This February, The Allman Brothers Band, along with Island Mercury/UMe, celebrated the band’s 50th anniversary with a massive career-spanning retrospective titled Trouble No More. On Saturday, May 2nd, at 9 PM, tune in to 88.7 FM WWCF or listen at wwcfradio.org for an hour-long special that combines classic tracks, live performances, and interviews with host Dan Neer, who has interviewed the band many times through the decades.
On April 7th, the world lost influential singer-songwriter John Prine.
Starting Wednesday, April 29th, WWCF will air the first of three hour-long shows from The Studs Terkel Radio Program recorded in 1972 and 1975 for WFMT in Chicago. Tune in to hear acclaimed oral historian Studs Terkel talk with Prine about songwriting and his early life, in addition to performances of Prine’s music as well as that of his good friend Steve Goodman.
The first show can be heard Wednesday, April 29th at 6 PM. Subsequent episodes will air on Thursday, April 30th, and Friday, May 1st, at 6 PM. These programs are provided by the Studs Terkel Radio Archive courtesy of Chicago History Museum and WFMT Radio Network.
We’re making a handful of changes to our Sunday programming schedule. First, the final episode of Celtic Connections aired on WWCF at the end of last year. Host Dr. Bryan Kelso Crow passed away last September and the show was brought to an end after 25 years celebrating Celtic music. You can read more about Dr. Crow’s legacy on WSIU’s website at wsiu.org/celticconnections.
Regarding the rest of our Sunday programming, we are ending our broadcast of Henry Fogel’s long-running eclectic series Collectors’ Corner, which previously aired from 6-8 pm. Many thanks to Henry Fogel and the WFMT radio network for their support of WWCF. Collectors’ Corner will be replaced by our own mix of folk and rock programming, extending our signature sound into the later hours of Sunday evening. WWCF will transition to classical music and relaxing end-of-the-week programming around 8pm.
WWCF’s schedule evolves as we continue to select new programs that we feel will be a compliment to our broadcast mission. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.
This year we have several special programs lined up for your listening pleasure this holiday season. Turn on your radio, pour a cup of tea, cozy up to a warm fire, and enjoy the music!