Programs A-Z

Afropop began as a one-hour, weekly, public radio program focused on the urban music of contemporary Africa.  When NPR first aired our series in the fall of 1988, the word “Afropop” was pretty much unheard-of, but it quickly became the...

Presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical, the songs and stories on American Routes describe...

Echoes brings together a wide array of styles, from acoustic to electronic, jazz to space music, the avant-garde to rock. Echoes is a sound that is cross-cultural and trans-millennial, merging cultures and forms, technology and tradition, the...

Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, From the Top celebrates the amazing performances and captivating stories of extraordinary young classical musicians. Each one hour episode presents five high-caliber performances along with...

Host David Gans takes us on the "Long Strange Trip" of the music of the Grateful Dead. 

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Jazz After Hours is a late night jazz radio show hosted by Jim Wilke, heard Friday and Saturday nights across the U.S. and parts of Canada since 1984. Like the last set at a jazz club, the mood is mellow but not without...

Each week on JazzSet, host Dee Dee Bridgewater shares exclusive live jazz performances.

Bridgewater brings a lifetime of artistic achievement to JazzSet. She won a Tony for The Wiz, Grammys for Dear Ella and Eleanora Fagan: To Billie...

Live At The Linda airs every Wednesday night (and Sunday's in July and August) from 8pm - 10pm on WAMC Northeast Public Radio bringing you some of the best musical acts to come to The Linda - WAMC's Performing...

A mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music; recognized as the original, most widely heard, premiere showcase for "contemplative music, broadly defined." 

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Singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli takes listeners on a 2-hour tour through the great American songbook. 

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Soak up the high-energy sounds of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band as award-winng storyteller David Holt brings you back to the early years of jazz in America. His captivating tales cover everything from the turn-of-the-century blues and cakewalks to...

Song Travels, hosted by the renowned "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Michael Feinstein, uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime. For Feinstein,...

Wanda Fischer began as the host of "The Hudson River Sampler" on September 18, 1982.  She began listening to the type of music she broadcasts more than six decades ago, at the feet of her father, who was a schoolmate of members of the famous...

Wanda Fischer brings listeners a program of the very best folk music, bluegrass and blues. If you have a question or suggestion for the show, why not drop Wanda an e-mail.

One of NPR's most popular music programs is created in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands. When you turn your radio on, you're there too.

On The Thistle & Shamrock®, award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music...

Tim Coakley began doing a jazz show on WAMC in 1987. Over the years he has tried to present a broad range of jazz styles with an emphasis on swing and melody. Many of the programs have a theme, such as performers on a specific instrument, a...

Tim Coakley began doing a jazz show on WAMC in 1987. Over the years he has tried to present a broad range of jazz styles with an emphasis on swing and melody. Many of the programs have a theme, such as performers on a specific instrument, a...

WAMC Bluegrass Time brings listeners the best in bluegrass music, from the current chart-toppers to the cherished classics. Add to that new releases, perennial favorites and an occasional trip to Vinyl Ville, and you’ve got the complete picture...