WPTC Special Programming
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April 30--Produced by Meghann McBryan
May 2--Produced by Sam Wagner
12th Street Jump--New!
saturday at 6 am & SUNDAY AT 9 PM
Public Radio's weekly Jazz, Blues, and Comedy Jam, recorded live from 12th Street in Kansas City, where Basie tickled the ivories and Big Joe Turner shouted the blues. Each week we celebrate the birthday of a jazz or blues great with topical sketch comedy, improvs and some great live music. This weekend (May 17-19) celebrate the birthday of Big Joe Turner. We play a game of questions with 12th Street Jump's own Joe Cartwright and send the learned out into the world with the "Graduation Blues".
Night Lights with David Brent Johnson
Friday at midnight & saturday at 2 pm
Night Lights is a weekly hour-long program hosted by David Brent Johnson, focusing on classic jazz from 1945-1990. Visit the online archives and the producer's jazz blog at: http://nightights.blogs.wfiu.org. This week (May 18): A Few Words About Jazz. Jazz criticism first emerged in the 1930s, accompanied by the rise of "hot clubs" and collector groups, often consisting of young white men who gathered to listen to recordings, argued feverishly over the merits of their favorite players, and pursued an obsessive interest in what came to be known as the science of discography.
The Jazz Scene with Jake Longwell
Saturday AT 5 AM & noon
Produced by Jake Longwell, The Jazz Scene is a weekly hour-long program that features the best in traditional and contemporary jazz music from the 1920s through the present.
Jazz Progressions with Jake Longwell
Saturday AT 4 am & noon
Also produced by Jake Longwell, Jazz Progressions is a radio show designed for the more adventurous jazz fan. Every week, Jazz Progressions features some of the best in jazz/rock fusion, avant-gard, free jazz, acid jazz, and jazz-influenced electronica.
Jazz Perspectives with Reese Erlich
Saturday AT 8 am & sunday at noon
Reese Erlich's Jazz Perspectives is a series of interviews with, and music of, the great jazz artists of the day. An all- new series of interviews just produced. All of the interviews can be heard at www.jazzcorner.com/innerviews.
Upcoming featured artists:
Gregory Porter--May 18-19
Claire Daly--May 25-26
Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael
Saturday AT 1 am & 11 am
Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarell
Saturday AT 1 AM & 6 PM/ Sunday at 10 PM
Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli is focused exclusively on playing American standards recorded by a growing number of new performers - like Diana Krall, Peter Cincotti, Michael Buble, Norah Jones - along with the "greats" who have influenced them.Read a review of John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey.
Features & Entertainment
The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean
Saturday AT 7 aM
Tune into The Vinyl Cafe to hear the misadventures of Dave, owner of the Vinyl Cafe – the world’s smallest record store where the motto is “We May Not Be Big, But We’re Small.” The show features Dave and his wife, Morley, their two children Sam and Stephanie and assorted friends and neighbors. The program is hosted by Stuart McLean, Canada’s answer to Garrison Keillor. In addition to stories The Vinyl Cafe also features music--both live and recorded. We travel across the country searching for new, undiscovered musicians and visiting with old friends. Host Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, in addition to being the host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Cafe. Since 1998 Stuart has taken the show on the road, performing in large and small towns across Canada from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Whitehorse in the Yukon. The Vinyl Cafe is one of CBC Radio's most popular radio programs. More than 750, 000 North Americans listen to The Vinyl Cafe every weekend. This week (May 18): Summer. They have agreed to do some small fix-it jobs around the cottage in exchange for a rent-free stay. Meanwhile Jean-Francois and Marie-Josee are heading back to their cottage in the Laurentians after their annual trek to Maine. Marie-Josee is looking forward to the rest of the summer at the cottage with relunctance. Jean-Francois is such a stickler for tradition and routine that their summers have come to seem more like summer camp than holidays. Little do they know, however, that this summer at the cottage will start with a few big changes thanks to some uninvited guests.
Next week (May 25): TBA.
Jim Hightower Common Sense Commentary
Monday-FridaY AT 8 aM & 6 pM
If you want the usual mainstream media conservative spin on events, you know where to look - anywhere on the commercial radio dial. If you're interested in something different, check out Jim Hightower's commentaries--Hightower Radio. Click here for news about Jim Hightower.
Issues & Programs Lists
The following files are from the WPTC Public File, located in the WPTC studios on the Penn College campus. The Issues and Programs Lists detail how WPTC's programming served the public interest for the period described.