May the Fourth Be with Us!—American Routes Independence Day Then & Now

This July 4th, tune in to WWCF at 4 PM for a two-hour special episode of American Routes. Host Nick Spitzer dives into the record crates to bring you music of celebration, hope and critique from Nina Simone, Randy Newman, Sly Stone and Jon Batiste. The second hour delves into the program’s archive, featuring highlights from The American Roots Independence Day concerts at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Tune in for spectacular stage performances by the urbane blues hero Charles Brown, the Texas Playboys with Johnny Gimble playing Western swing, Mexican-American Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Young Tuxedo Brass with New Orleans jazz, and Hawaiian music and song of slack-key guitar master Ledward Kaapana.

Programming Changes

We’re making a few changes to our weekly broadcasts. Last week was our last airing of Acoustic Café. If you were a fan of the program, you can continue to follow Acoustic Café on their website, Second, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Classical Guitar Alive! on Sunday evenings will be swapping timeslots. We felt this switch would create a better musical flow from early evening to late at night. Check out our Program Schedule for a full breakdown of our weekly broadcast schedule as well as complete playlists.

Christmas Program Schedule

We’ve got lots of special programs lined up for your listening pleasure this Christmas, so be sure to tune in for an eclectic selection of holiday tunes.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for WWCF!

December 23rd
7-8 PM – Sound Opinions: Santa vs El Diablo (produced 2011)

December 24th
2-4 PM – Stuck in the Psychedelic Era: Stuck with the Hermit at Yuletide
7-8 PM – Sound Opinions: 2020 Holiday Extravaganza
8-9 PM – Cruising the Blues with Mr. Jack: Christmas Blues
10 PM-12 AM – An Echoes Christmas Part I

December 25th
2-4 PM – Stuck in the Psychedelic Era: Stuck with a hermit at Yuletide 2020
5-6 PM – Apollo’s Fire Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain
6-7 PM – Christmas Memories with Dee Alexander
9-10 PM – Global Village: Holiday Special III
10 PM-12 AM – An Echoes Christmas Part II

Support WWCF Radio this Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, an international day of generosity dedicated to contributing to charitable causes. On this day of giving, please consider how much WWCF Radio means to you and help us with a donation that allows the station to continue providing all of our listeners with a quality radio experience that is both entertaining and educational. Your donation not only assists in providing WWCF with the necessary funds to continue operating and incrementally improving the station, but also gives us the peace of mind that when things go wrong and equipment needs replaced or services need to be hired, we can rest easy knowing that such expenses won’t break the bank.

Visit our donation page to make your contribution online. WWCF is a registered non-profit (501c3) organization, so any donation you make is eligible to be tax-deductible. Visit our contact page for our mailing address if you would rather donate via check.

To those who have previously donated and to any first-time donors, thank you. A lot goes on behind the scenes and your generosity keeps the station alive and the music coming.