2019


Bluegrass Junction: Bill Monroe Birthday Show
Tuesday, September 10th – 7:00 pm

Victor Evdokimoff will be in the studio on Tuesday, September 10th to celebrate the legacy of Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass, born Sept 13, 1911.

Victor will relate personal experiences with Bill Monroe at Sunset Park while playing in the house band with Alex Campbell and Ola Belle Reed in the ’60s and ’70s. Additionally, he will provide information from the recent 600-page book on Bill Monroe from long-time Bluegrass boy Tom Ewing. Victor has been acknowledged in this book for confirming the place and date that Monroe finished writing his famous tune Uncle Pen.


Standard Time with Al Dean: Dan Gabel
Wednesday, September 4th – 3:00 pm

Join host Al Dean as he talks to Musician Dan Gabel on his new tribute to the bandleader, Vaughn Monroe and spinning some of his rare vinyl.


Folk Revival: Songs of the Sea LIVE!
Thursday, September 12th – 6:00 pm
The 11th Annual FOLK REVIVAL maritime show, live from WICN’s Studio 50, featuring a host of guest performers entertaining a live audience with sea chanties, focsle ballads, and other maritime gems about ships and sailing, oceans and rivers, sailors and fishermen, and much much more. All in anticipation of the upcoming Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival.
This is a 4 HOUR SHOW, 6-10 PM!


Public Eye: Thomas Paine
Sunday, September 15th – 10:30 pm
Political activism has been around since the founding of this country. In fact, it was Thomas Paine (1737-1809) who penned some of the most stirring commentaries regarding fellow citizens lives, their government, and religion. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by award-winning author and noted historian, Harlow Giles Unger. His new book; Thomas Paine and the Clarion Call for American Independence brings to life the man and his talent for delivering inspiring words.


The Story Behind Her Success & On the Mic: Shannon Silvestri & Dick Summer
Sunday, September 15th – 11:00 pm

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: SHANNON SILVESTRI
Meet Shannon Silvestri: wife, mother, marathoner, coach, fitness instructor and organ donor. A longtime resident of the little seaside town of Beverly, Massachusetts, Shannon was a champion field hockey player who received a scholarship to Boston College where she was later inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame. When her daughters were born, Shannon made the decision to be a stay at home mom, diving head first into volunteer work for their school and town as a coach and at the Beverly YMCA as a fitness instructor. A billboard in town showed the picture of a woman named Deb Debski and the question: “Could you be the one?” You see, Deb was in desperate need of a liver transplant. Shannon called the number on the billboard to see if she could be tested as a match. “I felt like God called me to do this, and if I didn’t do it, I knew Deb would die.” Many tests later, Shannon was told she was a perfect match for Deb. The lengthy surgery was performed and Deb’s life was saved. “It’s overwhelming to think there’s a part of me inside her, keeping her alive” says Shannon. “I call her my other half”. We call this story inspiring. If you have ever thought about organ donation, this episode is for you. #motherrunner  #americanliverfoundation  @BWME   #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons    #mydoveproductions



ON MIC: DICK SUMMER
Dick Summer is a major market radio personality with long successful stints in New York and Boston. He has voiced and produced best-selling audio books as well as national commercials. Dick’s warm familiar voice and style has made him a favorite of fans coast to coast.




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